Belinda v. Bristol-Myers Squib Company et al
ORDER STAYING CASE PENDING DECISION BY JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTI-DISTRICT LITIGATION. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 1/22/2013. (fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/22/2013)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JOHN BELINDA, et al.,
Case No.: 12-CV-5941 YGR
ORDER STAYING LITIGATION PENDING
DECISION BY JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY,
MCKESSON CORPORATION, et al.,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
In its opposition to the pending Motion for Remand filed by Plaintiffs on December 19,
2012, Defendant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) argues that the hearing and decision on
the motion should be stayed until BMS’s pending motion for coordination before the Judicial Panel
on Multi-District Litigation (“JPML”) is heard and decided. (Dkt. No. 12 at 4-5.) BMS represents
that the motion is currently set for hearing on January 31, 2013. In their reply, Plaintiffs do not
address the request for stay. (Dkt. No. 13.)
The Court finds that a stay is warranted. There is a reasonable likelihood that the issues
concerning federal jurisdiction have arisen or will arise in other Plavix-related cases filed in other
district courts. Considerations of judicial economy and avoidance of inconsistent rulings both favor
staying the litigation until the coordination motion is decided. Moreover, Plaintiffs are not likely to
be prejudiced by any delay resulting from a brief stay.
Accordingly, the Court hereby STAYS the litigation in the above-referenced action pending
a decision by the MDL Judicial Panel on the motion to transfer and consolidate.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: January 22, 2013
YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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