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MDL 2545
In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation
- Judge Matthew F. Kennelly


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MDL 2545
In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation
- Judge Matthew F. Kennelly

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    The Court has not entered an order that authorizes direct filing in this District of cases related to the MDL proceeding. "Tag-along" cases should be filed in an appropriate venue, and prompt notice should be provided to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. "Tag-along" cases will be transferred to this District according to the procedures established by the JPML.

    A case may appropriately be filed in the Northern District of Illinois in the first instance only if venue and personal jurisdiction properly exist in this District. If the case is appropriately filed in this District, the filer should designate the case as related to Case No. 17 C 1748 in the appropriate space on the Civil Cover Sheet.
    Please click here or visit http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/home/AppearingPHV.aspx to file electronically via our ILND court's website.
    None. You need only fill out the two-page form. After your application has been approved by the Judge, you will file an appearance form in the case.

      Please note that the Pro Hac Vice Fee is waived in MDL 2545.
    PHV applications are approved by the judge in the case. Please check the docket or contact the judge’s courtroom deputy for your status. (From our home page, select “Judges”, then select the webpage of the judge in the case.)
    If you are a member of this Court's bar, simply have local counsel submit a standard appearance form indicating that they are local counsel.

    If you are appearing Pro Hac Vice, answer yes or no to the question on that form. Local counsel will file a standard appearance form indicating that they are local counsel for the party in question.
    On our Judges Webpage, select the Emergency Judge. Then call chambers for an appointment to take the oath.

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPEARANCE FORM AND RULES CONCERNING APPEARANCES BY ATTORNEYS

    Local Rule 83.17 provides that once an attorney has filed an appearance form on behalf of a party, no additional appearances or substitutions may be made without leave of court. The Rule also provides that the attorney may not withdraw without leave of court. Therefore, if more than one attorney is going to represent the party or parties shown on the front of this form, each should complete a separate appearance form.
    The names of each of the parties represented by the attorney filing the appearance are to be listed on the lines immediately below the words “Appearances are hereby filed by the undersigned as attorney for.” The type of party, e.g., plaintiff, defendant, third party plaintiff, should follow the name of each party. If all of the parties are of the same type, e.g., all parties represented are plaintiffs, then the type of party can be shown at the end of the listing of parties.
    An attorney who is a member of the Illinois bar should enter the identification number issued to him or her by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). An attorney who is not a member of the Illinois bar should leave this item blank.
    Where more than one attorney appears on behalf of a party or parties, all attorneys will be entered on the docket as attorneys of record. E-mail notices will be sent to all attorneys of record who are registered e-filers. However, in any instance where notice must be mailed through the postal system, such notice will only be mailed to the attorney shown as lead counsel, except where local counsel has been designated pursuant to Local Rule 83.15 (see below).
    All attorneys filing appearances must indicate whether or not they are members of the trial bar of this Court and whether or not they are the attorney who will try the case in the event that it goes to trial.

    In criminal actions, an attorney who is not a member of the trial bar may not act as the only counsel representing a party.

    Pursuant to Local Rule 83.12, a member of the trial bar must accompany such attorney and must also file an appearance.

    In civil actions, if a trial bar attorney has not previously filed an appearance and the case goes to trial, a trial bar attorney, pursuant to Local Rule 83.17, must obtain leave of court to file an appearance.
    Pursuant to Local Rule 83.15, an attorney who does not have an office in this District may appear before this Court “only upon having designated, at the time of filing his/her initial notice or pleading, a member of the bar of this Court having an office within this District upon whom service of papers may be made.” No attorney having an office in this District may designate local counsel. No attorney may designate more than one attorney as local counsel. In the event that notices need to be mailed manually rather than via e-mail, such notices will be mailed by the Clerk’s Office to both the attorney identified as lead counsel and the attorney designated as local counsel.
    Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §652(a), all litigants in civil cases pending before this Court are directed to consider the use of an alternative dispute resolution process at the earliest appropriate stage of the litigation. Such process may include mediation, early neutral evaluation, minitrial, or arbitration.
    In every action in which an affiliate of a public company is a party, counsel for such party shall file with the Clerk a statement listing each public company of which such party is an affiliate. Where such party is a plaintiff the statement shall befiled with the complaint. Where such party is a defendant the statement shall be filed with the answer or motion in lieu of answer.
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    Ronald Johnson, Jr.
    SCHACHTER, HENDY & JOHNSON PSC
    909 Wrights Summit Parkway, Suite 210
    Ft. Wright, KY 41011
    Phone: (859) 578-4444
    Fax: (859) 578-4440
    Email: rjohnson@pschacter.com

    Trent B. Miracle
    SIMMONS HANLY CONROY
    One Court Street
    Alton, IL 62002
    Phone: (618) 259-2222
    Fax: (618) 259-2252
    Email: tmiracle@simmonsfirm.com

    Christopher A. Seeger
    SEEGER WEISS LLP
    77 Water Street
    New York, NY 10005
    Phone: (212) 584-0700
    Fax: (212) 584-0799
    Email: cseeger@seegerweiss.com

    Defendants' Liaison Counsel
    Scott P. Glauberman
    Winston & Strawn
    35 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601-9703
    (312) 558-5600
    Email: sglauber@winston.com
  •   Plaintiffs' Steering Committee ListOpen or Close

    Ronald Johnson, Jr.
    SCHACHTER, HENDY & JOHNSON PSC
    909 Wrights Summit Parkway, Suite 210
    Ft. Wright, KY 41011
    Phone: (859) 578-4444
    Fax: (859) 578-4440
    Email: rjohnson@pschacter.com

    Trent B. Miracle
    SIMMONS HANLY CONROY
    One Court Street
    Alton, IL 62002
    Phone: (618) 259-2222
    Fax: (618) 259-2252
    Email: tmiracle@simmonsfirm.com

    Christopher A. Seeger
    SEEGER WEISS LLP
    77 Water Street
    New York, NY 10005
    Phone: (212) 584-0700
    Fax: (212) 584-0799
    Email: cseeger@seegerweiss.com

    Martin D. Crump
    DAVIS CRUMP, PC
    1712 15th St., Suite 300
    Gulfport, MS 39501
    Phone: (228) 863-6000
    Fax: (228) 864-0907
    Email: martincrump@daviscrump.com

    T. Matthew Leckman
    POGUST, BRASLOW &
    MILLROOD, LLC
    8 Tower Bridge
    161 Washington Street, Suite 1520
    Conshohocken, PA 19428
    Phone: (610) 941-4204
    Fax: (610) 941-4245
    Email: mleckman@pbmattorneys.com

    Lawrence J. Gornick
    KAISER GORNICK LLP
    100 First Street, 25th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Phone: (415) 857-7400
    Fax: (415) 857-7499
    Email: lgornick@kaisergornick.com

    Matthew Teague
    BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN,
    PORTIS & MILES, P.C.
    234 Commerce Street
    Montgomery, AL 36104
    Phone: (334) 269-2343
    Fax: (334) 954-7555
    Email: Matt.Teague@BeasleyAllen.com

    Gregory S. Spizer
    ANAPOL SCHWARTZ
    1710 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: (215) 790-4578
    Fax: (215) 875-7722
    Email: gspizer@anapolschwartz.com

    Frank Petosa
    MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
    600 N. Pine Island Road
    Suite 400
    Plantation, FL 33324
    Phone: (954) 318-0268
    Fax: (954) 327-3018
    Email: Fpetosa@forthepeople.com

    Kristine K. Kraft
    SCHLICHTER, BOGARD & DENTON,
    LLP
    100 South Fourth Street, Suite 900
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    Phone: (314) 621-6115
    Fax: (314) 621-7151
    Email: kkraft@uselaws.com

    Elwood C. Stevens, Jr.
    DOMENGEAUX, WRIGHT, ROY &
    EDWARDS, L.L.C.
    556 Jefferson St, Suite 500
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    Phone: (337) 233-3033
    Fax: (337) 291-4878
    Email: elwoods@wrightroy.com

    Christopher V. Tisi
    ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP
    4900 Seminary Road, Suite 650
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    Phone: (703) 931-5500
    Fax: (703) 820-1656
    Email: cvtisi@aol.com

    Arnold Levin
    LEVIN, FISHBEIN, SEDRAN &
    BERMAN
    510 Walnut Street, Suite 500
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: (215) 592-1500
    Fax: (215) 592-4663
    Email: alevin@lfsblaw.com

    Alex H. MacDonald
    MACDONALD, ROTHWEILER,
    EISENBERG, LLP
    One Bowdoin Square
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: (617) 747-7590
    Fax: (617) 747-7551
    Email: amacdonald@mrelegal.com

    Mark A. Hoffman
    ROSS FELLER CASEY, LLP
    One Liberty Place
    1650 Market Street, Suite 3450
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: (215) 574-2000
    Fax: (215) 231-3750
    Email: mhoffman@rossfellercasey.com

    Dawn M. Barrios
    BARRIOS, KINGSDORF &
    CASTIEX, LLP
    701 Poydras Street, Suite 3650
    New Orleans, LA 70139
    Phone: (504) 524-3300
    Fax: (504) 524-3313
    Email: barrios@bkc-law.com

    Derriel C. McCorvey
    THE LAW OFFICE OF DERRIEL
    MCCORVEY
    115 W. Main
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    Phone: (337) 291-2431
    Fax: (337) 291-2433
    Email: derriel@mccorveylaw.com

    Roger W. Orlando
    THE ORLANDO FIRM, P.C.
    315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 400
    Decatur, GA 30030
    Phone: (404) 373-1800
    Fax: (404) 373-6999
    Email: roger@OrlandoFirm.com

    Rachel Abrams
    LEVIN SIMES
    353 Sacramento Street, Suite 2000
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Phone: (415) 426-3000
    Fax: (415) 426-3000
    Email: rabrams@levinsimes.com

    W. Mark Lanier
    THE LANIER LAW FIRM PC
    6810 FM 1960 West
    Houston, TX 77069
    Phone: (713) 659-5200
    Fax: (713) 659-2204
    Email: wml@lanierlawfirm.com

    David S. Ratner
    MORELLI, ALTERS, RATNER LLP
    777 Third Avenue, 31st Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    Phone: (212) 751-9800
    Fax: (212) 751-0046
    Email: dratner@morellialters.com

    Yvonne M. Flaherty
    LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL
    NAUEN P.L.L.P.
    100 Washington Avenue S, Suite 2200
    Minneapolis MN 55401
    Phone: (612) 339-6900
    Fax: (612) 339-0981
    Email: ymflaherty@locklaw.com

    Dianne M. Nast
    NASTLAW LLC
    1101 Market Street, Suite 2801
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 923-9300
    Fax: (215) 923-9302
    Email: dnast@nastlaw.com

    Kathleen Chavez
    FOOTE, MIELKE, CHAVEZ &
    O'NEIL LLC
    10 West State Street, Suite 200
    Geneva, IL 60134
    Phone: (630) 232-4480
    Fax: (630) 232-7452
    Email: kcc@fmcolaw.com

    Brian J. Perkins
    MEYERS & FLOWERS
    225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1515
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: (312) 214-1017
    Fax: (630) 845-8982
    Email: bjp@meyers-flowers.com

    Myron Cherry
    MYRON M. CHERRY & ASSOCIATES
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2300
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    Phone: (312) 372-2100
    Fax: (312) 853-0279
    Email: mcherry@cherry-law.com

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    Case management conference

    Date: August 22, 2014
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Courtroom: 2103

    Note: Participants can dial using toll free number 888-285-4585 and use participant code 122758. Please note during the conference you will not be able to particpate verbally.

    Proposed agenda for August 22, 2014 case management conference
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    Case management conference

    Date: August 22, 2014
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Courtroom: 2103

    Note: Participants can dial using toll free number 888-285-4585 and use participant code 122758. Please note during the conference you will not be able to particpate verbally.

    Proposed agenda for August 22, 2014 case management conference