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Source: DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Issues Order Pertaining to DePuy ASR Settlement, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports – Press Release – Digital Journal.

DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Issues Order Pertaining to DePuy ASR Settlement, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

PRWEB.COM Newswire

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

The federal judge overseeing thousands of DePuy ASR lawsuits in Ohio federal court has issued a new order pertaining to the proposed DePuy ASR settlement program, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

According to the January 31st Order, U.S. District Judge David A. Katz of the Northern District of Ohio has stayed all case-specific discovery obligations with respect to any plaintiff who enrolls in the settlement program. The Order also indicated that deadlines for discovery obligations (excluding settlement registration) will be extended until April 1st in cases where plaintiffs intend to enroll in the DePuy ASR Settlement, but who are still processing paperwork, so long as counsel provides the Court with written notice of their intent to enroll. Once those plaintiffs have enrolled, discovery obligations in those cases will be stayed as well. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197)

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