Levaquin

Levaquin is an antibiotic, manufactured by Johnson and Johnson ("J&J") subsidiary Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Ortho"), a New Jersey corporation. Defendants named in the pending complaints include the both J&J and Ortho plus Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC. Levaquin is the brand name for the broad-spectrum antibiotic levofloxacin and this drug was commonly prescribed since 1996 to treat bacterial infections of the lung, sinus, urinary tract and skin. Use of this drug is allegedly linked to significant tendon-related injuries, including, but not limited to, tendonitis, tendon ruptures and tears.

In July, 2008, the FDA ordered Ortho to include a black box warning on its Levaquin labeling. On June 13, 2008, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1407, the federal MDL Panel consolidated all Levaquin litigation in the federal courts under MDL No. 1943 and assigned it to the United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. On June 16, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court designated all pending and future Levaquin litigation in the New Jersey Superior Court as a mass tort and assigned it for centralized management to Judge Carol E. Higbee in Atlantic County.

 

Assigned Judges and Staff

Judge James F. Hyland
Middlesex County Courthouse
56 Paterson Street
P.O. Box 2633
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 732-519-3641
E-Mail: James.Hyland@njcourts.gov
Darlene Filannino
Secretary to the Judge
Phone: 732-519-3642
E-Mail: Darlene.Filannino@njcourts.gov
Jaclyn Snyder
Law Clerk
Phone: 732-519-3623
E-Mail: Jaclyn.Snyder@njcourts.gov
 
Daniel Gardner
Technical Support
Phone: 609-984-6989
E-Mail: Daniel.Gardner@njcourts.gov
Dolores Taylor
Team Leader, MCL Clerk's Office
Middlesex County Courthouse
56 Paterson Street
2nd Floor Tower Wing, P.O. Box 2633
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
Phone: 732-519-3699
E-Mail: Dolores.Taylor@njcourts.gov

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Case List

Counsel Lists

Date Title Section
08/14/2017 Salvatore Order of Disposition with Prejudice Plaintiff
06/05/2017 Deller Dismissal with Prejudice Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Copas v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

DeBrossard v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Haney v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Jefferson v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Jeffries v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Mason v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Moses v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Palmer v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Parker v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Perry v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Pilkington v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017 Suffridge v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice   Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Thomas v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Tkaczyk v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice  

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Tucker v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017

Wagner v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice

Plaintiff
05/15/2017 Wireman v Johnson & Johnson – Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/13/2017 Tackett v Johnson & Johnson - Order Dismissing Complaint w/ Prejudice Plaintiff
01/06/2017 Tackett v Johnson & Johnson - Order Dismissing Complaint w/o Prejudice Plaintiff
01/06/2017 Tackett v Johnson & Johnson - Order Denying Relief of Counsel and Compel and Enforce Settlement Plaintiff
06/16/2017 Levaquin Pro Hac listing spreadsheet format by case Pro Hac Vice
08/03/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Andres F. Alonso Pro Hac Vice
11/03/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-450-10 John A. Anderson Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-458-10 Debra Renee Sherrer Baggett Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-395-10 Debra Renee Sherrer Baggett Pro Hac Vice
09/21/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-196-10 Michael Bastone Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - John Dames Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-196-10 Gary Douglas Pro Hac Vice
03/19/2014 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-0094-10-10 William Essig Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4551-09 William Essig Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-0196-10 William Essig Pro Hac Vice
09/22/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-601-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-602-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-787-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-808-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-811-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1048-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1049-10 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4729-09 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4730-09 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4731-09 Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Pro Hac Vice
11/03/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1247-10 Thomas G. Foley Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4985-09 Tor Hoerman Pro Hac Vice
05/17/2013 Order Admitting Curtis G. Hoke - Schedule A Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - James Irwin Pro Hac Vice
02/09/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-196-10 James Irwin Pro Hac Vice
03/05/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Christy Jones Pro Hac Vice
09/22/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Andrew Kanter Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-458-10 Douglass A. Kreis Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-395-10 Douglass A. Kreis Pro Hac Vice
09/07/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4551-09 David Kuttles Pro Hac Vice
09/22/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Michaela McInnis Pro Hac Vice
04/26/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Benedict P. Morelli Pro Hac Vice
09/22/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-601-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-602-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-787-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-808-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-811-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1048-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
05/14/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1049-10 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4729-09 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4730-09 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
03/15/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4731-09 Jonathan D. Orent Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-458-10 Neil D. Overholtz Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-395-10 Neil D. Overholtz Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4985-09 Jacob W. Plattenberger Pro Hac Vice
11/10/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-1451-10 Kristan W. Rasmussen Pro Hac Vice
11/18/2013 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4222-09 - Staesha Rath Pro Hac Vice
04/26/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - David S. Ratner Pro Hac Vice
02/10/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-196-10 Michael Sharp Pro Hac Vice
03/05/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - Charles Socha Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4237-09 Charles Socha Pro Hac Vice
05/23/2013 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-2939-10 - Leslie Stewart Pro Hac Vice
05/23/2013 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-3148-10 - Leslie Stewart Pro Hac Vice
05/23/2013 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-3299-10 - Leslie Stewart Pro Hac Vice
02/23/2010 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - L-4985-09 Eric M. Terry Pro Hac Vice
03/04/2011 Order Admitting To Practice Pro Hac Vice - John Winter Pro Hac Vice
06/25/2009 Case Management Order 1 Case Management
07/24/2009 Case Management Order 2 Case Management
08/28/2009 Case Management Order Regarding Master and Short Form Complaints Case Management
09/24/2009 Case Management Order Re Answers Case Management
10/13/2009 Case Management Order 3 - Order Completion of Fact Sheets Case Management
10/13/2009 Case Management Order 4 - Protective Order of Confidentiality Case Management
10/15/2009 Case Management Order 5 - Medical Records Authorization Case Management
11/16/2009 Case Management Order 6 - Electronic Services of Documents Case Management
03/04/2010 Case Management Order - Plaintiffs Steering Committee Amended Case Management
03/24/2010 Case Management Order 7 - re Amended Master Complaint Case Management
04/15/2010 Case Management Order 8 - Authorization for Release of Records Case Management
05/27/2010 Case Management Order 9 - Completion of Spreadsheet for Court Database Case Management
07/30/2010 Case Management Order 10 - Extend Time To File Answer Case Management
09/28/2010 Case Management Order 11 Case Management
11/15/2010 Case Management Order 12 - 10-19-10 Conference Case Management
11/15/2010 Case Management Order 13 - Approving Short Form Commission Process Case Management
02/15/2011 Case Management Order 13 - Amended Approving Short Form Commission Process Case Management
11/15/2010 Case Management Order 14 - 10-25-10 Conference Case Management
11/15/2010 Case Management Order 15 - Personnel File Documents Case Management
11/15/2010 Case Management Order 16 - 9-30-10 Conference Case Management
12/20/2010 Case Management Order 17 - 11-15-10 Conference Case Management
11/15/2011 Case Management Order 18 - 11-15-11 Ortho - McNeil Name Change Case Management
04/12/2012 Case Management Order 19 - 3-01-12 Conference Case Management
08/08/2012 Case Management Order 20 - 7-19-12 Conference Case Management
10/19/2012 Case Management Order 21 - 9-13-12 Conference Case Management
10/19/2012 Case Management Order 22 - 9-13-12 Conference Case Management
10/19/2012 Case Management Order 23 - 9-13-12 Conference Case Management
06/04/2013 Case Management Order 24 - Common Benefit Fund Case Management
07/12/2013 Case Management Order 26 - Amending CMO 23 Case Management
07/12/2013 Case Management Order 27 - Amending CMO 23 Case Management
08/12/2013 Case Management Order 28 - 8-09-13 Conference Case Management
10/30/2013 Case Management Order 29 - 8-28-13 Conference Case Management
03/17/2015 Bass v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/29/2015 Blaha v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Bozek v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Burke v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
05/27/2015 Carter v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Chambley v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/27/2015 Cherches v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Childers v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Colten v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Corbin v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/13/2015 Cooper v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
03/17/2015 Covey v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Crowley v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Dagostino v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/29/2015 Garcia v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Gavrilos v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Hale v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Hayes v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Jacobson v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Jones v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/16/2015 Kauk v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Kermati v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Krisky v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Lathrop v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Livingood v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Martinolli v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Melvin v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Mendolia v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
05/27/2015 O'Brien v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Pounds v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Ramey v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Dismissal w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Redlin v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Reynolds v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Scudera v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/17/2015 Shanahan v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Shelley v Johnson & Johnson - Notice of Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution Plaintiff
05/02/2016 Sheridan v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Dismissal w/o Prejudice Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Skinner v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
03/17/2015 C. Smith v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Steinhauer v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Stewart v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
01/29/2015 Stover v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Stumpf v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
10/14/2016 Tackett v Johnson & Johnson - Order Enforcing Settlement Plaintiff
10/14/2016 Tackett v Johnson & Johnson - Order Denying Counsel to be Relieved Plaintiff
03/30/2015 Whaley v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition w/Prejudice Plaintiff
04/10/2015 White v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Wilkens v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Williamson v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Dismissal Plaintiff
03/17/2015 Winfrey v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
04/10/2015 Worrix v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff
06/26/2015 Zamora v Johnson & Johnson - Order of Disposition Plaintiff