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MDL-2116 Apple iPhone 3G and 3G-S
"MMS" Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

  Hon. Carl J. Barbier
United States District Court
Eastern District of
Louisiana

500 Poydras Street Room C-256
New Orleans, LA  70130
(504) 589-7525
Fax: (504) 589-4536

 


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Current Developments

Last Updated: 03/29/2012

March 29, 2012

On this date, the Court issued an Order granting Apple Inc.’s Motion to Compel Arbitration, dismissing without prejudice all member cases, and denying as moot Apple Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Rule 12(b)(7).

September 22, 2011

On this date, the Court held a Status Conference. Defendants have until October 20, 2011 to file Motions (or Renewed Motions) to Compel Arbitration. Plaintiffs’ Opposition is due on November 21, 2011. Defendants’ Replies are due on December 12, 2011. Oral Argument will be held on January 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

November 17, 2010

On this date, the Court issued an Order granting Defendant Apple Inc’s Motion to Stay Plaintiffs’ Claims Against Defendant Apple, Inc. Accordingly, all of Plaintiffs’ claims as to both Defendants are stayed until the United States Supreme Court issues its opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.

November 3, 2010

On this date, the Court held a Status Conference during which counsel for Plaintiffs and counsel for Defendant AT&T agreed to stay the portion of the case that relates to Plaintiffs’ claims against AT&T in light of the case pending before the United States Supreme Court, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.

September 29, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #11 which extended the briefing schedule for pleadings related to motions filed in response to the amended complaints. The order also reset the next in-court hearing for Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

September 14, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #10 which extended the briefing schedule for pleadings related to motions filed in response to the amended complaints. The order also reset the next in-court hearing for Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

May 28, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #9 which outlines the schedule for filing amendments to the individual complaints and for filing pleadings related to the amended complaints. Also, pursuant to this order Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint was stricken from the record.

May 13, 2010

On this date, the Court held an in-court status conference in this matter. The Court also issued a Minute Entry, which established important deadlines regarding amending individual complaints.

April 9, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #8 which discusses the duties and responsibilities of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

March 19, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #7 which outlines the scope of discovery in this matter and the filing schedule for the proposed exemplar complaint. Also, pursuant to this order, the next status conference will be held in Judge Carl J. Barbier's courtroom on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

March 4, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #6. Pursuant to this order, the following individuals are appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: John R. Climaco; Stephen Barnett Murray; Ronnie G. Penton; Virginia E. Anello; David M. Cialkowski; J. Andrew Meyer; Brian R. Strange; and Timothy G. Blood. Also, pursuant to this order, there will not be a Plaintiffs' Executive Committee appointed in this matter.

February 19, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #5 regarding the direct filing of actions in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

January 26, 2010

Pursuant to Pretrial Order #4, Quentin F. Urquhart and Gary J. Russo are both appointed as Defendants' Liaison Counsel.

January 22, 2010

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #3. Pursuant to the order, Scott R. Bickford is designated as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel. The order also lists important procedures, dates, and deadlines; all of which are essential to the management of this case.


January 15, 2010

On this date, the Court held the initial conference in this matter. The Court also issued the Initial Conference Minute Entry, which established important case management deadlines and set the next status conference for March 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

December 29, 2009

Pursuant to Amended Pretrial Order #1, the initial pretrial conference will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of Judge Carl J. Barbier. 

December 10, 2009

Pursuant to Pretrial Order #1, the initial pretrial conference will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of Judge Carl J. Barbier. 

On this date, the Court issued Pretrial Order #2 regarding procedures for the transfer of cases.