STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
Federal Court in Southern Illinois Transfers Wright Medical Case to Another District
February 24, 2012
BENTON, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge has transferred a Wright Medical hip implant case to another district within the state, saying that despite the likelihood that the case will soon be moved to the newly created MDL, transfer is appropriate now in the interests of justice and for the convenience of the parties. Ames v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., et al., No. 11-cv-1132-JPG-PMF (S.D. Ill.).
Judge J. Phil Gilbert of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois noted in his Feb. 16 order that plaintiff Jacqueline Ames currently resides in the Central District of Illinois, as ...