Cozen O’Connor: Huge Verdicts Won't Spur Settlement Talks In J&J Hip MDL

Huge Verdicts Won't Spur Settlement Talks In J&J Hip MDL

Friday, December 2, 2016

John Sullivan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses the recent Johnson & Johnson case in Law360. A global settlement in the MDL is unlikely because J&J doesn’t think the bellwether trials have given it a fair estimate of what each plaintiff’s case is worth, lawyers say. J&J has said the verdicts in the two latest trials provide "no guidance on the merits of the overall Pinnacle litigation" because of what it has argued are deeply flawed and unfair procedural and evidentiary rulings from the MDL judge. "It seems like a situation where you couldn’t be farther away from the parties both being in a position to have productive settlement discussions," said John. 

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