Pinnacle Hip MDL Judge Consolidates 5 Cases For 1st Bellwether Trial

Mealey's (January 13, 2016, 12:35 PM EST) -- DALLAS — The Texas federal judge overseeing the DePuy Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation on Jan. 8 consolidated five cases for the initial bellwether trial (In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2244, No. 11-md-2244, N.D. Texas, Dallas Div.).

(Pinnacle order available. Document #28-160121-001R.)

In February, 10 cases were selected for bellwether trials. U.S. Judge Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas said in his Jan. 8 order that he selected five cases for a consolidated trial.

The consolidated...
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