STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Briefing Schedule Issued in Appeal of $1 Billion Jury Verdict Awarded in Pinnacle Hip Implant Action
April 25, 2017
DALLAS –– The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has issued the briefing schedule in the appeal of a $1 billion jury verdict awarded to plaintiffs alleging that they had been injured by DePuy’s Pinnacle Hip Implant, requesting that the appellants’ brief is due by May 15.
The 5th Circuit issued the briefing notice on April 5, according to the court’s online docket.
The appeal was filed by the plaintiffs, whose $1 billion jury award was halved by the MDL Judge overseeing the proceedings. Judge Ed Kinkeade, citing the state’s cap on punitive damages, upheld the jury’s compensatory damage award ...