By Cindy L. Nations
November 14, 2011 – Judge John F. Keenan recently re-scheduled the trial for two bellwether cases in the Fosamax MDL. The trials are now scheduled for September 2012 in the Southern District of New York. A bellwether trial is commonly used in mass torts cases where you have a large number of plaintiffs with similar causes of action. The results of the bellwether trials are then extrapolated to the claims of the other plaintiffs and are used to place value on the cases. This is not a class action. Each individual plaintiff has the right to continue with their own litigation. There are currently 951 active Fosamax cases on file in the Fosamax MDL.