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.
/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.