The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

“The first of three trials concerning the drug Mirapex and its alleged linkage to compulsive gambling is underway in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis before Judge James Rosenbaum, who will preside over all three ‘bellwether’ jury trials. The trials will be used by the 200-plus plaintiffs and defendant Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their respective cases.”

HT to Torts Prof.