Settlement Halts Trial In Mentor ObTape MDL

Law360, New York (June 8, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A settlement has been struck that resolves the majority of cases in the multidistrict products liability litigation against Johnson & Johnson unit Mentor Corp. over its ObTape transobturator sling, bringing to a halt a trial in three consolidated suits.

As the fifth day of the trial in the three suits was about to commence Monday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the parties informed the court that they had reached a settlement, and the jury was dismissed.

The court's understanding...
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