STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Louisiana Court Stays Biomet Hip Implant Case Pending MDL Transfer over Plaintiff Opposition

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana court has granted a motion for a temporary stay in a hip implant action, saying that it is “routine” for federal courts to stay cases pending transfer to a multidistrict litigation.

In the Aug. 17 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said that the plaintiffs had failed to establish how a stay pending transfer might cause them undue prejudice.

Plaintiffs Carol and Mary Marie filed the underlying case, contending that Carol Marie’s Biomet hip implant failed. The Maries named Biomet, a sale representative, and a distributor as defendants in ...

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