Pa. Mesh Cases Won't Be Stayed For Jurisdiction Appeals

Law360, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (April 21, 2017, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge has rejected a bid by Boston Scientific Corp. and a Johnson & Johnson unit to use two pending U.S. Supreme Court appeals over jurisdictional issues to stay more than a hundred cases from out-of-state plaintiffs over injuries caused by allegedly defective pelvic mesh products.

Judge Arnold New in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas issued an order on Tuesday rejecting arguments from BSC and Ethicon Inc. that the pending appeals, which center around personal jurisdiction over claims from out-of-state plaintiffs, could force the mesh cases out of Pennsylvania.

Judge New did not comment on the motions in...

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