UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 30, 2010
IN RE YASMIN AND YAZ (DROSPIRENONE) MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND RELEVANT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
THIS MATTER RELATES TO: APRIL ALLEN ET AL.
BAYER CORPORATION ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge David R. Herndon
MDL No. 2100
ORDER STRIKING COMPLAINT
This matter comes before the Court on its own motion. To date, this Multidistrict Litigation includes 1,955 member actions and 2,310 Plaintiffs. Because of the considerable number of cases involved, the Court agreed with Plaintiff's leadership that member actions filed in this Multidistrict Litigation may bundle no more than five Plaintiffs, rather than file cases in the usual single plaintiff model. On June 25, 2010, Plaintiffs filed an action in this Multidistrict Litigation naming 18 Plaintiffs in a single complaint. Accordingly, pursuant to the Court's inherent authority to control its own docket and manage its own affairs to achieve orderly and expeditious disposition of cases, see Moser v. Universal Engineering Corp., 11 F.3d 720 (7th Cir.1993), the Court hereby ORDERS the Clerk to STRIKE Plaintiffs' Complaint. A complaint may be re-filed in this member action naming no more than five plaintiffs. The remaining Plaintiffs may file new member actions bundling no more than five plaintiffs in any individual complaint.
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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