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No Sanctions for J&J with Pinnacle Hip Settlement

Pinnacle Hip No Sanctions for J&J

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its failed Pinnacle hip device began in 2010. Since then, J&J has faced several federal jury trials over its Pinnacle hip device. While the company won the first trial in 2014; it lost three others afterward awarding plaintiffs more than $1.7 billion.

Pinnacle lawsuits were consolidated before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. Judge Kinkeade, who has been overseeing the cases since 2011, was asked to sanction J&J for misconduct. However, before the judge had a chance to review the motion, both sides reached a settlement agreement.

Bottom line, J&J did not receive any sanctions for misconduct due to this settlement agreement.


Laundry List of Questionable Conduct

The sanctions motion (below) details how J&J misled the Pinnacle trials, including claims of obstruction and improper conduct:

  • Telling witnesses not to answer questions during depositions
  • Deliberately being evasive during depositions
  • Sandbagging the court with a barrage of last minute changes or requests
  • Not abiding by agreement
  • Blatant disregard and disrespect to and about the Court
  • J&J never produced any of the documents related to a $120 million dollar deceptive marketing settlement with Attorney Generals of 46 states. The plaintiffs attorneys found out about the settlement through the media.

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