Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #7, January 2012

Zimmer Moves to Apply Hague Convention in Taking of Swiss Evidence

Zimmer Holdings Inc. and Zimmer Inc. have moved for a protective order in the Durom Cup litigation, asking that the provisions of the Hague Convention be applied to the production of Swiss evidence sought by plaintiffs.

Judge Kinkeade Lifts Discovery Stay, Appoints Lead Counsel in Pinnacle MDL

Presiding Judge James "Ed" Kinkeade has lifted the discovery stay imposed when the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL was assigned to his court last year, and announced appointments to the Plaintiffs' Steering and Discovery Committees.

La. Judge Grants Motion for Stay Allowing Transfer to DePuy ASR MDL

A Louisiana federal judge has vacated the court's earlier denial and said he would stay a hip implant case to allow the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to determine if the case should be transferred to the DePuy ASR MDL.

Zimmer Moves for Coordination of New Jersey NexGen Knee Implant Cases

The New Jersey Supreme Court is soliciting comment on an application by Zimmer Holdings Inc. to centralize case management of the state's NexGen knee implant cases in Middlesex County (N.J.) Superior Court.

JPML Files Conditional Transfer Orders for Another 15 DePuy ASR Cases

Conditional transfer orders filed in December have added another 15 cases to the 823 pending in the DePuy ASR hip implant MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Judicial Panel Rejects Opposition and Finalizes Transfer of 27 Cases to ASR MDL

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has finalized the transfer of 27 DePuy ASR cases to the multidistrict proceedings in Ohio, rejecting opposition filings that the panel said were based mostly on pending motions for remand.

Wright Medical Says Conserve Hip Cases Don't Merit Consolidation

Wright Medical Technology Inc. argues in a response to a motion to consolidate hip implant cases involving its products that the litigation does not meet the criteria for an MDL.

MDL Judge Signs Order for Common Benefit Fund for ASR Plaintiff Attorneys

Plaintiffs' attorneys in the DePuy ASR multidistrict litigation will be able to apply for expenses or fees from a common benefit fund proposed by the Plaintiffs' Executive and Steering Committees and recently approved by the MDL court.

Issue #6, December 2011

La. Plaintiff Fails in Bid to Remand Plastic Tibial Insert Case to State Court

A Louisiana federal judge denied a motion to remand a case in which a plaintiff alleges that tibial inserts made by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics were subject to premature failure.

3 Conditional Transfer Orders Add 13 Cases to Pinnacle MDL in December

Conditional transfer orders by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation added 13 DePuy Pinnacle hip system cases to the consolidated proceeding pending.

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