New Jersey Judge Stays Yaz/Yasmin/Beyaz Litigation

Our Yaz litigation team was just informed late in the afternoon on January 27, 2012, that the Honorable Brian Martinotti has stayed all litigation in New Jersey state courts. Pursuant to Case Management Order- 31, he has ordered that parties participate in good faith mediation as part of the federal multidistrict litigation. All potential injured Yaz users will be affected by any future resolution, and our firm will consult with injured users on what this may portend. In a very similar and recent litigation, the Ortho Evra birth control patch made by Johnson & Johnson, both Paul and David Rheingold had J & J's settlement counsel come to our office to conduct private settlement negotiations. We will use our knowledge from those birth control cases toward the resolution on the Yaz cases.