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Xarelto Master Settlement Agreement

The defendants Bayer Corp. et al. also objected to Movants` objections and requested discharge for several reasons. Dr. Doc. 17499-1. First, the defendants point out that the court does not have the power to overturn a private transaction agreement between the consenting parties and that this MDL does not include a class action that would authorize the court to establish a class of transaction. Dr. Doc. 17499-1 to 3.

Second, the applicant parties argue that movants is not in a position to challenge the transaction because they refused to participate in the proposed transaction and are not bound by its provisions. Dr. Doc. 17499-1 to 3. Third, the applicant parties argue that the proposed transaction agreement did not jeopardize the legal rights of the Movants, since they have access to the relevant discovery previously made in the case and can use this experimental package to pursue their respective cases. Dr. Doc. 17499-1 to 4. Finally, the defendants do not believe that it is necessary to appoint a new CSP, because the generic discovery is already complete and all that remains is a specific work in the case.

Dr. Doc. 17499-1 to 5. The plaintiffs` statement stated that in addition to handling the lawsuits that are already part of the multidistrict litigation, the agreement resolves newly filed claims by those who had kept a lawyer to investigate Xarelto`s claims before March 11, if they file their claim before March 28 and filing a lawsuit before April 4. Standing is a prerequisite for exercising the jurisdiction of a court. Doe v. Tangipahoa Parish Sch.B., 494 F.3d 494, 496 n.1 (5th Cir 2007). In addition, “non-sustainable parties generally do not have the opportunity to challenge an agreement.” In re Vioxx Prod. Mr.

Liab. Litig., 388 F. App`x 391, 395 (5th Cir. 2010) (referring to Transam. Refining Corp. v. Dravo Corp., 952 F.2d 898, 900 (5 cir. 1992);) See also Agretti v.

ANR Freight Sys., 982 F.2d 242, 246 (7. Cir. 1992) (“[N]on-settling defendants in a multiple defendant litigation context have no stand to objectness or aquacy of the settlement by other defendants.”) (the omitted internal quotation). “The reason for this general rule is that the regime does not infringe the material rights of unresolved parties.” Vioxx, 388 F. App`x to 395 (referring to Transam. Refining Corp., 952 F.2d to 900). An exception to the general rule may apply where the transaction contract results in a “simple legal bias” for a non-detatory party. Id. (quoting Agretti, 982 F.2d at 246-47); See also Bass v. Phoenix Seadrill/78, Ltd., 749 F.2d 1154, 1160 n.10 (5. Cir.

1985) (finding that the Tribunal may “consider an attempt by a non-party to the transaction to declare certain parts of the agreement infringing the rights of non-settlors invalid.” But “[m] accusations of violations in fact or tactical disadvantages as a result of regulation simply do not rise to the level of mere legal prejudice.” Agretti, 982 F.2d to 247. Moreover, in Vioxx, the Fifth Arrondissement found that the applicants could not demonstrate that they had suffered from the type of legal prejudice that would allow them to challenge the contract, since the transaction contract in question was structured as an opt-in agreement and not as an opt-out transaction agreement.

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