Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Fare: What's Up On August 20, At The Federal Propecia® MDL Hearing?

On August 20, 2014, in the Eastern District of New York, Merck's lawyers will appear to defend it at this federal MDL status conference on the 1,280 some Proscar®/Propecia® (mostly) sexual dysfunction lawsuits.

Probably the most significant item on the agenda is setting a discovery and trial calendar order. We will keep you posted.

. . . .The parties jointly submit the following agenda for this Court’s August 20, 2014 Status Conference.

1. Argument on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel;

2. Exhibit A to the Proposed Common Benefit Order;

3. Proposed Discovery and Trial Plan Procedures and Practice Order; and

4. Defendant’s Administrative Motions to Dismiss. . . .

Off to workout and -- after that -- eat a big southern breakfast. Do get out, and enjoy these dog days of August. And. . . we will certainly meditate, in the evening -- for a largtely-peaceful night to pass, tonight, in Ferguson, Missouri.


Condor said...

Curtis Blow gets it right -- in the NYT, tonight.

After quoting Langston Hughes for the dream deferred notion, he writes:

. . . In 1951, Langston Hughes began his poem “Harlem” with a question: “What happens to a dream deferred?” Today, I must ask: What happens when one desists from dreaming, when the very exercise feels futile?

The discussion about issues in the black community too often revolves around a false choice: systemic racial bias or poor personal choices. In fact, these factors are interwoven like the fingers of clasped hands. People make choices within the context of their circumstances and those circumstances are affected — sometimes severely — by bias.

These biases do material damage as well as help breed a sense of disenfranchisement and despair, which in turn can have a depressive effect on aspiration and motivation. This all feeds back on itself. . . .

condor said...

And so he concludes... We must work to break this cycle. I quite agree.