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Multi-District Litigation 2949

MDL NO. 2949

IN RE: PROFEMUR HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

Case number 4:20-md-02949-KGB is the master docket in the Eastern District of Arkansas.  This matter and all related cases are assigned to the Honorable Kristine G. Baker.

 

Background

The cases concern alleged defects in the Wright Medical and Microport Profemur line of modular hip implants, which were offered in titanium and cobolt chromium alloys.  On August 7, 2020, the United States Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) found that actions in this litigation involve common questions of fact.  The JPML determined that centralization in the Eastern District of Arkansas will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.  The JPML transferred the matter to the Eastern District of Arkansas and, with the consent of the Court, assigned the cases to the Honorable Kristine G. Baker for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings.

 

Contacts

Kristine G. Baker, U.S. District Judge

  Telephone Email Address
Chambers 501-604-5420 KGBchambers@ared.uscourts.gov
Tracy Washington, Courtroom Deputy 501-604-5424 Tracy_Washington@ared.uscourts.gov

 

James McCormack, Clerk of Court

  Telephone Email Address
Clerk’s Office 501-604-5351 clerksoffice@ared.uscourts.gov
Brady Hibbs, MDL Clerk 501-604-5356 mdl2949@ared.uscourts.gov
Crystal Newton, alternate MDL Clerk 501-604-5355 mdl2949@ared.uscourts.gov

 

Plaintiffs MDL Lead and Liaison Counsel

Name and Address Telephone Email Address
Paul James
James & Carter, PLC
500 Broadway Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501-372-1414 pjj@jamescarterlaw.com
George E. McLaughlin, Plaintiff’s Co-Lead Counsel
Warshauer McLaughin Law Group, P.C.
1890 Gaylord Street
Denver , Colorado 80206-1211
720-420-9800 gem@mcllf.com
N. Kirkland Pope, Plaintiff’s Co-Lead Counsel
Pope McGlamry, P.C.
Post Office Box 19337
Atlanta, Georgia 31126-1337
404-523-7706 efile@pmkm.com
Murray Wells, Tennessee State Court Liaison Counsel
Wells & Associates, PLLC
81 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
901-507-2521 wells@thewellsfirm.com

 

Plaintiffs Steering Committee

Name and Address Telephone Email Address
Calvin Warriner, III
Searcy Law
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601
561-686-6300 CCW@searcylaw.com
Stuart Goldenberg
Goldenberg Law PLLC
800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2150
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
612-335-9960 slgoldenberg@goldenberglaw.com
Jamie Towe
Towe & Fitzpatrick, PLLP
Post Office Box 1745
Missoula, Montana 59806
406-829-1669 jamie@towefitzlaw.com
Christopher Yuhl
Yuhl Carr LLP
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 550
Marina Del Ray, California 90292
310-827-2800 cyuhl@yuhlcarr.com
Ashleigh Raso
Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd.
1616 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
612-767-5123 araso@meshbesher.com
Michael J. Blakely
Pope McGlamry P.C.
Post Office Box 19337
Atlanta, Georgia 31126-1337
404-523-7706 efile@pmkm.com

 

Defendants MDL Lead and Liaison Counsel

Name and Address Telephone Email Address
Sean K. Burke, MDL Liaison Counsel & Co-Lead Counsel
for Wright Medical Defendants
Duane Morris LLP
505 9th Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-2166
202-776-5236 sburke@duanemorris.com
Dana J. Ash, Co-Lead Counsel for Wright Medical Defendants
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-4196
215-979-1197 djash@duanemorris.com
Erin M. Bosman, Co-Lead Counsel for Microport Defendants
Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, California 92130-2040
858-720-5100 ebosman@mofo.com
Julie Y. Park, Co-Lead Counsel for Microport Defendants
Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, California 92130-2040
858-720-5100 juliepark@mofo.com

 

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