STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

JPML Continues Transferring Actions to Pinnacle MDL Despite Potential Settlements

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has continued transferring cases to the DePuy Pinnacle hip MDL docket in Texas federal court, explaining that while potential settlements may resolve a “large” number of the cases, “there remain significant benefits to pretrial transfer.”

Sources have confirmed to HarrisMartin that the parties are in talks to resolve some actions pending on the Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation docket in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

In an April 4 order, the panel transferred an action filed in the Central District of California to the MDL docket, overruling ...

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