Morcellator MDL Judge Overrules Controversial Common Benefit Fund Motion

(February 17, 2016, 11:39 AM EST) -- KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas federal judge overseeing the Ethicon Inc. morcellator multidistrict litigation on Feb. 10 overruled a controversial plaintiffs’ motion to create a common benefit fund (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket Nol. 15-md-2652, D. Kan.).

(Morcellator MDL minute sheet available. Document #28-160218-017X.)

The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee filed a motion to create the common benefit fund in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Defendant Ethicon and several plaintiff attorneys opposed the motion.

Ethicon objected to...
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