In Re: Prempro Products et al
TRANSFER ORDER from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferring E/D of Kentucky C.A. No. 6:09-cv-00296 Connie S. Hibbard v. Wyeth Inc et al to the Eastern District of Arkansas as part of MDL 1507. Signed by Clerk of Panel on 12/01/09. (Attachments: # 1 Transfer Letter/ Service List).(mkf)
UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL on MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
John G. Heyburn II United States District Court Western District of Kentucky
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 David G. Trager United States District Court Eastern District of New York
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:  502-2800 Fax:  502-2888 http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov
December 1, 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 Order) Dear Mr. McCormack: Attached is a certified copy of a transfer order issued today by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the above-captioned matter. The order is directed to you for filing. Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 199 F.R.D. 425, 428 (2001), states "A transfer or remand pursuant to 28 U.S. C. § 1407 shall be effective when the transfer or remand order is filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the transferee district." Today we are also serving an information copy of the order on the transferor court(s). 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 [transferor court]." Rule 1.6(a), pertaining to transfer of files, states "the clerk of the transferor district court shall forward to the clerk of the transferee district court the complete original file and a certified copy of the docket sheet for each transferred action." With the advent of electronic filing, many transferee courts have found that it is not necessary to request the original file. Some transferee courts will send their certified copy of the Panel order with notification of the newly assigned transferee court case number and inform the transferor courts that they will copy the docket sheet via PACER. Others may request a certified copy of the docket sheet and a copy of the complaint (especially if it was removed from state court). You should be specific as to the files you would like to receive from the transferor courts and if no files will be necessary, you should make that clear. Therefore, Rule 1.6(a) will be satisfied once a transferor court has complied with your request.
-2A Panel Service List is attached. Very truly, Jeffery N. Lüthi Clerk of the Panel
By Teresa Bishop Deputy Clerk
Attachments (Transfer Order is a Separate Document) cc: Transferee Judge: Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. JPML Form 29
IN RE: PREMPRO PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
MDL No. 1507
PANEL SERVICE LIST
John P. Borger FAEGRE & BENSON LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 Ann Elizabeth Georgehead FROST BROWN TODD LLC Providian Center 400 West Market Street Suite 3200 Louisville, KY 40202-3363 F. Lane Heard, III WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY LLP Edward Bennett Williams Building 725 12th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005-5901 William G. Holt GARY EUBANKS & ASSOCIATES Post Office Box 3887 Little Rock, AR 72203-3887 Patrick Lysaught BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE 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
Shane A. Romines COPELAND & ROMINES LAW OFFICE P.O. Drawer 1580 Corbin, KY 40702-1580 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
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