Case Details

CourtSouthern District of West Virginia
Docket number2:13-cv-21266
Date case filed2013-07-31
Date case closed
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Joseph R. Goodwin
Case cause28:1332 Diversity-Product Liability
Nature of suit367 Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionDiversity

Case Parties

Party: Helen Grether
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Ryan L. Thompson
Attorney Contact:
WATTS GUERRA CRAFT
Suite 525
5250 Prue Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
210/447-0500
Fax: 210/447-0501
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mikal C. Watts
Attorney Contact:
WATTS GUERRA CRAFT
Suite 525
5250 Prue Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
210/447-0500
Fax: 210/447-0501
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Denise Maltzman
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Ryan L. Thompson
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mikal C. Watts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Lucille Kumpunen
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Ryan L. Thompson
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mikal C. Watts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Cook Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Douglas B. King
Attorney Contact:
WOODEN & MCLAUGHLIN
One Indiana Square, Suite 1800
211 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317/639-6151
Fax: 317/639-6444
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James M. Boyers
Attorney Contact:
WOODEN & MCLAUGHLIN
Suite 1800
One Indiana Square
211 North Pennylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4208
317/639-6151
Fax: 317/639-6444
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jennifer Lynn Schuster
Attorney Contact:
WOODEN & MCLAUGHLIN
Suite 1800
One Indiana Square
211 North Pennylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4208
317/639-6151
Fax: 317/639-6444
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Cook Incorporated
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Douglas B. King
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James M. Boyers
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jennifer Lynn Schuster
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Cook Biotech, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Douglas B. King
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James M. Boyers
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jennifer Lynn Schuster
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Cook Urological Incorporated
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Douglas B. King
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James M. Boyers
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jennifer Lynn Schuster
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Cook Medical Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Douglas B. King
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James M. Boyers
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jennifer Lynn Schuster
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12013-07-12 COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND against Cook Biotech Inc, Cook Group Inc, Cook Incorporated, Cook Medical Inc, Cook Urological Inc filed by Helen Grether, Denise Maltzman, Lucille Kumpunen. (Filing fee $400; Receipt number 0539-5423553) Summons(es) not requested at this time. In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas should seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership (Attachments: # 1 Cover Sheet) (Thompson, Ryan) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
22013-07-13 Request for Clerk to issue Summons filed by Helen Grether, Lucille Kumpunen, Denise Maltzman. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Summons Cook Group, # 2 Exhibit(s) Summons Cook Inc, # 3 Exhibit(s) Summons Cook Biotech, # 4 Exhibit(s) Summons Cook Urological, # 5 Exhibit(s) Summons Cook Medical Inc) (Thompson, Ryan) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
32013-07-12 New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. File to Judge Fitzwater. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge (Judge Toliver). Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (axm) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.] (Entered: 07/15/2013)
42013-07-15 Summons Issued as to Cook Biotech Inc, Cook Group Inc, Cook Incorporated, Cook Medical Inc, Cook Urological Incorporated. (axm) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
52013-07-30 ORDER: No later than 21 days after this order is filed, plaintiffs must comply with Rule 3.1(c) or 3.2(e) so that the court can ensure that recusal is not required in this case. (Ordered by Chief Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 7/30/2013) (twd) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
62013-07-30 CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Helen Grether, Lucille Kumpunen, Denise Maltzman. (Thompson, Ryan) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
72013-07-31 ORDER: No later than 21 days from the date of this order, plaintiffs must file an amended complaint that alleges diversity of citizenship, in conformity with 28 U.S.C. ยง 1332; otherwise, this action will be dismissed without prejudice for want of jurisdiction. (Ordered by Chief Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 7/31/2013) (twd) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
82013-07-31 Conditional Transfer Order (CTO-5): The JPML has issued the attached order in MDL 2440, and that order has now been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia. (twd) [Transferred from Texas Northern on 7/31/2013.]
92013-07-31 CASE TRANSFERRED IN from the Texas Northern; Case Number 3:13-cv-02705. Original file certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received.
102013-08-02 TRANSMITTED PRETRIAL ORDER #4 (Appointment of Leadership Counsel) entered on 07/30/2013 in MDL 2440 to attorneys in member case. (cbo)
112013-08-08 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Jennifer Lynn Schuster on behalf of Cook Biotech, Inc., Cook Group, Inc., Cook Incorporated, Cook Medical Inc., Cook Urological Incorporated. (Schuster, Jennifer)
122013-08-08 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by Douglas B. King on behalf of Cook Biotech, Inc., Cook Group, Inc., Cook Incorporated, Cook Medical Inc., Cook Urological Incorporated. (King, Douglas)
132013-08-19 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED for Cook Biotech, Inc., Cook Biotech, Inc. served on 8/9/2013, answer due 8/30/2013. (Thompson, Ryan)
142013-08-19 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED for Cook Group, Inc., Cook Group, Inc. served on 8/9/2013, answer due 8/30/2013. (Thompson, Ryan)
152013-08-19 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED for Cook Incorporated, Cook Incorporated served on 8/9/2013, answer due 8/30/2013. (Thompson, Ryan)
162013-08-19 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED for Cook Medical Inc., Cook Medical Inc. served on 8/9/2013, answer due 8/30/2013. (Thompson, Ryan)
172013-08-19 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED for Cook Urological Incorporated, Cook Urological Incorporated served on 8/9/2013, answer due 8/30/2013. (Thompson, Ryan)
182013-08-29 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE AND COUNSEL CONTACT INFORMATION FORM by James M. Boyers on behalf of Cook Biotech, Inc., Cook Group, Inc., Cook Incorporated, Cook Medical Inc., Cook Urological Incorporated. (Boyers, James)