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In re Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair Sys. Prod. Liab. Litig.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON DIVISION
Jul 20, 2017
MDL No. 2327 (S.D.W. Va. Jul. 20, 2017)

Opinion

MDL No. 2327

07-20-2017

IN RE: ETHICON INC. PELVIC REPAIR SYSTEMS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION


THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: Wave 3 Cases Identified in Exhibit A attached hereto ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
(Daubert ruling re: Bruce Rosenzweig, M.D.)

Pending before the court is the defendants' Motion to Exclude the Testimony and Opinions of Bruce Rosenzweig, M.D. [ECF No. 2817] filed on September 19, 2016. For reasons appearing to the court, the court ORDERS that the Memorandum Opinion and Order (Daubert Motion re: Bruce Rosenzweig, M.D.) [ECF No. 2668] ("Prior Order") entered on August 26, 2016, as to the Ethicon Wave 1 cases is ADOPTED in the Wave 3 cases identified in Exhibit A. The Prior Order is attached hereto as Exhibit B.

On Exhibit A, I have marked through cases that are closed, on the inactive docket, not in Wave 3, could not be identified because of an error in the style or case number, or assigned to another District Judge.

I have attached as Exhibit C, an index identifying the pleadings, including motions, memoranda, exhibits, responses, replies and Memorandum Opinions and Orders filed in the main MDL 2327 related to this expert. --------

Importantly, the court notes that the expert opinions proffered in Wave 1 are in almost every respect identical to those proffered here. The court has found, however, that with each entered Order, the experts in these cases attempt to bolster or fine-tune the support for their opinions, but the opinions themselves do not change. Accordingly, the court will refrain from engaging in the extremely inefficient practice of continuously reexamining the qualifications, reliability, and relevance of dozens of experts and their numerous opinions. While the parties continue to challenge even the slightest alteration to the underlying support for an expert's opinion, the court's review of the parties' arguments reveals that these refreshed Daubert challenges are different from previous arguments by only the very slightest of degrees. The court FINDS that to the extent that the parties raise arguments not previously addressed by the court's Prior Order, the trial judge may easily resolve these issues at trial without the need for further briefing or an evidentiary hearing. Accordingly, the court ORDERS that to the extent that the parties raise Daubert challenges not previously addressed in the court's Prior Order—fully adopted herein—those challenges are RESERVED for trial.

The court DIRECTS the Clerk to file a copy of this Order Adopting Memorandum Opinion and Order in 2:12-md-2327 and in the Ethicon Wave 3 cases identified in the Exhibit attached hereto.

ENTER: July 20, 2017

/s/_________

JOSEPH R. GOODWIN

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


Summaries of

In re Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair Sys. Prod. Liab. Litig.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON DIVISION
Jul 20, 2017
MDL No. 2327 (S.D.W. Va. Jul. 20, 2017)
Case details for

In re Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair Sys. Prod. Liab. Litig.

Case Details

Full title:IN RE: ETHICON INC. PELVIC REPAIR SYSTEMS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

Court:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON DIVISION

Date published: Jul 20, 2017

Citations

MDL No. 2327 (S.D.W. Va. Jul. 20, 2017)