At a Case Management Conference on February 27, 2012, Judge Martinotti, who is overseeing all New Jersey state cases in the Nuvaring litigation, scheduled the first trial to begin on February 4, 2013. The parties expect the trial to last approximately one month, given the Court’s schedule and various holidays. At this point, it is unclear which case will be chosen to be tried first. However, Judge Martinotti has ordered that nine selected cases, known as bellwether cases, be prepared to start trial that day. The actual order of these first nine cases will be determined at a later date. This would be the first Nuvaring trial, both in the state and federal courts, since the initial complaint was filed in 2007.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced adverse effects as a result of using Nuvaring, contact Stark & Stark to 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 manufacturer of Nuvaring.