Wednesday, January 9, 2013

DePuy ASR Trial Update

In what was expected to be the first DePuy ASR case to proceed to trial and was scheduled to begin this week, has ended with a dismissal. The Plaintiffs’ claims against the DePuy and Johnson & Johnson defendants are to be refiled in the federal multidistrict proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Some media and news sources had reported that the case had settled, which was incorrect. The dismissal order entered January 8 was with prejudice as to claims against in-state defendant Chesapeake Surgical Ltd., pursuant to stipulation, but without prejudice to claims against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., and affiliates.