Zimmer Knee Implant Cases Will Move Forward As MDL

By Jessica Corso (May 25, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has said she will not disband multidistrict litigation accusing Zimmer Inc. of manufacturing shoddy knee implants before she can try another pair of bellwethers in her court.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer said in a brief minute order Tuesday that she expects two more bellwether trials in her Chicago federal courtroom before she can grant a request to unwind the MDL and send around 300 remaining cases back to the courts where they were initially filed.

"The court intends to resolve any remaining common issues before remand, and expects to try at least two more bellwether trials...

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