CITY OF WALKER v. LOUISIANA EX REL. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Civil Action No. 17-55 KDE-EWD.

CITY OF WALKER, ET AL., v. STATE OF LOUISIANA through the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL.

United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 1442
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 1442 Notice of Removal
Nature of Suit: 380 Personal Property: Other
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

City of Walker, Plaintiff, represented by John Neale deGravelles , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge, L.L.P..

City of Walker, Plaintiff, represented by Joseph M. Bruno , The Law Office of Joseph M. Bruno, APLC, Joshua Michael Palmintier , deGravelles & Palmintier, Michael Carter Palmintier , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge' & Mitch A. Toups , Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, LLP, pro hac vice.

City of Denham Springs, Plaintiff, represented by John Neale deGravelles , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge', L.L.P., Joseph M. Bruno , The Law Office of Joseph M. Bruno, APLC, Joshua Michael Palmintier , deGravelles & Palmintier, Michael Carter Palmintier , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge' & Mitch A. Toups , Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, LLP, pro hac vice.

The Williamson Eye Center (APMC), Plaintiff, represented by John Neale deGravelles , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge', L.L.P., Joseph M. Bruno , The Law Office of Joseph M. Bruno, APLC, Joshua Michael Palmintier , deGravelles & Palmintier, Michael Carter Palmintier , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge' & Mitch A. Toups , Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, LLP, pro hac vice.

Timothy John Kinchen, Plaintiff, represented by John Neale deGravelles , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge', L.L.P., Joseph M. Bruno , The Law Office of Joseph M. Bruno, APLC, Joshua Michael Palmintier , deGravelles & Palmintier, Michael Carter Palmintier , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge' & Mitch A. Toups , Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, LLP, pro hac vice.

Shannon Farris Kinchen, Plaintiff, represented by John Neale deGravelles , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge', L.L.P., Joseph M. Bruno , The Law Office of Joseph M. Bruno, APLC, Joshua Michael Palmintier , deGravelles & Palmintier, Michael Carter Palmintier , deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge' & Mitch A. Toups , Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, LLP, pro hac vice.

State of Louisiana, through the Department of Transportation and Development, Defendant, represented by Timothy W. Hassinger , Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Ashley Gremillion Coker , Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein, McAlister & Hilbert, David Michael Moragas , Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith- N.O., Harry Joseph Philips, Jr. , Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, James M. Garner , Sher, Garner, Cahil, Richter, Klein & Hilbert, LLC, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson- B.R., Joshua S. Force , Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein, McAlister & Hilbert, Kelsey L. Bonnaffons , Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Lawrence E. Marino , Oats & Marino & Martha Young Curtis , Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein & Hilbert.

Gilchrist Construction Co., Inc., Defendant, represented by David J. Bourgeois , Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister & Weinstock, Andrew David Weinstock , Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Morton, Pfister & Weinstock, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Joseph G. Glass , Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Morton, Pfister & Weinstock & Philip G. Watson , Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister & Weinstock.

Austin Bridge & Road, Inc., Defendant, represented by Edward J. Laperouse, II , Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Kelley Randlev Dick, Jr. , Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips, LLP.

Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC, Defendant, represented by Michael R.C. Riess , Kingsmill Riess, LLC, Charles B. Colvin , Kingsmill Riess, LLC & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

James Construction Group, L.L.C., Defendant, represented by Murphy James Foster, III , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Andrew David Weinstock , Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Morton, Pfister & Weinstock, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Thomas Richard Temple, Jr. , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Modjeski & Masters, Inc., Defendant, represented by Keith J. Bergeron , Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, Scott J. Hedlund , Brian Schaps , Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Gulf Engineers and Consultants, Inc., Defendant, represented by Adrian G. Nadeau , Long Law Firm, LLP, Albert Dale Clary , Long Law Firm, LLP, Brad M. Barback , Long Law Firm & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Volkert, Inc., Defendant, represented by H. Bruce Shreves , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, Benjamin Roth Grau , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, L.L.P., Daniel J. Caruso , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Susan M. Caruso , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Defendant, represented by Gregory G. Gremillion , Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins, & Gremillion, LLP, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Thomas W. Darling , Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion & William Glenn Burns , Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion, LLC.

ABMB Engineers, Inc., Defendant, represented by Jane Henican Heidingsfelder , Jones Walker LLP, Charles Parker Kilgore , Jones, Walker, David A. Dial , Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn and Dial, pro hac vice, Davis Bradford Allgood , Jones Walker LLP, Jason Arthur Culotta , Jones Walker LLP, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Ross D. Ginsberg , WEINBERG, WHEELER, HUDGINS, GUNN & DIAL, LLC, pro hac vice.

AECOM USA, Inc., Defendant, represented by Christoffer C. Friend , Jones Walker, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, John F. Young, Jr. , Curry & Friend, PLC & Meghan Smith , Curry & Friend, PLC.

G.E.C., Inc., Defendant, represented by Adrian G. Nadeau , Long Law Firm, LLP, Albert Dale Clary , Long Law Firm, LLP, Brad M. Barback , Long Law Firm & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc., Defendant, represented by John P. Wolff, III , Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD, Chelsea Acosta Payne , Keogh Cox & WIlson, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Mary Anne Wolf , Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD.

GOTECH, Inc., Defendant, represented by Adrian G. Nadeau , Long Law Firm, LLP, Albert Dale Clary , Long Law Firm, LLP, Brad M. Barback , Long Law Firm & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Geo Engineers, Inc., Defendant, represented by Steven B. Loeb , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

APEX Engineering Corporation, Defendant, represented by John E. Unsworth, III , Law Offices of Sheryl Story, R. Loren Kleinpeter , Kleinpeter & Kleinpeter & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

SJB Group, LLC, Defendant, represented by Adrian G. Nadeau , Long Law Firm, LLP, Albert Dale Clary , Long Law Firm, LLP, Brad M. Barback , Long Law Firm & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

PB Americas, Inc., Defendant, represented by Keely Yoes Scott , Donohue Patrick & Scott, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & Leigh F. Groves , Donohue Patrick & Scott.

FUGRO Consultants, Inc., Defendant, represented by Richard J. Dodson , Dodson & Hooks, APLC, Gregory N. Ziegler , MacDonald Devin, P.C., pro hac vice, Henry Price Mounger , Dodson, Hooks & Frederick, APLC, John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Kenneth H. Hooks, III , DODSON & HOOKS LLC & Rebecca M. Alcantar , MacDonald Devin, P.C., pro hac vice.

Forte & Tablada, Inc., Defendant, represented by John E. Unsworth, III , Law Offices of Sheryl Story & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Eustis Engineering, LLC, Defendant, represented by Steven B. Loeb , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson & John T. Andrishok , Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc., ThirdParty Plaintiff, represented by John P. Wolff, III , Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD, Chelsea Acosta Payne , Keogh Cox & WIlson & Mary Anne Wolf , Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD.


ORDER

KURT D. ENGELHARDT, District Judge.

After considering the plaintiffs' motion to remand (Rec. Doc. 129), the record in this matter, applicable law, the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (Rec. Doc. 180), the objections filed by the defendants (Rec. Docs. 181-188 and 190), and the plaintiffs' response (Rec. Doc. 192), the Court hereby approves the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation and adopts it as its opinion.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiffs' motion to remand (Rec. Doc. 12) is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action be and hereby is REMANDED to the 19th Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge Parish, State of Louisiana.

FootNotes


1. This matter was re-assigned to the undersigned by order entered on April 6, 2017, by Chief Judge Brian Jackson for the Middle District of Louisiana. See Rec. Doc. 133.

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