Bard seeks to recoup legal costs in dismissed Avaulta bellwether
C.R. Bard wants the plaintiff in a bellwether lawsuit filed over its Avaulta pelvic mesh that was dismissed last month to pony up for its legal costs.
C.R. Bard  (NYSE:BCR ) wants to recoup its legal costs from a bellwether lawsuit over its Avaulta pelvic mesh that was dismissed last month, asking a federal judge to order the plaintiffs to pony up some $14,000.
Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern Western Virginia dismissed Rizzo et al v. C. R. Bard with prejudice Sept. 20, 25 days before it was slated to go before a jury. The case is 1 of the bellwether lawsuits being tried in the multi-district litigation over the Avaulta pelvic mesh product.
The dismissal prompted Bard to ask Goodwin to award "the attorneys' fees and costs that it unnecessarily incurred in preparing this case for trial prior to plaintiffs' last-minute voluntary dismissal of their case," according to court documents.