WILLIAMSON V. WYETH et al
ORDER : IT IS ORDERED THAT:1.This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for further proceedings.2.The Clerk of Court is directed to effect the transfer.(Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Joan N. Ericksen on June 12, 2012. (slf) [Transferred from Minnesota on 6/14/2012.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Civil No. 05-268 (JNE/SER)
Wyeth; American Home Products, Inc.; AHP
DM Subsidiary Holding Corporation; Wyeth
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pharmacia & Upjohn
Company; Pfizer Inc.; and Parke-Davis,
In February 2005, Patricia Williamson brought this action against pharmaceutical
companies. Two months later, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred it to the
Eastern District of Arkansas for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings. See 28 U.S.C.
§ 1407 (2006). The Panel recently remanded it to the District of Minnesota. On June 1, 2012,
the Court ordered the parties to file briefs that address whether the action should be transferred to
another district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) (2006) (amended 2011) and, if transfer is
appropriate, to which district it should be transferred. Plaintiff responded that the action should
be transferred to the Middle District of North Carolina. Wyeth LLC (f/k/a Wyeth a/k/a Wyeth
Inc.), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC, and Pfizer Inc.1 responded
that they do not oppose transfer to the Middle District of North Carolina. Accordingly, the Court
transfers this action to the Middle District of North Carolina pursuant to § 1404(a).
A stipulation [Docket No. 5] filed in February 2005 states that Plaintiff improperly
named some of the defendants.
Based on the files, records, and proceedings herein, and for the reasons stated above, IT
IS ORDERED THAT:
This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Middle
District of North Carolina for further proceedings.
The Clerk of Court is directed to effect the transfer.
Dated: June 12, 2012
s/ Joan N. Ericksen
JOAN N. ERICKSEN
United States District Judge
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