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Ind. Federal Judge Denies Biomet Summary Judgment in Six M2a Magnum Hip Replacement Cases

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana federal judge has denied Biomet’s motion for summary judgment in six M2a Magnum hip replacement cases, ruling that five of the plaintiffs were not bound by the court’s “explant preservation order” because their cases were not in the multidistrict litigation at the time of their revision surgeries.

In the March 1 order, Judge Robert L. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana further held that the sixth plaintiff violated the order by failing to disclose that she was in possession of her explanted device, but that dismissal is too ...

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