CLOSED,VICTIM

United States District Court
District of Massachusetts (Boston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:11-cr-10384-PBS All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Date Filed: 11/22/2011
Date Terminated: 04/24/2012

Assigned to: Chief Judge Patti B. Saris

Defendant (1)
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
TERMINATED: 04/24/2012
represented byR.J. Cinquegrana
Choate, Hall & Stewart
Two International Place
100-150 Oliver Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-248-5000
Fax: 617-248-4000
Email: rjcinquegrana@choate.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Theodore V. Wells , Jr.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
212-373-3000
Email: twells@paulweiss.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
21:331(a),333(a)(1)&352(f)(1))...DISTRIBUTION OF A MISBRANDED DRUG: INADEQUATE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.
(1)
Sentence imposed: Fine of $321,636,000 and $125 Special Assessment.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJeremy M. Sternberg
United States Attorney's Office
1 Courthouse Way
Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3142
Fax: 617-748-3675
Email: jeremy.sternberg@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jill P. Furman
U.S. Department of Justice - Consumer Litigation
P.O. Box 386
Washington, DC 20044
202-307-0090
Fax: 202-514-8742
Email: jill.furman@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Susan G. Winkler
United States Attorney's Office
John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3270
Fax: 617-748-3675
Email: susan.winkler@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Zachary A. Cunha
United States Attorney's Office MA
Suite 9200
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3387
Fax: 617-748-3969
Email: zachary.cunha@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
11/22/2011INFORMATION (Misdemeanor) as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) count(s) 1. (Attachments: # 1 JS45, # 2 Side Letter Agreement, # 3 Proposed Plea Agreement, # 4 Exhibits A and B of Proposed Plea, # 5 Exhibit C of Proposed Plea, # 6 Exhibits D-H of Proposed Plea)(Alves-Baptista, Antonia) (Entered: 11/22/2011)
11/22/2011CASE FILE as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. referred to Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in his/her role as Emergency Business Judge for determination as to whether the case should be continued before the District Court or referred to a Magistrate Judge of this Court. (Alves-Baptista, Antonia) (Entered: 11/22/2011)
11/22/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: R.J. Cinquegrana appearing for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. Type of Appearance: Retained. (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 11/22/2011)
11/22/2011Judge Douglas P. Woodlock: ORDER as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on reference for review of misdemeanor information. After review of this case pursuant to the provisions of Rule 18:3401(f) it is ordered that this case be continued before the district court. Case assigned to Judge Patti B. Saris. (Alves-Baptista, Antonia) (Entered: 11/23/2011)
11/23/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Jeremy M. Sternberg appearing for USA. (Sternberg, Jeremy) (Entered: 11/23/2011)
11/23/2011 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Judge Patti B. Saris assigned to case. (Costello2, Helen) (Entered: 11/23/2011)
11/28/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Zachary A. Cunha appearing for USA. (Cunha, Zachary) (Entered: 11/28/2011)
12/02/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Jill P. Furman appearing for USA. (Furman, Jill) (Entered: 12/02/2011)
12/05/2011 MOTION to Amend Victim Notification Procedures as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. by USA. (Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 12/05/2011)
12/06/2011 ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF HEARING as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.... Rule 11 Hearing set for 12/16/2011 09:30 AM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Molloy, Maryellen) (Entered: 12/06/2011)
12/09/2011 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Theodore V. Wells, Jr. as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 12/09/2011)
12/09/201110  CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Cinquegrana, R.J.) Modified docket text to reflect event on 12/9/2011 (Anderson, Jennifer). (Entered: 12/09/2011)
12/09/201111 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY PAYMENT OF FEES as to 9 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Theodore V. Wells, Jr. by Defendants Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0101-3711074. Payment Type : PRO HAC VICE. (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 12/09/2011)
12/09/2011 Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: 10 Motion to Disclose/Corporate Disclosure Statement corrected because: Motion was filed in error. The pending motion was terminated, and docket text was edited to reflect that the document is a corporate disclosure statement as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 12/09/2011)
12/12/201112 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Information, # 2 Exhibit B - Civil Settlement, # 3 Exhibit C - CIA, # 4 Exhibit D - Limitations waiver, # 5 Exhibit E - Modification waiver, # 6 Exhibit F - USAO authorization, # 7 Exhibit G - Corporate acknowledgement, # 8 Exhibit H - Corporate resolutions)(Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
12/12/201113  Letter (non-motion) regarding Side Letter Agreement with Merck & Co., Inc. as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
12/12/2011  Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered GRANTING 9 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice; Added Theodore V. Wells, Jr. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
12/12/201114 Memorandum regarding Disposition as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
12/16/2011 ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Patti B. Saris: No Waiver if Indictment Filed, as this is a MISDEMEANOR CASE.....Arraignment as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) Count 1 held on 12/16/2011, Plea entered by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) Count 1Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) Guilty Count 1. PLEA DEFERRED UNTIL TIME OF SENTENCING. Sentencing set for 3/16/2012 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. Amd Procedural Order issued, ct adj. (Ausa Winkler, Sternberg, Cunha, Furman, Atty Wells, Kuhlik, Cinquergrana, PO J Sinclair)Court Reporter Name and Contact or digital recording information: Lee Marzilli at 617-345-6787. (Molloy, Maryellen) (Entered: 12/16/2011)
12/16/201115 Judge Patti B. Saris: ORDER entered. AMD PROCEDURAL ORDER re: (BOOKER) sentencing hearing as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Sentencing set for 3/16/2012 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. (Molloy, Maryellen) (Entered: 12/16/2011)
12/27/201116 Transcript of Rule 11 Hearing as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. held on December 16, 2011, before Judge Patti B. Saris. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: Lee Marzilli at leemarz@aol.com The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Redaction Request due 1/17/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/27/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/26/2012. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 12/27/2011)
12/27/2011 NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 12/27/2011)
03/07/2012  Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered GRANTING 8 Motion to Amend Victim Notification Procedures as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1). "ALLOWED." (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/07/2012)
03/12/201219  Letter/Victim Impact Statement of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/22/2012)
03/15/201217 Response as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.: (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 03/15/2012)
03/16/201218 STATUS REPORT on Victim Letter by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by USA as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 03/16/2012)
03/16/2012 ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Patti B. Saris: Sentencing hrg reset as to Merck Sharp.3/16/12 Hearing held on sentencing issues raised by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, see status report filed by the Gvt on 3/16/12 dkt #18 for details. Victim impact statement made by Dr. Egliman; Both sides shall file Briefs on or before 3/30/12. Sentencing RESET TO 4/19/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 19 before Judge Patti B. Saris. Court Reporter Name and Contact or digital recording information: Lee Marzilli at 617-345-6787. Atty present: Ausa Winkler, Ausa Sternberg, Ausa Furman, Ausa Cunha, Cinquegrana, Wells, Atty Coren. (Molloy, Maryellen) Modified on 3/19/2012 (Molloy, Maryellen). (Entered: 03/19/2012)
03/30/201220 Transcript of Sentencing - Day One as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. held on March 16, 2012, before Judge Patti B. Saris. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: Lee Marzilli at leemarz@aol.com The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Redaction Request due 4/20/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/30/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/28/2012. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 03/30/2012)
03/30/2012 NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 03/30/2012)
03/30/201221 Response as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.: 19 Letter (non-motion). (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 03/30/2012)
03/30/201222 STATUS REPORT On Restitution Issues by USA as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 03/30/2012)
04/05/201223  Letter (non-motion) regarding restitution as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/05/2012)
04/12/201224 STATUS REPORT (Second) on Restitution Issues and Dr. Egilman's Request Regarding Documents by USA as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Winkler, Susan) (Entered: 04/12/2012)
04/19/2012 ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Patti B. Saris:Sentencing held on 4/19/2012 as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1), Count(s) 1, Sentence imposed: Fine of $321,636,000, parties agree that the Total amount of the Fine will be paid no later than 4/26/12 and $125 Special Assessment to be paid immediately, court adjourned J&C to issue. Notice of Appeal in written form issued, see docket for details. (Attorneys present: see transcript, several attys present. )Court Reporter Name and Contact or digital recording information: Lee Marzilli at 617-345-6787. (Molloy, Maryellen) (Entered: 04/19/2012)
04/19/201225 Judge Patti B. Saris: ORDER entered re: Right to Notice of Appeal as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., see Order attached for details. (Molloy, Maryellen) (Entered: 04/19/2012)
04/19/201228  Letter (non-motion) as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/07/2012)
04/24/201226 Judge Patti B. Saris: JUDGMENT entered as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1), Count(s) 1, Sentence imposed: Fine of $321,636,000 and $125 Special Assessment. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/26/2012)
04/26/2012 Case Terminated as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/26/2012)
04/26/2012 RECEIPT: as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. Receipt # 12463800071 for $321,636,000 received on 04/25/2012 re: 26 Judgment. (Karjel, Christine) (Entered: 04/26/2012)
04/30/201227 Transcript of Sentencing - Day Two as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. held on April 19, 2012, before Judge Patti B. Saris. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: Lee Marzilli at leemarz@aol.com The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Redaction Request due 5/21/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/31/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/30/2012. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 04/30/2012)
04/30/2012 NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 04/30/2012)
05/08/201229  MOTION to Amend/Correct Judgment as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. (Cinquegrana, R.J.) (Entered: 05/08/2012)
05/18/2012  Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered GRANTING 29 Motion to Amend/Correct as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1) (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/18/2012)
05/18/201230 Judge Patti B. Saris: AMENDED JUDGMENT entered (amending additional findings only) as to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (1), Count(s) 1, Sentence imposed: Fine of $321,636,000 and $125 Special Assessment. (Anderson, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/18/2012)