United States District Court, D. Massachusetts
JOHN DALY, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs,
PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION, RAYMOND C. KUBACKI, JAMES DYKE, and NEIL LERNER, Defendants. AUSTIN BAUGHMAN, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs,
PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION, RAYMOND C. KUBACKI, and NEIL LERNER, Defendants.
ORDER CONSOLIDATING RELATED ACTIONS, APPOINTING LEAD
PLAINTIFF, AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL
RICHARD G. STEARNS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
the Court has considered the competing motions for
Consolidation, Appointment of Lead Plaintiff and Approval of
Lead Counsel, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
CONSOLIDATION OF RELATED ACTIONS
1. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42, the
above-captioned actions are hereby consolidated for all
purposes into one action.
2. These actions shall be referred to herein as the
"Consolidated Action." This Order shall apply to
the Consolidated Action and to each case that is subsequently
filed in this Court that relates to the same subject matter
as in the Consolidated Action.
3. Every pleading in this Consolidated Action shall bear the
RE PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION SECURITIES LITIGATION CLASS
DOCUMENT RELATES TO: [TITLE OF DOCUMENT]
the document being filed pertains to all actions, the phrase
"All Actions" shall appear immediately after the
phrase "This Document Relates To:". When the
document applies to some, but not all, of the actions, the
document shall list, immediately after the phrase "This
Document Relates To:", the docket number for each
individual action to which the document applies, along with
the name of the first-listed plaintiff in said action.
Court requests assistance of counsel in calling to the
attention of the Clerk of this Court the filing or transfer
of any case which might not properly be consolidated as part
of this Consolidated Action.
MASTER DOCKET AND MASTER FILE
Master Docket and Master File shall be established for the
Consolidated Action. The Master File shall be No.
1:17-cv-10186. All orders, pleadings, motions and other
documents shall, when filed and docketed in the Master File,
be deemed filed and docketed in each individual case to the
extent applicable. When an order, pleading, motion or
document is filed with a caption indicating that it is
applicable to fewer than all individual actions in the
Consolidated Action, the clerk shall file such pleadings in
the Master File and note such filing in the Master Docket and
in the docket of each action referenced.
APPOINTMENT OF LEAD PLAINTIFF AND LEAD COUNSEL
Having reviewed all pending Motions and accompanying
Memoranda of law, the Court hereby appoints Mary Kathleen
Hermann ("Hermann") as Lead Plaintiff in the above
captioned action. Hermann satisfies the requirements for Lead
Plaintiff pursuant to Section 21D(a)(3)(B)(iii) of the