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DePuy Pinnacle Plaintiffs Seek Status Info; PEC Says Defendants Not ‘Engaging in Any Global Resolution’

DALLAS — Plaintiffs in the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation seek a case management conference to discuss an update on the status of the MDL, noting that no further bellwether trials have been set and that the plaintiffs’ executive committee (PEC) has either wound up its business or disbanded.

In a June 12 motion, the plaintiffs said they are “desperate for information” regarding settlement prospects, common benefit assessments, and time until resumption of litigation if their cases do not settle.

Plaintiffs added that non-leadership counsel needs information from the court to properly advise their clients as to the court’s ...

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