May 23, 2013
AMBER J. WILSON, STACEY M. HENSON, and NICOLE HELFER. Plaintiffs,
ORGANON USA, INC.; ORGANON PHARMACEUTICAL USA, INC.; ORGANON INTERNATIONAL, INC., ORGANON BIOSCIENCES NV; AKZO NOBEL NV; SCHERING-PLOUGH CORPORATION, MERCK & COMPANY, INC., McKESSON CORPORATION and DOES 1-100. Defendants.
MILSTEIN ADELMAN, LLP, Mark A. Milstein, State Bar No. 155513, Paul D. Stevens, State Bar No. 207107, Shireen Mohsenzadegan, State Bar No. 237882, Santa Monica, California.
KABATECK BROWN KELLNER, LLP, Brian S. Kabateck, State Bar No. 152054, Richard L. Kellner, State Bar No. 171416, Lina Melidonian, State Bar No. 245283, Los Angeles, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
Steven J. Boranian (SBN 174183), Lynn A. Combs (SBN 253774), Jaclyn M. Setili (SBN 279138), REED SMITH LLP, San Francisco, CA.
Thomas J. Yoo (SBN 175118), Eric J. Buhr (SBN 217258), REED SMITH LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Attorneys for Defendants Organon USA Inc., Organon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. LLC (f/k/a Organon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.), Organon International Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. (f/k/a Schering-Plough Corporation)
Anthony G. Brazil (SBN 84297), Donald L. Ridge (SBN 132171), Wendi J. Frisch (SBN 211555), MORRIS POLICH & PURDY LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Attorneys for Defendants McKESSON CORP.
JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
CLAUDIA WILKEN, District Judge.
Plaintiffs and Defendants hereby file the following Joint Stipulation:
WHEREAS, on February 15, 2013, defendants Organ USA, Inc., Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., LLC, Organon International Inc., and Merck & Co. (the "Merck Defendants") removed this matter from California State Court to this United States District Court for the Northern District of California;
WHEREAS, on February 21, 2013, the Merck Defendants filed a motion to stay this action pending transfer to the consolidated federal multidistrict litigation proceeding in the Eastern District of Missouri, known as MDL-1964;
WHEREAS, on February 25, 2013, this Court granted the Merck Defendants' motion to stay this action pending transfer to MDL-1964;
WHEREAS, the hearing regarding the transfer of this action to MDL-1964 is scheduled before the United States Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation on May 30, 2013 and therefore the transfer of this action will not be determined before that date;
WHEREAS, in the meantime, a Case Management Conference is scheduled in this Court on May 29, 2013;
WHEREFORE, given that this Court stayed this action pending transfer to MDL-1964, and the hearing regarding the transfer to MDL-1964 is not until May 30, 2013;
THE PARTIES HEREBY STIPULATE and request the Court to continue the Case Management Conference by thirty days to June 28, 2013, or as soon thereafter as the Court's calendar could accommodate, so as to provide sufficient time for the United States Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation to issue its Order regarding the transfer of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.