In re: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation

District of New Hampshire, nhd-1:2016-md-02753

REPLACES Doc. 1020 - Joint Assented to MOTION Joint Motion for Briefing Schedule Regarding Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the Initial Discovery Pool Cases filed by Andja Badry, Carrie L. Barron, Felicia Blackwood, Georgianne Caldwell, Jeffrey Croucher, Juanita Hickinbottom, Daniel Hicks, Martha Luna, Tammy Moore, Robert P. Newell, Christopher Norris, Crystal D. Sargent, Joseph Shumaker, Herman Smith, Jr, Jay Vanwezel, Paula Vanwezel, Amy Vollmar.(Mathews, D.) Modified on 11/9/2018 to add: replaces language

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE __________________________________________) IN RE:) MDL No. 2753) ATRIUM MEDICAL CORP. C-QURMESH) MDL Docket No. 16-md-2753-LM PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION)) INITIAL DISCOVERY POOL) CASES __________________________________________) JOINT MOTION FOR BRIEFING SCHEDULE REGARDING DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS THE INITIAL DISCOVERY POOL CASES COME NOW the initial discovery pool Plaintiffs, by and through the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee, and Defendants, Atrium Medical Corporation and Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales, LLC (collectively, "Defendants") and file this, their Joint Motion for Briefing Schedule Regarding Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the Initial Discovery Pool Cases, and state as follows: 1. On August 9, 2018, pursuant to Case Management Order 3H, the parties filed a Joint Notice submitting the following cases to the Initial Discovery Pool: 1. Badry, Andja, Case No. 1:16-cv-00360-LM 2. Barron, Carrie, Case No. 1:17-cv-00742-LM 3. Blackwood, Felicia, Case No. 1:16-cv-00379-LM 4. Caldwell, Georgianne, Case No. 1:17-cv-00021-LM 5. Croucher, Jeffrey, Case No. 1:16-cv-00371-LM 6. Hicks, Daniel, Case No. 1:17-cv-00070-LM 7. Hickinbottom, Juanita, Case No. 1:17-cv-00713 - LM 8. Luna, Martha, Case No. 1:16-cv-00372 - LM 9. Moore, Tammy, Case No. 1:18-cv-00010-LM1 Page 1 of 4 46876042;1 10. Newell, Robert, Case No. 1:17-cv-00250-LM 11. Norris, Christopher, Case No. 1:18-cv-00065-LM 12. Crystal Demetrieal Sargent, Case No. 1:17-cv-00740-LM 13. Smith, Herman, Case No. 1:17-cv-00710-LM 1 14. Shumaker, Joseph, Case No. 1:17-cv-00741-LM 15. Vanwezel, Jay, Case No. 1:17-cv-00439-LM 16. Vollmar, Amy, Case No. 1:17-cv-00704-LM 2. On October 24, 2018, Defendants filed Motions to Dismiss each Initial Discovery Pool Case. 2 3. The parties request that the Court grant and apply the following briefing schedule to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss: a. Plaintiffs shall file responses to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the Initia l Discovery Pool Cases on or before November 26, 2018. b. Defendants shall file replies to Plaintiffs' responses on or before December 10, 2018. c. Plaintiffs shall file sur-replies, if necessary, on or before December 17, 2018. 4. The parties submit that the proposed briefing schedule is in the interests of justice and will not delay any scheduled trial or hearing. WHEREFORE, the parties jointly request that the Court grant Plaintiffs up to and includ ing November 26, 2018, to respond to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the Initial Discovery Pool 1 The parties note that Herman Smith, Case No. 1:17-cv-00710-LM was dismissed by joint stipulation on October 2, 2018. 2 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Felicia Blackwood, Case No. 1:16-cv-00379-LM, was filed on October 31, 2018, due to technical errors which delayed the filing of the plaintiff's amended complaint and thus Defendants' response. The parties request that the proposed briefing schedule apply to all Motions to Dismiss the Initial Discovery Pool Cases, including Felicia Blackwood, Case No. 1:16-cv-00379-LM. Page 2 of 4 46876042;1 Cases, grant Defendants up to and including December 10, 2018, to reply to Plaintiffs' responses, and grant Plaintiffs up to and including December 17, 2018, to file sur-replies, if necessary. Respectfully submitted, For Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs' Executive Committee: /s/ D. Todd Mathews D. Todd Mathews Gori, Julian & Assoc. 156 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 659-9833 todd@gorijulianlaw.com For Defendants Atrium Medical Corporation and Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales: /s/ Enjoliqué D. Aytch Hugh J. Turner, Jr., Esq. Enjoliqué D. Aytch, Esq. Rebecca A. Ocariz, Esq. AKERMAN LLP Las Olas Centre II, Suite 1600 350 Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2229 Telephone: (954) 463-2700 Fax: (954) 463-2224 Email: hugh.turner@akerman.com enjolique.aytch@akerman.com rebecca.ocariz@akerman.com Page 3 of 4 46876042;1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 5th day of November, 2018, I electronically transmitted the foregoing document to the Clerk's Office using the CM/ECF System for filing and transmittal of a Notice of Electronic Filing to all counsel of record. /s/ D. Todd Mathews D. Todd Mathews Gori, Julian & Assoc. 156 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 659-9833 todd@gorijulianlaw.com Page 4 of 4 46876042;1