CYPHERT et al v. THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY et al

Plaintiff: LAURA CYPHERT, MILTON CYPHERT, DAVID KIRBY and ELLEN LARSON
Defendant: THE SCOTTS COMPANY LLC and THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY
Third Party Defendant: Glenn Hegewald
In Re: MORNING SONG BIRD FOOD LITIGATION
Case Number: 1:2018mc00016
Filed: March 12, 2018
Court: Indiana Southern District Court
Office: Indianapolis Office
Referring Judge: Tim A. Baker
Presiding Judge: Jane Magnus-Stinson
Nature of Suit: Other
Cause of Action: No cause code entered

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April 25, 2018 12 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER - In February 2012, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company ("Scotts") pleaded guilty to one count of pesticide misuse in the Southern District of Ohio. See In re Morning Song Bird Food Litig., 831 F.3d 765, 769 (6th Cir. 2016) (summarizing cri minal proceedings). As part of its guilty plea, Scotts admitted that it had used unapproved pesticides in producing its bird feed products, including a pesticide labeled "toxic to birds and other wildlife." Information at 4, United State s v. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., 2:12-cr-00024-JLG (S.D. Ohio Jan. 25, 2012). A class action lawsuit followed in June 2012 in the Southern District of California, alleging violations of federal racketeering laws and a variety of state consumer pro tection statutes for selling the tainted bird feed. See In re Morning Song, 320 F.R.D. 540, 543-44 (S.D. Cal. 2017) (summarizing claims and certifying class). The Court concludes that special circumstances exist warranting transfer of Plaintiffs&# 039; motions to compel to the Southern District of California where the underlying litigation remains pending. The Court therefore SUSTAINS Plaintiffs' objections to the Magistrate Judge's R&R in 1:17-mc-00078-JMS-TAB and GRANTS IN PART Plaintiffs' motions in 1:17-mc-00078-JMS-TAB and 1:18-mc-00016-JMS-TAB. The Court directs the Clerk to TRANSFER both matters to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for further proceedings. (SEE ORDER). Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 4/25/2018.(APD)

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Plaintiff: LAURA CYPHERT
Represented By: Steven E. Runyan
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Plaintiff: MILTON CYPHERT
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Plaintiff: DAVID KIRBY
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Plaintiff: ELLEN LARSON
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Third party defendant: Glenn Hegewald
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In re: MORNING SONG BIRD FOOD LITIGATION
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Defendant: THE SCOTTS COMPANY LLC
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