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JPML Denies Motion to Vacate Transfer Order in Biomet Settlement Dispute Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has denied a motion to vacate a transfer order of a Biomet plaintiff, saying that although the underlying claims now involve a dispute over a settlement agreement, the claims still belong in the coordinated docket.

The panel said in its Dec. 8 order that transferring the action will ensure that all similarly situated settlement disputes will be resolved consistently.

The plaintiffs in the Eastman action, originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, moved to vacate the panel’s transfer order, arguing that the claims had ...

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