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Settlement Conference Canceled in Zimmer Uni-Modular Hip Action

A scheduled settlement conference in a lawsuit targeting Zimmer’s uni-modular hip implant system has been canceled, according to a recent filing in Pennsylvania federal court.


N.J. High Court Refuses to Create Docket for Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell Hip Cases

Based upon a “limited number of cases at present,” the New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to create a consolidated docket for lawsuits targeting Stryker’s Tritanium Acetabular Shell hip replacement device.


Negligent Misrepresentation Claim Dismissed Without Prejudice in Wright Hip Action

An Arizona federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a negligent misrepresentation claim in an artificial hip action filed against Wright Medical Technology Inc., ruling that it was not pled with the particularity required by Federal Rule of Procedure 9(b).


Heightened Pleading Standard Does Not Apply to DTPA Fraud Claims, Wis. High Court Rules

In addressing an issue of first impression, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the statutory heightened pleading standard for fraud claims does not apply to claims made under the state Deceptive Trade Practices Act’s prohibition of fraudulent misrepresentations.


Plaintiffs in 15 Pinnacle Hip MDL Cases Agree to Dismissal

Plaintiffs in 15 DePuy Pinnacle Hip cases pending on the multidistrict litigation docket have agreed to dismissal of their claims without prejudice, according to a recent filing.


Zimmer Hip Plaintiffs Urge MDL Judge to Compel Adverse Event Data Production

Plaintiffs in the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip litigation are urging a New York federal judge to compel production of complaint/adverse event data using their search terms, arguing they are “narrowly tailored to ensure production of the relevant data.”


9,481 Cases Pending on DePuy Pinnacle Hip MDL Docket, Filing Says

As of Jan. 7, there are 9,481 product liability cases pending on the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation docket pending in Dallas, according to a recent filing.


728 Active Cases Pending on BHR Hip MDL Docket

According to a recent court filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 737 total active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.


Claims Trimmed in Iowa Federal Wright Medical Conserve Hip Action

An Iowa federal judge has dismissed a negligent misrepresentation claim in a hip replacement action, ruling that the claim is not viable because the plaintiff failed to allege that Wright Medical Technology Inc. makes money by providing information, advice or counsel.


Ore. Federal Judge Denies Minors’ Motion to Intervene in DePuy Hip Action

An Oregon federal judge has denied a motion to intervene filed on behalf of the plaintiff’s four minor children in a hip replacement action, explaining that it is unclear who has the legal authority to represent the children.


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