Stay Sought For Pinnacle Hip MDL Trials Pending Appeal Of $497M Verdict
(June 1, 2016, 11:54 AM EDT) -- DALLAS — DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson on May 24 asked the Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation court to stay additional bellwether trials until post-trial motions and appeals in a five-plaintiff, $497 million verdict are resolved (In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2244, No. 11-md-2244, N.D. Texas, Dallas Div.).
(Motion available. Document #28-160602-007M.)
The defendants tell the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that their appeal issues “are likely to have far-reaching...