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In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


March 1, 2012

IN RE: YASMIN AND YAZ (DROSPIRENONE) MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

The opinion of the court was delivered by: David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court

This Document Relates to: Sandra Baker v. No. 3:11-cv-11027-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Amanda Bennefield, et al. v. No. 3:11-cv-11317-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.*fn1 Judith Bottino v. No. 3:11-cv-11030-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Kimberly Byrd, et al. v. No. 3:11-cv-12890-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.*fn2 Jade Crocker v. No. 3:11-cv-11132-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Erica Fabian v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10867-DRH-PMF Jessica Goodman v. No. 3:11-cv-11028-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Natasha Haley, et al. v. No. 3:11-cv-12892-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.*fn3 Taylor Ham v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11177-DRH-PMF Joyce Hawkins v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:10-cv-12924-DRH-PMF Natasha Hester v. No. 3:11-cv-11031-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Myranda Hinckley v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12092-DRH-PMF Wendy Hudson v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11689-DRH-PMF Emily Jones, et al. v. No. 3:11-cv-11320-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.*fn4 Shakina Jones v. No. 3:11-cv-11032-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Charlotte McIntosh v. No. 3:11-cv-11283-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Deborah and Joseph Motley v. Bayer Corp., et al.No. 3:11-cv-12115-DRH-PMF Melissa Napier v. No. 3:11-cv-11033-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Amanda Naquin v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10981-DRH-PMF Tracey Owen v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:10-cv-13652-DRH-PMF Christina Pietzak v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10860-DRH-PMF Kristal Ramirez v. No. 3:11-cv-12198-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Alicia and Nathaniel Raymond v. No. 3:11-cv-11101-DRH-PMF Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., et al. Brandi Sanders v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11820-DRH-PMF Denise Sloan v. No. 3:11-cv-11029-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Emily Smith v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12025-DRH-PMF Tracy and Jeffrey Spangler v. No. 3:11-cv-10691-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Santina Spears v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10892-DRH-PMF Nashlee Taylor v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11645-DRH-PMF Susan Tedaldi v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10837-DRH-PMF Monica Thompson v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12029-DRH-PMF Misty Tyson v. No. 3:10-cv-12678-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Debra West v. No. 3:11-cv-11735-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.

BAYER DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS WITHOUT PREJUDICE

This matter is before the Court on the Bayer defendants motion, pursuant to Case Management Order 12 ("CMO 12"),*fn5 for an Order dismissing Plaintiffs' claims in the above-captioned matters without prejudice for failure to comply with their Plaintiff Fact Sheet ("PFS") obligations.*fn6

Under Section C of CMO 12, each Plaintiff is required to serve Defendants with a completed PFS, including a signed Declaration, executed record release Authorizations, and copies of all documents subject to the requests for production contained in the PFS which are in the possession of Plaintiff. Section B of CMO 12 further provides that a completed PFS is due "45 days from the date of service of the first answer to her Complaint or the docketing of her case in this MDL, or 45 days from the date of this Order, whichever is later."

Plaintiffs in the above-captioned matters were to have served completed PFSs on or before December 18, 2011 (See 3:11-11027, Doc. 6-1).*fn7 Per Section E of CMO 12, Notice of Overdue Discovery was sent on January 9, 2012. (See 3:11-11027, Doc. 6-2). Plaintiffs' completed PFSs are thus more than two month overdue.

Under Section E of CMO 12, plaintiffs were given 14 days from the date of Bayer's motion, in this case 14 days from February 9, 2012, to file a response either certifying that they served upon defendants and defendants received a completed PFS, and attaching appropriate documentation of receipt or an opposition to defendant's motion.*fn8

To date, none of the plaintiffs in the above captioned member actions has filed a response. Because the plaintiffs have failed to respond to Bayer's allegations, the Court finds that these plaintiffs have failed to comply with their PFS obligations under CMO 12. Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows:

With regard to member action Amanda Bennefield, et al. v. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11317-DRH-PMF, the following plaintiffs' claims are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12: (1) Vera Channell, (2) Priscilla Martinez, and (3) Amanda Rasmussen.

With regard to member action Kimberly Byrd, et al. v. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12890-DRH-PMF, the following plaintiffs' claims are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12:

Kassandra Alvarez, (2) Lacy Bailey, (3) Elizabeth Bailey-Smith, (4) Sherri Bazemore, (5) Donna Bearden, (6) Kelly Blankenship, (7) Barbara Broderson, (8) Rachel Burgess, (9) Kimberly Byrd, (10) Cori Castro, (11) Desiree Castro-Cheatham, (12) Erica Cox, (13) Laura Currier, (14) Terry Enriquez, (15) Bilma Fernandez, (16) Danielle Garner, (17) Jennifer Giglio, (18) Ashley Gross, (19) Jessica Gutierrez, (20) Melissa Hawes, (21) Jamie Jeromin, (22) Lateycia Johnson, (23) Crystal Johnston, (24) Tricia Kelley-Learman, (25) Sonja Keys, (26) Shannon Lealos, (27) Stephanie Lyghts, (28) Natasha Macklin, (29) Maria Manahan, (30) Renee Manning, (31) Keshia Matthews, (32) Emily Mayer, (33) Janet McCarthy, (34) Bonnie McGregor, (35) Kiri Miranda, (36) Christina Murray-Myers, (37) Kristen Ozinga, (38) Nancy Paul, (39) Jessica Raya, (40) June Robles, (41) Valerie Schatz, (42) Jennifer Schmekel, (43) Terri Sellers, (44) Lea Slawson, (45) Amalia Soliz, (46) Mary Stanley, (47) Betty Stevens, (48) Toni Thomas, (49) Shelli Vinson, (50) Melanie Wallace, (51) Malissa Ward, (52) Ashley Weber, and (53) Shelettae Whitaker.

With regard to member action Natasha Haley, et al. v. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12892-DRH-PMF, the following plaintiffs' claims are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12:

Alaina Adams, (2) Aquarius Armstrong, (3) Ksee Ashcraft, (4) Racheal Bahe, (5) Judy Barker, (6) Misty Brehm, (7) Edwina Burrows, (8) Morgan Chiti, (9) Rebekah Crosser, (10) Sylvia Cruz, (11) Emily De La Cruz, (12) Mary Eshbaugh, (13) Starlet Etheridge, (14) Kathleen Fallon, (15) Andrea Ferris, (16) Sarah Fleck, (17) Lakesha Franklin, (18) Austin Frazier, (19) Patricia Garcia, (20) Kristina Glidewell, (21) Elizabeth Grainger, (22) Natasha Haley, (23) Sarah Hastings, (24) Jaime Herrington, (25) Kimberly Hicks, (26) Rebecca Hill, (27) Lisa Hunter, (28) Aretha Johnson, (29) Sylvia Kingery, (30) Janice Kitchen, (31) Justine Lackey, (32) Tracy Lambert, (33) Heather Lascelles, (34) Barbara Lizotte, (35) Rachel Locken, (36) Nicole Love, (37) Diana Medina, (38) Samantha Morgan, (39) Michelle Murray, (40) Kylie Pulliam, (41) Liz Ramirez-Valencia, (42) Yvonne Reyes, (43) Michelle Rhodes, (44) Talia Riffe, (45) Rhonda Salyers, (46) Kathy Smith, (47) Nicole Subler, (48) Kathy Thompson, (49) Allison Tinder, (50) Kayla Toth, (51) Megan Tripp, (52) Sarah Vine, and (53) Jessica Walden.

With regard to member action Emily Jones, et al. v. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11320-DRH-PMF, the claims of plaintiffs Emily Jones and Jennifer Mighton are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12.

With regard to member action Chance Stephens, et al. v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10960-DRH-PMF, the claims of plaintiff Alicia Chambers are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12.

The following member actions are dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the requirements of CMO 12:

Sandra Baker v. No. 3:11-cv-11027-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Judith Bottino v. No. 3:11-cv-11030-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Jade Crocker v. No. 3:11-cv-11132-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Erica Fabian v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10867-DRH-PMF Jessica Goodman v. No. 3:11-cv-11028-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Taylor Ham v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11177-DRH-PMF Joyce Hawkins v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:10-cv-12924-DRH-PMF Natasha Hester v. No. 3:11-cv-11031-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Myranda Hinckley v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12092-DRH-PMF Wendy Hudson v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11689-DRH-PMF Shakina Jones v. No. 3:11-cv-11032-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Charlotte McIntosh v. No. 3:11-cv-11283-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Deborah and Joseph Motley v. Bayer Corp., et al.No. 3:11-cv-12115-DRH-PMF Melissa Napier v. No. 3:11-cv-11033-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Amanda Naquin v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10981-DRH-PMF Tracey Owen v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:10-cv-13652-DRH-PMF Christina Pietzak v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10860-DRH-PMF Kristal Ramirez v. No. 3:11-cv-12198-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Alicia and Nathaniel Raymond v. No. 3:11-cv-11101-DRH-PMF Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., et al. Brandi Sanders v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11820-DRH-PMF Denise Sloan v. No. 3:11-cv-11029-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Emily Smith v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12025-DRH-PMF Tracy and Jeffrey Spangler v. No. 3:11-cv-10691-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Santina Spears v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10892-DRH-PMF Nashlee Taylor v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-11645-DRH-PMF Susan Tedaldi v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-10837-DRH-PMF Monica Thompson v. Bayer Corp., et al. No. 3:11-cv-12029-DRH-PMF Misty Tyson v. No. 3:10-cv-12678-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Debra West v. No. 3:11-cv-11735-DRH-PMF Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.

Further, the Court reminds plaintiffs that, pursuant to CMO 12 Section E, unless plaintiffs serve defendants with a COMPLETED PFS or move to vacate the dismissal without prejudice within 60 days after entry of this Order, the Order will be converted to a Dismissal With Prejudice upon defendants' motion.

SO ORDERED

2012.03.01 13:45:18 -06'00'


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