J&J Unit Settles 111 Suits In ObTape Vaginal Sling MDL

Law360, New York (January 20, 2015, 4:46 PM EST) -- The plaintiffs in more than 100 lawsuits included in multidistrict litigation targeting a Johnson & Johnson unit over defective pelvic mesh implants asked a Georgia federal judge Tuesday to approve the establishment of a settlement fund trust that will resolve their claims.

The women are asking the court for permission to establish a qualified settlement fund trust to hold, manage and distribute funds under confidential settlements negotiated in April in 111 cases in the MDL. The trust, the total amount of which is also confidential, can also be used by additional plaintiffs who successfully resolve their cases, according to the motion....

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