Posted on June 20, 2011 by Rottenstein Law Group
So, what does this mean for the proceedings? A CMC is simply a pre-trial meeting between the judge, the parties, and the lawyers representing the parties to settle some of the issues pertinent to the case. In the DePuy ASR CMCs, the parties agreed to some discovery matters and scheduled further meetings. The next DePuy ASR CMC will take place for the California plaintiffs in early July. The federal plaintiffs will have theirs in late July.
At this point in the litigation, the respective judges are trying to streamline the logistical and procedural issues like discovery so the trial may move forward in an expedient and efficient manner. The parties will be exchanging a wealth of information, such as medical records and information related to the costs incurred as a result of the product’s alleged failure. Once all the necessary information to formulate case strategy has been received by each respective party, the trial dates will be set and the case can move forward.
Though we are early in the process, the ASR lawsuits are progressing and now is the time to decide if you have a claim against DePuy. The attorneys at the Rottenstein Law Group are committed to helping their clients get the restitution they deserve and are following the ASR litigation very closely.