STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Texas Man Opposes Stay of Hip Case Pending Possible MDL Inclusion
November 28, 2018
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Texas man has opposed Smith & Nephew’s motion to stay an action involving its multi-component metal-on-metal hip implant system pending possible inclusion in a multidistrict litigation proceeding, arguing that his petition to remand should be decided first.
In a Nov. 17 opposition filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the plaintiff says he would be severely prejudiced by a stay because significant discovery has already taken place in the state court. Moreover, granting a stay “would ignore the foundational rules governing federal court jurisdiction,” the plaintiff maintains.
Texas resident Jesse Kemp ...
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Motion To Stay