JACK v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD.

Case No. C17-0537JLR.

PATRICK JACK, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD., et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 1332
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 1332 Diversity - Asbestos Litigation
Nature of Suit: 368 P.I. : Asbestos
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Patrick Jack, Plaintiff, represented by Benjamin H. Adams , DEAN OMAR & BRANHAM, LLP, pro hac vice.

Patrick Jack, Plaintiff, represented by Kristin M. Houser , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER, Lucas W.H. Garrett , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER, William Joel Rutzick , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER & Thomas J. Breen , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER.

Leslie Jack, Plaintiff, represented by Benjamin H. Adams , DEAN OMAR & BRANHAM, LLP, pro hac vice, Kristin M. Houser , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER, Lucas W.H. Garrett , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER, William Joel Rutzick , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER & Thomas J. Breen , SCHROETER GOLDMARK & BENDER.

Asbestos Corporation Ltd, Defendant, represented by Kevin J. Craig , GORDON & REES LLP & Mark B. Tuvim , GORDON & REES.

Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Defendant, represented by Barry Neal Mesher , SEDGWICK LLP.

Armstrong International Inc, Defendant, represented by David E. Chawes , PREG O'DONNELL & GILLETT, PLLC.

Aurora Pump Company, Defendant, represented by Jeanne F. Loftis , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY PC.

Autosales Incorporated, Defendant, represented by Dana C. Kopij , WILLIAMS KASTNER & Nicole R. MacKenzie , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, Defendant, represented by Michael J. Madderra , SELMAN BRIETMAN LLP & Richard D. Ross , SELLMAN BRIETMAN LLP.

Carrier Corporation, Defendant, represented by Nicole R. MacKenzie , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

CBS Corporation, Defendant, represented by Brian D. Zeringer , SEDGWICK LLP & Christopher S. Marks , SEDGWICK LLP.

Crane Co, Defendant, represented by G. William Shaw , K&L GATES LLP.

Crosby Valve Inc, Defendant, represented by Alice Coles Serko , SEDGWICK LLP, Barry Neal Mesher , SEDGWICK LLP & John G. Goller , VON BRIESEN & ROPER.

Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc, Defendant, represented by Barry Neal Mesher , SEDGWICK LLP.

Flowserve US Inc, Defendant, represented by Marc Marshall Carlton , LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP & Randy J. Aliment , LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP.

Ford Motor Company, Defendant, represented by Mark J. Fucile , FUCILE & REISING.

Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Defendant, represented by Brian D. Zeringer , SEDGWICK LLP & Christopher S. Marks , SEDGWICK LLP.

Gardner-Denver Inc, Defendant, represented by Claude Bosworth , RIZZO MATTINGLY BOSWORTH PC.

General Electric Company, Defendant, represented by Christopher S. Marks , SEDGWICK LLP & Erin P. Fraser , SEDGWICK LLP.

Genuine Parts Company, Defendant, represented by Jeanne F. Loftis , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY PC.

Goulds Pumps Inc, Defendant, represented by Ronald C. Gardner , GARDNER TRABOLSI & ASSOC. PLLC.

Honeywell International Inc, Defendant, represented by Kristine E. Kruger , PERKINS COIE.

IMO Industries Inc, Defendant, represented by James Edward Horne , GORDON THOMAS HONEYWELL & Michael Edward Ricketts , GORDON THOMAS HONEYWELL.

Ingersoll Rand Company, Defendant, represented by Kevin J. Craig , GORDON & REES LLP & Mark B. Tuvim , GORDON & REES.

John Crane Inc, Defendant, represented by Michael J. Madderra , SELMAN BRIETMAN LLP & Richard D. Ross , SELLMAN BRIETMAN LLP.

Kelsey-Hayes Company, Defendant, represented by Michael Mackenzie Brown , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY & Katherine M. Steele , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY.

MeadWestvaco Corporation, Defendant, represented by Michael Mackenzie Brown , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY & Katherine M. Steele , BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Richard G. Gawlowski , WILSON SMITH COCHRAN & DICKERSON.

The Nash Engineering Company, Defendant, represented by Dana C. Kopij , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Defendant, represented by Nicole R. MacKenzie , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

Pneumo Abex LLC, Defendant, represented by Diane J. Kero , GORDON THOMAS HONEYWELL.

Standard Motor Products Inc, Defendant, represented by Nicole R. MacKenzie , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

Union Pacific Railroad Company, Defendant, represented by Jeffrey M. Odom , LANE POWELL PC & Tim D. Wackerbarth , LANE POWELL PC.

Uniroyal Holding Inc, Defendant, represented by Chris Robert Youtz , SIRIANNI YOUTZ SPOONEMORE HAMBURGER.

Velan Valve Corporation, Defendant, represented by Kevin J. Craig , GORDON & REES LLP & Mark B. Tuvim , GORDON & REES.

Viad Corporation, Defendant, represented by Ronald C. Gardner , GARDNER TRABOLSI & ASSOC. PLLC.

Warren Pumps LLC, Defendant, represented by Allen Eraut , RIZZO MATTINGLY BOSWORTH PC.

Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc, Defendant, represented by Dana C. Kopij , WILLIAMS KASTNER.

The William Powell Company, Defendant, represented by Brian Bernard Smith , FOLEY & MANSFIELD & James D. Hicks , FOLEY & MANSFIELD.


ORDER

JAMES L. ROBART, District Judge.

Pursuant to the court's practice, counsel for Plaintiffs Patrick Jack and Leslie Jack (collectively, "Plaintiffs") contacted the court to request a conference regarding a deposition-related discovery dispute between Plaintiffs and Defendants CBS Corporation ("CBS"), General Electric Company ("GE"), and Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation ("Foster Wheeler"). (See 5/23/17 Min. Entry (providing for two days (12 hours total) to take Mr. Jack's deposition and ordering that the deposition begin on either June 29, 2017, or June 30, 2017).) The court ORDERS Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to file statements of no more than three (3) pages explaining the nature of the discovery dispute, specifically describing the matters each party seeks to address, and providing brief argument in support of the parties' position. Plaintiffs must also discuss the relevance of Mr. Jack's medical condition to any change in the schedule for Mr. Jack's deposition, and Defendants must also discuss what specific additional discovery, if any, they contend is necessary before Mr. Jack's deposition. The parties must file their statements no later than Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Plaintiffs must jointly file a single statement subject to the page limit and deadline set forth above, and CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler must jointly file a single statement subject to the page limit and deadline set forth above.

The court further ORDERS Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to appear in person at a hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. Any other defendant may appear in person or by telephone if it wishes. The undersigned judge's Courtroom Deputy will email all of the parties permitted to appear by telephone with instructions for appearing by telephone.


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