United States District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
MDL 2327 Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin
United States District Court
Southern District of West Virginia

Bellwether Trials and other trials

Updated 7/25/2016

The trial in Edwards v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-09972, scheduled for August 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. has been cancelled because the case was recently dismissed by the parties.

Updated 9/15/2016

The trial in Edwards v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-09972, has been rescheduled from June 3, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. to August 12, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.

Updated 3/15/2016

The consolidated trial in Mullins, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al, 2:12-cv-2952, has been continued.

Updated 12/11/2015

The trial in Edwards v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-09972, has been rescheduled from January 11, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. to June 3, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

The consolidated trial in Mullins, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-02952, has been rescheduled from December 7, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. to April 11, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Updated 8/18/2015

The trial in Edwards v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-09972, has been rescheduled from August 24, 2015, to January 11, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.

Updated 7/1/2015

By PTO # 184, the court consolidated 37 cases which were filed by West Virginia plaintiffs implanted in West Virginia with the Ethicon TVT product on the issue of the defective design element of the plaintiffs’ negligent design and strict liability design defect claims. The lead case is 2:12-cv-02952. Trial is set for December 7, 2015.

Updated 3/27/2015

The trial in Edwards v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-09972, has been rescheduled from July 13, 2015 to August 24, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.

Updated 12/2/2014

The trial in Bellew v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:13-cv-22473, has been rescheduled from December 4, 2014 to March 2, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.

Updated 6/13/2014

By PTO # 116, the Huskey bellwether case shall commence on August 25, 2014, with jury selection beginning on August 22, 2014. In the event the Huskey case has settled or is otherwise not ready for trial, the Edwards case will proceed to trial instead.

Updated 1/29/2014

The third bellwether trial is scheduled for December 4, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Bellew v. Ethicon, Inc., et al.,2:13-cv-22473. If the Bellew case has settled or is otherwise not ready for trial, the Lehrer v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-08157, case will proceed to trial instead.

Updated 10/08/2013

The first bellwether trial in Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 2:12-cv-04301, will commence on February 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

The second bellwether trial is scheduled for June 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al.,2:12-cv-05201. If the Huskey case has settled or is otherwise not ready for trial, Edwards, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-09972, case will proceed to trial instead.

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