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Ariz. Federal Judge Removes Mulkey From Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial Schedule

PHOENIX — The Arizona federal judge overseeing the C.R. Bard IVC filter multidistrict litigation docket has removed the Mulkey case from the bellwether trial schedule, explaining that another trial focusing on the Eclipse filter would be a waste of time and judicial resources.

In a Nov. 8 order, Senior Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona noted that the Mulkey trial would be the third trial to present Eclipse filter evidence, and the previous two have already resulted in defense verdicts.

“If another Eclipse defense verdict resulted from a Mulkey trial, as ...

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