Physiomesh

Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh (“Physiomesh”) is a polypropylene-based mesh prosthetic designed for the repair of hernias. On July 17, 2018, the Supreme Court designated pending and future New Jersey state court litigation alleging injuries from use of Physiomesh as multicounty litigation and assigned it for centralized management to Atlantic County.

Assigned Judges and Staff

Judge Julio L. Mendez
Assignment Judge
New Jersey Superior Court
Courtroom 3A
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47257
E-Mail: Julio.Mendez@njcourts.gov
Ana Camacho
Secretary to the Judge
New Jersey Superior Court
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47257
E-Mail: Ana.Camacho@njcourts.gov
Judge John C. Porto
New Jersey Superior Court
Courtroom 3H
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47652
E-Mail: John.Porto@njcourts.gov
Mary Milideo
Secretary to the Judge
New Jersey Superior Court
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47652
E-Mail: Mary.Milideo@njcourts.gov
Mackenzie Lindquist
Law Clerk
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47653
E-Mail: Mackenzie.Lindquist@njcourts.gov
George Coan
Civil Division Manager
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47591
E-Mail: george.coan@njcourts.gov
Allison Theoharis
Team Leader, MCL Division
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: 609-402-0100 Ext. 47638
E-Mail: allison.theoharis@njcourts.gov
Becky Fuller
Technical Support
Phone: 609-815-2900 Ext. 54900
E-Mail: Rebecca.fuller@njcourts.gov

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Date Title Section
06/21/2021 Order Adjourning July 15, 2021 Case Management Conference until July 22, 2021 and Granting Counsel Leave to Appear in Person General
04/22/2021 Case Management Order No. 18 Case Management
03/31/2021 Order Regarding Pro Hac Vice Admission and Appearances Pro Hac Vice
04/01/2021 Fourth Order Extending Discovery End Dates General
03/24/2021 Amended Order Scheduling Case Management Conference (April 2021) General
03/03/2021 Fourth Amended Case Management Order No. 10 (Discovery, Scheduling and Case Management) Case Management
02/26/2021 Order With Respect To Return Date Of Non-Dispositive Motions And Schedule For Submission Of Papers On Non-Dispositive Motions General
11/18/2020 Case Management Order No. 16 – Production of Ethicon Hernia Mesh Exemplars Case Management
11/18/2020 Case Management Order No.15 – Order of Questioning Treating Physicians Case Management
11/16/2020 Order Scheduling Case Management Conferences from January 2021 – December 2021 Case Management
08/20/2020 Third Amended Case Management Order No. 10 (Discovery Scheduling & Case Management) Case Management
11/12/2020 Order Admitting Andrew D. Tharp, Esq. Pro Hac Vice Pro Hac Vice
11/12/2020 Order Admitting Katelyn E. Marshall, Esq. Pro Hac Vice Pro Hac Vice
01/14/2021 Case Management Order No. 17 Case Management
09/27/2019 Order Scheduling Case Management Conference from January 2020 until June 2020 – L 2122-18 General
07/19/2019 Case Management Order No. 10 (Discovery, Scheduling & Case Management) – L 2122-18 Case Management
07/29/2019 Amended Case Management Order No. 10 (Discovery, Scheduling & Case Management) – L 2122-18 Case Management
10/29/2019 Order Scheduling Case Management Conferences from July 2020 until December 2020 – L 2122-18 Case Management
11/01/2019 Case Management Order No. 12 (Cases Selected for Individual Discovery) – L 2122-18 Case Management
07/18/2019 Order Granting C. Brett Vaughn, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
02/26/2020 Order Granting Lisa M. Margul, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
02/27/2020 Order Granting Brett Tarver, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
03/05/2020 Order Granting Philip J. Combs, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
03/05/2020 Order Granting Michael B. Hewes, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
05/20/2020 Order Granting Luke R. Hertenstein, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L 2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
04/05/2019 Order Granting David M. Cohen - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
04/05/2019 Order Granting Raquel Lucas Herraiz - Pro Hac Vice – L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
01/15/2019 Case Management Order No. 5 Case Management
10/26/2018 Case Management Order 2 Case Management
12/21/2018 Order Granting Travis Swearingen - Pro Hac Vice – L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
10/15/2018 Order Permitting the Use of Court Reporting Services General
10/05/2018 Order Adding Schedule A to Pro Hac Vice Orders Pro Hac Vice
10/04/2018 Order Granting Richard T. Bernardo – Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
10/04/2018 Order Granting Kenneth P. Conour - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
10/04/2018 Order Granting G. Brian Jackson, Esq. - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
10/04/2018 Order Granting Robin Shah, Esq. - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
10/04/2018 Order Granting William M. Gage, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/02/2020 Case Management Order #7 Case Management
11/18/2020 Case Management Order No. 16 Case Management
11/18/2020 Case Management Order No. 15 Case Management
11/16/2020 Order Scheduling Case Management Conference from January, 2021 until December, 2021 General
10/19/2020 CMO#14 Physiomesh Case Management
10/01/2020 Case Management Order No. 13 Case Management
07/15/2020 (Third) Order Extending Discovery End Dates General
07/07/2020 Physiomesh ATL L 2122 18 Second Amended Order CMC August 2020 General
06/16/2020 Case Management Order No. 12 (Amended) Case Management
05/22/2020 Case Management Order 10 (Amended) Case Management
05/21/2020 Order Scheduling Case Management Conferences from January 2020 to June 2020 (Amended) Case Management
05/21/2020 Order Scheduling Case Management Conferences from July 2020 until December 2020 (Amended) Case Management
05/20/2020 Case Management Order 5 (Amended) Case Management
03/30/2020 Consent Order Extending Discovery End Dates General
02/11/2020 Order Granting John G. Zgourides, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
01/10/2020 Order Granting Taylor B. Mayes, Esq. – Pro Hac Vice – L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/24/2019 Order Granting David F. Norden, Esq. - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/24/2019 Order Granting Kimberly Gustafson Bueno - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/24/2019 Order Granting Eric Rumanek - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/24/2019 Order Granting Halli D. Cohn - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
12/24/2019 Order Granting John W. Ellis - Pro Hac Vice - L-2122-18 Pro Hac Vice
11/01/2019 Case Management Order No 12 Case Management
10/04/2019 Case Management Order No 11 Case Management
06/06/2019 Case Management Order No. 9 (Order Governing Translation of Foreign Documents) Case Management
05/06/2019 Order Granting Chad R. Hutchinson Esq. - Pro Hac Vice Pro Hac Vice
04/16/2019 Case Management Order 8 - Procedures for May 8, 2019 Science Day Case Management
02/25/2019 Consent Order Extending Discovery End Dates with Exhibit A General
02/21/2019 Case Management Order 6 Case Management
11/14/2018 Case Management Order 4 Case Management
11/14/2018 Case Management Order 3 Case Management
07/19/2019 Case Management Order 2 (AMENDED) Case Management
08/20/2018 Case Management Order 1 Case Management