Yaz lawsuit news! Ms. A.J. De Bartolomeo, one of the authors of this blog and a partner at Girard Gibbs LLP, was appointed today to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Yasmin/Yaz MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL). As one of only two female attorneys to be appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, we know she’ll do a great job representing women across the country.
Also, a little FYI for those of you out there who may not know what a “Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee” is: a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, or PSC (lawyers love acronyms), is typically formed in a complex MDL case where many similar cases are consolidated into one court to be heard before one judge. Because there are so many individual Yaz cases, in order to keep the courtroom from getting packed full with dozens of lawyers, the court selects a small committee of Yaz attorneys to direct the litigation as it moves forward. The judge handling the Yaz cases has selected A.J. as one of the attorneys to serve on that small committee and to make sure that the interests of the Yaz victims are properly protected.