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Issue #7, January 2012
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered two plaintiffs to submit briefs by Jan. 25 in support of their motions to vacate conditional transfer to the DePuy ASR MDL in Ohio.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reinstated a stay that was lifted in November to allow transfer of a DePuy ASR hip implant case to the MDL in Ohio, acknowledging that it improperly served counsel with notice of the order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.