IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 14, 2006
SUE ANN ARCHER, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
MERCK & CO. INC., DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Pending before the Court is defendant Merck's Motion to Stay All Proceedings (Doc. 4), filed on October 5, 2006. Specifically, Merck moves the Court to stay this action pending its likely transfer to In re Vioxx Products Liab. Litig., (MDL) No. 1657. As of this date, Plaintiff has not responded to the motion. Pursuant to LOCAL CIVIL RULE 7.1(g), the Court considers this failure an admission of the merits of the motion.*fn1 Thus, the Court GRANTS Merck's Motion (Doc. 4.) And hereby STAYS this matter pending its transfer to the MDL.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 14th day of November, 2006.
David R Herndon United States District Judge