Case: Velez v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

1:04-cv-09194 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Nov. 19, 2004

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Case Summary

On March 13, 2006, a group of former and current female employees filed their fourth amended complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000(e)-5(f), et seq., against the Novartis Corporation in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief, back pay and front pay, and compensatory and punitive damages, alleging sex discrimination, including pregnancy discr…

On March 13, 2006, a group of former and current female employees filed their fourth amended complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000(e)-5(f), et seq., against the Novartis Corporation in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court for injunctive relief, back pay and front pay, and compensatory and punitive damages, alleging sex discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination. Specifically, the plaintiffs contend that the defendant discriminated in compensation, promotion, personnel evaluations and treatment of women taking pregnancy leave. 244 F.R.D. 249 (S.D.N.Y. 2007).

This action began on November 19th 2004, when a smaller group of plaintiffs filed their original complaint. The parties engaged in extensive discovery, specifically on the relationship between the parent company and its subordinate. There was also an early question about whether the Chairman of Novartis was being properly served notice on the case (see Order confirming proper service).

On August 16, 2007, the Court (Judge Lynch) granted class certification and defendant's motion for summary judgment. This order granted a class of all women who are currently holding, or have held, a sales-related job position with [NPC] during the time period July 15, 2002 through the present, including those who have held positions as Sales Representatives, Sales Consultants, Senior Sales Consultants, Executive Sales Consultants, Sales Associates, Sales Specialists, Senior Sales Specialists, and District Managers I. 244 F.R.D. 248 (S.D.N.Y. 2007). Furthermore, included in this class were any women discriminated against on the basis if pregnancy with respect to the issue of incentive-based compensation. 244 F.R.D. 267 (S.D.N.Y. 2007).

While the Court (Judge Lynch) certified the class, he also granted a motion of summary judgment for the defense, holding that the corporation could not be liable for any Title VII violation by NPC. This judgment was based on lack of evidence from the plaintiff that the Corporation and NPC functioned as a single enterprise. 244 F.R.D. 254-255 (S.D.N.Y. 2007).

A jury trial commenced on April 7, 2010. The jury delivered a verdict on behalf of the plaintiffs and awarded compensatory and punitive damages. The trial concluded on May 19, 2010, with equitable relief to be order by the Court at a later date.

In light of this, the parties engaged in vigorous negotiations and entered into a Settlement Agreement in July 2010, according to which the defendant Novartis would pay $175 million in total and adopt other measures to reduce or eliminate discrimination against female workers.

On July 14, 2010, the court (Judge Castel) preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. On November 30th, 2010, the court (Judge Colleen McMahon) finalized the judgment, certifying the class, approving the settlement agreement, and dismissing the case with prejudice. The defendant was required to pay $152,500,000 in backpay, damages to the class, and other charges related to the litigation.

On April 8th, 2011, the court (Judge McMahon) approved of modifications to the list of class members and the claims administration process as laid out in the settlement agreement, in order to ensure that all class members receive accurate settlement awards.

On September 23rd, 2013, the court (Judge McMahon) addressed a letter to all counsel to encourage continued compliance with the settlement agreement. The parties agreed to a 3-year compliance period, however the appointed overseer to the compliance was unable to reach either party to ensure continued cooperation.

On April 29, 2014, the court (Judge McMahon) ordered the monitoring period concluded and declared the settlement to have been carried out, thereby terminating Defendant's obligations to the class and concluding the case.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (10/6/2010)

Michael Abrams (11/3/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Castel, P. Kevin (New York)

Lynch, Gerard E. (New York)

Maas, Frank S. (New York)

McMahon, Colleen (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bloom, Shayna (District of Columbia)

Corridan, Angela (District of Columbia)

Eubanks, Sharon Y (District of Columbia)

Goldblatt, Lisa A. (District of Columbia)

Heisler, Jeremy (New York)

Kimpel, Katherine M. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Castel, P. Kevin (New York)

Lynch, Gerard E. (New York)

Maas, Frank S. (New York)

McMahon, Colleen (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bloom, Shayna (District of Columbia)

Corridan, Angela (District of Columbia)

Eubanks, Sharon Y (District of Columbia)

Goldblatt, Lisa A. (District of Columbia)

Heisler, Jeremy (New York)

Kimpel, Katherine M. (District of Columbia)

Leong, Katherine (District of Columbia)

Medina, Felicia Maria (California)

Morris, Grant E. (District of Columbia)

Sanford, David W. (District of Columbia)

Wittels, Steven Lance (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abram, Thomas G. (Illinois)

Bess, Amy Louise (New York)

Chesler, Evan R. (New York)

Christensen, Andrea S. (New York)

Fitzpatrick , Vincent R. Jr. (New York)

Gelb, Aaron R. (Illinois)

Hall, Elizabeth N. (Illinois)

Kagay, Sara Jeanine (Illinois)

Kirshner, Alison Ruth (New York)

McAtee, Darin P. (New York)

McDevitt, Heather (New York)

Pace, Jack (New York)

Schnadig, Richard H (Illinois)

Wexler, Jonathan Alan (New York)

Wolf, Charles Benno (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

April 29, 2014 Docket
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Fourth Amended Complaint

2006 WL 5216411

March 13, 2006 Complaint
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Order confirming proper service

2006 WL 903228

April 5, 2006 Order/Opinion
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Order Granting Class Certification and Summary Judgment for Novartis Corporation

244 F.R.D. 243

Aug. 16, 2007 Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Decision and Order

2009 WL 3395091

Oct. 20, 2009 Order/Opinion
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Joint Notice of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement

July 13, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order Preliminarily Approving Settlement

July 14, 2010 Order/Opinion
294

Joint Notice of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement

July 14, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Final Judgment and Order of Approval of Class Action Settlement and Dismissal with Prejudice

Nov. 30, 2010 Order/Opinion
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Decision Approving Class Action Settlement

2010 WL 4877852

Nov. 30, 2010 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4564813/velez-v-novartis-corporation/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Filing Fee $ 150.00, Receipt Number 527025)Document filed by Sonia Klinger, Minel Tobertga Hider, Amy Velez, Michelle Williams, Penni Zelinkoff.(gf, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 11/24/2004 (gf, ). (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Jeremy Heisler on behalf of Sonia Klinger, Minel Tobertga Hider, Amy Velez, Michelle Williams, Penni Zelinkoff (gf, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 11/24/2004 (gf, ). (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.Document filed by Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider.(dle, ) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jonathan A. Wexler dated 3/1/05 re: counsel for dfts request that the time for dfts to respond to the amended complaint be extended to 4/18/05. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 3/4/05) (dle, ) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 7, 2005 PACER
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MOTION pursuant to Rule 1.3(c) of the Local Rules of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York for an Order allowing the admission of Charles B. Wolf, Richard H. Schnadig, Thomas G. Abram, Aaron R. Gelb and Sara J. Kagay as attorneys Pro Hac Vice to argue or try this case in whole or in part as counsel or advocate. Affidavit of Jonathan A. Wexler in support and proposed Order attached. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Return Date set for 4/15/2005 10:00 AM. (yv, ) Modified on 4/6/2005 (yv, ). (Entered: 04/06/2005)

March 30, 2005 PACER
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MOTION pursuant to Rule 1.3(c) of the Local Rules of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York for an Order allowing the admission of Charles B. Wolf, Richard H. Schnadig, Thomas G. Abram, Aaron R. Gelb and Sara J. Kagay as attorneys Pro Hac Vice for defendant. Affidavit of Jonathan A. Wexler in support attached. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Return Date set for 4/15/2005 10:00 AM. (yv, ) Modified on 4/11/2005 (yv, ). Modified on 4/11/2005 (yv, ). (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 4, 2005 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Responses due by 5/2/2005 Return Date set for 5/16/2005 09:30 AM. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

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April 19, 2005 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 7 MOTION for Summary Judgment.. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 19, 2005 PACER
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FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY-RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.(Wexler, Jonathan) Modified on 4/20/2005 (jp, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Related document: 3 Amended Complaint, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,. (Attachments: # 1)(Wexler, Jonathan) Modified on 4/20/2005 (kg). Modified on 4/20/2005 (kg, ). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.(Wexler, Jonathan) Modified on 4/20/2005 (kg). (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Novartis Corporation.(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. Related document: 3 Amended Complaint, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,. (Attachments: # 1)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

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RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Related document: 3 Amended Complaint, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,. (Attachments: # 1)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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ORDER granting 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice . (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 4/16/05) (jco, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 20, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER: plaintiffs' opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment due by 5/9/2005. Reply due by 5/23/2005. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/3/05) (kw, ) (Entered: 05/05/2005)

May 4, 2005 PACER
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OPPOSITION BRIEF re: 7 MOTION for Summary Judgment.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider.(Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 9, 2005 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 7 MOTION for Summary Judgment.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Sonia Klinger in Support of Opposition# 2 Exhibit B in Support of Opposition# 3 Responses to Statement of Uncontested Material Facts# 4 Statement of Contested Material Facts)(Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

2 Affidavit of Sonia Klinger in Support of Opposition

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3 Exhibit B in Support of Opposition

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4 Responses to Statement of Uncontested Material Facts

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5 Statement of Contested Material Facts

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May 9, 2005 PACER
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MOTION for an order, admitting David W. Sanford and Lisa A. Goldblatt to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. Return Date set for 5/20/2005 at 10:00 AM. (sac, ) (Entered: 05/10/2005)

May 9, 2005 PACER
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ORDER withdrawing without prejudice 7 Motion for Summary Judgment to renewing the motion at a subsequent date. Plaintiffs are to serve document demands and interrogatories on the limited issue of the relationship between defendant Novartis Corporation and its subsidiary and co-defendant, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, no later than 5/27/05. The parties are to appear before the Court for an interim status conference in this matter on Friday, 10/14/05 at 10:30 a.m. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/13/05) (yv, ) (Entered: 05/17/2005)

May 16, 2005 PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amended pleadings may be filed until 6/3/2005. Joinder of additional parties must be accomplished by 6/3/2005. The motion for class certification is to be served and filed by 3/31/2006. Answering papers are to be served and filed by 4/30/2006. Reply papers are to be served and filed by 5/31/2006. All fact discovery related to class certification is to be completed by 11/30/2005. First request for production of documents relating to class certification, if any, to be served by 6/30/05. Interrogatories relating to class certification pursuant to Local Rule 33.3(a) of the Civil Rules of the Southern District of New York to be served by 6/30/05. Experts, if any, in support of class certification are to be designated by plaintiffs by 10/31/05, and any reports furnished by 11/30/05. Any experts by defendants in opposition to class certification shall be designated by 11/30/05, and any reports furnished by 1/15/06. Experts may de deposed, but such depositions must occur by 1/31/06. The parties are to appear before the Court for an interim status conference in this matter on Friday, 10/14/2005 at 10:30 AM (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/13/05) (yv, ) (Entered: 05/17/2005)

May 16, 2005 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER plaintiffs' memo in support of opposition to defendants' motion shall be no more than 30 pages; and defendants' reply to plaintiffs' memo in support of opposition shall be no more than 15 pages. So Ordered.(Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/11/05) (jco, ) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

May 31, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER that the parties time to serve their initial disclosures purs. to Rule 26(a)(1) of the FRCP is extended to and including 6/24/05. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/31/05) (dle, ) (Entered: 06/03/2005)

June 1, 2005 PACER
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Second AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 3 Amended Complaint, against Thomas Ebeling, Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.Document filed by Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. Related document: 3 Amended Complaint, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,.(kw, ) (Entered: 06/06/2005)

June 3, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATION ; that the time by which dfts Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Novartis Corp. must respond to plaintiffs' First Set of Requests for Production of Documents to dfts, and plaintiffs' First Set of Interrogatories to Dfts, is extended to and including 7/27/05; dfts Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Novartis Corp. must respond to the Second Amended Class Action Complaint is extended to 7/24/05. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 6/15/05) (pl, ) (Entered: 06/20/2005)

June 17, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Heather McDevitt on behalf of Novartis Corporation (McDevitt, Heather) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 24, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Vincent R Fitzpatrick on behalf of Novartis Corporation (Fitzpatrick, Vincent) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 24, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,.(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 25, 2005 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,.(McDevitt, Heather) (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 25, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL; that Class Rep. Fonna Martin hereby dismisses her claims without prejudice against Novartis Corp, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Thomas Ebeling. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 7/25/05) (pl, ) Modified on 7/27/2005 (pl, ). (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 26, 2005 PACER
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ORDER; granting 20 Motion for David W. Sanford and Lisa A. Goldblatt to Appear Pro Hac Vice . (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 7/25/05) (pl, ) (Entered: 07/27/2005)

July 26, 2005 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Jack Pace on behalf of Novartis Corporation (Pace, Jack) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 31, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATION TO FILE THIRD AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 9/6/05) (sac, ) (Entered: 09/08/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005 PACER
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THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 25 Amended Complaint,, against Thomas Ebeling, Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.Document filed by Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Dutkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Mary Anne Jacoby, Simona Lopez, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Michelle Williams, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Tobertga Hider,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta Vonlintel,.(cd, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/20/2005 (cd, ). (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 9, 2005 PACER
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FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - (DOCUMENT WAS NAMED INCRRECTLY) - PROPOSED MOTION for Leave to Appear By telephone. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Dutkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Mary Anne Jacoby, Simona Lopez, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. Return Date set for 10/13/2005 12:00 PM. (Wittels, Steven) Modified on 10/18/2005 (gf, ). (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear By Telephone. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Dutkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Mary Anne Jacoby, Simona Lopez, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. Return Date set for 10/13/2005 12:00 PM. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005 PACER
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REVISED CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amended Pleadings due by 8/18/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 6/3/2005. Discovery due by 2/28/2006. Status Conference set for 2/3/2006 11:30 AM before Judge Gerard E. Lynch. Additional discovery deadlines are as set forth in this Order. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 10/14/05) (pl, ) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005 PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Motions due by 8/15/2006. Responses due by 9/29/2006 Replies due by 11/10/2006. Discovery due by 2/28/2006. Status Conference set for 2/3/2006 11:30 AM before Judge Gerard E. Lynch. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 10/14/05) (db, ) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005 RECAP
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JOINT MOTION for Protective Order Joint Motion for Entry of Stipulated Protective Order. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Stipulated Protective Order)(Kirshner, Alison) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

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Oct. 21, 2005 PACER
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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER...regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material.... (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 10/25/05) (cd, ) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005 RECAP
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CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Status Conference set for 2/3/2006 11:30 AM before Judge Gerard E. Lynch. Discovery due by 2/28/2006. Responses due by 5/1/2006 Motions due by 8/15/2006. Replies due by 11/10/2006. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 10/14/2005) (jmi, ) (Entered: 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005 PACER
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ORDER for the pro hac vice appearance of Laura Fentomiller for plaintiffs. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 12/2/05) (cd, ) (Entered: 12/08/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005 PACER
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AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Amended Complaint,,,. Thomas Ebeling served on 11/4/2005, answer due 11/25/2005. Service was accepted by Unknown, Guard. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Michelle Williams; Kelly Corbett; Marta Deyne; Joan Dutkin; Sue Earl; Jamie Holland; Mary Anne Jacoby; Simona Lopez; Ashley Narmour; Catherine White; Amy Velez; Stephanie Cates; Lori Horton; Karen Liggins; Wendy Pinson; Roberta Vonlintel; Holly Waters; Jennifer Waxman-Recht; Sonia Klinger; Penni Zelinkoff; Minel Tobertga Hider. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 16, 2005 PACER
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MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Dutkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Mary Anne Jacoby, Simona Lopez, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 12/19/2005)

Dec. 19, 2005 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 45 MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Dutkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Mary Anne Jacoby, Simona Lopez, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Stephanie Cates, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Sonia Klinger, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Tobertga Hider. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Affirmation of Jeremy Heisler# 2 Exhibit Exhibit A to Heisler Aff# 3 Exhibit Exhibit B to Heisler Aff# 4 Exhibit Exhibit C to Heisler Aff# 5 Exhibit Exhibit D to Heisler Aff# 6 Exhibit Exhibit E to Heisler Aff)(Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 12/19/2005)

2 Supplement Affirmation of Jeremy Heisler

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3 Exhibit Exhibit A to Heisler Aff

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4 Exhibit Exhibit B to Heisler Aff

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5 Exhibit Exhibit C to Heisler Aff

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6 Exhibit Exhibit D to Heisler Aff

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7 Exhibit Exhibit E to Heisler Aff

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STIPULATION AND ORDER that the date for Thomas Ebeling's opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a judicial finding that plaintiffs have validly served dft Thomas Ebeling or alternatively an order under CPLR 308(5) directing that e-mail or mail service on Ebeling is sufficient shall be adjourned from 1/9/06 until 2/10/06 with a reply due by 2/21/06. Counsel for Thomas Ebeling will hand deliver his opposition to counsel for plaintiffs on or before 2/10/06 at 5:00 p.m. Plaintiffs will hand deliver its reply to counsel for Mr. Ebeling on or before 2/21/06 at 5:00 p.m. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 1/12/06) (dle, ) (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006 PACER
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ORDER; re: granting 37 MOTION for Leave to Appear By Telephone. filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Hider Tobertga,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta VonLintel,, Ashley Narmour,, Catherine White,, Kelly Corbett,, Sue Earl,, Jamie Holland,, Joan Durkin,, Simona Lopes,, Maryanne Jacoby,, Marta Deyne, (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 2/2/06) (pl, ) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 2, 2006 PACER
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REVISED CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amended Pleadings due by 8/18/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 6/3/2005. Discovery due by 4/28/2006. Status Conference set for 5/5/2006 10:30 AM before Judge Gerard E. Lynch. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 2/3/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL pursuant to F.R.C.P. 41, that Class Representative Sonia Klinger hereby dismisses her claims with prejudice against Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Thomas Ebeling. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 2/7/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 45 MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling.. Document filed by Thomas Ebeling. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Affidavit of Kortright Mullin# 2 Exhibit 2 - Affidavit of Theodias Sankey# 3 Cassandra Porter's Certificate of Service)(Norber, Dan) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

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Feb. 10, 2006 PACER
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REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 45 MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006 PACER
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REPLY AFFIRMATION of Jeremy Heisler in Support re: 45 MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Wittels, Steven) (Entered: 02/21/2006)

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Feb. 21, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL pursuant to F.R.C.P. 41, that Class Representative Stephanie Cates hereby dismisses her claims with prejudice against Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Thoams Ebeling. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 2/22/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION TO FILE FOURTH AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT: Plaintiffs may file a fourth amended class action complaint, which is identical to the third amended class action complaint except that all references in the third amended class action complaint to Sonia Klinger and Stephanie Cates have been removed. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 3/8/2006) (lb, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)

March 9, 2006 PACER
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FOURTH AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 35 Amended Complaint,,, against Thomas Ebeling, Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. Related document: 35 Amended Complaint,,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Sonia Klinger,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Hider Tobertga,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Karen Liggins,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Stephanie Cates,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta VonLintel,, Ashley Narmour,, Catherine White,, Kelly Corbett,, Sue Earl,, Jamie Holland,, Joan Durkin,, Simona Lopes,, Maryanne Jacoby,, Marta Deyne,.(sac, ) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 13, 2006 RECAP
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Related document: 56 Amended Complaint,,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Hider Tobertga,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta VonLintel,, Ashley Narmour,, Catherine White,, Kelly Corbett,, Sue Earl,, Jamie Holland,, Joan Durkin,, Simona Lopes,, Maryanne Jacoby,, Marta Deyne,. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Service)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/20/2006)

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March 20, 2006 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. Related document: 56 Amended Complaint,,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Hider Tobertga,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta VonLintel,, Ashley Narmour,, Catherine White,, Kelly Corbett,, Sue Earl,, Jamie Holland,, Joan Durkin,, Simona Lopes,, Maryanne Jacoby,, Marta Deyne,.(Fitzpatrick, Vincent) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by David W. Sanford on behalf of Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga (Sanford, David) (Entered: 04/04/2006)

April 4, 2006 PACER
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OPINION AND ORDER re: 45 MOTION (1) Judicial Finding that Plaintiffs have validly served Defendant Thomas Ebeling, or alternatively (2) An Order Directing E-mail or Mail Service on Defendant Ebeling. Ebeling has been properly served, and plaintiffs' motion is GRANTED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 4/4/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 5, 2006 RECAP
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jeremy Heisler dated 4/7/06 re: Counsel writes to request that Your Honor endorse the briefing schedule as follows: 5/18/06: Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant Novartis Corporation's Motion for summary judgment due; 6/18/06: Defendant Novartis Corporation's reply to plaintiffs' opposition due. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 4/7/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint. Document filed by Thomas Ebeling. Related document: 56 Amended Complaint,,, filed by Michelle Williams,, Amy Velez,, Penni Zelinkoff,, Minel Hider Tobertga,, Jennifer Waxman-Recht,, Lori Horton,, Holly Waters,, Wendy Pinson,, Roberta VonLintel,, Ashley Narmour,, Catherine White,, Kelly Corbett,, Sue Earl,, Jamie Holland,, Joan Durkin,, Simona Lopes,, Maryanne Jacoby,, Marta Deyne,.(Christensen, Andrea) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear By Telephone. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 05/02/2006)

May 2, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amended Answer. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/10/2006)

May 10, 2006 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 65 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Answer.. Document filed by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/10/2006)

May 10, 2006 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jeremy Heisler dated 5/22/06 re: a request for the following briefing schedule: opposition papers due by 5/30/06 and reply papers due by 7/10/06. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/22/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 05/23/2006)

May 23, 2006 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jeremy Heisler dated 5/22/06 re: a request for the following briefing schedule: opposition papers due by 6/2/06 and reply papers due by 6/12/06. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/22/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 05/23/2006)

May 23, 2006 PACER
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REVISED CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amended Pleadings due by 8/18/2006. Joinder of Parties due by 6/3/2006. Motions due by 1/15/2007. Responses due by 2/28/2007 Replies due by 3/11/2007. Status Conference set for 10/6/2006 at 11:00 AM before Judge Gerard E. Lynch. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 5/22/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 05/23/2006)

May 23, 2006 PACER
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ORDER that the clerk of the court is respectfully directed to clsoe the motions doc. #64 and #65 for all internal statistical purposes. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 6/9/06) (dle, ) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 12, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages /Motion to Expand Page Limits. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McDevitt, Heather) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

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June 29, 2006 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER, Plantiffs and Defendant Novartis Corporation, by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby stipulate and agree that the deadline for Novartis Corporation's reply memorandum of law in further support of its motion for summary judgment willbe extended from July 10, 2006 to and including July 24, 2006. Motions due by 7/24/2006. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 6/30/2006) (jmi, ) (Entered: 07/06/2006)

July 6, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 73 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. . (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 7/24/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 24, 2006 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Richard H. Schnadig dated 7/20/06 re: a request for an extension of the class certification fact discovery cutoff date, currently set for 7/28/06 to and including 9/13/2006. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 7/24/06) (kco, ) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 24, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by David W. Sanford on behalf of all plaintiffs. New Address: Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, LLP, 1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC, USA 20009, 202-742-7777. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 25, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Angela Corridan to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. Proposed Order attached. (db, ) (Entered: 07/28/2006)

July 27, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Angela Corridan to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. Proposed Order attached. (db, ) (Entered: 08/24/2006)

Aug. 24, 2006 PACER
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NOTICE of Designation of Plaintiffs' Expert Witnesses. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 08/30/2006)

Aug. 30, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 80 Motion for Angela Corridan to Appear Pro Hac Vice . So Ordered.(Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 8/31/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006 PACER
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FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MOTION for Laura Christine Fentonmiller to Withdraw as Attorney. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion)(Sanford, David) Modified on 10/25/2006 (kg, ). (Entered: 10/24/2006)

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ORDER: Having fully considered attorney Laura C. Fentonmiller's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiffs, it is this 25th day of October 2006 hereby: Ordered that Laura C. Fentonmiller's Motion to withdraw is GRANTED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 10/25/06) (js, ) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 10/31/2006)

Oct. 31, 2006 PACER
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ORDER granting 85 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages . (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 11/6/2006) (lb, ) (Entered: 11/07/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jonathan E. Lynch dated 1/10/07 re: a request for a one day extension of time as set forth below: motions due 1/16/2007, responses due by 3/1/2007, and reply papers due by 3/12/2007. ENDORSEMENTS: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 1/10/07) (kco, ) (Entered: 01/11/2007)

Jan. 11, 2007 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga.(Sanford, David) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007 PACER
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MOTION to Certify Class. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga.(Sanford, David) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 89 MOTION to Certify Class.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex 1 - O'Hagan Day 1 Dep# 2 Exhibit Ex 2 - O'Hagan Day 2 Dep# 3 Exhibit Ex 3 - O'Hagan Day 3 Dep Excerpts# 4 Exhibit Ex 4 - DiCindio Dep Excerpts# 5 Exhibit Ex 5 - Freire Dep Exceprts# 6 Exhibit Ex 6 - Perkins Dep Excerpts# 7 Exhibit Ex 7 - Anhalt Dep Excerpts# 8 Exhibit Ex 8 - Ebeling Dep Excerpts# 9 Exhibit Ex 9 - Corbett Dep Excerpts# 10 Exhibit Ex 10 - Deyne Dep Excerpts# 11 Exhibit Ex 11 - Durkin Dep Excerpts# 12 Exhibit Ex 12 - Holland Dep Excerpts# 13 Exhibit Ex 13 - Horton Dep Excerpts# 14 Exhibit Ex 14 - Jacoby Dep Excerpts# 15 Exhibit Ex 15 - Liggins Dep Excerpts# 16 Exhibit Ex 16 - Lopes Dep Excerpts# 17 Exhibit Ex 17 - Pinson Dep Excerpts# 18 Exhibit Ex 18 - Recht Dep Excerpts# 19 Exhibit Ex 19 - Tobertga Dep Excerpts# 20 Exhibit Ex 20 - Velez Dep Excerpts# 21 Exhibit Ex 21 - VonLintel Dep Excerpts# 22 Exhibit Ex 22 - Waters Dep Excerpts# 23 Exhibit Ex 23 - White Dep Excerpts# 24 Exhibit Ex 24 - Williams Dep Excerpts# 25 Exhibit Ex 25 - Zelinkoff Dep Excerpts# 26 Exhibit Ex 26 - Merkelson Dep Excerpts# 27 Exhibit Ex 27 - Declarations - Defranze-Wilmesher# 28 Exhibit Ex 28 - Declarations - Markowitz-Allen# 29 Exhibit Ex 29 - Declarations - Meyer-Beck# 30 Exhibit Ex 30 - Declarations - Peldiak-Bruce# 31 Exhibit Ex 31 - Declarations - Frank-Houlmont# 32 Exhibit Ex 32 - Declarations - Joslin-Lewis# 33 Exhibit Ex 33 - Declarations - Zykan-Gesler# 34 Exhibit Ex 34 - Lopes Declaration# 35 Exhibit Ex 35 - Chart of Declarations# 36 Exhibit Ex 36 - Martin Report# 37 Exhibit Ex 37 - Lanier Report# 38 Exhibit Ex 38 - Lanier Declaration# 39 Exhibit Ex 39 - Lanier Dep Excerpts# 40 Exhibit Ex 40 - Ask Ebeling# 41 Exhibit Ex 41 - Lanier Report Table 4# 42 Exhibit Ex 42 - Deyne Declaration# 43 Appendix App. A Sanford Dec.# 44 Appendix App. B Morris Dec.# 45 Appendix App. C Westlaw Cases Volume 1# 46 Appendix App. D Westlaw Cases Volume 2# 47 Appendix App. E Westlaw Cases Volume 3# 48 Appendix App. F Westlaw Cases Volume 4)(Sanford, David) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

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4 Exhibit Ex 3 - O'Hagan Day 3 Dep Excerpts

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5 Exhibit Ex 4 - DiCindio Dep Excerpts

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6 Exhibit Ex 5 - Freire Dep Exceprts

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7 Exhibit Ex 6 - Perkins Dep Excerpts

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8 Exhibit Ex 7 - Anhalt Dep Excerpts

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9 Exhibit Ex 8 - Ebeling Dep Excerpts

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10 Exhibit Ex 9 - Corbett Dep Excerpts

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11 Exhibit Ex 10 - Deyne Dep Excerpts

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12 Exhibit Ex 11 - Durkin Dep Excerpts

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13 Exhibit Ex 12 - Holland Dep Excerpts

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14 Exhibit Ex 13 - Horton Dep Excerpts

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15 Exhibit Ex 14 - Jacoby Dep Excerpts

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16 Exhibit Ex 15 - Liggins Dep Excerpts

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17 Exhibit Ex 16 - Lopes Dep Excerpts

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18 Exhibit Ex 17 - Pinson Dep Excerpts

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19 Exhibit Ex 18 - Recht Dep Excerpts

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20 Exhibit Ex 19 - Tobertga Dep Excerpts

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21 Exhibit Ex 20 - Velez Dep Excerpts

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22 Exhibit Ex 21 - VonLintel Dep Excerpts

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23 Exhibit Ex 22 - Waters Dep Excerpts

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24 Exhibit Ex 23 - White Dep Excerpts

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25 Exhibit Ex 24 - Williams Dep Excerpts

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26 Exhibit Ex 25 - Zelinkoff Dep Excerpts

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27 Exhibit Ex 26 - Merkelson Dep Excerpts

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28 Exhibit Ex 27 - Declarations - Defranze-Wilmesher

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29 Exhibit Ex 28 - Declarations - Markowitz-Allen

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30 Exhibit Ex 29 - Declarations - Meyer-Beck

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31 Exhibit Ex 30 - Declarations - Peldiak-Bruce

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32 Exhibit Ex 31 - Declarations - Frank-Houlmont

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33 Exhibit Ex 32 - Declarations - Joslin-Lewis

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34 Exhibit Ex 33 - Declarations - Zykan-Gesler

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35 Exhibit Ex 34 - Lopes Declaration

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36 Exhibit Ex 35 - Chart of Declarations

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37 Exhibit Ex 36 - Martin Report

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38 Exhibit Ex 37 - Lanier Report

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39 Exhibit Ex 38 - Lanier Declaration

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40 Exhibit Ex 39 - Lanier Dep Excerpts

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41 Exhibit Ex 40 - Ask Ebeling

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42 Exhibit Ex 41 - Lanier Report Table 4

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43 Exhibit Ex 42 - Deyne Declaration

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44 Appendix App. A Sanford Dec.

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45 Appendix App. B Morris Dec.

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46 Appendix App. C Westlaw Cases Volume 1

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47 Appendix App. D Westlaw Cases Volume 2

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48 Appendix App. E Westlaw Cases Volume 3

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49 Appendix App. F Westlaw Cases Volume 4

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ORDER granting 88 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. The page limit for the plaintiffs' memorandum of law in support of their motion for class certification is extended from 50 pages to 52 pages. The page limit for the defendants' memorandumof law in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification is extended from 50 pages to 52 pages. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 1/17/07) (kco) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007 PACER
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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Jonathan A. Wexler dated 1/18/07 re: a request that the briefing schedule be modified as follows: opposition papers due by 3/22/07 and reply papers due by 4/9/07. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 1/19/07) (kco) (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007 PACER
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CONSENT MOTION for Lisa Goldblatt to Withdraw as Attorney. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga.(Sanford, David) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007 PACER
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CONSENT MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 93 CONSENT MOTION for Lisa Goldblatt to Withdraw as Attorney.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Sanford, David) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007 PACER
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ORDER granting 93 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Lisa A. Goldblatt terminated. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 3/7/2007) (jmi) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 7, 2007 PACER
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ORDER: The Court is advised that plts' motion for Angela Corridan to appear pro hace vice, Doc#79, appears as an open motion on certain internal reports. The docket entry is a duplicate of Doc#80, dated 8/24/2006, which was granted by order dated 8/31/2006 (Doc.#82.) Accordingly, The Clerk of the Court is respectfullly directe to close the motion (Doc.#79) for all internal statistical purposes. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 3/7/2007) (jar) (Entered: 03/09/2007)

March 8, 2007 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 89 MOTION to Certify Class.. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Fitzpatrick, Vincent) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

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DECLARATION of Vincent R. FitzPatrick in Opposition re: 89 MOTION to Certify Class.. Document filed by Novartis Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Fitzpatrick, Vincent) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

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BRIEF In Opposition To Class Certification. Document filed by Thomas Ebeling, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation And Thomas Ebling's Brief In Opposition To Class Certification Part 2# 2 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation And Thomas Ebling's Brief In Opposition To Class Certification Part 3)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

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March 22, 2007 PACER
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NOTICE of Of Filing Of Appendix To Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation And Thomas Ebeling's Brief In Opposition To Class Certification re: 99 Brief,. Document filed by Thomas Ebeling, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Appendix Table of Contents and Exhibit 1-5# 2 Appendix Exhibit 6-10# 3 Appendix Exhibit 11 Part 1# 4 Appendix Exhibit 11 Part 2# 5 Appendix Exhibit 12-13# 6 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 1# 7 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 2# 8 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 3# 9 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 4# 10 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 5# 11 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 6# 12 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 7# 13 Appendix Exhibit 15-18# 14 Appendix Exhibit 18-21# 15 Appendix Exhibit 22 Part 1# 16 Appendix Exhibit 22 Part 2# 17 Appendix Exhibit 22 Part 3# 18 Appendix Exhibit 22 Part 4# 19 Appendix Exhibit 23 Part 1# 20 Appendix Exhibit 23 Part 2# 21 Appendix Exhibit 23 Part 3# 22 Appendix Exhibit 23 Part 4# 23 Appendix Exhibit 23 Part 5# 24 Appendix Exhibit 24 Part 1# 25 Appendix Exhibit 24 Part 2# 26 Appendix Exhibit 24 Part 3-25# 27 Appendix Exhibit 26-27 Part 1# 28 Appendix Exhibit 26-27 Part 2# 29 Appendix Exhibit 28-29# 30 Appendix Exhibit 30# 31 Appendix Exhibit 31# 32 Appendix Exhibit 32-35# 33 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 1# 34 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 2# 35 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 3# 36 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 4.1# 37 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 4.2# 38 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 4.3# 39 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 5.1# 40 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 5.2# 41 Exhibit 36 Part 5.3# 42 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 5.4# 43 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 6# 44 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 7# 45 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 8# 46 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 9# 47 Appendix Exhibit 36 Part 10# 48 Appendix Exhibit 37 Part 1# 49 Appendix Exhibit 37 Part 2# 50 Appendix Exhibit 38 Part 1# 51 Appendix Exhibit 38 Part 2# 52 Appendix Exhibit 38 Part 3# 53 Appendix Exhibit 38 Part 4# 54 Appendix Exhibit 39# 55 Appendix Exhibit 40 Part 1# 56 Appendix Exhibit 40 Part 2# 57 Appendix Exhibit 40 Part 3# 58 Appendix Exhibit 40 Part 4# 59 Appendix Exhibit 41 Part 1# 60 Appendix Exhibit 41 Part 2)(Wexler, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

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7 Appendix Exhibit 14 Part 1

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28 Appendix Exhibit 26-27 Part 1

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30 Appendix Exhibit 28-29

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31 Appendix Exhibit 30

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33 Appendix Exhibit 32-35

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ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Gerard E. Lynch from Angela Corridan dated 4/4/07 re: Request an extension of seven days to file their reply so that plaintiff's reply is to be served and filed by April 16, 2007. ENDORSEMENT: So Ordered (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 4/4/07) (js) (Entered: 04/05/2007)

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REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 89 MOTION to Certify Class.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix G# 2 Exhibit 43# 3 Exhibit 44)(Sanford, David) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

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REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 89 MOTION to Certify Class.. Document filed by Michelle Williams, Kelly Corbett, Marta Deyne, Joan Durkin, Sue Earl, Jamie Holland, Maryanne Jacoby, Simona Lopes, Ashley Narmour, Catherine White, Amy Velez, Lori Horton, Karen Liggins, Wendy Pinson, Roberta VonLintel, Holly Waters, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A)(Sanford, David) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

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OPINION AND ORDER # 94991 :Defendant Novartis Corporation's motion for summary judgment (Doc.# 7) is granted. As to the remaining defendants, plaintiffs have demonstrated that their proposed class and its representatives satisfy the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) and 23(b). Accordingly, plaintiffs' motion for class certification (Doc. # 89) is granted. Amy Velez, Penni Zelinkoff, Minel Hider Tobertga, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Waxman-Recht, Karen Liggins, Lori Horton, Holly Waters, Wendy Pinson, Roberta Vonlinte, Catherine White, Kelly Corbett, Jamie Holland, Joan Durkin, Simona Lopes, Maryanne Jacoby, and Marta Deyne are appointed as class representatives. The firm of Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, LLP, is appointed as lead counsel for the class. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gerard E. Lynch on 7/31/2007) (jmi) Modified on 8/3/2007 (rw). (Entered: 08/01/2007)

July 31, 2007 RECAP

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Private Employment Class Actions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 19, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

all women who are currently holding, or have held, a sales-related position with [NPC] since July 15, 2002, including: Sales Representatives and Consultants, Senior Sales Consultants, Executive Sales Consultants, Sales Associates and Specialists, etc...

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Novartis Corporation (New York City, New York), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $175 Million

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female