Estrada et al v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al

Filing 100

ORDER Requiring Plaintiffs to File an Amended Supplemental Brief. Plaintiffs' counsel is to file this amended supplemental brief by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Plaintiffs' counsel is to make no additional arguments and to only cite to the documents already on the record. Signed by Judge Anthony J. Battaglia on 10/2/2017.(lrf) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/2/2017: # 1 Stricken Document (Supplemental Briefing), # 2 Stricken Document - Declaration, # 3 Stricken Document - Exhibits 1-57 (Part 1 of 2), # 4 Stricken Document - Exhibits 1-57 (Part 2 of 2)) (lrf).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 Case No.: 14-cv-1875-AJB-AGS ANN MARIE ESTRADA, and JOSE ESTRADA ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFFS TO FILE AN AMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF Plaintiffs, v. 16 TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., TEVA WOMEN’S HEALTH, INC., and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, 17 Defendants. 15 18 19 On September 11, 2017, the Court requested that Plaintiffs’ counsel file a 20 supplemental brief pointing to the specific allegations that were made during the motion 21 hearing on September 8, 2017. (Doc. No. 91 at 1.) The Court specifically asked that 22 Plaintiffs’ counsel “list the CM/ECF document number and bates number” for each of the 23 contentions. (Id.) On September 13, 2017, Plaintiffs’ counsel filed their supplemental brief 24 and on the following day, Defendants’ counsel rightfully objected. (Doc. Nos. 94, 95.) The 25 Court notes that instead of following the Court’s clear directions to cite to the documents 26 on the record, Plaintiffs’ counsel attached their evidence as a new lodgment, totaling over 27 300 pages in length. (Doc. No. 98.) 28 1 14-cv-1875-AJB-AGS 1 In the interests of judicial economy and in deciding this case on the merits, the Court 2 declines to parse through this new lodgment and then search for its corresponding 3 counterpart on the record. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Plaintiffs’ counsel to file an 4 amended supplemental brief citing, without argument, to the CM/ECF document number 5 and bates number for the same two representations: 6 (1) Each of the twenty alleged complaints about embedment of the ParaGard IUD 7 and its subsequent arm breakage upon removal; and 8 (2) That there were 1000 reports of breakage of the ParaGard IUD every two years. 9 Plaintiffs’ counsel is to file this amended supplemental brief by the end of the day on 10 Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Plaintiffs’ counsel is to make no additional arguments and 11 to only cite to the documents already on the record. The Clerk of Court is directed to 12 STRIKE Plaintiffs’ supplemental brief and the attached lodgments, document numbers 13 94, 94-1, 98, and 98-1. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(f)(1) (a court may act on a motion to strike 14 “on its own”); see also Sliger v. Prospect Mortg., LLC, 789 F. Supp. 2d 1212, 1216 (E.D. 15 Cal. 2011) (“The court, however, may make appropriate orders to strike under the rule at 16 any time on its own initiative.”). 17 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 20 Dated: October 2, 2017 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 14-cv-1875-AJB-AGS

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