Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
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Issue #3, September 2011
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 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
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.
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.
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' 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 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.
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
Plaintiff and defense counsel will be bound by a protective order approved by the judge overseeing California's coordinated DePuy ASR Hip System 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.