UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 29, 2012
SUZANNE JAFFE STILLMAN
NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH INC. ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Sharon L. Williams Not Reported N/A
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants: Not Present Not Present
Proceedings: (IN CHAMBERS) Order to Show Cause Re: February 6, 2012 Order
Dismissing Indirect Infringement Claims
On February 6, 2012, the Court granted Motions to Dismiss filed separately by Bayer Healthcare LLC and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to dismiss the claims of indirect infringement brought by Plaintiff Suzanne Stillman in her Second Amended Complaint ("SAC").
The allegations of indirect infringement, both induced and contributory, in the SAC are substantially similar as to all of the parties. Plaintiff merely changes the name of the Defendant's accused product in each paragraph of the allegations.
Therefore, the parties are hereby ordered to show cause in a writing not to exceed ten pages filed by noon on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as to why the analysis of the Court's February 6, 2012 Order (DE 165) should not be applied to the remaining Defendants. Failure to reply may result in dismissal of the claims of indirect infringement as to the remaining Defendants.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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