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RULE 23-A NOTICE OF MULTI-DISTRICT LITIGATION RELATED CASE

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(a) Notice of Related Case. If any party to a Multi-District Litigation ("MDL") is named in a civil action pending in this District which concerns the same subject matter as the cases in the MDL, it shall file a Notice of Related Case in the individual docket and the MDL docket, stating if the case should or should not be assigned to the judge coordinating the MDL in accordance with the rules governing centralization found in 28 U.S.C. § 1407(a). The Notice of Related Case shall be limited to five pages.

(b) Responses and Replies to Notice of Related Case.

Any response to the Notice of Related Case, which need only be filed by any objecting parties, shall be filed within seven days after filing of the notice and shall be limited to five pages. Replies shall be filed within five days after the response is filed and limited to five pages.

(d) Failure to Respond or No Objection. If no response is filed or a response indicating no objection is filed, the case shall be assigned to the MDL judge for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407(a).

(e) Objection. If an objection is filed, the court will decide if the case should or should not be assigned to the MDL judge in accordance with the rules governing centralization found in 28 U.S.C. § 1407(a).

(f) Failure to Object. Failure by any party in the MDL to object as set forth herein shall constitute a waiver of any objection to assignment of the case to the MDL judge.

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Adopted 3/17/16.

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