J&J's Hip Verdict Appeal Attacks 'Inflammatory' Rhetoric

Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 5:06 PM EST) -- Kicking off their appeal of a massive bellwether trial verdict, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson have told the Fifth Circuit that five hip-replacement patients' defect claims should never have reached a jury, nor should that jury have heard "inflammatory" and "prejudicial" statements.

The companies are appealing a $502 million verdict — later slashed to approximately $150 million — delivered last year in a major bellwether trial, the second in multidistrict litigation that includes thousands of cases, according to court records. In their...
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Case Title

IN RE: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc, Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

3:11-md-02244

Court

Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Torts/Pers Inj: Product Liability

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Ed Kinkeade

Date Filed

May 24, 2011


Case Title

Richard Klusmann, et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al


Case Number

16-11052

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 P.I. - Product Liability

Date Filed

July 11, 2016

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