On January 6, 2012, Judge Moss, who is overseeing the state Yaz cases in Philadelphia, followed in Judge Herndon’s footsteps and ordered the parties into mediation.  Like Judge Herndon, who is overseeing the federal Yaz cases, Judge Moss also appointed Professor Stephen Saltzburg of George Washington School of Law as Special Master, for the purposes of mediation.  Judge Moss has ordered the Philadelphia liaison counsel to coordinate with the MDL leadership teams and to participate in all organizational meetings with Professor Saltzberg.

Plaintiffs are hopeful that the sudden push by the Court to mediation will open the doors to a global Yaz settlement.

If you feel you have experienced any side-effects from taking YAZ® or Yasmin®, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the YAZ® or Yasmin®  manufacturers.