STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Smith & Nephew Opposes Plaintiffs’ Request for Master Complaint in BHR MDL

BALTIMORE — Smith & Nephew Inc. has opposed plaintiffs’ request for the adoption of a master complaint in the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation, arguing that it will delay the proceedings and result in unnecessary time and expense.

In a June 23 opposition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, S&N further argued that plaintiffs’ motion for a general discovery period of one year is premature.

In a motion filed June 9, plaintiffs argued that a master complaint will increase efficiency in the MDL by providing a single, centralized operative complaint for the court to determine ...

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