Dolin v. Smithkline Beecham Corporation, et al

Filing 539

MOTION by Defendant GlaxoSmithKline, LLC for judgment as a matter of law (Gilbert, Alan)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WENDY B. DOLIN, Individually and as Independent Executor of the ESTATE OF STEWART DOLIN, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION D/B/A GLAXOSMITHKLINE, a Pennsylvania Corporation, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 1:12-cv-06403 DEFENDANT GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AS A MATTER OF LAW Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(a), Defendant GlaxoSmithKline LLC (“GSK”) submits this Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. For the reasons outlined in the accompanying memorandum of law, there is no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to find in favor of Plaintiff Wendy Dolin. FED. R. CIV. P. 50(a)(1). Accordingly, GSK respectfully requests that this Court g grant GSK’s Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. Plaintiff’s claim against GSK should be dismissed with prejudice, and the Court should grant GSK such other and further relief as it deems just and proper. Dated: April 4, 2017 Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ Alan S. Gilbert Alan S. Gilbert (No. 953210) Anders C. Wick (No. 6274319) DENTONS US LLP 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5900 Chicago, Illinois 60606-6404 Telephone: (312) 876-8000 Facsimile: (312) 876-7934 Andrew T. Bayman (pro hac vice) Todd P. Davis (pro hac vice) Ursula M. Henninger (pro hac vice) Heather M. Howard (pro hac vice) KING & SPALDING LLP 1180 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309-3521 Telephone: (404) 572-4600 Facsimile: (404) 572-5100 Attorneys for GlaxoSmithKline LLC 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE It is hereby certified that on April 4, 2017, I have served a copy of the foregoing DEFENDANT GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AS A MATTER OF LAW on all counsel of record via this Court’s ECF System. By: /s/ Alan S. Gilbert Alan S. Gilbert DENTONS US LLP Attorney for GlaxoSmithKline LLC Facsimile: (716) 852-6100 Attorneys for Defendant GlaxoSmithKline LLC cc: All current counsel of record 3

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