In re: Baby Food Products Liability Litigation



Some hearings in this case may be held by teleconference or by Zoom Webinar videoconference.  Call-in or login information is available on the PACER docket, on the judge’s calendar, or by emailing

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For videoconferences: see the court’s instructions on observing a Zoom Webinar as a non-participating “Attendee.”

Important: any recording, copying, or rebroadcasting of a remote court hearing is absolutely prohibited.  See General Order 58 and the court’s Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings.

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General Court Information

About This Case

On April 5, 2024, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order under 28 U.S.C. § 1407 transferring cases to the Northern District of California for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings before Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley

The actions in this MDL involve allegations that plaintiffs, who are minors, were exposed to elevated quantities of toxic heavy metals (namely, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury) from consuming defendants’ baby food products and, as a result, suffered brain injury that manifested in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Certain pretrial orders are available for download without charge below. All other documents may be viewed/downloaded via the PACER system. To sign up for email alerts when a new document is filed, you may open an account with this Court’s ECF system, then sign up for notices of electronic filing.

Upcoming Proceedings & Deadlines:
DateProceeding or DeadlineCourtroom (If Applicable)
6/20/2024Status Conference8, 19th Floor

**Lead counsel and PSC applicants will have the opportunity to address the Court briefly in person.  Counsel (and litigants) who do not intend to speak may listen to the proceedings via an audio or video broadcast.  Access is through Judge Corley’s Zoom Webinar link. 

Selected case documents of special interest:

Docket NumberFiling Date
JPML Transfer Order14/11/2024
Pretrial Order No. 14/11/2024
Pretrial Order No. 21475/16/2024
Pretrial Order No. 31485/16/2024