|August 11, 2020
ORDER granting (589) Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Deposition of Oliver Martini and Production of Documents in case 1:17-md-02782-RWS. The parties are directed to meet and confer concerning the details since Plaintiffs' original requested deposition date is no longer feasible. The parties shall decide upon a mutually agreed date for Mr. Martini to be deposed as well as a timeline in advance of the deposition date to provide Plaintiffs with the document production at least 21 days before the scheduled deposition. (See Order for details) Signed by Judge Richard W. Story on 8/11/2020. Associated Cases: 1:17-md-02782-RWS et al.(bdb)
|July 28, 2020
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE ORDER NO. 22 - (Amended Discovery, Scheduling, and Case Management Order - Trial Cases) Selection of Trial Cases: James Bovian 1:17-cv-04840; Jim B. and Diane Crumbley 1:18-cv-00748; Danielle Guffey 1:18-cv-00402; Jeffrey Smith 1:17-cv-05031. Dispositive or Daubert motions shall be filed in the First Trial Case by July 31, 2020. Responses shall be filed by August 28, 2020. Replies shall be filed by September 7, 2020. By August 14, 2020, each party shall serve designations of deposition testimony proposed in the First Trial Case to be introduced into evidence at trial. Motions in Limine: First Trial Case shall be filed by September 21, 2020. Response briefs shall be filed by October 5, 2020. For any motions in limine filed prior to the deadline above, the response brief shall be filed within 21 days and any reply brief shall be filed within 7 days. Plaintiffs' seeking exclusion of FDA evidence, Defendants' response brief is due on August 3, 2020 and Plaintiffs' reply will be due by August 10, 2010. Exhibit and Witness List: October 13, 2020. Joint Pretrial Order: October 15, 2020. Final Pretrial Conference: October 22, 2010 at 10:00 am. Trial of the First Trial Case shall begin on November 2, 2020. The trial is expected to last two (2) to (3) weeks. Second Trial Selection: Defendants shall select the second case to be tried from the Trial Cases by October 12, 2020. Dispositive or Daubert motions shall be filed in the Second Trial Case by December 1, 2020. Responses shall be filed by December 14, 2020. Replies shall be filed by January 1, 2021. Trial of the Second Trial Case shall begin on February 22, 2021. The trial is expected to last two (2) to three (3) weeks. The third trial setting shall be a consolidated trial. The court will set a time for the parties to be heard on the makeup of the consolidation. The trial will begin on May 10, 2021. The trial is expected to last three (3) to four (4) weeks. All remaining deadlines for the third trial setting will be established by subsequent Order of the Court. (See order for details) Signed by Judge Richard W. Story on 7/28/2020. Associated Cases: 1:17-md-02782-RWS et al.(bdb)
|July 17, 2020
FIFTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONA VIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 7/10/2020. (bdb)
|July 16, 2020
SHORT FORM COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed by Sharon Mathis. (Filing fee $400, receipt number AGANDC-9922420) DIRECT FILE MDL - Eastern Arkansas. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(bdb) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form.