In Re Pacific Fertility Center Litigation Featured Case

A woman, identified only as S.M., whose frozen eggs were stored at the Pacific Fertility Center has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in response to reports of a freezer malfunction in early March that caused damage to some or all of the tissue stored there. This is the second incidence of a freezer malfunction at a storage facility (the first being at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio), but the two are unrelated.

Plaintiff: R. E., Megan Bauer, Jonathan Bauer, A.B., C.D. and E.F.
Defendant: Pacific Fertility Center and Prelude Fertility, Inc.
Case Number: 3:2018cv01586
Filed: March 13, 2018
Court: California Northern District Court
Office: San Francisco Office
County: San Francisco
Presiding Judge: Jacqueline Scott Corley
Nature of Suit: Other Contract
Cause of Action: 28:1391
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Docket Report

We have record of the following docket entries for this case:

Date Filed#Document Text
June 19, 2018 49 SUMMONS Returned Executed by E.F., G. H., C.D., I. J., A.B., M. N., K. L., O. P.. Chart Industries, Inc. served on 6/8/2018, answer due 6/29/2018. (Girard, Daniel) (Filed on 6/19/2018)
June 12, 2018 48 Featured Case ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 47 Stipulation to continue initial case management conference. Joint Case Management Statement due by 8/2/2018. Initial Case Management Conference reset for 8/9/2018 at 1:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (ahmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/12/2018)
June 7, 2018 47 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER re 5 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines, filed by Prelude Fertility, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Julie Y. Park)(Bosman, Erin) (Filed on 6/7/2018)
June 7, 2018 46 Summons Issued as to Chart Industries, Inc.. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2018)
May 31, 2018 45 Proposed Summons. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/31/2018)
May 30, 2018 44 CONSOLIDATED AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc., Chart Industries, Inc.. Filed by E.F., C.D., A.B., G. H., M. N., O. P., I. J., K. L.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/30/2018) Modified on 5/31/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
May 30, 2018 43 Featured Case ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 42 Stipulation selecting Private ADR. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/30/2018)
May 29, 2018 42 STIPULATION and Proposed Order selecting Private ADR by A.B., Jonathan Bauer, Megan Bauer, C.D., R. E., E.F. filed by A.B., Jonathan Bauer, Megan Bauer, C.D., R. E., E.F.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/29/2018)
May 29, 2018 41 Featured Case ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 40 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Joseph Sauder. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2018)
May 25, 2018 40 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-12385905.) filed by A.B., Jonathan Bauer, Megan Bauer, C.D., R. E., E.F., S. M.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Sauder, Joseph) (Filed on 5/25/2018)
May 25, 2018 39 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Picchi, Joseph) (Filed on 5/25/2018)
May 24, 2018 38 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Bosman, Erin) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 37 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options for Jonathan Bauer (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 36 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options Megan A. Bauer (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 35 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options for A.B. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 34 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options for C.D. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 33 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 24, 2018 32 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/24/2018)
May 16, 2018 31 NOTICE of Appearance by William Francis Tarantino (Tarantino, William) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 16, 2018 30 NOTICE of Appearance by Julie Yongsun Park (Park, Julie) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 16, 2018 29 NOTICE of Appearance by David Frank McDowell (McDowell, David) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 16, 2018 28 NOTICE of Appearance by Erin McCalmon Bosman (Bosman, Erin) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 16, 2018 27 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Prelude Fertility, Inc. and Civ. L.R. 3-16 Certification of Interested Entities or Persons (Bosman, Erin) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 16, 2018 26 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Prelude Fertility, Inc... (Bosman, Erin) (Filed on 5/16/2018)
May 15, 2018 25 Featured Case ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 21 Stipulation for Appointment of Counsel. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/15/2018)
May 14, 2018 24 Proposed Order [Proposed] Protocol for Common Benefit Work and Expenses by A.B., Jonathan Bauer, Megan Bauer, C.D., R. E., E.F.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Zegeye, Tiseme) (Filed on 5/14/2018)
May 11, 2018 23 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Pacific Fertility Center.. (Picchi, Joseph) (Filed on 5/11/2018)
May 11, 2018 22 NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Spalding Picchi (Picchi, Joseph) (Filed on 5/11/2018)
May 10, 2018 21 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER for Appointment of Counsel filed by R. E.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Daniel C. Girard, # 2 Declaration of Adam B. Wolf, # 3 Declaration of Sarah R. London)(Polk, Adam) (Filed on 5/10/2018)
May 2, 2018 20 CLERK'S NOTICE Re: Consent or Declination: Defendants Pacific Fertility Center & Prelude Fertility, Inc. shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge by 5/16/2018. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/civilforms. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2018)
May 1, 2018 19 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by A.B., C.D., E.F... (London, Sarah) (Filed on 5/1/2018)
May 1, 2018 18 NOTICE of Appearance by Eric H. Gibbs (Gibbs, Eric) (Filed on 5/1/2018)
April 30, 2018 17 Featured Case ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 16 Stipulation for Consolidation and Setting Deadlines. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2018)
April 27, 2018 16 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER for Consolidation and Setting Deadlines filed by R. E.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 4/27/2018)
April 18, 2018 15 STIPULATION Extending Time to Respond to Complaint filed by R. E.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 4/18/2018)
April 5, 2018 14 SUMMONS Returned Executed by R. E.. Prelude Fertility, Inc. served on 3/29/2018, answer due 4/19/2018. (Girard, Daniel) (Filed on 4/5/2018)
April 5, 2018 13 SUMMONS Returned Executed by R. E.. Pacific Fertility Center served on 3/28/2018, answer due 4/18/2018. (Girard, Daniel) (Filed on 4/5/2018)
March 29, 2018 12 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Releated filed by R. E.. Responses due by 4/2/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Adam E. Polk, # 2 Proposed Order)(Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/29/2018)
March 28, 2018 11 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by R. E... (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/28/2018)
March 28, 2018 10 Summons Issued as to Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc.. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/28/2018)
March 28, 2018 9 Summons Returned Unexecuted by S. M. as to Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/28/2018) Modified on 3/28/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
March 27, 2018 Electronic filing error Re: 8 Proposed Summons filed by R. E.. This filing will not be processed by the clerks office. A new summons cannot be issued until the currently outstanding summons (see document 6 ) is returned by e-filing <Civil><Initial Pleadings and Service><Service of Proces><Summons Returned Unexecuted> (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/27/2018)
March 23, 2018 8 Proposed Summons. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/23/2018)
March 23, 2018 7 AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc.. Filed by R. E.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/23/2018) Modified on 3/26/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
March 15, 2018 6 Summons Issued as to Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc.. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/15/2018)
March 15, 2018 5 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 6/7/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 6/14/2018 01:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/15/2018)
March 14, 2018 4 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 3/28/2018. (haS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2018)
March 13, 2018 3 Proposed Summons. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/13/2018)
March 13, 2018 2 Civil Cover Sheet by S. M. . (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/13/2018)
March 13, 2018 1 COMPLAINT against Pacific Fertility Center, Prelude Fertility, Inc. (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12185010). Filed by S. M.. (Polk, Adam) (Filed on 3/13/2018)

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Defendant: Pacific Fertility Center
Represented By: Joseph Spalding Picchi
Represented By: Aaron Thomas Schultz
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Defendant: Prelude Fertility, Inc.
Represented By: Erin McCalmon Bosman
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Plaintiff: R. E.
Represented By: Jordan S Elias
Represented By: Eric H. Gibbs
Represented By: Daniel C. Girard
Represented By: Dylan Hughes
Represented By: Adam E. Polk
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Plaintiff: Megan Bauer
Represented By: Tracey B. Cowan
Represented By: Adam Brett Wolf
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Plaintiff: Jonathan Bauer
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Plaintiff: A.B.
Represented By: Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Represented By: Lexi Joy Hazam, Esq.
Represented By: Sarah Robin London
Represented By: Tiseme Gabriella Zegeye
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Plaintiff: C.D.
Represented By: Elizabeth J. Cabraser
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Represented By: Sarah Robin London
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Plaintiff: E.F.
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