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Northern District of Indiana - United States District Court

MDL 2391

In Re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation


   Master Docket Number:
   3:12-md-2391
   Presiding Judge:
   Robert L. Miller, Jr.
   Chambers:
   (574) 246-8080
   Description:
   The cases in this litigation primarily involve alleged defects in Biomet’s M2a Magnum system  
   of hip implant products. Plaintiffs’ claims focus upon the metal-on-metal design of the M2a
   Magnum system and the alleged propensity of the M2a Magnum devices to generate high
   levels of metal ions, cause metallosis in the surrounding tissue, and/or fail early.
   Plaintiffs' Lead Co-Counsel:
   Thomas R. Anapol
   Anapol Schwantz
   1710 Spruce Street
   Philadelphia, PA 19103
   (215) 735-1130
   Fax: (215) 875-7707
   Email: tanapol@anapolschwartz.com

   W. Mark Lanier
   The Lanier Law Firm, PC
   6810 FM 1960 West
   Houston, TX 77069
   (713) 659-5200
   Fax: (713) 659-2204
   Email:
   Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel:
   Robert T. Dassow and Frederick R. Hovde
   Hovde Dassow & Deets, LLC
   201 W. 103rd Street, Suite 500
   Indianapolis, IN 46290
   (317) 818-3100
   Fax: (317) 818-3111
   Email:
   Defendants' Lead Liaison Counsel:
   John D Winter
   Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
   1133 Avenue of the Americas
   New York, NY 10036-6710
   (212) 336-2836
   Fax: (212) 336-2222
   Email: jwinter@pbwt.com
   Defendants' Liaison Counsel:
   John David LaDue
   LaDue Curran & Kuehn LLC
   200 First Bank Bldg
   205 W Jefferson Blvd
   South Bend, IN 46601
   (574) 968-0760
   Fax: (574) 968-0761
   Email: jladue@lck-law.com

Orders Pertaining to MDL 2391

   Date
   Order
   Description
   10/2/12
   Transfer Order
   Initial Transfer Order from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
   10/12/12
   Pretrial Order 1
   Case Management Conference set for 11/16/12 at 1:00 pm (EST) at the
   Robert A. Grant Federal Building and Courthouse, South Bend, Indiana. Written
   submissions by Interim Liaison Counsel due 11/9/12; Applications for plaintiffs'   
   steering committee due 11/13/12, with any objections to be filed by 11/20/12.
   10/25/12
   Remote Attendance at 1st CMC
   Call-in information for 11/16/12 Case Management Conference.
   11/16/12
   Memo of First Case Mgmt Conf
   Pro Hac Vice requirements modified for admission in MDL 2391 and
   member cases. Deadline for answers in member cases transferred
   prior to November 16, 2012 extended to January 14, 2013. Telephonic
   case management conference set for January 7, 2013 at 1 pm (EST).
   11/16/12
   Plaintiffs' Proposed Counsel
   Organizational Structure
   Call-in information for 11/16/12 Case Management Conference.
   11/16/12
   MDL Application for
   Pro Hac Vice Admission &
   CM/ECF Registration
   PTO No. 1 amended to require attorneys to complete an MDL Application for
   Pro Hac Vice Admission and CM/ECF Registration form, if they are appointed
   as part of the organizational structure in 3:12md2391 or are seeking to make a
   post-transfer appearance in a member case. The form is also available on-line
   at www.innd.uscourts.gov.
   12/05/12
   Organizational Structure Order
   Identifies the attorneys appointed as Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel, Executive
   Committee, Steering Committee, and Liaison Counsel and their respective
   duties and responsibilities, and designates Defendants' Lead and Liaison
   Counsel. All appointments shall be for a period of one year, at the
   conclusion of which appointees must seek reappointment. Requested
   modifications will be addressed at the telephonic case management conference
   on January 7, 2013 at 1 pm (EST).