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MDL Judge Selects NexGen Knee Bellwether Cases From 5950 MIS Tibial Component Category

CHICAGO - The judge overseeing the federal Zimmer NexGen Knee multidistrict litigation docket has selected two cases from the 5950 MIS tibial component category for bellwether trials.

In a Jan. 16 order, Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Effler, et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., No. 11 C 5489 and Suber v. Zimmer, Inc., 13 C 6806 are appropriate for trial.

In October 2017, the MDL court randomly selected 36 cases to constitute the initial pool of cases eligible for trial. Pursuant to the procedures outlined in Case Management Order No. ...

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