STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Counsel in Early NexGen Cases Ask MDL Court for Lead, Liaison Roles

CHICAGO - Counsel representing plaintiffs in some of the earliest-filed Zimmer NexGen knee implant cases have asked the MDL court to appoint members of their group as lead or liaison counsel and as members of a Plaintiffs' Steering Committee. In re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2272 [Master Case No. 1:11-cv-5468] (N.D. Ill.).

Members of the "Joint Prosecution Group," who say they represent plaintiffs in most of the 28 cases initially coordinated in the NexGen Knee Implant multidistrict litigation, filed their motion with presiding Judge Rebecca Palmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District ...

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