The first bellwether trial to be heard in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia will begin on February 10, 2014. According to a court document filed in mid-December, the bellwether case involves plaintiff Carolyn Lewis.
MDLs are established to provide an efficient legal process. Thus, cases selected to be heard during the bellwether process should be representative. In this particular instance, the court has agreed that the case selected for the first bellwether trial in February is representative of a majority of cases in the Ethicon MDL, of which there are approximately 13,000.
The case is Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. It will be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2327, and is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
Before the first bellwether trial begins, the court will convene for a pretrial conference on January 16, 2014.
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