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Issue #95, April 2019

Smith & Nephew Asks BHR Hip MDL Judge for Federal-State Coordination Order

Smith & Nephew Inc. has asked the judge overseeing the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing docket to enter an order coordinating the MDL with parallel state court litigation, arguing that it will prevent duplication of discovery.


Fla. Federal Judge Transfers Stryker Hip Replacement Case to N.J., Refuses to Dismiss

A Florida federal judge has transferred a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit to New Jersey federal court on personal jurisdiction grounds, finding the interests of justice require transfer of the action rather than dismissal.


Ark. Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction over Biomet M2a Hip Case

An Arkansas federal judge has retained jurisdiction over an M2a Magnum hip action, ruling that although the plaintiff’s surgeries took place in a different jurisdiction, Biomet waived venue and therefore it would be inappropriate to _sua sponte_ dismiss or transfer the case.


N.Y. Federal Judge Remands DePuy Hip Action, Says Non-Diverse Defendants Properly Joined

A New York federal judge has remanded a DePuy hip replacement action to state court, ruling that the non-diverse healthcare defendants were not fraudulently joined because the malpractice claims against them arise from the same occurrence as the product liability claims against the manufacturer defendants.


626 Cases Pending on Smith & Nephew BHR Hip MDL Docket, Filing Says

According to a recent filing by Smith & Nephew Inc., there are 626 active cases pending on the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation docket in Maryland federal court.


1st Zimmer M/L Taper Hip w/ VerSys Femoral Head Bellwether Trial Set for Sept. 2020

The judge overseeing the federal docket for cases involving the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys Femoral Head has scheduled the first bellwether trial to begin on Sept. 14, 2020.


Texas Man Urges MDL Judge to Remand Smith & Nephew Hip Case to State Court

A Texas man is urging a Maryland federal judge to remand his action targeting Smith & Nephew’s metal-on-metal hip implant system to Texas state court, arguing that he has asserted viable claims against the non-diverse healthcare and sales representative defendants.


Howmedica Seeks to Exclude Plaintiff’s Expert Testimony in N.Y. Hip Case

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. seeks to exclude expert testimony in a New York federal hip implant case, arguing that the plaintiff has continued to miss discovery deadlines, despite the court’s warning that her case will be dismissed if she continues to do so.


JPML Continues Transferring Actions to Pinnacle MDL Despite Potential Settlements

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has continued transferring cases to the DePuy Pinnacle hip MDL docket in Texas federal court, explaining that while potential settlements may resolve a “large” number of the cases, “there remain significant benefits to pretrial transfer.”


Exatech Says Tenn. Federal Judge Properly Dismissed Hip Action on Timeliness Grounds

Exactech Inc. maintains that a lawsuit targeting its AcuMatch hip implant is time-barred because there is no evidence that the plaintiff suffered from a “latent disease” that would toll the limitations period.


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