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UPDATE: 2013 DePuy trial halted, case withdrawn; claims to be filed in federal court

Depuy Hip Implant

A Maryland judge dismissed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the DuPuy ASR™ hip implant after the plaintiff, a former dancer, withdrew her claim. A jury had already been chosen in Upper Marlboro, Md., when Moira Jackson’s attorney requested the withdrawal.

According to the legal news website, the lawsuit was withdrawn from state court so Jackson can file it in the multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women’s Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990.