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NexGen MDL Judge Approves Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel, Steering Committee

CHICAGO - The federal judge overseeing the newly formed Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant MDL docket has approved plaintiffs' proposals for lead counsel and members of a Plaintiffs' Steering Committee despite opposition by defendants, who called the proposed leadership group too large and "inefficient." In re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, Master Case No. 1:11-cv-5468 [MDL No. 2272] (N.D. Ill.).

Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer entered the order on Sept. 16 and scheduled an Oct. 7 hearing on plaintiffs' counsel's request for adoption of an initial case management order to address procedural issues, including direct filing of cases in the ...

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