J&J Unit Settles 1st Metal Hip Implant Suit Slated For Trial

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. has reached a tentative settlement in a personal injury suit in Nevada over its ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, a plaintiffs' attorney said Monday, the first such case scheduled to go to trial nationwide.

Brian Franciskato of Nash & Franciskato, one of the attorneys representing the three plaintiffs in the case, declined to specify the terms of the settlement, saying they were confidential. The deal is not yet finalized, he said.

A trial in the case was set to begin...
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