Shuman v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp. et al

Filing 9

ORDER granting 8 Motion to Stay. All proceedings in this matter are hereby STAYED pending a ruling from the JPML on Defendant Howmedica Osteonics Corp.'s Notice of Potential Tag-Along Action. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 6/7/17. (cmr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION BETTY SHUMAN, * Plaintiff, * * v. * a HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP., 617-068 * New Jersey Corporation d/b/a CV * STRYKER ORTHOPAEDICS; CORP., STRYKER * a Michigan Corporation; * and STRYKER SALES CORPORATION, * • Defendants. * ORDER Presently before the Court is the parties' stay. (Doc. motion, Corp. 8.) the In the memorandum filed parties state that joint motion to in support of their Defendant Howmedica Osteonics submitted a "Notice of Potential Tag-Along Action" to the Clerk of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") seeking an order transferring the above-captioned action to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. V40 § 1407. Femoral Head (Doc. Prods. 8-1, Liab. at 2; see also In re Stryker LFIT Lit., (J.P.M.L. initiated Jan. 13, 2017) parties, MDL Case No. l:17-MD-2768 ("MDL 2768"), Doc. 161.) The expecting that this action may be transferred by the JPML to the this Court pleading 2768." "to (Doc. 8) stay deadline, Upon (doc. District due 8, of Massachusetts all proceedings, until this for resolution, including matter is the request responsive transferred to MDL at 1.) consideration, is GRANTED. IT IS the parties' joint motion to stay HEREBY ORDERED that all proceedings in this matter are hereby STAYED pending a ruling from the JPML on Defendant Howmedica Tag-Along Action. this stay are Notwithstanding Court Osteonics Corp.'s - in writing of Potential Any deadlines falling within the duration of hereby tolled during the the Notice foregoing, and for either cause pendency of party may - to lift this apply the stay to stay. this imposed hereby. ORDER ENTERED at Augusta, Georgia, this / day of June 2017. J. RMslDM^iJ^LL, CHIEF JUDG| UNITED13TATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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