In a recent blog post, Kevin Hart discussed the recent status of NuvaRing® litigation in Missouri. The cases in the Eastern District of Missouri are at the beginning of the discovery period.  A case management conference was held on July 21, 2009, where certain initial motions and conferences were discussed.  A case management conference was also held in Bergen County, New Jersey on June 5, 2009.  The cases, which are being managed together as a mass tort, are currently in the initial stages of discovery.  Plaintiff Fact Sheets are due August 1, 2009, and discovery should last at least through the end of 2009.