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Bellwether trials of DePuy's New Jersey hip lawsuit set for late next year

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:32pm
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A pair of bellwether trials for DePuy Orthopaedic metal-on-metal hip lawsuits consolidated in New Jersey will take place in September and October 2013.

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A pair of bellwether trials against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics' metal-on-metal hip implants are set take place next year, setting the framework for the ongoing litigation in New Jersey.

The trials, which the plaintiffs and defendants must select together, will be heard September 9 and October 21, 2013, according to court documents.

The action mirrors orders given by U.S. District Judge David Katz, who has been overseeing DePuy hip lawsuits consolidated in Ohio and who ordered attorneys for both sides to come to an agreement on bellwether cases to move forward with next year.

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