HALE v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY

Case No. 12-cv-660 DRH-SCW.

MARK HALE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. Illinois.

November 25, 2014.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark Hale, Plaintiff, represented by Charles F. Barrett , Charles Barrett, PC, Patrick W. Pendley , Pendley Law Firm, Robert A. Clifford , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., W. Gordon Ball , Ball & Scott, Brent W. Landau , Hausfeld LLP, Colin H. Dunn , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., David T. Brown , Much, Shelist et al., David Alan Eisenberg , Much, Shelist et al., Elizabeth J. Cabraser , Lieff, Cabraser et al., George S. Bellas , Clifford Law Offices P.C., Jessica A. Perez , Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P., John W. Barrett , Barrett Law Office, Kevin Reid Budner , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Kristofer S. Riddle , Clifford Law Offices PC, Lance K. Baker , Gordon Ball PLLC, Michael S. Krzak , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., Nicholas R. Rockforte , Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P., Richard R. Barrett , Barrett Law Office, Richard M Heimann , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Richard H Taylor , Taylor Martino P.C., Robert J Nelson , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Robert P Sheridan , Clifford Law Offices Of Counsel, Shannon M McNulty , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., Sidney W. Jackson, III , Jackson Foster, et al., Steven P Blonder , Much, Shelist et al., Steven A. Martino , Taylor Martino P.C., Thomas P. Thrash , Thrash Law Firm PA & W Lloyd Copeland , Taylor Martino P.C..

Todd Shadle, Plaintiff, represented by Charles F. Barrett , Charles Barrett, PC, Patrick W. Pendley , Pendley Law Firm, Robert A. Clifford , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., W. Gordon Ball , Ball & Scott, Brent W. Landau , Hausfeld LLP, Colin H. Dunn , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., David Alan Eisenberg , Much, Shelist et al., Elizabeth J. Cabraser , Lieff, Cabraser et al., George S. Bellas , Clifford Law Offices P.C., John W. Barrett , Barrett Law Office, Kevin Reid Budner , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Kristofer S. Riddle , Clifford Law Offices PC, Lance K. Baker , Gordon Ball PLLC, Michael S. Krzak , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., Richard R. Barrett , Barrett Law Office, Richard M Heimann , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Richard H Taylor , Taylor Martino P.C., Robert J Nelson , Lieff, Cabraser et al., Robert P Sheridan , Clifford Law Offices Of Counsel, Shannon M McNulty , Clifford Law Offices. P.C., Sidney W. Jackson, III , Jackson Foster, et al., Steven P Blonder , Much, Shelist et al., Steven A. Martino , Taylor Martino P.C., Thomas P. Thrash , Thrash Law Firm PA & W Lloyd Copeland , Taylor Martino P.C..

Laurie Loger, Plaintiff, represented by George S. Bellas , Clifford Law Offices P.C. & W. Gordon Ball , Ball & Scott.

Mark Covington, Plaintiff, represented by George S. Bellas , Clifford Law Offices P.C. & W. Gordon Ball , Ball & Scott.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Joseph A. Cancila, Jr. , Schiff Hardin LLP, Patrick D. Cloud , Heyl, Royster et al., Ronald S. Safer , Schiff Hardin LLP, Harnaik Kahlon , Schiff Hardin LLP, J. Timothy Eaton , Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. & James P. Gaughan , Schiff Hardin LLP.

Edward Murnane, Defendant, represented by Richard J. O'Brien , Sidley Austin LLP, David Gavin Jorgensen , Sidley Austin LLP, Karim Basaria , Sidley Austin LLP & Patrick Edward Croke , Sidley Austin LLP.

William G Shepherd, Defendant, represented by Russell K. Scott , Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC & Andrew J. Tessman , Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC.

Lloyd A Karmeier, Interested Party, represented by A. Courtney Cox , Sandberg, Phoenix et al. & Anthony L. Martin , Sandberg, Phoenix et al..

Tillery Group, Interested Party, represented by J. William Lucco , Lucco, Brown et al. & Joseph R. Brown, Jr. , Lucco, Brown et al..


MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

STEPHEN C. WILLIAMS, Magistrate Judge.

I. Introduction

This matter is before the Court on the discovery dispute regarding attorney-client privilege and the crime-fraud exception. Plaintiffs seek communications between State Farm and its attorneys which were made in preparing its 2005 and 2011 briefs to the Illinois Supreme Court. Defendants oppose the motion. On October...

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