Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #3, September 2011

Zimmer Opposes Transfer of 2 "Flex Knee" lawsuits to NexGen MDL

Zimmer Inc. has notified the JPML that it opposes the transfer of two lawsuits alleging defects in the Zimmer Gender Solutions Natural-Knee Flex System implants to the newly created NexGen MDL.

Counsel in Early NexGen Cases Ask MDL Court for Lead, Liaison Roles

Counsel representing plaintiffs in some of the earliest-filed Zimmer NexGen knee implant cases have asked the MDL court to appoint members of their group as lead or liaison counsel and as members of a Plaintiffs' Steering Committee.

Issue #2, August 2011

Utah Federal Judge Declines to Remand on Promise of Additional Plaintiffs

A federal judge has denied a motion to remand a knee implant case for lack of complete diversity, saying the motion was premature despite the plaintiff's expressed intention to add causes of action against in-state medical providers.

Wis. Plaintiff Sues Over Alleged Defects in Zimmer's Durom Cup Hip Implant

A Wisconsin man has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Zimmer Inc., seeking damages for the expected replacement of a Durom Cup hip implant he says is defective.

Early Discovery Issues in N.J. ASR Cases Mirror Those in Federal MDL

An Aug. 8 case management order in the coordinated New Jersey DePuy ASR Hip Implant cases includes an indication that early discovery disputes over electronic data and other issues mirror those in the federal MDL.

Plaintiffs File Notices of Intent to Depose DePuy Representatives in September

Plaintiffs' liaison counsel in the coordinated ASR Hip Implant litigation has filed notices alerting the MDL court of counsel's intent to depose representatives of DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and DePuy International Ltd. next month.

DePuy Asks MDL Court to Allow Discovery of Plaintiffs' Social Media Accounts

DePuy Orthopaedics has asked a federal judge to resolve disagreements that arose in preliminary discovery talks in the ASR Hip Implant Products MDL, including its request for plaintiffs' case-related postings on Facebook.

JPML Grants Petition to Create Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant MDL, HarrisMartin Publishing is Reporting

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has just released an order transferring 28 cases involving Zimmer NexGen knee implant products to a centralized docket in Illinois

Attorneys Asked to Sign Protective Order in Calif. DePuy ASR Cases

Plaintiff and defense counsel will be bound by a protective order approved by the judge overseeing California's coordinated DePuy ASR Hip System cases.

Plaintiff and Defense Liaison Counsel Named in Calif. ASR Hip Cases

The judge overseeing California's coordinated DePuy ASR Hip System cases has designated San Francisco lawyer Michael Kelly as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, with authority to coordinate the California plaintiffs' interests with the court.

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