On April 18, 2006, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation issued a transfer order in which it ordered that all Zometa Class Action Suit Osteonecrosis of the Jaw cases against Novartis relating to Aredia and Zometa be centralized for pre-trial proceedings in the federal court in Nashville, Tennessee. Trials for individual Osteonecrosis of the Jaw cases likely will be conducted in each client's home state, not in Nashville.
On this site you will find a description of the current status of the Zometa Class Action Suit cases (CASE STATUS), a discussion about ONJ and links to various articles about the disease (ABOUT ONJ) and copies of orders issued by the Court relating to scheduling and various applications filed by the parties (ORDERS ISSUED BY THE COURT). You can also see some of the documents we have filed with the Court on your behalf (DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE COURT).
The next substantive step in the Zometa Class Action Suit litigation will be the production of documents by Novartis, which is scheduled to begin by the end of August 2006. Novartis, who has already told us they have 1.7 million documents to deliver to us, is in the process of converting the documents to electronic form so that we can review them by computer rather than by hand. Once this conversion has been done and the documents have been made available to us, we, along with the other attorneys who have filed Zometa Class Action Suit ONJ cases, will begin our review of those materials.