STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
Conserve Hip Implant MDL Judge Denies Motions for Judgment as Matter of Law in Ongoing Trial
November 19, 2015
ATLANTA –– The federal court overseeing an ongoing bellwether Conserve Hip Implant System has rejected motions for judgment as a matter of law, concluding that while the evidence presented in support of the plaintiff’s claims is “thin,” it could not conclude that there was no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to find for the plaintiff.
In the Nov. 18 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia additionally dismissed Wright Medical Group Inc. from the lawsuit, with plaintiff’s consent, after the defendant argued that evidence presented at the trial had not established that the ...