STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
NexGen MDL Court Will Revisit Issue of Direct Case Filings
December 20, 2011
CHICAGO -Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer said in a recent order that she will revisit the issue of direct filing of new cases in the Zimmer NexGen MDL at the court's next status conference. In re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2272 [Case No. 11-cv-05468] (N.D. Ill.).
The notation was included in a Dec. 19 order memorializing decisions made at a conference on Dec. 12 in the coordinated proceedings pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
On Oct. 19, Judge Pallmeyer barred out-of-district plaintiffs from filing new lawsuits directly with the Northern ...
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