Yes, we’re well aware of the latest development in the Pelvic Mesh MDL.  See Mullins v. Ethicon, Inc., C.A. No. 2:12-cv-02952, slip op. (S.D.W. Va. Aug. 4, 2015).  However, due to Reed Smith’s Pelvic Mesh representations, we’re constrained in what we can say.  We’ll just have to let prior, non-Mesh posts speak for us on Mullins.  We’ve already blogged on consolidation.  We’ve already blogged about Restatement (Second) of Torts §402A, comment k (1965).  We’ve also blogged about the appropriate application of Erie principles.  Mullins implicates all of these issues.  We’d like to say more, but our obligations to our clients must take precedence.