Effexor MDL Judge Says All Cases Closed, Recommends Litigation Be Stayed

(September 24, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the Effexor birth defect multidistrict litigation on Sept. 16 recommended that the litigation be stayed by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation since all the cases have been closed (In Re: Effexor [Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2458, No. 13-md-2458, E.D. Pa.).

(Effexor order available. Document #28-151001-008R.)

U.S. Judge Cynthia M. Rufe of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said that as of Aug. 18, most cases have been closed and most were dismissed without prejudice by...
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