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Xarelto Bellwether Trial Set to Begin in April

A case management order entered by Judge Eldon Fallon in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation scheduled the start of the first of four bellwether trials to begin on April 24, 2017, with the second trial following on May 30, 2017. The other two bellwether trials will be scheduled in June 2017. The cases all similarly...
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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Stands, Next Bellwether Trial on the Horizon

In the second bellwether trial in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant multi-district litigation centralized in the Northern District of Texas, U.S District Judge Ed Kinkeade indicated this week that the jury verdict handed down in March 2016 would stand, and disallowed Johnson & Johnson’s request for a new trial. Pursuant to Texas state laws...

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Potential Bellwether Trial Schedule Set Forth in Xarelto MDL

A June 2015 status conference revealed that bellwether trials may soon take place for the hundreds of cases consolidated in a Louisiana District Court in the Xarelto multi-district litigation (“MDL”). An MDL is a tool that courts use to consolidate cases alleging similar claims for purposes of expediting pretrial proceedings. In the Xarelto MDL, these...
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Bellwether Trial in Zimmer Duron Hip Replacement Litigation

On May 6, 2015, the first bellwether federal trial in the Zimmer Duron Cup hip replacement multi-district litigation commenced.  The case will serve as a model for future litigation for the approximately 400 lawsuits pending against Zimmer, which all similarly allege that the Duron Cup hip replacement is defective and harmful to patients’ health, as...
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