Yesterday, Judge Cavanaugh entered an order, captioned Pre-Trial Order No. 1, consolidating civil actions Gradone v. Schering-Plough, et al. (Case No. 08-1432 (DMC), U.S. Dist. Ct. N.J.) and Oettinger v. Schering-Plough, et al. (Case No. 08-2436 (WJM), U.S. Dist. Ct. N.J.), for all purposes and appointing interim class counsel.
The consolidated cases have been re-named In re Schering-Plough Corp. ENHANCE ERISA LITIGATION (Case No. 08-1432 (DMC), U.S. Dist. Ct. N.J.).
Next-up is an order setting deadlines for the amended consolidated compaint, and any answer thereto. This order renders the then-overdue Schering answer deadlines, of last week, moot. They no longer matter.