Bard Settles 2nd Vaginal Mesh Bellwether On Trial's 1st Day

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT) -- C.R. Bard Inc. reached a settlement Wednesday in the second bellwether case in multidistrict litigation over the company's allegedly defective vaginal mesh implants, less than a week after it was hit with a $2 million verdict in the first bellwether.

The first day of trial was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, but after a 45-minute delay, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin acknowledged that a settlement had been reached and dismissed the jury.

The terms of the agreement are confidential. Bard Vice President and...
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