James E. Kinkeade, Johnson & Johnson, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Multidistrict litigation, NEW YORK, New York City, Product Liability, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Rottenstein Law Group Anticipates Prompt Formation of Leadership Committees in Federal Multidistrict Litigation of DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits
The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the surgical implantation of hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is looking forward to the prompt formation of leadership committees in the consolidated federal lawsuits against those companies.
On August 9, a conference in In Re: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (case no. 3:2011md02244) was held before Judge James E. Kinkeade of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Judge Kinkeade described his intended process for organizing plaintiffs’ leadership committees and requested written submissions on the organizational structure in the next 30 days.
By order dated May 23, 2011, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation had ordered that federal actions against defendants DePuy and J&J concerning the Pinnacle hip replacement system be consolidated before Judge Kinkeade.
Multidistrict Litigation is a mechanism that allows the pretrial procedures of a number of similar cases to be consolidated before a single judge, with the intended results of avoiding inconsistent rulings and discovery and conserving the resources of the parties involved. Product liability cases are often good candidates for MDL because they involve a large number of plaintiffs similarly injured by a particular product.
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Information Center at http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com. The site has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter.
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