Category Archives: Gradone v. Schering ERISA Class Action Filed March 13 2

ERISA Class Action — Gradone v. Schering-Plough — Schering’s Answer Due in Federal Court on Monday Morning, June 23, 2008

Actually, the Magistrate’s Order, signed on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 and entered on Thursday, June 19, 2008, in Gradone v. Schering-Plough Corporation, et al. (Case No. 2:08-cv-01432-DMC-MF, Complaint filed March 13, 2008, U.S. Dist. Ct. NJ) — one of two ERISA Class Actions related to ENHANCE pending against Schering — gave Schering (and all other ERISA case individual Defendants) until the end of the day, on Friday, to file their Answers or other responses to the ERISA complaint:

STIPULATION AND ORDER extending time for Defendants to answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint to [and including] June 20, 2008.

Signed by:

/s/ Magistrate Judge Mark Falk
on June 18, 2008

As is typical in many of the federal district (trial-level) courts, in my experience, “end of day on Friday” is often considered, informally, as equal to “first thing on Monday“.

I should also mention — to preserve a complete record — that the Oettinger ERISA Class Action Substantive Answers were due on June 17, 2008, per a similar order, entered earlier in June by Magistrate Judge Falk. They too, are technically “overdue“.

But we should see evidence of both on Monday — right here.