Four Bellwether Pinnacle Trial Verdict Updates from Texas and California
Hi, Stuart Talley here doing another update on the ongoing Pinnacle metal on metal hip trials. I wanted to give an update on what’s happening in the trial court. In the case we have, as many of you know, there’s been four bellwether trials the most recent one was a group of Texas plaintiffs and there was a verdict in the range of two hundred seventy million dollars for those Texas plaintiffs. After that verdict was announced Depuy filed motions for new trial and a motion to, in essence, undo the verdict that the jury rendered. The trial court in that case rejected all of the arguments made by DePuy and entered a final judgment in the case and that just recently happened. It’s been several months since that verdict came down but we just got a final judgment. Now what happens is DePuy will appeal that final judgement to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and that appellate process will start from scratch.
If you’ve been watching our videos, you know that there is a currently pending appeal for a group of California plaintiffs that is pending before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals there has been oral argument on that appeal and a decision should come down any day now. So the plaintiffs continue to move forward with the litigation and the trial court and there is really sort of the waiting game going on with the appellate court hopefully we’ll have a decision soon.
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