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Dr. Jeffrey Clemons, a pelvic reconstructive surgeon, holds a sample of transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence in women as he poses for a photo Dec. 20, 2018, in Tacoma, Washington. AP photo: Ted S. Warren

Philadelphia juries have hammered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon with more than $345 million in verdicts over its pelvic mesh products, and now another wave of litigation is coming to Pennsylvania.

Late last month, the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation in West Virginia federal court transferred dozens of cases back to their home districts across the country, with the largest batch of lawsuits—nearly 20—ending up in Pennsylvania federal court. Since the April 26 transfer, defendants have sought to toss some cases, and in others judges have begun entering scheduling orders, complete with 2020 trial dates.

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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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