UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 22, 2011
IN RE YASMIN AND YAZ (DROSPIRENONE) MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND RELEVANT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge David R. Herndon Slater
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
This document relates to:
HERNDON, Chief Judge:
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff's motion to dismiss the above captioned duplicative action (Doc. 6). The above captioned action was filed by Attorney Gregory N. McEwen of the McEwen Law Firm Ltd. on October 19, 2010 on behalf of Plaintiff (Doc. 2). Attorney Gregory N. McEwen subsequently learned that Plaintiff retained other counsel and that an identical action was filed on behalf of Plaintiff on October 29, 2010 (Slater 3:10-13235 Doc. 2). Plaintiff wishes to dismiss the above captioned action leaving the second filed action, Slater 3:10-13235, in full force and effect. Attorney Gregory N. McEwen also seeks leave to withdraw as Plaintiff's counsel. Pursuant to this Court's inherent authority to manage its own docket in a manner that conserves scarce judicial resources and promotes the efficient disposition of cases, see Champ v. Siegel Trading Co., 55 F.3d 269, 277 (7th Cir.1995), the Court hereby ORDERS as follows:
The above captioned action is DISMISSED and Attorney Gregory N. McEwen is WITHDRAWN as Plaintiff's counsel.Plaintiff's second filed action, Slater 3:10-13235, shall remain in full force and effect.
Digitally signed by
Date: 2011.03.22 12:56:11 -05'00'
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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