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The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied a bid by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that had sought to have its appeal of a $13.5 million pelvic mesh verdict heard by the appeals court en banc.

Ethicon, the J&J subsidiary that is the focus of much of the pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia, had asked the Superior Court to bypass having the case initially reviewed by a three-judge panel, saying that, “given the importance” of jurisdictional arguments being raised, it should be consolidated for argument with two other pelvic mesh dockets that are raising similar issues to the first-line appellate court.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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