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Bellwether Trial Status

On Monday, September 8th, Polly Cary, Product Director of Marketing, took the stand via video deposition. Matt Reimink, a manager of the hip project division group, followed with his video deposition which continued on Tuesday, September 9th.

September 9th also included Paul Berman, former Marketing Director of DePuy, provided his deposition via video and Dr.Thomas Schmalzried who took the stand in the afternoon. Dr.Schmalzried is an orthopedic design surgeon who entered a consulting agreement with DePuy in 1996.

Dr. Schmalzried’s testimony continued throughout the day on Wednesday, September 10th. The first portion of Mark Lanier’s examination of Dr. Scmalzried ended on September 10th. Schmalzried has not been dismissed as a witness, and he will return to trial at a later time in order for Lanier to complete his examination. The defense will then begin their examination of Schmalzried.

The jury viewed Dr. Antoni Nargol’s video deposition on Thursday, September 11th. Dr. Nargol is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hip surgery, from England. His testimony occupied the entire day.

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