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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 Information

Case Title

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

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Ed Kinkeade

Date Filed

May 24, 2011

Case Title

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

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 P.I. - Product Liability

Date Filed

July 11, 2016

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