UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
January 21, 2011
IN RE: YASMIN AND YAZ (DROSPIRENONE)
MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
This Document Relates to:
DiCostanzo v. Bayer HealthCare Pharms.,Inc., et al.
Greenwood v. Bayer HealthCare Pharms., Inc., et al.
Reed v. Bayer HealthCare Pharms., Inc., et al.
This matter is before the Court on Defendant Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Bayer") motion to dismiss Plaintiffs' claims without prejudice (Greenwood 3:10-cv-10262 Doc. 16; Reed 3:10-cv-10462 Doc. 14; Dicostanzo 3:10-cv-10578 Doc. 19), filed on December 28, 2010. Plaintiffs have not responded to Bayer's motion.
On November 10, 2010, Bayer filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice based on Plaintiffs' failure to file an entry of appearance.*fn1 Plaintiffs did not respond. On December 16, 2010, the Court ordered Plaintiffs to file a supplementary appearance by December 23, 2010 (Greenwood 3:10-cv-10262 Doc. 15; Reed 3:10-cv-10462 Doc. 13; Dicostanzo 3:10-cv-10578 Doc. 18). The Order provided: "If Plaintiffs fail to file an entry of appearance by this deadline, Plaintiffs' cases will be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b)." (Id. at 3-4).
To date, and in violation of the Order and Local Rule 83.1(g)(2), Plaintiffs have not filed a supplementary appearance. This is particularly problematic in light of the Plaintiff Fact Sheet concerns discussed in this Court's December 16, 2010 Order.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b), a complaint may be involuntarily dismissed where a Plaintiff fails to prosecute or to comply with the rules or a court order. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). In the above captioned cases, Plaintiffs have failed to comply with this Court's Order and with Local Rule 83.1(g). Accordingly, for the reasons stated herein, the above captioned actions are hereby dismissed without prejudice. SO ORDERED
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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