The judge overseeing the pelvic mesh mass tort in Philadelphia has agreed to reconsider the state court’s jurisdiction over 91 cases pending in the venue.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New recently granted defendant Johnson & Johnson’s motion that sought to revisit the state court’s jurisdiction over numerous cases in the mass tort program in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s game-changing decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California. New’s decision, made public last week, is the first and so far only bid to have Bristol-Myers applied to a Philadelphia mass tort program.

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