Bisphenol-A (BPA) Polycarbonate Plastics Product Liability Litigation

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Current Developments

July 23, 2012

The Court denies Handi-Craft Company's Motions for Summary Judgment in the two remaining cases. (Document Number 868 and Document Number 869)

July 10, 2012

Pursuant to the parties' stipulation, one of the individual cases set for trial is dismissed, leaving two cases to be tried on March 11 and March 18, 2013.

April 6, 2012

The Court set three individual cases for trial against Handi-Craft Company. The cases are scheduled for March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2013.

March 5, 2012

The Court denied Plaintiffs' request to remand cases in the MDL to the transferor courts. (Document 839)

December 22, 2011

The Court denied Plaintiffs' motions to certify classes consisting of Missouri consumers. (Document 819)

July 5, 2011

The Court denied Plaintiffs' motions to certify multi-state classes and set a deadline for Plaintiffs to seek certification of a class consisting of Missouri consumers. (Document Number 754)

May 10, 2011

The Court entered final approval to a settlement with respect to Philips Electronics. The order has been appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Document Number 695)

January 22, 2009

Following a telephone conference held earlier in the day, the Court ordered Defendants to file motions requesting Plaintiffs file statements of claims by January 28, 2009.

November 25, 2008

The Court issued its initial Case Management Order. Among other things, the order set a deadline of March 1, 2009, for the Defendants to file motions to dismiss the case and to submit proposals regarding mediation. The Court also approved the organizational structure for the attorneys representing the Plaintiffs.

November 9, 2009

In three separate orders, Judge Smith dismissed all of the Formula Defendants and certain claims against the Bottle Defendants, including claims of fraudulent misrepresentation. He also ordered the parties to submit proposed dates for completion of discovery, filing of motions for class certification, and other motions.

May 26, 2010

The Court entered an Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel. View the Order

January 7, 2011

The Court entered granted prelimiary approval to a settlement with respect to Philips Electronics and set a final hearing for May 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. View the Order

More information about the settlement can be found at

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