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First IVC Filter Lawsuit Ends With $3.6 Million Award

First IVC Filter Lawsuit Results in $3.6 Million Award

Booker’s product liability lawsuit is one of more than 3,500 claims that have been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The MDL is proceeding in the District of Arizona. Judge David G. Campbell is presiding.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on …

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Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit Set For Second Bellwether Trial to Begin May 15

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/bard-eclipse-bellwether-trial-set-142317/Following a $3.6 million verdict in the first IVC filter bellwether case to go before a jury last month, C.R. Bard is set to face another trial next month, involving a complaint that alleges a Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter fractured and caused a woman to …

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West Palm Beach Attorney Wins $3.6 Million Verdict in Blood Filter MDL

Indiana-based Cook Medical and Georgia-based Bard Medical Division face about 5,800 IVC filter lawsuits in federal court.

Thousands of pending cases have been consolidated into two MDLs with lawsuits against Cook moved to Indiana and Bard’s playing out …

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Additional IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed

Boston Scientific Corp. and Cook Medical Inc., two major manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, are facing lawsuits in Kentucky federal court over allegations that their filters have caused serious injuries to patients.

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IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently …

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Address FDA Warnings Of Deep Vein Thrombosis & Filter Fracture / Migration

TheProductLawyers.com reports on important FDA warnings which were released regarding IVC filter medical devices.

On August 9th of 2010, the agency released an initial communication which they called “Removing Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters.”

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What’s Happening With The Bair Hugger Litigation?

State Judge Dismisses Some Bair Hugger Lawsuits

A district court judge has dismissed dozens of lawsuits filed by Minnesota residents who allege that the Bair Hugger forced-air warmer caused their deep joint infections during joint replacement surgery by blowing contaminants off of the floor and into …

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First Two Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials Scheduled to be Ready to Go by April 2018

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The much-anticipated bellwether trials for the Bair Hugger litigation are set to begin this year.

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2 Medtronic’s Infuse Patients To Get $8.45 Million in Settlements

Patients who received Medtronic’s Infuse product to get $8.45 million in settlements

http://www.startribune.com/patients-who-received-medtronic-product-to-get-8-45-million-in-settlements/388947831/Two patients who were injured by Medtronic’s controversial Infuse bone graft product will receive a combined $8.45 million in settlements with the University of California Los Angeles, where a doctor with financial ties to the company used the product …

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Medtronic Disentangles From Durrani Infuse Lawsuits

https://ryortho.com/breaking/medtronic-disentangles-from-durrani-infuse-lawsuits/Spine patients in Ohio who had back surgery performed by federal fugitive, Atiq Durrani M.D., joined together to sue Medtronic because Durrani used Infuse in an alleged off-label fashion.

Durrani is currently practicing back surgery on Pakistanis after …

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Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ucla-wang-medtronics-20160729-snap-story.htmlThe University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging that a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to …

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In letter to Franken, FDA defends handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study

http://www.startribune.com/in-letter-to-franken-fda-defends-handling-of-medtronic-s-infuse-study/384052101/After receiving the FDA’s response to his questions, Franken says the handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study signals a broader need to change how the agency safeguards the public’s health.

He called for “a more robust, proactive medical device …

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Sen. Franken pushes for review of Medtronic Infuse study

http://www.massdevice.com/sen-franken-pushes-review-medtronic-infuse-study/Medtronic InFuse Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pushing for more details on Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) study of its Infuse Bone Graft, saying that the product …

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J&J’s $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Problem

Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/defective-hip-implants/hip-replacement-implant-failure-defective-19-22358.htmlDallas, TX Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have filed a brief asking an appeals court to reconsider denial of their motion for a new trial that resulted in a $151 million judgment against those manufacturers on a Pinnacle hip implant …

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Stryker Hip Litigation Consolidated in New Jersey State Court

With a growing number of Stryker hip replacement lawsuits continuing to be filed in New Jersey over problems with the recalled LFit V40 femoral head, the state court litigation has been centralized before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

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State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey

The calendar ticking over to a new month coincided with the release of a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court approving the consolidation of all pending and future state-based hip replacement implant failure lawsuits against Howmedica …

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California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit

http://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/california-stryker-accolade-lfit-v40-hip-failure-lawsuit/According to Ulrich, the premature failure of a Stryker Accolade TMZF hip stem and Stryker LFit V40 Anatomic femoral head, caused severe bone loss, painful rehab treatment and revision surgery to remove the failed hip replacement components in 2016.

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Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/defective-hip-implants/hip-replacement-implant-failure-defective-17-22326.htmlDefective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements Companies recently having “issues” with their hip devices include Accolade, Smith and Nephew, Depuy, Zimmer Biomet and Stryker.

Just over the past year, Stryker has been named …

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Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/defective-hip-implants/hip-replacement-implant-failure-defective-16-22301.htmlD-202-CV-2013-04060, Second Judicial District, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico after he suffered a post-surgical infection from a hip implant surgery involving the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology (MLTK) and a cobalt-chromium …

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The FDA Shortcut to a Hip Replacement Lawsuit

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/defective-hip-implants/hip-replacement-implant-failure-defective-8-22088.htmlBergen, NJ It was back in 2008 that Hip Replacement Implant Failure caught up with Zimmer, when its Alumina Ceramic Femoral Head component was subject to a Class 2 recall by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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J&J Ethicon Physiomesh Under Fire Again; This Time For Hernia Mesh

Nova Scotia man blames recalled hernia mesh for debilitating pain

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ethicon-physiomesh-hernia-repair-health-canada-recall-1.4145437Siskinds, a law firm from London, Ont., is applying to certify a class action lawsuit on behalf of Canadian patients who have had problems with Physiomesh.

A surgeon in Dartmouth said he regularly used Ethicon Physiomesh to repair abdominal hernias.

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Johnson & Johnson Under Fire Again for Defective Hernia Mesh Product

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/johnson-johnson-under-fire-again-for-defective-hernia-mesh-product-71211/Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon is under fire once again for its defective hernia mesh product Physiomesh.

A man from Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the company after he experienced serious complications after ventral incisional hernia repair.

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Florida Ethicon Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuit

http://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/defective-dangerous-products/florida-ethicon-hernia-mesh-injury-lawsuit/Picolla filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging that Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary manufactured and sold a defective product, which may lead to chronic pain, infection, migration, deformation of the …

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When Did DePuy Know their Pinnacle Hip Was Defective?

When Did MoM Hip Manufacturer DePuy Know their Product Was Defective?

http://southeastpennsylvania.legalexaminer.com/defective-dangerous-products/when-did-mom-hip-manufacturer-depuy-know-their-product-was-defective/Involving a similar product that has yet to be recalled, the bellwether trial ascertained that DePuy and Johnson & Johnson marketed the Pinnacle replacement hip as a high stability, low-wear implant that could be used with a metal liner, yet they did …

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Plaintiffs Lawyer Lanier Makes Tit-for-Tat Attack in $500M Hip Implant Appeal

http://www.texaslawyer.com/id=1202786659022/Plaintiffs-Lawyer-Lanier-Makes-TitforTat-Attack-in-500M-Hip-Implant-AppealThe verdict at issue came in the second bellwether trial over the Pinnacle, which has generated more than 9,000 lawsuits alleging the devices caused pain and subsequent removal surgeries.

DePuy won the first verdict in 2014 and has a separate appeal …

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From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas?

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/texas-medical-malpractice/texas-medical-malpractice-negligence-22313.htmlDallas, TX
A legal showdown is brewing in the state of Texas over that state’s cap on punitive damages.

Texas medical malpractice lawyers representing plaintiffs who saw their $502 million jury award over failed DePuy Pinnacle hip implants reduced to …

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DePuy Pinnacle metal hip failure

http://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/depuy-pinnacle-metal-hip-failure/DePuy Pinnacle metal hip failures continue to make headlines.

According to Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy internal documents, U.S. patients were fitted with the controversial metal on metal hip implants despite the companies knowing that …

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DePuy and Johnson & Johnson appeal decision in favor of hip implant recipients

http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511103706-depuy-and-johnson-johnson-appeal-decision-in-favor-of-hip-implant-recipientsAfter a weeks-long courtroom battle described in appeal documents as “intensely adversarial,” a jury found in favor of five plaintiffs who had received DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implant, which uses a metal-on-metal design.

According to the plaintiff’s cross …

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DePuy Knew of Metal Hip Implant Risks in 1995

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/depuy-knew-of-metal-hip-implant-risks-in-1995/Nearly 10,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the DePuy Pinnacle, an all-metal hip implant that was not recalled.

Last year, DePuy was hit with an eye-popping $1 billion jury verdict to six people who were injured.

Another jury …

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Johnson & Johnson seeks new trials after $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss

http://www.massdevice.com/johnson-johnson-seeks-new-trials-1b-pinnacle-hip-implant-loss/DePuy also claimed that it’s entitled to new trials “because plaintiffs injected an enormous amount of unfairly prejudicial evidence into this trial – all of which should have been excluded under any fair reading of the Federal Rules of Evidence and …

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Lessons Emerging from Pinnacle Hip Bellwether Trials

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e8bb3be1-5777-48b8-a31f-3b9757ff2541In a staggering verdict, a Texas jury recently awarded over $1 billion against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. (“DePuy”) (collectively referred to as “Defendants”) to six California plaintiffs who claimed the …

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Filings Increasing Nationwide

Vena Tech IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed Against B. Braun

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/vena-tech-ivc-filter-lawsuit-filed-against-b-braun/The lawsuit was filed by Robert Z., a man from Valhalla, New York who was injured by the Vena Tech® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc.

The IVC filter was surgically implanted in his vein on November 18, 2015 …

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Global Vena Cava Filter Market 2017 : Carmat, Volcano, AtriCure, Berlin Heart, Hexacath, InspireMD

http://peopletoday24.com/global-vena-cava-filter-market-2017-carmat-volcano-atricure-berlin-heart-hexacath-inspiremd/Report covers Vena Cava Filter global sales and global Vena Cava Filter market growth rate [2011 to 2021].

Below is the list of some key points of Vena Cava Filter market report.

The QY Market research study convey remarkable naturalistic facts and …

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Texas Woman Files Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/texas-woman-files-blood-clot-filter-lawsuit/Blood clot filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to prevent life-threatening health problems.

Instead, thousands of people have been severely injured or died of IVC Filter side effects.

Over 4,000 lawsuits accuse manufacturers of …

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Mississippi Woman Files IVC Filter Lawsuit

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/mississippi-woman-files-ivc-filter-lawsuit/C.R. Bard sold 160,000 G2® IVC filters before pulling them off the market without a recall in 2010.

A few years later, studies confirmed that nearly 40% will fracture within 5 years — a similar risk linked to the previous model, suggesting the …

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Bellwether Cook blood-clot-filter case heads to trial

Cook, which is privately owned and rarely discloses sales information, did not disclose how many of its blood-clot filters are implanted each year.

It said in a statement that “only a very small percentage of our IVC filters placed worldwide are …

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Bair Hugger Heat Blanket Litigation Continues to Grow

Bair Hugger Heat Blanket Litigation Continues to Grow Into the New Year

https://www.usrecallnews.com/bair-hugger-heat-blanket-litigation-continues-grow-new-year/According to a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Update released on January 17th, the number of 3M Bair Hugger injury claims has increased from 939 in December 15, 2016, to 1,105.

The Bair Hugger surgical blanket, originally manufactured by Arizant …

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Bair Hugger Litigation Chooses Bellwether Process

http://baddrug.news/news/bair-hugger-litigation-chooses-bellwether-process/Called the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, the device is designed to regulate body temperature during surgery, which can decrease bleeding risks and reduce recovery time.

The device is a blanket with holes draped over the body.

An air pump forces air …

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Surgery patients blame blanket-type device for extreme infections

http://www.click2houston.com/health/surgery-patients-blame-blanket-type-medical-device-for-extreme-infectionsThe device he is referring to is called a Bair Hugger.

The Bair Hugger works like a blanket, keeping the body warm during anesthesia, because anesthesia drugs lower body temperature.

Low temperatures during surgery can increase your chance of infection …

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Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Infection Lawsuits Selected for Final Bellwether Trial Pool

The federal court overseeing coordinated pretrial proceedings for hundreds of hip and knee infection lawsuits involving the 3M Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket has selected eight individual cases for the proceeding’s first bellwether trials …

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Bair Hugger Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Schedules June Conference as Deep Joint Infection Claims Exceed

All of the Bair Hugger lawsuits pending in the District of Minnesota were filed on behalf of hip and knee replacement patients who allegedly developed post-operative deep joint infections related to the use of the forced air warmer blanket during their …

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Could Opening An Operating Room Door During Surgeries Increase Infection Risk?

http://baddrug.news/news/opening-operating-room-door-surgeries-increase-infection-risk/Some believe this repetitive movement could increase a patient’s risk of developing an infection, and plaintiffs in the Bair Hugger litigation believe they are particularly at risk.

The study found, on average, the operating room door is opened 71 …

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DePuy $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss is in the news again

Johnson & Johnson seeks new trials after $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss

http://www.massdevice.com/johnson-johnson-seeks-new-trials-1b-pinnacle-hip-implant-loss/The lawsuits are the 3rd clutch of bellwether cases to go to trial of the nearly 9,000 in a multi-district litigation overseen by Kinkeade.

DePuy won the 1st bellwether trial in the MDL, in October 2014.

In July Kinkeade slashed the $500 million …

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DePuy Knew of Metal Hip Implant Risks in 1995

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/depuy-knew-of-metal-hip-implant-risks-in-1995/Nearly 10,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the DePuy Pinnacle, an all-metal hip implant that was not recalled.

Last year, DePuy was hit with an eye-popping $1 billion jury verdict to six people who were injured.

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Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/01/04/judge-halves-1b-award-in-j-j-hip-implants-case.htmlA U.S. judge almost halved the award in a December jury verdict that ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to plaintiffs in six lawsuits who said they were injured by DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implants.

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Billion Dollar Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/billion-dollar-verdict-depuy-pinnacle-hip-replacement-lawsuitDespite multiple attempts by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to delay and dismiss the third DePuy Pinnacle hip implant bellwether trial, the case moved forward with outstanding results.

After 12 weeks of trial, which included 32 witnesses called and 1,346 …

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Jury levels $1B verdict against J&J’s DePuy Ortho in Pinnacle hip bellwether

http://www.massdevice.com/jj-depuy-ortho-found-liable-1b-pinnacle-bellwether-case/The New Brunswick, N.J.-based health products giant, which faces roughly 8,400 lawsuits over the hip implants, said it’s planning to immediately appeal the verdict and is committed to defending itself and DePuy from further litigation over the Pinnacle …

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IVC Filter lawsuits still going strong

Lawsuit Filed Over Commonly Used Cardiac Device

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/lawsuit-filed-over-commonly-used-cardiac-device/The lawsuit was filed by Steven E., a man from Maryland who was injured by the Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical, LLC.

The filter was surgically implanted in his body on March 14, 2012 at Arnot Ogden …

Lawsuit Filed Over Commonly Used Cardiac Device

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Injured by Günther Tulip® IVC Filter

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/lawsuit-filed-by-woman-injured-by-gunther-tulip-ivc-filter/Cook Medical is facing around 1,500 other IVC filter lawsuits in a centralized federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2570) —

In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation. The plaintiff is …

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Injured by Günther Tulip® IVC Filter

Ohio Woman Files IVC Filter Lawsuit Against Cook Medical

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/ohio-woman-files-ivc-filter-lawsuit-against-cook-medical/The lawsuit was filed by Kathryn H., a woman who was surgically implanted with the Cook Medical Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter on May 14, 2007 at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The Gunther Tulip is a small medical …

Ohio Woman Files IVC Filter Lawsuit Against Cook Medical

Court Schedules Settlement Conferences for Cook IVC Litigation

http://sandiego.legalexaminer.com/defective-dangerous-products/court-schedules-settlement-conferences-for-cook-ivc-litigation/The Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2570) was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation on October 15 …

Court Schedules Settlement Conferences for Cook IVC Litigation