FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Presently before the Court is "Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Final Judgment As To Settling Physician Defendants," filed on November 9, 2005 (Dkt. Entry #32). Defendants Dr. Michael Karram, Dr. Warren Metherd, and Dr. James Wendel consent to the motion, as expressed in the previously filed Stipulation (Dkt. Entry #4). Counsel for the other defendants to this action, Federation of Physicians and Dentists, and Lynda Odenkirk, has authorized Plaintiff to represent to the Court that said Defendants do not oppose entry of the proposed Final Judgment. The Court, having considered the grounds therefor, ORDERS as follows:
(1) "Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Final Judgment As To Settling Physician Defendants" is hereby GRANTED.
(2) The undersigned, simultaneously with this Order, is SIGNING the "Final Judgment As To Settling Physician Defendants" ("Final Judgment").
(3) The Court finds that entry of the Final Judgment will reduce the litigation expense upon the settling parties; will help prevent recurrence of the violation alleged in the Complaint; and will not create piecemeal appeals. As a result, there is no just reason to delay the entry of the Final Judgment.
(4) The Clerk is hereby DIRECTED to enter the Final Judgment as a final judgment under Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b).
Enter: November 14, 2005
I hereby certify that on November 9, 2005, I submitted the foregoing proposed form of Order to the chambers of Chief Judge Sandra S. Beckwith via email as prescribed in Section II.E of the Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures Manual for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. I further certify that I have caused the document to be sent via electronic mail (or facsimile as indicated below) and first-class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, to the following persons: