Howmedica Says Bellwether Pool in Stryker LFIT V40 MDL Should Not Be Reduced



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BOSTON — Howmedica Osteonics Corp. is urging a Massachusetts federal judge to deny plaintiffs’ motion to reduce the bellwether pool to eight cases in the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head MDL, arguing that the parties have already agreed to limited discovery depositions in 18 cases.

In a Sept. 6 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Howmedica contends there is no good cause to reduce the number of bellwethers at this stage of the MDL.

“Since the parties’ agreement, the number of, and variables among, cases in the MDL has increased, which if anything, would …

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