Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #6, December 2011

DePuy ASR Plaintiff Petitions 6th Circuit for Relief from MDL Transfer Order

A Florida plaintiff whose case was transferred to the coordinated DePuy ASR proceedings while her motion for remand was pending has petitioned the 6th Circuit to vacate the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's transfer order.

Issue #5, November 2011

Calif. Plaintiff Loses Bid to Avoid Transfer to Pinnacle MDL

A federal judge has granted DePuy Orthopaedics' motion to stay a Pinnacle hip implant case pending transfer to the consolidated action in Texas, rejecting the plaintiff's argument that the court should first rule on his motion to remand.

12.5 Million Documents Produced in Coordinated New Jersey Proceedings

The judge assigned to New Jersey's coordinated DePuy ASR Hip Implants docket noted in a recent CMO that discovery has produced 12.5 million documents to date and he urged continued cooperation by the parties

Minn. Plaintiff Alleges Injuries from Zimmer Trilogy Shell Hip System

A Minneapolis woman who says she is unable to work and still suffers pain from two hip implant surgeries has sued Zimmer Inc. in federal court, saying its Trilogy Acetabular Shell and Liner hip system was defective.

N.Y. Case Removed from Transfer Order as Motions for Stay, Remand Briefed

A lawsuit filed by a western New York woman over injuries she says were related to a DePuy ASR hip implant was removed from the Judicial Panel 's Nov. 11 MDL transfer order pending a ruling by the transferee court on unresolved motions for stay and/or remand.

Pa. Federal Judge Dismisses Strict Liability, Warranty Claims Against Zimmer

A Pennsylvania federal judge has dismissed strict liability and breach of implied warranty claims brought against Zimmer Holdings Inc. in a hip implant suit, ruling that they are barred by Pennsylvania law.

ASR MDL Court Schedules Hearing on Request for Common Benefit Fund

The judge overseeing the coordinated DePuy ASR Hip Implants litigation has scheduled a Nov. 22 hearing on plaintiffs' counsels' request for a Common Benefit Fund that will necessitate an assessment against plaintiffs' individual settlements or awards.

Knee Implant Plaintiffs Object to 'Psychological' Reference in Medical Authorizations

Plaintiffs in the NexGen MDL object to language in defendants' proposed medical authorization form referring to a plaintiff's "psychological condition," saying it suggests that plaintiffs waived any mental health privilege.

Plaintiff in Settled Durom MDL Case Asks Court to Waive 'Common Benefit' Fee

Counsel for plaintiffs who settled their lawsuit over an allegedly defective Zimmer Durom Cup implant has asked the presiding judge in the Durom Cup MDL to waive a 4 percent "common benefit" fee.

NexGen MDL Judge Continues Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel More Disclosure

The federal judge charged with overseeing pre-trial proceedings in the NexGen Knee Implant MDL has continued a hearing on plaintiffs' motion to compel additional disclosures from Zimmer pending further negotiations between the parties.

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