The COA rejected all of DePuy's arguments and efforts to basically stay the litigation pending their appeals. DePuy made arguments that there was no jurisdiction in the Texas court for people that resided in California. They also made some arguments that consolidating the case was unfair and the speed at which the trial was going to commence was unfair; that they didn't have enough time to get ready. All these arguments were denied by the COA and opening statements will begin as scheduled.
This is good news for the plaintiffs. Stay tuned. We will provide regular updates on how the trial progresses .