Stryker Hip/ABG II

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem are manufactured by Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, a New Jersey corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics, hereinafter, HOC. On July 3, 2012, HOC voluntarily recalled the hip stems "due to the potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. These risks include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling." Possible adverse outcomes allegedly include metallosis, necrosis and osteolysis. On January 15, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court designated this litigation as multicounty litigation and assigned the handling of all pending and future state cases involving these components to Bergen County to be handled by Judge Rachelle L. Harz.

Counsel is reminded that as a requirement to participate in mediation, they must notify defense counsel within thirty (30) days of service of their complaint.

Stryker Hip/ABG II Assigned Judges and Staff

Judge Rachelle L. Harz
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
Kimberly Beggs
Secretary to the Judge
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 312
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2685
E-Mail: Kimberly.Beggs@njcourts.gov
Steve Park
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2515
E-Mail: Steve.Park@njcourts.gov
Nataliana Guida
Law Clerk
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2686
E-Mail: Nataliana.Guida@njcourts.gov
Kathleen Andes-Stylianou
Civil Division Manager
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2700 Ext. #2601
E-Mail: Kathleen.Stylianou@njcourts.gov
Jamie Colaneri
Team Leader
Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street
Courtroom 415
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-527-2713
E-Mail: Jamie.Colaneri@njcourts.gov
Daniel Gardner
Technical Support
Phone: 609-984-6989
E-Mail: Daniel.Gardner@njcourts.gov

Calendar

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Case List

Counsel Lists

Date Title Section
08/26/2013 Order Admitting Paul Asfendis Pro Hac Vice (L-5993-12) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-9586-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-1157-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-1159-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-1160-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-1163-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-3030-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-3031-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/26/2016 Order Admitting Jan D. Atlas Pro Hac Vice (L-3032-14) Pro Hac Vice
12/06/2013 Order Admitting Mark Dicello Pro Hac Vice (L-1023-13) Pro Hac Vice
06/20/2013 Order Admitting Holly Dolejsi Pro Hac Vice (L-1744-13) Pro Hac Vice
12/17/2013 Order Admitting Kevin Fitzgerald Pro Hac Vice (L-7623) Pro Hac Vice
05/03/2013 Order Admitting Wendy Fleishman Pro Hac Vice (L-1607-13) Pro Hac Vice
06/07/2013 Order Admitting Brian Franciskato Pro Hac Vice (L-3366-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/03/2013 Order Admitting Brenda Fulmar Pro Hac Vice (L-5993-12) Pro Hac Vice
04/08/2013 Order Admitting Jeffrey Grand Pro Hac Vice (L-1576-13) Pro Hac Vice
04/08/2013 Order Admitting Jeffrey Grand Pro Hac Vice (L-1590-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/03/2013 Order Admitting Lexi Hazam Pro Hac Vice (L-1607-13) Pro Hac Vice
12/06/2013 Order Admitting John Hart Pro Hac Vice (L-5071-13) Pro Hac Vice
12/06/2013 Order Admitting John Hart Pro Hac Vice (L-5073-13) Pro Hac Vice
11/08/2013 Order Admitting Gregory Huber Pro Hac Vice (L-6722-13) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-4690-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-7448-13) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-1145-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-6142-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-6145-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-1202-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-6146-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-4646-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-4963-13) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-4536-14) Pro Hac Vice
09/05/2014 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-7639-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/25/2013 Order Admitting Sean Jez Pro Hac Vice (L-4079-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/10/2014 Order Admitting Kathleen P. Kettles Pro Hac Vice (L-4970-13) Pro Hac Vice
06/07/2013 Order Admitting Altom Maglio Pro Hac Vice (L-3366-13) Pro Hac Vice
08/08/2014 Order Admitting Ted L. Mann Pro Hac Vice (L-2422-14) Pro Hac Vice
03/08/2013 Order Admitting Michael McGlamry Pro Hac Vice (L-9236-12) Pro Hac Vice
07/12/2013 Order Admitting Charles Mindlino Pro Hac Vice (L-0831-13) Pro Hac Vice
07/12/2013 Order Admitting Charles Mindlino Pro Hac Vice (L-1560-13) Pro Hac Vice
07/08/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-3030-14) Pro Hac Vice
07/08/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-3031-14) Pro Hac Vice
07/08/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-3032-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/09/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-1157-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/09/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-1159-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/09/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-1160-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/09/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-1163-14) Pro Hac Vice
01/08/2014 Order Admitting Andrew Norden Pro Hac Vice (L-4986-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/24/2013 Order Admitting Ellen Presby Pro Hac Vice (L-910-13) Pro Hac Vice
04/11/2014 Order Admitting David Rheingold Pro Hac Vice (L-5023-13) Pro Hac Vice
03/28/2014 Order Admitting David Rheingold Pro Hac Vice (L-5035-13) Pro Hac Vice
06/07/2013 Order Admitting Ilyas Sayeg Pro Hac Vice (L-3366-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/03/2013 Order Admitting Robert Sickels Pro Hac Vice (L-1613-13) Pro Hac Vice
02/03/2016 Order Admitting John W. Smith Pro Hac Vice (L-0936-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/01/2013 Order Admitting Andrew Sullo Pro Hac Vice (L-5079-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/01/2013 Order Admitting Andrew Sullo Pro Hac Vice (L-5080-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/01/2013 Order Admitting Andrew Sullo Pro Hac Vice (L-5081-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/01/2013 Order Admitting Andrew Sullo Pro Hac Vice (L-5085-13) Pro Hac Vice
10/01/2013 Order Admitting Andrew Sullo Pro Hac Vice (L-5086-13) Pro Hac Vice
04/08/2013 Order Admitting Tara Sutton Pro Hac Vice (L-1744-13) Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2013 Order Admitting David Szerlag Pro Hac Vice (L-8492-12) Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2013 Order Admitting David Szerlag Pro Hac Vice (L-8497-12) Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2013 Order Admitting David Szerlag Pro Hac Vice (L-8502-12) Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2013 Order Admitting David Szerlag Pro Hac Vice (L-8483-12) Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2013 Order Admitting David Szerlag Pro Hac Vice (L-8488-12) Pro Hac Vice
07/08/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-5830-14) Pro Hac Vice
07/08/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-5832-14) Pro Hac Vice
05/09/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-3467-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2349-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2350-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2355-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2357-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2358-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2360-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2361-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2362-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2363-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2364-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2365-14) Pro Hac Vice
04/10/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-2367-14) Pro Hac Vice
06/20/2014 Order Admitting E. Scott Verhine Pro Hac Vice (L-4970-14) Pro Hac Vice
11/14/2012 Order Admitting Clell Calvin Warriner III Pro Hac Vice (L-5993-12) Pro Hac Vice
08/09/2013 Order Admitting Michael Waters Pro Hac Vice (L-5310-13) Pro Hac Vice
05/24/2013 Order Admitting Kay Van Wey Pro Hac Vice (L-910-13) Pro Hac Vice
06/20/2013 Order Admitting Gary Wilson Pro Hac Vice (L-1744-13) Pro Hac Vice
01/22/2013 Initial Case Management Order Case Management
01/20/2013 Case Management Order 1 Case Management
03/11/2013 Case Management Order 2 Case Management
03/19/2013 Case Management Order 3 Case Management
03/20/2013 Case Management Order 3A Case Management
04/10/2013 Case Management Order 4 Case Management
04/29/2013 Case Management Order 4A Case Management
05/16/2013 Case Management Order 5 Case Management
06/26/2013 Case Management Order 6 Case Management
07/23/2013 Case Management Order 7 Case Management
07/26/2013 Case Management Order 7A Case Management
08/13/2013 Case Management Order 8 Case Management
09/24/2013 Case Management Order 9 Case Management
10/23/2013 Case Management Order 10 Case Management
11/18/2013 Case Management Order 11 Case Management
12/16/2013 Case Management Order 12 Case Management
01/28/2014 Case Management Order 13 Case Management
02/27/2014 Case Management Order 14 Case Management
04/01/2014 Case Management Order 15 Case Management
05/20/2014 Case Management Order 16 Case Management
05/27/2014 Case Management Order 16 - AMENDED Case Management
06/23/2014 Case Management Order 17 Case Management
08/04/2014 Case Management Order 18 Case Management
10/08/2014 Case Management Order 19 Case Management
05/05/2015 Case Management Order 20 Case Management
05/05/2015 MDL Attachment to CMO 20 Case Management
05/29/2015 Case Management Order 21 Case Management
10/08/2015 Case Management Order 22 Case Management
01/19/2016 Case Management Order 23 Case Management
05/03/2016 Case Management Order 24 Case Management
10/17/2016 Order Extending Discovery General
03/04/2016 Order of Dismissal with Prejudice- Schedule A General
12/18/2015 Order for Dismissal with Prejudice Per Private Settlement Agreement General
07/08/2016 Order Approving Reimbursement To The Plaintiff's Steering Committee Common Benefit General
06/24/2016 Joint Stipulation and Order Staying All Proceedings General
06/24/2016 Order Regarding Providio Payments in Aid of the Private Settlement General
06/19/2016 Order Regarding Supplemental Registration of Cases and Claims General
02/05/2016 Order Regarding Providio Payments In Aid of the Private Settlement General
01/07/2016 Order for Stryker ABG II Case Questionnaire General
07/02/2015 Order Establishing Qualified Settlement Fund & Appointing QSF Administrator General
11/13/2014 Order Regarding Registration of Cases and Claims General
11/03/2014 Order Regarding Nov. 3, 2014 Court Appearance General
11/03/2014 Order Aiding Private Settlement General
11/03/2014 Calendar Order General
07/18/2014 Final Amended Stipulated Protective Order General
03/14/2014 Amended Mediation Consent Order General
02/12/2014 Order Regarding Leadership Committees General
10/23/2013 Implementing Order for DF Fact Sheet General
09/30/2013 Order Governing Format of Productions General
08/13/2013 Order Regarding Alternative Option for Service of Complaints General
08/13/2013 Amended Interim Stipulated Protective Order General
08/02/2013 Interim Stipulated Protective Order General
07/17/2013 Deposition Guidelines for Pfs in Extremis General
07/17/2013 Order & Stipulation Re Stryker Corp & Stryker Ireland Ltd General
04/29/2013 Stryker Implementing Order for Long and Short Form Answers General
04/29/2013 Amended Implementing Order to CMO 4A General
04/02/2013 Initial Mediation Consent Order General
02/27/2014 Amended Order Regarding Alternative Option for Service of Complaints Service
06/27/2017 Gueli v Howmedica – Order to Sub Party Plaintiff
05/16/2016 Buchanan v. Howmedica - Order to Reinstate - L-5778-13 Plaintiff
10/10/2014 Conway v. Howmedica - Order to Relieve Counsel - L-4970-13 Plaintiff
06/30/2016 Gartlan v. Howmedica - Order to Compel Discovery - L-5609-15 Plaintiff
09/09/2014 Guinn v. Howmedica - Order to Intervene Denied Plaintiff
07/19/2016 Hamm v. Howmedica - Stipulated Protective Order of Confidentiality - L-7305-14 Plaintiff
07/20/2016 Schiff v. Howmedica - Order to Dismiss Complaint without Prejudice - DENIED Plaintiff
12/19/2016 Order Aiding Private Settlement General
12/19/2016 Order Regardning Registration General
02/27/2017 Order Extending Discovery General