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3 Conditional Transfer Orders Add 13 Cases to Pinnacle MDL in December
December 27, 2011
DALLAS - Conditional transfer orders by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation added 13 DePuy Pinnacle hip system cases to the consolidated proceeding pending before Judge James Kinkeade in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244 [10-md-2244] (N.D. Texas).
Included among the 13 are three cases in which plaintiffs unsuccessfully opposed DePuy Orthopaedics' motions for stays pending transfer and had petitioned for remand to state court: Freisthler v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al. (No. CV 11-6580 DSF, C.D. Cal.); Lingle v. DePuy Orthopaedics ...