Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #5, November 2011

List of 678 Pinnacle MDL Cases Shows Increasing Number of Direct Filings

An updated list of cases pending in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas shows that more than 100 have been filed directly with the court in the past month rather than await transfer.

N.J. Federal Judge Stays Pinnacle Hip Case Pending Transfer to Texas MDL

A federal judge has granted a stay sought by defendants in a New Jersey Pinnacle hip implant case despite the plaintiff's jurisdictional challenge.

Medical Device Amendments Preempt Hip Implant Suit, Calif. Court Says

A hip replacement device action brought against Stryker Orthopedics is preempted by the Medical Device Amendments because it seeks to impose regulations that are "different or in addition to" FDA requirements, a California federal judge has ruled.

Durom Cup Parties Agree to Return Privileged Documents Mistakenly Produced

Liaison counsel in the Durom Cup MDL have agreed on a procedure for returning documents that are subject to a claim of privilege but are inadvertently produced in discovery.

Issue #4, October 2011

Durom Cup Plaintiffs Say Zimmer Slow to Meet Requests for Employee Documents

Plaintiffs in the Zimmer Durom Hip Cup MDL have complained that Zimmer is not meeting an agreed-upon schedule for production of employee custodial files and have asked the presiding judge to address the issue at a status conference.

Parties to Calif. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Case Agree to State Court Remand

A federal judge has signed a stipulation and order remanding an ASR hip implant case to California Superior Court, after DePuy submitted a notice of non-opposition.

Calif. Court Dismisses Plaintiff's Strict Liability Claim Over Femur Stem Implant

A federal judge has dismissed a strict liability cause of action in a femur stem implant case against Stryker Corp., saying it failed to assert a viable claim for design or manufacturing defect or for failure to warn.

Judge Cites 'Judicial Economy' in Granting Motion to Stay ASR Hip Case

A Louisiana federal judge has agreed to stay a hip implant case pending transfer to the DePuy ASR hip implant MDL citing "judicial economy and efficiency."

La. Federal Judge Stays 2 DePuy ASR Cases Without Ruling on Remand

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman has granted defense motions to stay proceedings in two Louisiana DePuy ASR hip implant cases pending transfer to the federal MDL.

NexGen MDL Judge Bars Direct Filing of Cases, Resolves Other CMO Disputes

The presiding judge has prohibited direct filing of NexGen cases in the MDL, agreeing with defendants that plaintiffs should continue to file in their home districts and follow the transfer mechanism already in place.

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