Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Corin Urges Dismissal of Amended Complaint in Fla. Federal Cormet Hip Case

Corin Group is urging a Florida federal judge to dismiss claims of design defect and failure to warn in a hip replacement case, arguing they are preempted because they are not based on state law regulations that parallel federal law.

Zimmer Moves for Summary Judgment in Pa. Federal Kinectiv Hip Implant Lawsuit

Zimmer Inc. has moved for summary judgment in a case in which a woman alleges her Kinectiv Technology hip implant system with a VerSys femoral head was defectively designed and manufactured.

Parties in Biomet M2a Hip MDL Present List of 65 Cases for Remand

The parties in the Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant multidistrict litigation have submitted a list of approximately 65 cases that they believe should be remanded to their respective federal district courts.

Biomet Objects to Plaintiffs’ Proposed Pretrial Order in M2a Magnum Hip MDL

Biomet Inc. has objected to plaintiffs’ proposed pretrial order regarding remand of some 65 cases on the M2a Magnum hip implant multidistrict litigation docket, arguing it seeks to revive a discovery dispute that was settled five years ago.

388 Active Cases Pending on BHR Hip MDL Docket, According to Recent Filing

According to a recent submission by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 388 active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.

N.J. Federal Judge Upholds Authorization of Disbursement from Durom Hip Common Benefit Fund

A New Jersey federal judge has refused to reconsider her authorization of a disbursement of $3.23 million from the Durom Hip common benefit fund, saying the order clearly identified CMO No. 3 as an appropriate method for disbursing the funds.

Parties Submit Proposed Briefing Schedule for S&N’s Motion to Dismiss BHR Suits as Untimely

The parties in the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation have submitted a proposed briefing schedule for Smith & Nephew Inc.’s motion to dismiss 55 complaints as untimely.

JPML Reassigns Wright Medical Conserve Hip MDL Docket to Ga. Federal Judge

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reassigned the cases remaining in the Wright Medical Conserve hip implant multidistrict litigation docket to Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Tenn. Federal Hip Implant Case to Proceed to Discovery on Timeliness Issue

A Tennessee federal judge has allowed a hip implant case to proceed against Exactech Inc., ruling that questions of fact exist as to whether an exception to the applicable statute of repose applies, namely, whether the manufacturer provided the surgeon with a written warranty.

11th Cir. Upholds Dismissal of Howmedica Restoration Hip Action

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a Howmedica Restoration hip implant action, finding the plaintiff inadequately pled her claims of manufacturing defect, failure-to-warn, and negligence.

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