United States District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
MDL 2325 American Medical Systems, Inc.,
Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin
United States District Court
Southern District of West Virginia

MDL No. 2325 | In Re American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

 

Current Developments

Updated 12/18/2014

The court enters PTO #191 (Order Scheduling Meetings in MDLs on January 29-30, 2015).

Updated 12/2/2014

The court enters PTO #190 (Order Scheduling Status Conference in All MDLs on January 29, 2015).

Updated 10/14/2014

The court enters PTO #189 (Order re: Qualified Settlement Fund – AMS, Inc. & Audet & Partners LLP).

Updated 9/24/2014

The court enters PTO #188 (SPECIAL MASTER FEE ORDER).

Updated 9/15/2014

The court enters PTO #187 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 8/13/2014

The court enters PTO #186 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 7/8/2014

The court enters PTO #185 (Order Cancelling July 24, 2014 Status Conference and September 4, 2014 Status Conference).

Updated 6/19/2014

The court enters PTO #184 (Order Re: Qualified Settlement Fund - AMS, Inc. & Motley Rice LLC).

Updated 6/19/2014

The court enters PTO #183 (Order Re: Qualified Settlement Fund - AMS, Inc. & Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley P.C.).

Updated 6/10/2014

The court enters PTO #182 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 6/5/2014

The court enters PTO #181 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 6/4/2014

The court enters PTO #180 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 6/3/2014

The court enters PTO #179 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 6/2/2014

The court enters PTO #178 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 5/30/2014

The court enters PTO #177 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 5/29/2014

The court enters PTO #176, document 1263 (Revised Short Form Complaint and Amended Short Form Complaint re: Addition of Neomedic Entities and Removal of Ethicon, LLC).

Updated 5/28/2014

The court enters PTO #175, document 1262 (ORDER APPOINTING JUDGE MARINA CORODEMUS (Ret.) AS SPECIAL MASTER FOR PRIVATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS BETWEEN AMS AND CERTAIN PLAINTIFFS’ COUNSEL).

Updated 5/22/2014

The court enters PTO #174, document 1258 (ORDER AMENDING PRETRIAL ORDER # 77).

Updated 5/19/2014

The court enters PTO #173 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 5/16/2014

The court enters PTO #172, document 1254 (THIRD AMENDED DOCKET CONTROL ORDER RE: PATTISON (THIRD ROUND BELLWETHER CASE)).

Updated 4/23/2014

The court enters PTO #171, document 1234 (Order Amending Pretrial Order #118 Agreed Order and Stipulation Regarding Protocol for Collection, Preservation, and Division of Pathology Material).

Updated 4/22/2014

The court enters PTO #170, document 1230 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 4/21/2014

The court enters PTO #169, document 1229 (Order Amending Stipulated Protective Order (PTO # 13)).

Updated 4/15/2014

The court enters PTO #168, document 1226 (Order Cancelling May 1, 2014 Status Conference and June 12, 2014 Status Conference).

Updated 4/7/2014

The court enters PTO #167, document 1223 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 4/1/2014

The court enters PTO #166, document 1219 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 4/1/2014

The court enters PTO #165, document 1218 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/31/2014

The court enters PTO #164, document 1216 (Motion to Quash or Modify Subpoenas).

Updated 3/31/2014

The court enters PTO #163, document 1215 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/31/2014

The court enters PTO #162, document 1214 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/28/2014

The court enters PTO #161, document 1213 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/27/2014

The court enters PTO #160, document 1212 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/27/2014

The court enters PTO #159, document 1211 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/26/2014

The court enters PTO #158, document 1209 (Third Amended Pretrial Order re: Waiver of Service Provisions for American Medical Systems, Inc. (PTOs # 21, # 55, and # 142)).

Updated 3/26/2014

The court enters PTO #157, document 1208 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/26/2014

The court enters PTO #156, document 1207 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/25/2014

The court enters PTO #155, document 1203 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/24/2014

The court enters PTO #154, document 1199 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/24/2014

The court enters PTO #153, document 1198 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/21/2014

The court enters PTO #152, document 1196 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/21/2014

The court enters PTO #151, document 1195 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/20/2014

The court enters PTO #150, document 1193 (SECOND AMENDED DOCKET CONTROL ORDER RE: THIRD ROUND OF BELLWETHERS – NAJOR & PATTISON).

Updated 3/20/2014

The court enters PTO #149, document 1192 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/14/2014

The court enters PTO #148, document 1189 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/14/2014

The court enters PTO #147, document 1187 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/14/2014

The court enters PTO #146, document 1186 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/14/2014

The court enters PTO #145, document 1185 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/13/2014

The court enters PTO #144, document 1183 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/13/2014

The court enters PTO #143, document 1182 (Second Amended Order Re: Waiver of Service Provisions for American Medical Systems, Inc.).

Updated 3/12/2014

The court enters PTO #142, document 1181 (Second Amended Order Re: Waiver of Service Provisions for American Medical Systems, Inc.).

Updated 3/12/2014

The court enters PTO #141, document 1180 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/12/2014

The court enters PTO #140, document 1179 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/11/2014

The court enters PTO #139, document 1174 (Third Amended Docket Control Order - First and Second Round of Bellwethers).

Updated 3/10/2014

The court enters PTO #138, document 1167 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/10/2014

The court enters PTO #137, document 1166 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/7/2014

The court enters PTO #136, document 1164 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/7/2014

The court enters PTO #135, document 1163 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/7/2014

The court enters PTO #134, document 1162 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/7/2014

The court enters PTO #133, document 1160 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/7/2014

The court enters PTO #132 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/5/2014

The court enters PTO #131 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/5/2014

The court enters PTO #130 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/5/2014

The court enters PTO #129 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/5/2014

The court enters PTO #128 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/5/2014

The court enters PTO #127 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/4/2014

The court enters PTO #126, document 1150 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/4/2014

The court enters PTO #125, document 1149 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 3/4/2014

The court enters PTO #124, document 1148 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 2/27/2014

The court enters PTO #123, document 1144 (Order Appointing Lien Resolution Administrator).

Updated 2/26/2014

The court enters PTO #122, document 1141 (Motion by All Plaintiffs to Adopt Pathology Protocol).

Updated 2/24/2014

The court enters PTO #121, document 1135 (Order Cancelling March 13, 2014, Status Conference).

Updated 2/21/2014

The court enters PTO #120, document 1132 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 2/21/2014

The court enters PTO #119, document 1131 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 2/19/2014

The court enters PTO #118 (Agreed Order and Stipulation Regarding Protocol for Collection, Preservation, and Division of Pathology Material).

Updated 2/4/2014

The court enters PTO #117 (SHOW CAUSE ORDER RE: MOTION TO APPOINT LIEN RESOLUTION ADMINISTRATOR).

Updated 2/4/2014

The court enters PTO #116, document 1086 (Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Compel Rule 30(b)(6) Witness and Defendant's Motion for Protective Order).

Updated 1/31/2014

The court enters PTO #115, document 1077 (First Amended Docket Control Order re: Third Round of Bellwethers).

Updated 1/30/2014

The court enters PTO #114, document 1077 (Emergency Motion for Protective Order).

Updated 1/30/2014

The court enters PTO #113, document 1075 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 1/29/2014

The court enters PTO #112, document 1072 (Initial Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 1/28/2014

The court enters PTO #111, document 1070 (ORDER GRANTING SECOND OMNIBUS MOTION BY PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PLAINTIFFS’ STEERING COMMITTEE).

Updated 1/24/2014

The court enters PTO #110, document 1067 (SELECTION OF CASES FOR THIRD ROUND OF BELLWETHERS).

Updated 1/24/2014

The court enters PTO #109, document 1063 (Order Cancelling February 6, 2014, Status Conference).

Updated 1/21/2014

The court enters PTO #108, document 1053 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 1/17/2014

The court enters PTO #107, document 1050 (AGREED ORDER RE: DISMISSAL OF ADDITIONAL COOK ENTITIES IN ALL CASES).

Updated 1/17/2014

The court enters PTO #106, document 1043 (Hearing on Emergency Motion to Compel).

Updated 1/3/2014

The court enters PTO #105 (THIRD AMENDED ORDER REGARDING DELAYED FILING AND APPLICATION TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS).

Updated 1/2/2014

The court enters PTO #104, document 1019 (Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 1/2/2014

The court enters PTO #103, document 1018 (Order Cancelling January 9, 2014, Status Conference).

Updated 12/20/2013

The court enters PTO #102 (SHOW CAUSE ORDER REGARDING DISMISSAL OF ADDITIONAL COOK ENTITIES).

Updated 12/13/2013

The court enters PTO #101, document 998 (Motion to Establish Order of Discovery and Request for In-Person Hearing).

Updated 12/12/2013

The court enters PTO #100, document 996 (Order Re: Trial Order of Bellwethers).

Updated 12/6/2013

The court enters PTO #99 (Order Amending PTO # 4 - Counsel Structure).

Updated 12/6/2013

The court enters PTO #98, document 989 (Order Vacating PTO #96).

Updated 12/2/2013

The court enters PTO #97, document 982 (Order Cancelling December 5, 2013, Status Conference).

Updated 11/25/2013

The court enters PTO #96, document 974 (Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 11/22/2013

The court enters PTO #95, document 973 (Final Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 11/14/2013

The court enters PTO #94, document 964 (REVISED Short Form Complaint and Amended Short Form Complaint re: Addition of Cook Defendants; REVISED Motion to Transfer MDL). The court strongly encourages parties filing in this MDL to carefully review this Order, as it contains important deadlines and filing instructions.

Updated 11/13/2013

The Court entered PTO #93, document 963 (DOCKET CONTROL ORDER RE: THIRD ROUND OF BELLWETHERS).

Updated 11/6/2013

The Court entered PTO #92, document 955 (Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 11/1/2013

The Court entered PTO #91, document 950 (Motion to Disqualify Catherine A. Matthews, M.D.).

Updated 10/25/2013

The Court entered PTO #90, document 939 (Stipulated Protective Order Regarding Nonparty Documents).

Updated 10/23/2013

The Court entered PTO #89, document 929 (AMENDED Order Scheduling Future Status Conferences & Other Matters).

Updated 10/11/2013

The Court entered PTO #88, document 916 (Motion to Quash and Motion for Protective Order).

Updated 10/10/2013

The Court entered PTO #87, document 912 (Second Amended Docket Control Order - First and Second Round of Bellwethers).

Updated 10/2/2013

The Court entered PTO #86, document 899 (Order Amending PTO #80 to Require Copies of Complaints Filed Under Delayed Filing Agreements).

Updated 9/30/2013

The Court entered PTO #85, document 896 (Hearing on Motions to Quash and for Protective Order).

Updated 9/30/2013

The Court entered PTO #84, document 895 (Agreed Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 9/30/2013

On September 19, 2013, the court conducted a status conference in the above-referenced MDL. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 9/27/2013

The court entered PTO #83, document 894 (Hearing on Motions to Quash and for Protective Order).

Updated 9/20/2013

The court entered PTO #82, document 886 (Order Granting Omnibus Motion by Plaintiffs to Amend the Membership of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee).

Updated 9/13/2013

The Court entered PTO #81, document 869 (Agreed Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 8/29/2013

The Court entered PTO #80, document 849 (Amended Order Regarding Delayed Filing and Application to the Statute of Limitations).

Updated 8/27/2013

The Court entered PTO #79, document 842 (Plaintiffs' Motion to Withdraw Its Motion for Sanctions).

Updated 8/27/2013

The Court entered PTO #78, document 841 (Agreed Order and Stipulation).

Updated 8/26/2013

The Court entered PTO #77, document 833 (AGREED ORDER ESTABLISHING MDL 2325 FUND TO COMPENSATE AND REIMBURSE ATTORNEYS FOR SERVICES PERFORMED AND EXPENSES INCURRED FOR MDL ADMINISTRATION AND COMMON BENEFIT).

Updated 7/29/2013

The Court entered PTO #76, document 785 (Joint Motion for Entry of Agreed Order and Stipulation Regarding Third-Party Subpoenas).

Updated 7/17/2013

The Court entered PTO #75, document 755 (Defendant's Motion to Withdraw Response to Docket #701 and Cross-Motion for Protective Order).

Updated 7/16/2013

The Court entered PTO #74, document 749 (Defendant's Motion for Protective Order Permitting Designation of Rule 30(b)(6) Testimony).

Updated 7/16/2013

The Court entered PTO #73, document 748 (Stipulation Regarding Depositions of Defense Witnesses).

Updated 7/16/2013

The Court entered PTO #72, document 747 (AMENDED Order Scheduling Future Status Conferences & Other Matters).

Updated 7/1/2013

The Court entered PTO #71, document 726 (Bellwether Case Selections).

Updated 6/10/2013

The Court entered PTO #70, document 715 (Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Defendants to Produce Documents and Deposition Dates for Clinical, Regulatory and Research and Development Witnesses and for Compliance with PTO #54).

Updated 6/10/2013

The Court entered PTO #69 (First Amended Docket Control Order (PTO # 37).

Updated 6/10/2013

Plaintiffs are reminded that effective June 5, 2013, they must use the newly adopted Short Form Complaint in new direct filed cases and the newly adopted Amended Short Form Complaints (where appropriate) as found on the court's website. The parties are referred to PTOs entered in each MDL on May 29, 2013, adopting new Short Form and Amended Short Form Complaints because of the dismissal of certain Coloplast and Endo entities without prejudice. To the extent plaintiffs who direct file lawsuits continue to use old forms or name parties that no longer are included on Short Form or Amended Short Form Complaints, those parties will be terminated or not readded by the Clerk, and the pleading may be struck from the docket and the case dismissed so that the plaintiff must refile her action and pay a second filing fee. The court has entered a PTO to this effect today.

Updated 6/10/2013

The Court entered PTO #68, document 699 (Order re: Termination of Parties No Longer Named in Short Form and Amended Short Form Complaints).

Updated 5/29/2013

The Court entered PTO #67, document 686 (Revised Short Form Complaint and Amended Short Form Complaint re: Removal of Coloplast and Endo Entities).

Updated 5/29/2013

The Court entered PTO #66, document 684 (STIPULATED AGREED ORDER REGARDING DELAYED FILING AND APPLICATION TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS).

Updated 5/28/2013

The Court entered PTO #65, document 682 (AGREED ORDER RE: DISMISSAL OF COLOPLAST A/S, COLOPLAST MANUFACTURING US, LLC, AND PORGES S.A. IN ALL CASES).

Updated 5/22/2013

The Court entered PTO #64, document 676 (AMS’s Motion for Permission to Meet with Dr. Moore).

Updated 5/22/2013

The Court has released the agenda for the status conference on May 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Updated 5/21/2013

On April 18, 2013, the court conducted a status conference in the above-referenced MDL. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 5/14/2013

The court entered PTO #63, document 662 (Defendant America Medical System Inc.'s Motion for Protective Order Regarding the Depositions of Diane Sahr and Jing Li).

Updated 5/9/2013

The court entered PTO #62, document 652 (Plaintiffs' Request to Modify Stipulated Pretrial Orders to Allow Access and Exchange of Confidential Information Among MDLs).

Updated 4/29/2013

The court entered PTO #61, document 622 (Non-Waiver Order Pursuant to Rule 502(d) of the Federal Rules of Evidence).

Updated 4/19/2013

The court entered PTO #60, document 595 (Show Cause Order Regarding Dismissal of Coloplast A/S, Coloplast Manufacturing US, LLC, and Porges S.A.)

Updated 4/19/2013

The court entered PTO #59, document 594 (Plaintiffs' Motion for Production of AMS's Internal Litigation Database).

Updated 4/15/2013

The parties are reminded that the Status Conferences currently scheduled for Thursday, April 18 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 have been rescheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Updated 4/12/2013

On March 21, 2013, the court conducted a status conference in the above-referenced MDL. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 4/9/2013

The court entered PTO #58, document 567 (Order Scheduling Future Status Conferences).

Updated 4/5/2013

The court entered an order, document 566. Discovery matters in the above-referenced multidistrict litigation (MDL) actions and their member cases were previously referred to the Honorable Mary E. Stanley, United States Magistrate Judge, for disposition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636. Judge Stanley has since retired from the bench. Therefore, pending discovery matters in these MDL actions and their member cases that were previously referred to Magistrate Judge Stanley are TRANSFERRED to the Honorable Cheryl A. Eifert, United States Magistrate Judge, for disposition. Further, any future discovery matters in these MDL actions and their member cases are to be REFERRED to Magistrate
Judge Eifert for disposition.

Updated 4/3/2013

The court entered PTO #57, document 561 (Order re: Endo Defendants' Motion to Dismiss [ECF 253]).

Updated 4/3/2013

The court entered PTO # 56, document 560 (Agreed Order Re: Dismissal of Endo Entities in All Cases). PLEASE NOTE: THE COURT ASKS THAT PARTIES PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS PTO. IN CASES PENDING AS OF THE ENTRY OF THIS ORDER, THE COURT WILL DISMISS IN ALL PENDING CASES (WHETHER FILED DIRECTLY OR TRANSFERRED), ALL CLAIMS PENDING AGAINST THE ENDO ENTITIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE. AS TO CASES DIRECTLY FILED IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AFTER THE ENTRY OF THIS ORDER, THE SHORT FORM AND AMENDED SHORT FORM COMPLAINT WILL BE AMENDED SOON TO REMOVE THE ENDO ENTITIES AND EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE ENDO ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE NAMED BY SHORT FORM OR AMENDED SHORT FORM COMPLAINT.

Updated 4/1/2013

The court entered PTO #55, document 559 (AMENDED Waiver of Service Provisions for American Medical Systems, Inc.).

Updated 3/29/2013

The court entered PTO #54, document 554 (Plaintiffs' Motions to Compel Discovery and Compliance with PTO #24).

Updated 3/25/2013

The court entered PTO #53, document 546 (Cook Defendants' Motion Regarding the Use of Depositions).

Updated 3/25/2013

The court entered PTO #52, document 545 (Order re: AMS's Motion to Strike Plaintiffs' Discovery Pool Choices ECF 482).

Updated 3/14/2013

The court entered PTO #51, document 524 (AGREED ORDER RE: PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL AMS TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS [ECF 466]) .

Updated 3/14/2013

The court entered PTO #50, document 523 (AMS's Objection to and Motion to Stay and Vacate PTO #47).

Updated 3/11/2013

The court entered PTO #49, document 506 (Defendant's Fact Sheet).

Updated 3/7/2013

The court entered PTO #48, document 503 (Order re: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Adequate Privilege Logs).

Updated 3/1/2013

The court entered PTO #47, document 500 (Interim Order re Plaintiffs' Motions to Compel Nos. 452 and 457).

Updated 3/1/2013

The court entered PTO #46, document 497 (Order Rescheduling Hearing).

Updated 3/1/2013

The court entered PTO #45, document 489 (Notice of Hearing on Pending Discovery Motions).

Updated 2/28/2013

The court entered PTO #44, document 485 (Notice of Hearing on AMSs Motion to Strike Plaintiffs' Discovery Pool Choices).

Updated 2/28/2013

The court entered PTO #43, document 484 (Plaintiff Fact Sheet).

Updated 2/22/2013

On February 7, 2013, the court conducted a status conference in the above-referenced MDL. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 2/21/2013

The court entered PTO #42, document 471 (Show Cause Order Regarding Dismissal of Endo Entities).

Updated 2/20/2013

The court entered PTO #41, document 469 (Deposition Protocol).

Updated 2/5/2013

Although the status conference scheduled for February 7th at 1:00 p.m. has been cancelled as to the Coloplast MDL, it is scheduled to go forward as to MDL 2187, 2325, 2326 and 2327.

Updated 1/24/2013

The court entered PTO #40, document 423 Revised Verifications and Authorizations Attached to Plaintiff Profile Form). Plaintiffs should immediately begin utilizing the verifications and authorizations found above under forms.

Updated 1/23/2013

The court entered PTO #39, document 422 (Order Scheduling Future Status Conferences).

Updated 1/22/2013

The court entered PTO #38, document 420 (Order Updating Leadership Counsel Contact Information for MDLs 2187, 2325, 2326, 2327 and 2387).

Updated 1/18/2013

The court entered PTO #37, document 419 (DOCKET CONTROL ORDER).

Updated 1/8/2013

The court entered PTO #36 (Order Cancelling January 10, 2013, In Chambers Conference and Status Conference).

Updated 1/8/2013

The court entered PTO #35 (Revised Short Form Complaint and Amended Short Form Complaint re: Removal of Analytic Biosurgical Solutions (“ABISS”)).

Updated 1/4/2013

The court entered PTO #34, document 374 (Order Severing Actions Pursuant to PTO #29).

Updated 1/3/2013

The court entered PTO #33, document 373 (Order Scheduling In Chambers Conference Regarding Docket Control Orders). "Docket Control Orders" refers to Scheduling Orders.

Updated 12/20/2012

On December 6, 2012, the court conducted a status conference in the above-referenced MDL. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 12/20/2012

The court entered PTO #32, document 370 (Correction to PTO #30, Change to Signature and Initialing Requirements re: Plaintiff Profile Forms (PTO #19)).

Updated 12/17/2012

The court entered PTO #31, document 363 (Revised Short Form Complaint and Amended Short Form Complaint re: Addition of Coloplast, et al.; Revised Motion to Transfer MDL).

Updated 12/12/2012

The court entered PTO #30, document 359 (Change to Signature and Initialing Requirements re: Plaintiff Profile Forms (PTO #19)).

Updated 12/11/2012

The court entered PTO #29, document 358 (Agreed Order Regarding Severance of Actions).

Updated 11/27/2012

The court entered PTO #28, document 346 (Plaintiffs Motion to Compel re Corporate Structure Denied as Moot).

Updated 11/21/2012

The court entered PTO #27, document 343 (Payment of Reasonable Expenses re Granting of Motion to Compel).

Updated 11/13/2012

The court entered PTO #26, document 336 (Briefing Schedule and Hearing Date on Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel re Corporate Structure).

Updated 11/2/2012

The court entered PTO #25, document 329 (Order for Submission of Bellwether Trial Plan).

Updated 10/30/2012

The court entered PTO #24, document 326 (Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Documents Outside the United States, ECF No. 279).

Updated 10/29/2012

The court entered PTO #23, document 322 (Order Cancelling November 2, 2012, Status Conference).

Updated 10/23/2012

The court entered PTO #22, document 317 (Order Amending PTO #18, Scheduling & Rescheduling Future Status Conferences).

Updated 10/18/2012

The court entered PTO #21, document 312 (Waiver of Service Provisions for American Medical Systems, Inc.).

Updated 10/4/2012

The court entered PTO #20, document #303 (Agreed Order Regarding Management of Timekeeping, Cost Reimbursement and Related Common Benefit Issues).

Updated 10/4/2012

The court entered PTO #19, document #302 (Plaintiff Profile Forms, Plaintiff Fact Sheet, and Defendant Fact Sheets).

Updated 9/26/2012

The court entered PTO #18, document #293 (Scheduling & Rescheduling Future Status Conferences).

Updated 9/26/2012

The court entered PTO #17, document #288 (New Direct Filing Order; Amended Master Complaint, Short Form Complaint, Amended Short Form Complaint and Master Responsive Pleadings).

Plaintiff's counsel should review this PTO carefully before filing additional Short Form or Amended Short Form Complaints. Please note that there are new forms under the "forms" section above as noted in the PTO.

Updated 8/31/2012

On September 13, 2012, the court conducted a status conference. Parties may order a transcript of the conference by contacting the court reporter, Lisa Cook, at lisa_cook@wvsd.uscourts.gov. The attached Minute Entry is a summary of events at the status conference.

Updated 8/31/2012

The court entered PTO #16, document #263 (Amended Master Complaint and Master Responsive Pleadings; Direct Filing).

Updated 8/30/2012

The court entered PTO #15, document #261 (Stipulation for the Production of Documents and Electronically Stored Information).

Updated 8/22/2012

The court entered PTO #14, document #244 (Master and Short Form Complaint and Master Responsive Pleadings; Direct Filing).

Updated 7/30/2012

The court entered PTO #13, document #231 (Stipulated Protective Order).

Updated 7/5/2012

The court entered PTO #12, document #204 (Plaintiffs' Motion to Produce Documents and Depositions from Prior Related Litigation or to Modify Stipulated Protective Orders, ECF No. 181).

Updated 7/5/2012

The court entered PTO #11, document #203 (Plaintiffs' Request for Oral Argument and Defendant's Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply).

Updated 6/14/2012

The court entered PTO #10, document #188 (Order Lifting Stay on Discovery).

Updated 6/1/2012

The court entered PTO #9, document #179 (Scheduling Future Status Conferences).

Updated 5/31/2012

The court entered PTO #8, document #177 (Uniform Certificate of Service).

Updated 5/16/2012

The court entered PTO #7, document #167 (Change of Court Contact Information).

Updated 5/4/2012

The court entered PTO #6, document #162 (Revised PSC List).

Updated 4/24/2012

The court entered PTO #5, document #153 (Status Conference).

Updated 4/17/2012

The court entered PTO #4, document #147 (Initial Hearing Summary - Counsel Structure, Procedural and Discovery Issues and Future Status Conferences).

Updated 4/13/2012

The court reporter for today's initial hearing was Teresa Harvey. She can be contacted at the U.S. District Court , Southern District of West Virginia, Beckley, WV 25801; Phone 304-254-8052 or cell at 304-575-5995 to order a copy of the transcript.

Updated 4/9/2012

The court entered PTO #3, document #120 (Initial Hearing - Participation by Telephone).

Updated 3/29/2012

The court entered PTO #2, document #84 (PSC Application Process).

Updated 2/29/2012

The Court finds that the civil actions transferred to this court merit special attention as complex litigation; setting initial pretrial conference at 9:00 AM on 4/13/2012; directing parties to fax or submit to the Court any suggestions regarding case management orders or additional agenda items by 4/6/2012; plaintiffs and defendants shall submit to the Court by 4/6/2012 a brief written position statement, which will not be filed with the Clerk of the court, indicating their preliminary understanding of the facts involved in the litigation and the critical factual and legal issues; the parties' statement will include an attachment, which will also be filed with the Clerk's office as directed herein, detailing motions pending in the member cases at the time of their transfer to this court by the Panel; each party represented by counsel shall appear at the initial pretrial conference through counsel and unrepresented parties must appear in person; prior to the initial pretrial conference, service of all papers shall be made on counsel of record appearing in these cases; at the conference, the parties shall present to the court a comprehensive list of attorneys, their information, and the party with which each is associated; liaison counsel are responsible for service of this order and future documents on opposing pro se parties; counsel who appeared in a transferor court prior to transfer need not enter an additional appearance before this court; attorneys admitted to practice and in good standing in a U. S. District Court are admitted pro hac vice in this litigation and the requirements of Local Rule of Civil Procedure 83.6 are waived; association of local counsel is not required; discovery disputes are referred to the Honorable Mary E. Stanley, United States Magistrate Judge; recommendations regarding liaison counsel shall be submitted to the Court prior to the initial conference; applications/nominations for the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee due on/before 3/30/2012 and objections thereto due on/before 4/6/2012; unless otherwise ordered, counsel must communicate with the court in writing, with courtesy copies to counsel; communications and submissions which are not to be filed with Clerk may be sent to angie_volk@wvsd.uscourts.gov; significant orders and opinions will be published on the court's website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/MDL/amsinc, which repository may not include a complete inventory of all orders and opinions.

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