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NOTICE TO THE BAR

Mass Torts – Proposed Termination of Mass Tort Designation and Centralized Management of Depo-Provera Litigation

By order of April 10, 2007 the Supreme Court designated the state-court Depo-Provera litigation as a mass tort and assigned it to the Bergen Vicinage for centralized case management.  Superior Court Judge Jonathan Harris, the current designated mass tort judge in the Bergen Vicinage, in accordance with the provisions of the “Revised Mass Tort Guidelines and Criteria for Designation” (Directive #10-07) and Rule 4:38A, has reported to the Administrative Director of the Courts that all of the cases covered by that earlier order have been resolved.  Judge Harris accordingly recommends that the mass tort designation be terminated.

This Notice thus is to advise of the proposed termination of the mass tort designation of the Depo-Provera litigation.  Any comments on or objections to this application must be submitted in writing, with relevant supporting documentation, to the Administrative Director of the Courts, P.O. Box 037, Trenton, New Jersey   08625-0037, by April 16, 2009.  Once this comment period has closed, the proposed termination of the mass tort designation will be submitted to the Supreme Court for its consideration and action.     

Glenn A. Grant
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

Dated:  March 16, 2009

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