Xarelto: MDL No. 2592: in Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, created in January 2017, is presided by Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where a majority of Xarelto lawsuits are pending. Xarelto cases have also been filed under the master case no. 2349 at the PA Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Complex Litigation (PA State Court). Three verdicts have been announced in favor of the defendants; the fourth verdict initially announced in favor of the plaintiff was tossed in favor of the defendants by the Philadelphia Jury in January 2018. Over 21,000 Xarelto lawsuits are filed nationwide since the New Orleans’ MDL creation.
At the conference meeting held on 30th of January, Judge Fallon urged both parties to arrive at a resolution. To near the end of this MDL, he also made a referral of remanding 1,200 cases back to the court of original jurisdiction for trial or settlement and closing any residual but crucial discovery issues.
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has Xarelto trial dates set for March 19, April 16, and June 11, 2018, to be heard before Judge Arnold New.