No. 22-15872.

81 F.4th 897 (2023)

IN RE: BARD IVC FILTERS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION. Doris Jones; et al, Plaintiffs, and Law Offices of Ben C. Martin; Martin Baughman PLLC, Appellants, v. Babbitt & Johnson PA; Baron & Bud, PC; Common Benefit Fee and Cost Committee; Beus Gilbert McGroder PLLC; Bossier & Associates PLLC; Branch Law Firm; Brenes Law Group, P.C; Dalimonte Rueb Stoller LLP; Faraci Lange LLP; Farris Riley & Pitt LLP; Fears Nachawati PLLC; Freese & Goss PLLC; Gallagher & Kennedy PA; Goldenberg Law PLLC; Hausfeld LLP; Heaviside Reed Zaic; Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor PA; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP; Lopez Mchugh LLP; Matthews & Associates; Motley Rice LLC; Nations Law Firm; Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Leclainche PA; Provost & Umphrey Law Firm LLP; Gallagher Law Firm; TorHoerman Law LLC; Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP; Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger; Watkins Lourie Roll & Chance PC, Appellees, C. R. Bard, Inc., a New Jersey corporation, Bard Peripheral Vascular, INC., a subsidiary and/or Division of defendant C.R. Bard, Inc., an Arizona corporation, Defendants-Appellees, and Christian Mottas, Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., Christiana Care Health Systems, Inc.; Thomas Bauer, M.D.; Cynthia Heldt, M.D.; California Pacific Medical Center; Lawrence L. Schmetterer, M.D.; Regents of the University of California; Bard Medical Division; Mckesson Corporation; Paul M. Kiproff, M.D.; Raymond L. Benza, M.D.; Allegheny General Hospital; Neometrics, Inc.; Westchester County Medical Center; Kenneth Collins; James H. Dyer, Jr.; James W. McLeod, Jr.; Damon Page, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed August 24, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Howard J. Bashman (argued), Law Offices of Howard J. Bashman, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania; Ben C. Martin , Ben Martin Law Group, Dallas, Texas; Laura J. Baughman , Martin Baughman PLLC, Dallas, Texas; for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Shannon L. Clark (argued), Gallagher & Kennedy PA, Phoenix, Arizona; Joseph R. Johnson , Babbitt & Johnson PA, West Palm Beach, Florida; Russell W. Budd , Baron & Budd PC, Dallas, Texas; Roland Tellis , Baron & Budd PC, Encino, California; Wendy R. Fleishman , Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, New York, New York; Mark O' Connor , Beus Gilbert PLLC, Phoenix, Arizona; Sheila M. Bossier , Bossier & Associates PLLC, Jackson, Mississippi; Margaret M. Branch , Branch Law Firm, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Troy Brenes , Brenes Law Group, Irvine, California; Paul L. Stoller , Rueb Stoller Daniel LLP, Phoenix, Arizona; Hadley E. Lundback , Faraci Lange LLP, Rochester, New York; Calle M. Mendenhall , Farris Riley & Pitt LLP, Birmingham, Alabama; Sherri A. Saucer , Nachawati Law Group, Dallas, Texas; Richard Freese , Freese & Goss, Birmingham, Alabama; Marlene L. Goldenberg , Nigh Goldenberg Raso Vaughn PLLC, Washington, D.C.; Richard S, Lewis , Hausfeld LLP, Washington, D.C.; Julia Reed , Julia Reed Zaic, Newport Beach, California; Matthew D. Schultz , Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O'Brien Barr & Mougey PA, Pensacola, Florida; Amorina P. Lopez , Lopez McHugh LLP, Aliso Viejo, California; David P. Matthews , Matthews & Associates, Houston, Texas; Fred Thompson III , Motley Rice LLC, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Howard L. Nations , Howard L. Nations Law Office, Houston, Texas; Joseph Osborne , Osborne & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida; Christopher T. Kirchmer , Provost & Umphrey Law Firm LLP, Beaumont, Texas; Michael T. Gallagher , Gallagher Law Firm, Houston, Texas; Tor A Hoerman , TorHoerman Law LLC, Edwardsville, Illinois; Thomas Philip Cartmell , Wastaff & Cartmell LLP, Kansas City, Montana; Spencer J. Pahlke and Douglas S. Saeltzer , Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, California; Robert D. Roll , Watkins Lourie Roll & Chance PC, Atlanta, Georgia; for Appellees.

Richard B. North Jr , Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Atlanta, Georgia; Kasey Curtis , Reed Smith LLP, Los Angeles, California; for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: John B. Owens and Bridget S. Bade, Circuit Judges, and M. Miller Baker, International Trade Judge.


Appellants, the Law Offices of Ben C. Martin and the law firm Martin | Baughman, PLLC (collectively, BCM), argue that the district court in this multidistrict litigation (MDL), In re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, lacked authority to order common...

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