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In re Fresenius Granuflo

United States District Court, D. Massachusetts

January 2, 2015

IN RE: FRESENIUS GRANUFLO/NATURALYTE DIALYSATE PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION. This Order Relates To: JAMES E. COBY IV, individually and on behalf of decedent BEVERLY D. COBY, Plaintiffs,
v.
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. d/b/a FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH AMERICA, INC., FRESENIUS USA, INC., FRESENIUS USA MANUFACTURING INC., FRESENIUS USA MARKETING, INC., DIALYSIS CLINIC, INC., USA, INC., Defendants MDL NO. 13-02428-DPW

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In Re Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation (1:13-md-02428-DPW): James A. Wells, Meyerson & O'Neill, Philadelphia, PA; Tamara Fraizer, Fish & Richardson P.C., Redwood City, CA; Thomas M. Melsheimer, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Dallas, TX.

For Consolidated Plaintiffs, Consolidated Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Adam Langino, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Anna Katherine Higgins, Clarence Mark Whitehead, III, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, The Whitehead Law Firm, LLC, Lafayette, LA; Baird A Brown, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Law Offices of Baird Brown, Los Angeles, CA; Bruce W. Steckler, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Steckler Law, LLP, Dallas, TX; Charles W. Dowdy, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Dowdy Cockerham & Watt, Magnolia, MS; Christopher Seeger, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Seeger, Weiss, LLP, New York, NY; Craig Carlson, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, The Carlson Law Firm, P.C., Killeen, TX; Craig L. Lowell, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis, LLC, Birmingham, AL; Curtis G. Hoke, Timothy S. Peck, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, The Miller Firm, LLC, Orange, VA; Darryl M Gibbs, Rogen K. Chhabra, Teresa E. Harvey, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., Jackson, MS; David Patrick Daniel, Jr, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Law Offices of D Patrick Daniel Jr, Lafayette, LA; David Todd Mathews, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Gori Julian & Associates, PC, Edwardsville, IL; David H Ricks, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, David H. Ricks & Associates, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; David M. Schreier, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Schreier & Wachsman, LLP, New York, NY; Eric M Terry, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, TorHoerman Law LLC, Edwardsville, IL; Gary L. Wilson, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P, Minneapolis, MN; Genevieve M. Zimmerman, Jacqueline A. Olson, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Zimmerman Reed, P.L.L.P., Minneapolis, MN; Hector Gancedo, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Gancedo Law Firm, Inc., Pasadena, CA; Helen E Zukin, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Kiesel Law, Beverly Hills, CA; Herbert Lee, Jr., LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Lee & Associates, Jackson, MS; Holly H. Dolejsi, Troy F. Tatting, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., Minneapolis, MN; Hugh P. Lambert, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, The Lambert Firm, PLC, New Orleans, LA; James V. Doyle, Jr, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Doyle Law Firm, PC, Birmingham, AL; James G. O'Brien, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC, Toldeo, OH; Jason C. Chambers, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Hollis Law Firm, Prairie Village, KS; Jerry Chip Crowell, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Mann & Potter, P.C., Birmingham, AL; John A Corr, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Stark & Stark, Yardley, PA; John H. Gomez, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Gomez Trial Attorneys, San Diego, CA; Kahlie M. Hoffman, Kirk J. Goza, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza, P.C., Leawood, KS; Katherine B. Riley, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Barrett Law Group, P.A., Lexington, MS; Keith E Patton, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Shrader & Associates, LLP, Houston, TX; Kristian Rasmussen, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Cory, Watson, Crowder & DeGaris, PC, Birmingham, AL; Lauren A. Welling, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Phillips Law Firm, El Segundo, CA; Lawrence S. Paikoff, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Clayeo C. Arnold, PLC, Sacramento, CA; Lee B Balefsky, Michelle L. Tiger, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia, PA; Leif Garrison, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLC, Colorado Springs, CO; Lisa A. Gorshe, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Johnson Becker, Minneapolis, MI; Mark Ekonen, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, Birmingham, AL; Mary E. McAlister, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, McAlister Law Firm, Terry, MS; Megan J. McKenzie, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., Minneapolis, MN; Melissa Mielke, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Skikos, Crawford, Skikos & Joseph, San Francisco, CA; Michael W. Flanigan.

LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Flanigan & Bataille, Anchorage, AK; Noah Lauricella, Stuart L. Goldenberg, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, GoldenbergLaw, PLLC, Minneapolis, MN.

Oliver Raymond Register, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Law Offices of Oliver R. Register, Thomasville, GA; Paige Henderson Biglane, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Office of the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, Jackson, MS; Pamela G. Sotoodeh, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Sotoodeh Law, Houston, TX; Roopal P. Luhana, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Chaffin Luhana LLP, New York, NY; Ryan L. Thompson, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Watts Guerra LLP, San Antonio, TX; Sean M. Lyons, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, HendlerLaw, P.C., Austin, TX; Shawn R. Miller, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Kristine Keala Meredith, Danko Meredith, Redwood Shores, CA; Sherri Ann Saucer, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas, TX; Stephen Ball, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Ball & Bonholtzer, Pasadena, CA; Tara Tabatabaie, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Sill Law Group, PLLC, Edmond, OK; Turner W. Branch, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, BRANCH LAW FIRM, Albuquerque, NM; Vincent J. Moccio, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A., Minneapolis, MN; Willie H. Gunn, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, W. Howard Gunn, Attorney at Law, Aberdeen, MS; Zachary Lowe, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Lowe Law Group, Ogden, UT; Anthony Tarricone, Kreindler & Kreindler, Boston, MA; Ariel K Salzer, Lawrence J. Gornick, Kaiser Gornick LLP, San Francisco, CA; Kimberly A. Dougherty, Janet Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Boston, MA; Michael S. Appel, Samuel M. Furgang, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., Boston, MA; Robert K Jenner, PRO HAC VICE, Janet Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Baltimore, MD; Scott Alexander Nelson, Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C., Corpus Christi, TX.

For Clarence L. Dubose, Individually and as Personal Representative of the estate of Clarence Lee Dubose, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Maury A. Herman, Russ M. Herman, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Herman Herman & Katz LLC, New Orleans, LA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Bettye B Alexander, Machelle Lewis, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Austin P. Tighe, Vic Feazell, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Feazell & Tighe, LLP, Austin, TX; Brad E. Seidel, Michael B. Angelovich, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP, Austin, TX; Richard Benjamin King, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP, Texarkana, TX; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Bernice Gregory, Antoine Deon Johnson, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Kelly A. Fitzpatrick, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC, New York, NY; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Nidra Dillon, individually and as administrator of the estate of Garrie Miller, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Richard M. Golomb, Steven D. Resnick, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Golomb & Honik, P.C., Philadelphia, PA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Dwaine Haerinck, personal representative of the estate of Linda May Church, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Henry C Wiggins, Personal Representative of the Estate of Karleen Wiggins, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Christopher G. Paulos, Megan M. McBride, Troy Rafferty, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., Pensacola, FL; Michael M. Weinkowitz, LEAD ATTORNEY, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia, PA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For James Scott, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): James Green, Michelle Parfitt, Peter T. Anderson, Sara Anderson, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP, Alexandria, VA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA; James C. Klick, Herman Herman & Katz LLC, New Orleans, LA.

For Estate of Frances Bell Scott, Toni Geren, Estate of Emily Louise Geren Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): James C. Klick, Herman Herman & Katz LLC, New Orleans, LA.

For Stella Trubilla, Executrix of the Estate of Alexander Trubilla, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Arnold Levin, Fred S. Longer, Laurence S. Berman, Michael M. Weinkowitz, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Eric L. Womble, Jr., On Behalf of the Estate of Eric Lorenzo Womble, Sr., Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Arnold Levin, Fred S. Longer, Michael M. Weinkowitz, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Larry D Wiegand, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Trey Dayes, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, PHILLIPS DAYES LAW GROUP, PC, Phoenix, AZ; Ian N. McCallister, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Boston, MA.

For Brent Lambert, Individually, as next of kin of and as personal representative of the estate of Mavis Lambert, deceased, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Merritt E. Cunningham, Michael G. Stag, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Smith Stag, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA.

For Ivan Faulks, individually, and as personal representative of the estate of Dorothy Faulks, deceased, and the wrongful death heirs of Dorothy Faulks, deceased, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Merritt E. Cunningham, Michael G. Stag, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, Smith Stag, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA; Phillip J. Starr, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, LAWCO USA, P.L.L.C, New Orleans, LA.

For Kristine Staver, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of John Staver, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Larry D Helvey, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Larry Helvey Law Firm, Cedar Rapids, IA.

For Shawn A. Howard, Individually and on behalf of the estate of David A. Miller, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Pamela G. Sotoodeh, Sotoodeh Law, Houston, TX.

For Susan Sanders, Individually and on behalf of Don Sanders, Debra S Clevenger, Individually and on behalf of Roger L. Clevenger, Diane Dickerson, Individually and on behalf of Gary Dickerson, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Craig L. Lowell, PRO HAC VICE, Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis, LLC, Birmingham, AL.

For David Brown, Sr., Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): John P. Fiske, LEAD ATTORNEY, Gomez Iagmin, San Diego, CA; John H. Gomez, LEAD ATTORNEY, Gomez Trial Attorneys, San Diego, CA.

For Walker McCullom, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Joshua D. Wilson, Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pautazis, Brentwood, TN.

Fannie Mitchell, On behalf of the Estate of Wellington MitchellFannie Mitchell, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW), Pro se.

For Lari Parich, Christopher Parich, Sunny Jefferson, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Lawrence S. Paikoff, Clayeo C. Arnold, PLC, Sacramento, CA.

For Vikki Johnson-Smith, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Lisa A. Gorshe, PRO HAC VICE, Johnson Becker, Minneapolis, MI.

For Kathleen Jane Ferguson, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Timothy S. Peck, PRO HAC VICE, The Miller Firm, LLC, Orange, VA.

For Helarena Lewis, Shirley Digiannurio, Michael Hite, Maxine McGinnis, Timothy Ciscell, Sylvia Braddock, Alice Champagne, Kathleen Ferguson, Amber N. Gordon, Stephanie Payne, Jeanette Pelfrey, Michael Peterson, Kolosifilo Pino, Stella Winterman, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Curtis G. Hoke, LEAD ATTORNEY, The Miller Firm, LLC, Orange, VA; Timothy S. Peck, PRO HAC VICE, The Miller Firm, LLC, Orange, VA.

For Tara Hill, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Stuart L. Goldenberg, LEAD ATTORNEYS, PRO HAC VICE, GoldenbergLaw, PLLC, Minneapolis, MN.

For Renato Gutierrez, Dory Gutierrez, Eva Gonzalez, Anticipated Personal Representative of the Estate, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Melissa Mielke, Skikos, Crawford, Skikos & Joseph, San Francisco, CA.

For Betty J. Taylor, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Brent J McIntosh, Bilbo Law Office, Cleveland, TN.

For Mr. Jeffrey Alex Meeks, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Jesse Mitchell, III, The Mitchell Firm, PLLC, Ridgeland, MS.

For Deborra K. Harper, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Lee B Balefsky, PRO HAC VICE, Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia, PA.

For Michelle Rowell, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Mark Ekonen, Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, Birmingham, AL.

For Martha Brunson Small, George Butler, Plaintiffs (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Ted L. Mann, Ted L. Mann, PC, LEAD ATTORNEY, Birmingham, AL.

For David Lorenz, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Jason T. Brown, LEAD ATTORNEY, JTB Law Group, LLC, Jersey City, NJ.

For Jim Hood, Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, ex rel. The State of Mississippi, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): George W. Neville, LEAD ATTORNEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Jackson, MS; Laura J. Baughman, Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas, TX; Paige Henderson Biglane, Office of the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, Jackson, MS.

Treneice L Emerson, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW), Pro se.

Jewel Ford, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW), Pro se.

For Barbara Cohen, Barbara Cohen as personal rep. for Allan Cohen, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Adam Langino, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For Carol J Pieczonka, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Nicholas A. McCarville, McCarville Law, P.L., Miami, FL.

For Calvin Boswell, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Kristine Keala Meredith, Shawn R. Miller, Danko Meredith, Redwood Shores, CA.

For Mikel Harris, Plaintiff (1:13-md-02428-DPW): Anna L. Hart, Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris, ...


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