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Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL Judge Requests International Assistance in Taking Evidence Abroad

DALLAS –– The judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant multidistrict litigation docket has issued a request for international judicial assistance pursuant to the Hague Convention on the taking of evidence abroad, saying that the sought testimony would “further the interests of justice.”

In the Sept. 7 request, Hon. Ed Kinkeade of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said that the non-party witness, a surgeon in the United Kingdom, “claims to have provided information to DePuy International that he claimed proved that the Pinnacle Cup with an Ultamet liner … was dangerous and defective, and had ...

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