In September 2011, Chief Judge Garrett Brown of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey announced his upcoming retirement from the federal bench. Chief Judge Brown was the judge assigned by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") to oversee the Fosamax Femur MDL pending in the District of New Jersey. As a result of Judge Brown's announced retirement, the JPML reassigned the Fosamax Femur MDL to District Judge Joel Pisano, effective November 22, 2011. Like Chief Judge Brown, Judge Pisano sits in Trenton, NJ. (ORDER REASSIGNING LITIGATION) The reassignment is not expected to affect the Femur MDL calendar and will have no effect on the separate ONJ MDL pending before Judge John Keenan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.