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Michaels et al v. Ethicon, Inc. et al, No. 2:13-cv-23628 (S.D.W. Va.)
Case Title: Michaels et al v. Ethicon, Inc. et al
Case Type: Civil Case
Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Index Number(s): 2:2013cv23628, 2:13-cv-23628
Nature of Suit: 365 Personal Inj. Prod. Liability
Judge: Joseph R. Goodwin
Case Opened: September 25, 2013
Docket Entries
Date Filed Dkt # Entry Text
Sep 25, 2013 1 SHORT FORM COMPLAINT. Filing Fee $400.00. Receipt # 0425-2674801. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Service Under Delayed Filing Agreement, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (cel)
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Sep 27, 2013 2 TRANSMITTED PRETRIAL ORDER # 83 (Hearing on Motions to Quash and for Protective Order) entered on 09/27/2013 in MDL 2325 to attorneys in member case. (cbo)
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Oct 8, 2013 3 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by David B. Thomas on behalf of Ethicon, Inc., Ethicon, LLC, Johnson & Johnson. (Thomas, David)
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Oct 30, 2013 4 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Erik W. Legg on behalf of American Medical Systems, Inc.. (Legg, Erik)
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Oct 30, 2013 5 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Michael J. Farrell on behalf of American Medical Systems, Inc.. (Farrell, Michael)
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Mar 25, 2014 6 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by William M. Gage on behalf of Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson. (Gage, William)
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May 27, 2015 7 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Christy D. Jones on behalf of Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson. (Jones, Christy)
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Oct 16, 2015 8 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Kari L. Sutherland on behalf of Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson. (Sutherland, Kari)
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Mar 30, 2016 9 AMENDED SHORT FORM COMPLAINT filed by Amber Bowman against Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson. (Holland, Eric)
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Jun 22, 2016 10 ORDER (Dismissing Defendant American Medical Systems, Inc. with Prejudice and Transferring Cases to MDL 2327) Pending in MDL 2325, is a Joint Motion to Dismiss Defendant American Medical Systems, Inc. with Prejudice filed by the plaintiffs, identified in Exhibits A-E, and American Medical Systems, Inc., seeking dismissal of AMS as a defendant in these actions with prejudice and Plaintiffs' Motion to Transfer MDLs. Because all claims against AMS have been compromised and settled, including all claims, counterclaims, cross-claims and third party claims the Joint Motion to Dismiss AMS with Prejudice is GRANTED and the MOTION TO TRANSFER MDLs is GRANTED. To the extent Amended Short Form Complaints have not been filed, plaintiffs' counsel are DIRECTED to file the appropriate Amended Short Form Complaints within 14 days from the date of this order. Defendant AMS is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as a defendant in the actions listed in Exhibits A-E, these actions are TRANSFERRED to MDL 2327, and the Clerk is directed to disassociate these civil actions as member cases in MDL 2325 and re-associate them with MDL 2327. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 6/22/2016. (cc: Clerk of the JPMDL; attys; any unrepresented party) (REF: MDL 2325; Cases Listed on Exhibits A-E) (mek)
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Jan 13, 2017 11 SUGGESTION OF DEATH UPON THE RECORD as to Plaintiff Amber Bowman by Amber Bowman (Holland, Eric)
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Mar 10, 2017 12 MOTION by Amber Bowman for Substitution of Representative (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit A - Letter of Authority) (skh)
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Mar 14, 2017 13 RESPONSE by Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson in support of 12 MOTION by Amber Bowman for Substitution of Representative. (Thomas, David)
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Mar 29, 2017 14 ORDER granting 12 MOTION by Amber Bowman for Substitution of Representative. The Clerk is DIRECTED to substitute Christopher Michaels, Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of Amber Bowman, for plaintiff Amber Bowman. The plaintiff should appear on the case style as: Christopher Michaels, Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of Amber Bowman. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 3/29/2017. (cc: counsel of record) (ts)
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Jun 6, 2017 15 PLAINTIFF PROFILE FORM filed by Amber Bowman, Christopher Michaels. (Holland, Eric)
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Jun 21, 2017 16 PLAINTIFF PROFILE FORM filed by Amber Bowman, Christopher Michaels. (Holland, Eric)
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Sep 28, 2017 17 INACTIVE DOCKET ORDER: The court has been advised that the plaintiff(s) and Ethicon, Inc. have reached a settlement with regard to Ethicon. All discovery deadlines are continued until further order of the court. The Clerk is directed to retire this case from the active docket. Plaintiff(s) and Ethicon may submit an agreed order of dismissal with prejudice on or before 10/31/2017; if settlements are not finalized and dismissal orders are not submitted by then the Court will have a hearing to determine the appropriate action pertaining to any remaining cases on the inactive docket. Counsel for plaintiffs and defendant(s) are directed to provide quarterly reports as to their progress in dismissing cases on the inactive docket. The court will reinstate the case to the active docket if one of the parties shows good cause for such reinstatement. This Order is related to the Proposed Inactive Docket Order filed at ECF No. 4428 in MDL Case No. 2327 Ethicon. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 9/28/2017. (cc: attys; any unrepresented party) (cl)
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Oct 19, 2017 18 ORDER The deadline to submit joint motions of dismissal is extended to 3/31/2018 for all cases in MDL 2327 currently on an inactive docket. All remaining provisions of Inactive Docket Orders entered in MDL 2327 and individual cases remain in effect. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 10/19/2017. (cc: counsel of record; any unrepresented party) (REF: MDL 2327; Cases on inactive docket) (brn)
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Mar 27, 2018 19 ORDER The deadline to submit joint motions of dismissal is extended to 8/31/2018 for all cases in MDL 2327 currently on an inactive docket. All remaining provisions of Inactive Docket Orders entered in MDL 2327 and individual cases remain in effect. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 3/16/2018. (cc: counsel of record; any unrepresented party) (REF: MDL 2327; Cases on inactive docket) (lca) (ADI)
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May 7, 2018 20 ORDER (CHANGE TO CHARACTERIZATION BY CLERK'S OFFICE OF CASES ON INACTIVE DOCKET) It is directed that in all cases with an inactive docket order which resulted in "Closed" and "MDL Ethicon Inactive" flags on the docket sheet, the Clerk is directed to update the docket by removing the "Closed" flag from the docket sheet and leaving the "MDL Ethicon Inactive" flag, for reasons set forth herein. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 4/26/2018. (cc: counsel of record; any unrepresented party) (REF: MDL 2327; Member Cases Flagged "Closed" and "MDL Ethicon Inactive") (lca) (ADI)
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