City of Winter Haven v. Cleveland Indians Baseball Company Limited Partnership

Filing 421

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION IN RE: SEROQUEL PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION __________________________________ THIS RELATES TO: ALL CASES POTENTIALLY SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE UNDER CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 MDL Docket No.: 6:06-md-1769-Orl-22DAB PLAINTIFFS' RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO ASTRAZENECA'S MOTION REQUESTING CONVERSION TO DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO SERVE PLAINTIFF FACT SHEET Plaintiffs in the above-styled and numbered cases ("Plaintiffs") file this Response in Opposition to the Motion Requesting Conversion to Dismissal with Prejudice for Failure to Serve Plaintiff Fact Sheet filed by the AstraZeneca Defendants ("Defendants"), and would respectfully show the Court as follows: I. 1. SUMMARY OF RESPONSE Defendants request that the Court dismiss Plaintiffs' cases with prejudice-- where such cases have already been dismissed without prejudice--pursuant to Defendants' understanding of Case Management Order No. 2 ("CMO 2") (Doc. 129). In doing so, Defendants run afoul of unequivocal Eleventh Circuit 1 precedent that cautions against imposition of "death penalty" sanctions under these circumstances. Because the requested 1 The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is referred to herein as the "Eleventh Circuit." 1 action is not warranted and because the Eleventh Circuit instructs that dismissal without prejudice is an available, lesser sanction, the Court should maintain the status quo with respect to these cases and deny Defendants' Motion. 2. This Response, and the issues it addresses, affects approximately 1064 Plaintiffs whose cases have already been dismissed by the Court without prejudice, or who are currently subject to the 80-day waiting period prior to dismissal with prejudice pursuant to the Court's amendment to CMO 2. (Doc. 285.) II. 3. BACKGROUND At the time that Defendants first moved to dismiss certain Plaintiffs' cases without prejudice, Plaintiffs certified that Fact Sheets for such Plaintiffs had been obtained and served. (See, e.g., Plaintiffs' Certification of Service of Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Response to Defendants' Motion Requesting Dismissals Without Prejudice For Failure to Verify Plaintiff Fact Sheets, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein for all purposes.) Pursuant to the language of CMO 2 (stating that "if a plaintiff files such notice [that his/her Fact Sheet has been served], the plaintiff's claims shall not be dismissed), Plaintiffs argued that they had complied with CMO 2 by serving such Fact Sheets and, therefore, those Plaintiffs' cases should not be dismissed. (Ex. A 1.) Nevertheless, the Court dismissed those cases without prejudice. For the reasons set forth in Plaintiffs' prior briefing on this issue, such as in the Ginter Certification and Response, as well as the arguments contained in this Response, Plaintiffs contend and hereby reassert that they have complied with CMO 2 in submitting Plaintiffs' Fact Sheets, and object to the dismissal of any Plaintiffs' cases--with or without prejudice--for failure to serve a Fact 2 Sheet verification. As shown below, such sanctions are inappropriate, especially as to a dismissal with prejudice, under Eleventh Circuit jurisprudence. 4. Contrary to Defendants' suggestion that Plaintiffs have failed to submit Fact Sheets at all, the submitted Fact Sheets only lack the final step of formal verification. Plaintiffs have disputed (and continue to dispute) whether the absence of a verification at this early stage of discovery renders a Fact Sheet "incomplete" for purposes of CMO 2. The express language of CMO 2 does not specifically order that the Fact Sheets be verified. 5. Moreover, the dismissal procedure contained in CMO 2 was the result of protracted, laborious negotiations between Plaintiffs' and Defendants' counsel over the information to be requested in the Fact Sheets, and whether the Fact Sheets required verification at all. Plaintiffs consented to Defendants' demand for verified Fact Sheets only upon the representation by defense counsel that the failure to serve a verified Fact Sheet would not constitute grounds for a motion to dismiss, 2 and upon the parties' agreement that Fact Sheet discovery would proceed at a more manageable pace, which--among other benefits--would permit Plaintiffs' counsel to evaluate individual cases and voluntarily dismiss those Plaintiffs' cases who--through intentional and affirmative action--refused to cooperate with the Court's rules and procedures. The more manageable pace of discovery proposed by the parties was not adopted by the Court. Defense counsel made this representation provided that it did not appear that Plaintiffs were taking advantage of the situation. Since certain Plaintiffs filed their Response to Defendants' Motion Requesting Dismissals Without Prejudice on or about June 14, 2007, approximately 490 additional defects with respect to verifications have been cured. (See Affidavit of Laurence Tien, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated herein for all purposes.) It can hardly be said that Plaintiffs are taking advantage of the situation because a steady stream of verifications continue to be submitted. 2 3 6. Nevertheless, in the spirit of cooperation and in a good faith effort to move the parties' past such discovery disputes, Plaintiffs' attorneys have earnestly and conscientiously worked to obtain any missing Fact Sheet verifications and serve them upon Defendants, and have made remarkable strides in a very short period of time. (See Ex. B.) Meanwhile, Defendants have not been prejudiced by the lack of verifications because Defendants have had sufficient information regarding these Plaintiffs from which to conduct further discovery, including but not limited to access to Plaintiffs' medical records, as well as the factual information contained on the unverified Fact Sheets. In fact, nothing has prevented Defendants from obtaining medical records in many cases and using those records to confirm (or call into question) certain Fact Sheet information for themselves. Moreover, case specific discovery under the Court's schedule has yet to begin with regard to the Plaintiffs currently subject to dismissal with prejudice. Nor will such case specific discovery commence at any time because the cases have already been dismissed. Any of the possible justifications for Defendants' need of Plaintiffs' verifications, including any perceived improved ability to rely on the information contained in the Fact Sheets for purposes of impeachment, expert opinion thereon, etc. are not implicated where there is no opportunity for additional discovery to take place because the cases are no longer on file. III. 7. ARGUMENT & AUTHORITIES Eleventh Circuit standards for imposing the "Draconian remedy of dismissal" instruct that Plaintiffs' cases should not be dismissed with prejudice. E.E.O.C. v. Troy State Univ., 693 F.2d 1353, 1357 (11th Cir. 1982) (quoting Marshall v. Segona, 621 F.2d 763, 767 (5th Cir. 1980)) (internal quotation marks omitted). " [A] dismissal with prejudice, whether 4 on motion or sua sponte, is an extreme sanction that may be properly imposed only when: (1) a party engages in a clear pattern of delay or willful contempt (contumacious conduct); and (2) the district court specifically finds that lesser sanctions would not suffice." Betty K Agencies Ltd. v. M/V Monada, 432 F.3d 1333, 1337-38 (11th Cir. 2005) (italicized emphasis in original); see also World Thrust Films, Inc. v. Int'l Family Entm't, Inc., 41 F.3d 1454, 1456 (11th Cir. 1995) (same); Kilgo v. Ricks, 983 F.2d 189, 192 (11th Cir. 1993) (same); McKelvey v. AT&T Techs., Inc., 789 F.2d 1518, 1520 (11th Cir. 1986) (same). "Findings satisfying both prongs of our standard are essential before dismissal with prejudice is appropriate." Betty K Agencies Ltd., 432 F.3d at 1339. "[S]uch dismissal is a sanction of last resort, applicable only in extreme circumstances, and generally proper only where less drastic sanctions are unavailable." McKelvey, 789 F.2d at 1520 (emphasis added). "Mere delay will not suffice; `[a] finding of such extreme circumstances necessary to support the sanction of dismissal must, at a minimum, be based on evidence of willful delay; simple negligence does not warrant dismissal.'" Kilgo, 983 F.2d at 192-93 (quoting McKelvey, 789 F.2d at 1520). 8. In numerous cases, therefore, the Eleventh Circuit has excused parties' delays and ignorance of court orders because they did not rise beyond mere negligence to the level of "willful misconduct" or "contumacious conduct." See, e.g., McKelvey, 789 F.2d at 1520 (holding that plaintiff's failure to respond to show cause order requiring that plaintiff demonstrate why his case should not be dismissed for want of prosecution more than a year after the case had been filed was excusable, "simple negligence" because the record demonstrated that plaintiff's counsel never received the show cause order from the court); 5 see also Beckwith v. Bellsouth Telecomm. Inc., 146 Fed.Appx. 368, 370-71, 372-73 (11th Cir. 2005) (holding that district court abused its discretion by dismissing a pro se plaintiff's case with prejudice for failure to comply with court orders where, over the course of more than two years, plaintiff had been unable file a complaint that complied with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, despite numerous court orders to do so; "[w]e cannot say that Beckwith's failure to comply with the orders of the district court was a result of bad faith or willfulness"); Mingo v. Sugar Cane Growers Co-op., 864 F.2d 101, 103 (11th Cir. 1989) (declaring an abuse of discretion the district court's finding that "it would be unfair to defendant to allow this unhappy litigation to drag on longer than it already has [and] the circumstances of this case cry out for such a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination," where such language did not establish that "the trial court reflected upon the wide range of sanctions at its disposal and concluded that none save dismissal would spur this litigation to its just completion."). 9. Here, there is no showing that Plaintiffs have acted in bad faith or willfully At most, Plaintiffs' silence in response to Plaintiffs' disregarded the Courts orders. counsel's repeated requests for verifications (see Ex. B) amounts to negligent disregard of the Court's orders. Such negligence is not a basis for dismissal with prejudice in this circuit. No willful misconduct can be inferred from such silence. 10. Moreover, a finding of no willful misconduct is especially appropriate here, where Defendants merely seek to verify the Fact Sheets, a technical defect that is automatically cured when the verifications are supplied. See Georgia Jewelers, Inc. v. Bulova Watch Co., 302 F.2d 362, 366 (5th Cir. 1962) ("Defective verifications may certainly 6 be cured."); Martinez v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., No. 3:05-CV-0422-P, 2005 WL 2179137, at *5 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 7, 2005) (refusing to sanction plaintiff for delay in supplying verification to interrogatories, where such delay amounted to only a "technical violation of Fed. R. Civ. P. 33," and the "technical omission" had since been cured); Doeble v. Sprint Corp., No. 00-2053-KHV, 2001 WL 1718259, at *9 (D. Kan. June 5, 2001) (finding that there was "no evidence that [p]laintiff was prejudiced by the delay in receiving [d]efendants' verification page and there [was] no precedent for finding of waiver in these circumstances"); cf. Bank of Edgefield v. Farmers' Co-Operative Mfg. Co., 52 F. 98, 101 (5th Cir. 1892) (upholding plea requiring verification where plea was sworn to at trial in open court). 11. That death penalty sanctions should not be imposed here is especially underscored by the fact that missing verifications continue to be submitted and served upon Defendants, thus curing any procedural defects, including verifications from those Plaintiffs whose deadlines have expired under CMO 2 and who are now subject to dismissal with prejudice. (See Ex. B.) In view of the above-cited case law, and the fact that previously delayed verifications continue to flow to Defendants as Plaintiffs' counsel receives them, Plaintiffs should not be subjected to the extreme sanction of dismissal with prejudice. 12. Furthermore, the Eleventh Circuit imposes an additional test that must be satisfied before the sanction of dismissal with prejudice is ordered--i.e., an effective, lesser sanction must be unavailable. See McKelvey, 789 F.2d at 1520 (requiring that, to impose sanction of dismissal with prejudice, "less drastic sanctions [must be] unavailable") (emphasis added); see also Betty K Agencies Ltd., 432 F.3d at 1337-38 (holding that district court must specifically find that lesser sanctions "will not suffice") (emphasis added). 7 13. Here, a lesser, available sanction has already been imposed by the Court because Plaintiffs' cases have already been dismissed without prejudice. The Court is no longer burdened with shepherding and adjudicating such cases, and Defendants cannot show (and have not shown) any prejudice by the Court's simply maintaining the status quo with respect to those cases. From Defendants' perspective, the cases are already terminated. Indeed, only the Plaintiffs themselves would be harmed, and their due process rights thwarted, by converting such dismissals to dismissals with prejudice because they have failed to respond to requests for their verifications. Such failure to respond may be attributable to the fact that some Plaintiffs have moved since the commencement of the litigation, are not receiving their mail, have had their telephones disconnected, are experiencing medical issues, or some other unforeseen reason. 3 In fact, as set forth in Exhibit B, with respect to hundreds of Plaintiffs, counsel has received confirmation from the postal service that such Plaintiffs are no longer receiving mail at their record addresses, and such mail has been returned to counsel. Therefore, with respect to this subset of Plaintiffs, counsel can confirm that they have no knowledge that their cases are pending dismissal with prejudice, or that any problem exists with their case at all. 14. Notwithstanding their silence, which does not equal willful misconduct, Plaintiffs deserve their day in court, particularly when it is apparent that hundreds of Plaintiffs are not receiving communications from their attorneys. See Betty K Agencies, 432 F.3d at 1339 ("We rigidly require the district courts to make these findings precisely because Seroquel, an "anti-psychotic" drug, is indicated for individuals suffering from serious mental illnesses. The fact that Seroquel users are having difficulty complying with Court procedures should also be taken into account when weighing whether Plaintiffs' cases should be dismissed with prejudice, denying them any chance for a true adjudication on the merits. 3 8 the sanction of dismissal with prejudice is so unsparing, and we strive to afford a litigant his or her day in court, if possible.") (citation and internal quotation marks omitted); compare Glades Pharms., LLC v. Murphy, 227 Fed.Appx. 779, 780 (11th Cir. 2007) (refusing to hold that district court abused its discretion by dismissing case without prejudice for failure to comply with discovery orders); In re Welding Fume Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 1:03-CV-17000, 2005 WL 5417814, at *1 (N.D. Ohio Oct. 18, 2005) (dismissing plaintiffs cases without prejudice for failure to submit fact sheets); In re Silica Prods. Liab. Litig., 398 F.Supp.2d 563, 579 (acknowledging parties' agreement whereby plaintiffs who failed to specifically identify a particular defendants' product on a fact sheet or product identification chart would dismiss that defendant without prejudice, subject to the parties entering a tolling agreement). 15. Alternatively, if necessary, Plaintiffs' counsel may sign the missing verifications or otherwise stipulate to the information contained within the Fact Sheets such that Defendants would be able to proceed with this more reliable information. This Court permits parties' attorneys to sign verifications in other circumstances. See L.R. 7.01(e) (allowing attorneys to sign verifications for interrogatories in admiralty and maritime cases); see also Greene v. United States, 447 F.Supp. 885, 891 (D.C. Ill. 1978) (recognizing that "if the attorney does answer the interrogatories in his own name, the answers would bind the party on the same principle by which a party is bound by admissions or stipulations entered into by his attorney," citing 8 Charles Alan Wright & Arthur R. Miller, Federal Practice & Procedure 2172 n.29 (1970)). If allowed in this instance, this procedure would immediately cure the defect with respect to the missing verifications, and permit the parties to continue to move forward with discovery. 9 CONCLUSION Ultimately, in light of the stringent mandate imposed by the Eleventh Circuit regarding dismissals with prejudice, coupled with Defendants' inability to articulate any prejudice by maintaining the current status of Plaintiffs' cases as dismissed without prejudice, the Court should not convert Plaintiffs' cases to "dismissed with prejudice." At a bare minimum, the current status protects Plaintiffs' due process rights in the event that certain Plaintiffs do later resurface and desire to refile their case. See Zocaras v. Castro, 465 F.3d 479, 485 (11th Cir. 2006) ("[T]he sanction imposed should fit the interests jeopardized and the harm caused by the violation."). The Court should deny Defendants' Motion, and grant Plaintiffs such other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled, including but not limited to amending CMO 2 to provide that any of Plaintiffs' cases that may be subject to dismissal under the procedures stated therein shall only be dismissed without prejudice, or alternatively, to allow Plaintiffs' counsel to verify the Facts Sheets or otherwise stipulate to the information contained therein. Respectfully submitted, By: ___/s/ K. Camp Bailey ___ F. Kenneth Bailey Jr. K. Camp Bailey Fletcher V. Trammell Robert Cowan Bailey Perrin Bailey LLP 440 Louisiana St., Suite 2100 Houston, Texas 77002 (713) 425-7100 Telephone (713) 425-7101 Facsimile Attorneys for Plaintiffs 10 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that on this 30th day of August, 2007, I electronically filed the foregoing: PLAINTIFFS' RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO ASTRAZENECA'S MOTION REQUESTING CONVERSION TO DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO SERVE PLAINTIFF FACT SHEET with the Clerk of the Court by using the CM/ECF system which will send a Notice of Electronic Filing to the counsel listed on the attached Service List.. I further certify that I mailed the foregoing document and the Notice of Electronic Filing by First-Class U. S. Mail delivery to the non-CM/ECF Participants listed on the attached Service List. /s/ K. Camp Bailey_____ 11 SERVICE LIST In Re: Seroquel Products Liability Litigation MDL Docket No. 1769 Scott Allen Cruse, Scott, Henderson & Allen, L.L.P. 2777 Allen Parkway, 7th Floor Houston, TX 77019 Tel: (713) 650-6600 sallen@crusescott.com Robert L. Ciotti Carlton Fields, P.A. 42212 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000 Tampa, FL 33607-5736 Tel: (813) 223-7000 rciotti@carltonfields.com tpaecf@cfdom.net atravis@carltonfields.com Counsel for Defendants AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, L.P, and AstraZeneca LP Michael Davis James Mizgala Sidley Austin LLP Bank One Plaza One South Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60603 Tel: (312) 853-7731 mdavis@sidley.com jmizgala@sidley.com Heidi Elizabeth Hilgendorff Thomas Campion Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP 500 Campus Dr. Florham Park, NJ 07932-1047 Tel: (973) 360-1100 thomas.campion@dbr.com heidi.hilgendorff@dbr.com jeffrey.peck@dbr.com Counsel for Defendants Janssen Pharmaceutical Products and Johnson & Johnson Co. Mary B. Cotton John D. Giddens, P.A. P.O. Box 22546 Jackson, MS 39225-2546 Tel: (601) 355-2022 betsy@law-inc.com Aaron K. Dickey Goldenberg and Heller, PC P.O. Box 959 2227 S. State Route 157 Edwardsville, IL 62025 Tel: (618) 650-7107 aaron@ghalaw.com John J. Driscoll Kenneth T. Fibich 12 Brown & Crouppen, PC 720 Olive St., Suite 1800 St. Louis, MO 63101 Tel: (314) 421-0216 jdriscoll@brownandcrouppen.com bsmith@brownandcrouppen.com rbrooks@brownandcrouppen.com blape@brownandcrouppen.com Gregory P. Forney Shaffer, Lombardo & Shurin 911 Main St., Suite 2000 Kansas City, MO 64105 Tel: (816) 931-0500 gforney@sls-law.com rbish@sls-law.com Counsel for Defendant, Marguerite Devon French W. Todd Harvey Joe R. Whatley, Jr. 2323 2nd Ave. N Birmingham, AL 35203-0647 Tel: (205) 328-9576 tharvey@whatleydrake.com jwhatley@whatleydrake.com ecf@whatleydrake.com Lawrence J. Gornick William A. Levin Dennis J. Canty Levin Simses Kaiser & Gornick, LLP 44 Montgomery St., 36th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Tel: (415) 646-7160 lgornick@lskg-law.com dcanty@lskg-law.com llsimes@levins-law.com jkaiser@lskg-law.com echarley@lskg-law.com ddecarli@lskg-law.com bsund@lskg-law.com astavrakaras@lskg-law.com Fibich, Hampton & Leebron, LLP 1401 McKinney St., Suite 1800 Five Houston Center Houston, TX 77010 Tel: (713) 751-0025 tfibich@fhl-law.com Todd S. Hageman Simon and Passanante, PC 701 Market St., Suite 1450 St. Louis, MO 63101 Tel: (314) 241-2929 thageman@spstl-law.com Jona R. Hefner 3441 W. Memorial, Suite 4 Oklahoma, OK 73134-7000 Tel: (405) 286-3000 attorneyokc@hotmail.com attorneyokc@gmail.com Scott Burdine Hagans Burdine Montgomery Rustay & Winchester, P.C. 3200 Travis, 4th Floor Houston, TX 77006 Tel: (713) 222-2700 sburdine@hagans-law.com 13 Thomas Campion Heidi E. Hilgendorff Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP 500 Campus Dr. Florham Park, NJ 07932-1047 Tel: (973) 360-1100 thomas.campion@dbr.com heidi.hilgendorff@dbr.com jeffrey.peck@dbr.com Counsel for Defendants Janssen Pharmaceutical Products and Johnson & Johnson Co. Keith M. Jensen Jensen, Belew & Gonzalez, PLLC 1024 North Main Fort Worth, TX 76106 Tel: (817) 334-0762 kj@kjensenlaw.com kjensenlaw@gmail.com Jamie R. Kendall 301 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204 Tel: 317-633-8787 jkendall@price-law.com eamos@price-law.com Benjamin A. Krass Law Offices of Matthew F. Pawa, P.C. 1280 Centre St., Suite 230 Newton Centre, MA 02459 Tel: (617) 641-9550 bkrass@pawalaw.com Jona R. Hefner 3441 W. Memorial, Suite 4 Oklahoma, OK 73134-7000 Tel: (405) 286-3000 attorneyokc@hotmail.com attorneyokc@gmail.com Aaron C. Johnson Summers & Johnson 717 Thomas Weston, MO 64098 Tel: (816) 640-9940 aaron@summersandjohnson.com firm@summersandjohnson.com Mark A. Koehn whrfrat42@yahoo.com D. Andrew List Clark Perdue Arnold & Scott 471 East Broad St., Suite 1400 Columbus, OH 43215 Tel: 877-220-2203 alist@cpaslaw.com Matthew E. Lundy Lundy & Davis 333 N. Sam Houston Pkwy., E Suite 375 David P. Matthews Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend 800 Commerce St. 14 Houston, TX 77060 Tel: (281) 272-0797 mlundy@lundydavis.com jdibbley@lundydavis.com Houston, TX 77002-1776 Tel: (713) 222-7211 dmatthews@abrahamwatkins.com agoff@abrahamwatkins.com jrhoades@abrahamwatkins.com jwebster@abrahamwatkins.com Howard Nations Howard L. Nations Attorney At Law 4515 Yoakum Blvd. Houston, TX 77006-5895 Tel: (713) 807-8400 nations@howardnations.com lori@howardnations.com kim@howardnations.com andrea@howardnations.com charles@howardnations.com lezzlie@howardnations.com Paul J. Pennock Michael E. Pederson Weitz & Luxenburg, P.C. 180 Maiden Lane 17th Floor New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 558-5500 Ppennock@weitzlux.com Lschutlz@weitzlux.com MPederson@weitzlux.com JOrelli@weitzlux.com Plaintiff's Lead Counsel Fred T. Magaziner Marjorie Shickman A. Elizabeth Balakhani Shane T. Prince Eben S. Flaster Stephen J. McConnell Brennen Joseph Torregrossa Dechert, LLP 2929 Arch St., Cira Center Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808 Tel: (215) 994-4000 Fred.magaziner@dechert.com James Mizgala Sidley Austin LLP Bank One Plaza One South Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60603 Tel: (312) 853-7731 mdavis@sidley.com jmizgala@sidley.com lmodaff@sidley.com efilingnotice@sidley.com Counsel for Defendants AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Matthew F. Pawa Law Offices of Matthew F. Pawa, P.C. 1280 Centre St., Suite 230 Newton Centre, MA 02459 Tel: (617) 641-9550 mp@pawalaw.com Carlos A. Prietto, III Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson 620 Newport Center-Drive 7th Floor Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: 940-720-1288 cbregman@rcrlaw.net cprietto@rcrlaw.net ctakanabe@rcrlaw.net kschaeffer@rcelaw.net 15 William N. Riley Jamie R. Kendall 301 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204 Tel: 317-633-8787 wriley@price-law.com eamos@price-law.com Larry Roth Law Offices of Larry M. Roth, P.A. P.O. Box 547637 Orlando, FL 32854-7637 Tel: (407) 872-2239 lroth@roth-law.com lcarrington@roth-law.com epoit@roth-law.com Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel Robert A. Schwartz Bailey & Galyen 18333 Egret Bay Blvd., Suite 120 Houston, TX 77058 Tel: (281) 335-7744 bschwartz@galyen.com anixon@galyen.com Marjorie.shiekman@dechert.com shane.prince@dechert.com cheryl.inwek@dechert.com Eben.flster@dechert.com elizabeth.balakhani@dechert.com michelle.kirscEh@dechert.com Counsel for Defendant Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP Mark P. Robinson, Jr. Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson 620 Newport Center Dr., 7th Floor Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: (949) 720-1288 mrobinson@robinson-pilaw.com mrobinson@rcrlaw.net Lizy Santiago Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend 800 Commerce St. Houston, TX 77002-1776 Tel: (713) 222-7211 lsantiago@thematthewslawfirm.com msalazar@thematthewslawfirm.com lsantiago@abrahamwatkins.com Kenneth W. Smith Aylstock Witkin Kreis & Overholtz 803 North Palafox St. Pennsacola, FL 32501 Tel: (850) 916-7450 ksmith@awkolaw.com kws6619@msn.com rvasquez@awkolaw.com Ted C. Wacker Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson 620 Newport Center Dr., 7th Floor Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: (949) 720-1288 twacker@rcrlaw.net Brennen Joseph Torregrossa Dechert, LLP 2929 Arch St., Cira Center Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808 Tel: (215) 994-4000 brennen.torregrosssa@dechert.com Counsel for Defendant Astrazeneca 16 Pharmaceuticals, LP W. Todd Harvey Joe R. Whatley, Jr. 2323 2nd Ave. N Birmingham, AL 35203-0647 Tel: (205) 328-9576 tharvey@whatleydrake.com jwhatley@whatleydrake.com ecf@whatleydrake.com Justin Witkin Ken Smith Aylstock, Witkin & Sasser, PLC 4400 Bayou Blvd., Suite 58 Pensacola, FL 32503 Tel: (850) 916-7450 Jwitkins@AWS-LAW.COM ablankenship@aws-law.com aburrus@aws-law.com asmith@aws-law.com ksmith@aws-law.com noverholtz@aws-law.com jsafe@aws-law.com NON-ECF SERVICE LIST Bridget Ahmann Faegre & Benson, LLP 90 S. 7th St., Ste 2200 Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 Timothy Reese Balducci The Langston Law Firm, P.A. P.O. Box 787 100 South Main St. Booneville, MS 38829 Tel: (662) 728-3138 tbalducci@langstonlaw.com Earl Francis Carriveau 1012 6th Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70601-4706 Kenneth W. Bean Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard One City Centre 15th Floor St. Louis, MO 63101-1880 Tel: (314) 231-3332 kbean@spvg.com Patricia Cook Robert F. Clarke Phillips & Associates 3030 North Third St., Ste 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Cannon Curlee Mark W. Davis Davis & Feder, P.A. P.O. Drawer 6829 Gulfport, MS 39506-7018 17 Warren Frazier Michael T. Gallagher The Gallagher Law Firm 2905 Sackett St. Houston, TX 77098 Richard D. Hailey Ramey & Hailey 3891 Eagle Creek Pkwy. Suite C Indianapolis, IN 46254-2600 John Hawkins Janssen, L.P. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 500 Campus Drive Florham Park, NJ 07932-1047 Krisann C. Kleibacker Lee Faegre & Benson LLP 90 S 7th St. Ste. 2200 Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 Salvatore M. Machi Ted Machi & Associates PC 18333 Egret Bay Blvd., Suite 120 Houston, TX 77058 Tel: (281) 335-7744 Eric B. Milliken 3 Sir Barton Ct. Newark, DE 19702-2033 Gale D. Pearson Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, PA Fifth Street Towers, Suite 1025 100 South 5th Street James J. Freebery McCarter & English, LLP 18th Floor 919 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 Gary Reed Gober 200 Fourth Ave. North Suite 700 Nashville, TN 37219 Jason Matthew Hatfield Lundy & Davis, LLP 300 North College Ave. Suite 309 Fayetteville, AR 72701 Donna Higdon Johnson & Johnson Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 500 Campus Drive Florham Park, NJ 07932-1047 Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc. c/o Gayle R. White Registered Agent Highway 167N Sunset, LA 70584 Stephen J. McConnell Dechert, LLP 2929 Arch St., Cira Center Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808 Randy Niemeyer 15863 Pike 43 Bowling Green, MO 63334-2620 Dale Kent Perdue Clark Perdue Arnold & Scott 471 East Broad St., Suite 1400 Columbus, OH 43215 18 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Stephen J. Randall Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, PA First Street Towers, Suite 1025 100 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 Evelyn Rodriguez Brenda Rice Robert L. Salim Attorney At Law P.O. Box 2069 Natchitoches, LA 71457-2069 Tel: (318) 352-5999 robertsalim@cp-tel.net Marjorie Shickman Dechert, LLP 2929 Arch St., Cira Center Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808 Robert G. Smith Lorance & Thompson, PC Suite 500 2900 N Loop W Houston, TX 77092 Linda S. Svitak Faegre & Benson LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh St. Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 Mary J. Wrightinton Ellen R. Serbin Perona Langer Beck Lallande & Serbin 300 San Antonio Dr. Long Beach, CA 90807-0948 Robert H. Shultz Heyl, Royster 103 W. Vandalia St. P.O. Box 467 Edwardsville, IL 62025 Catherine Solomon 3100 N.E. 83 Gladstone, MO 64119 Seth S. Webb Brown & Crouppen, P.C. 720 Olive St., Suite 1800 St. Louis, MO 63101-2302 19

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