Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

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Issue #2, August 2011

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.

Mo. Plaintiff Amends Complaint to Add Claim Against DePuy International Ltd.

A Missouri woman has asked the DePuy ASR Hip Implant MDL for leave to amend her complaint to add DePuy International as a defendant, saying she was unaware at the time she filed that the European affiliate manufactured component parts.

ASR MDL Court Denies Remand in 5 Alabama Suits Against DePuy and Sales Reps

A federal judge has ruled in five Alabama cases transferred to the DePuy ASR MDL that remand for lack of diversity is not warranted because Alabama law does not support the claims against in-state sales representatives.

New Jersey Municipal Benefits Fund Sues DePuy on Behalf of 3rd-Party Payors

A New Jersey health and benefits fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of itself and all other parties who paid for members' DePuy Pinnacle hip implants and who now have to cover the cost of further treatment and revision surgeries.

Court Releases Updated List of Pending Cases in DePuy Pinnacle MDL

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has issued an updated list of cases coordinated in the DePuy Pinnacle multidistrict litigation, but the court continues to add cases.

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