STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
Howmedica Opposes Motion to Create LFIT V40 MDL Docket, Says ‘Small Number of Actions’ Doesn’t Justify Coordination
February 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has opposed a motion to create a coordinated pretrial docket for claims relating to the defendant’s LFIT V40 femoral head, saying that only a handful of cases are implicated in the motion and “only a fraction of those involves products subject” to the recall cited by the plaintiffs.
In the Feb. 3 opposition brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the defendant further said that because the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Heads are used as part of a number of different hip replacement systems, “individual facts will predominate over common ones.”...
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