No More Vaginal Mesh Suits, MDL Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 18, 2016, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The Georgia federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging that a Johnson & Johnson unit's defective pelvic mesh implants caused painful infections declared on Tuesday that the usefulness of the MDL has run its course.

U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to stop transferring tagalong actions and accepting new direct-filing actions to the MDL, which has grown to include more than 850 cases from the 22 first filed in 2008.

"All good things must eventually come to an end. And that is true for this MDL," Judge Land said.

Judge Land warned plaintiffs counsel...

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