1st Hip Implant MDL Bellwether Against J&J Delayed Again

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT) -- For the second time this month, an Ohio federal judge pushed back the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over injuries allegedly caused by its metal-on-metal hip implants, citing unresolved discovery issues Friday.

U.S. District Judge David Katz set aside the Tuesday start date for the highly anticipated trial, saying only that it should begin within 90 days.

At issue in the case are plaintiff Ann McCracken's allegations that DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. failed to warn her and her doctors that...
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