In Re: Prempro Products et al

Filing 2046

CONDITIONAL TRANSFER ORDER (CTO-165) from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Lititation that the District of Oregon C.A. No. 3:09-cv-00415 Cinnamon Chaser v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, et al, is transferred to the Eastern District of Arkansas as part of MDL 1507. Signed by Clerk of Panel on on 5/22/09. (Attachments: # 1 Transfer Letter/Service Lists)(mkf)

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UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL on MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION CHAIRMAN: John G. Heyburn II United States District Court Western District of Kentucky MEMBERS: J. Frederick Motz United States District Court District of Maryland Robert L. Miller, Jr. United States District Court Northern District of Indiana Kathryn H. Vratil United States District Court District of Kansas David R. Hansen United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. United States District Court Northern District of Texas Frank C. Damrell, Jr. United States District Court Eastern District of California DIRECT REPLY TO: Jeffery N. Lüthi Clerk of the Panel One Columbus Circle, NE Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building Room G-255, North Lobby Washington, D.C. 20002 Telephone: [202] 502-2800 Fax: [202] 502-2888 May 22, 2009 James W. McCormack, Clerk 402 U.S. Courthouse 600 West Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201-3325 Re: MDL No. 1507 -- IN RE: Prempro Products Liability Litigation (See Attached CTO-165) Dear Mr. McCormack: Attached as a PDF document is a certified copy a conditional transfer order filed by the Panel in the above-captioned matter on May 6, 2009. As stipulated in Rule 7.4(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 199 F.R.D. 425, 435-36 (2001), transmittal of the order has been stayed 15 days to give any party an opportunity to oppose the transfer. The 15-day period has now elapsed, no opposition was received, and the order is directed to you for filing. The Panel's governing statute, 28 U.S.C. §1407, requires that the transferee clerk "...transmit a certified copy of the Panel's order to transfer to the clerk of the district court from which the action is being transferred." The Panel has ordered that its Rule 1.6(a), pertaining to transfer of files, be suspended for purposes of this litigation. Accordingly, the transferee district clerk shall request, and the transferor district clerk shall forward, only those files deemed necessary by the transferee district court. A list of involved counsel is attached. Very truly, Jeffery N. Lüthi Clerk of the Panel By Darion Payne Deputy Clerk Attachments cc: Transferee Judge: Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. JPML Form 36C IN RE: PREMPRO PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION MDL No. 1507 INVOLVED COUNSEL LIST (CTO-165) John P. Borger FAEGRE & BENSON LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 F. Lane Heard, III WILLIAMS & CONNELLY LLP Edward Bennett Williams Building 725 12th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005-5901 William G. Holt GARY EUBANKS & ASSOCIATES P.O. Box 3887 Little Rock, AR 72203-3887 Patrick Lysaught BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE LLC 2400 Pershing Road Suite 500 Kansas City, MO 64108-2504 Lyn Peeples Pruitt MITCHELL WILLIAMS SELIG GATES & WOODYARD PLLC 425 West Capitol Avenue Suite 1800 Little Rock, AR 72201-3525 Alan E. Rothman KAYE SCHOLER LLP 425 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022-3598 Gina M. Saelinger ULMER & BERNE LLP 600 Vine Street Suite 2800 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Michael L. Williams WILLIAMS LOVE O'LEARY & POWERS PC 9755 S.W. Barnes Road Suite 450 Portland, OR 97225-6681

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