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United States ex rel. Strom v. Scios, Inc.

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

May 10, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ex rel. STROM Plaintiff,
v.
SCIOS, INC. and JOHNSON & JOHNSON Defendants.

STUART F. DELERY, Acting Assistant Attorney General.

JOSHUA B. EATON (CA Bar No. 196887) Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. §515 ALEX G. TSE (CA Bar No. 152348) Chief, Civil Division, SARA WINSLOW (DC Bar No. 457643) THOMAS R. GREEN (CA Bar No. 203480) Assistant United States Attorneys sara.winslow@usdoj.gov, San Francisco, California.

MICHAEL GRANSTON, JAMIE A. YAVELBERG, REN§E S. ORLEANS, KIMBERLY I. FRIDAY, Attorneys Civil Division United States Department of Justice Ben Franklin Station renee.orleans@usdoj.gov Washington, D.C. Attorneys for the United States of America. NOLAN & AUERBACH, P.A., LAW OFFICES OF MATTHEW PAVONE.

KENNETH J. NOLAN, Esq., MARCELLA AUERBACH, Esq., Pro Hac Vice MATTHEW B. PAVONE, Esq., Attorneys for Qui Tam Plaintiff Joe Strom.

QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP JOHN POTTER, Esq., DIANE DOOLITTLE, Esq., NICOLE ALTMAN, Esq., Attorneys for Defendants Scios, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.

JOINT STATUS REPORT

CHARLES R. BREYER, Magistrate Judge.

Plaintiffs, the United States of America and Relator Joe Strom, and Defendants, Scios, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, respectfully submit this Joint Status Report.

1. On April 10, 2013, the Court issued an order based on the parties' stipulation to continue the stay of this case.

2. A status conference is scheduled for May 24, 2013.

3. As we have previously reported, the United States and Defendants have reached an agreement in principle on settling the above-captioned case.

4. The parties are continuing to negotiate the terms of the resolution of this matter. Since the last status report, progress has been made but the parties need additional time to complete the process and request that the Court reschedule the May 24, 2013 status conference to July 12, 2013, with another status report due on July 5, 2013.

5. Should the settlement be resolved prior to July 12, 2013, the parties will so notify the Court.

ORDER

Pursuant to stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED. The status conference currently scheduled for May 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. shall be vacated and rescheduled for July 12, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. A joint status report is due no later than July 5, 2013. The previous stay entered in the case continues.


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