Adamson et al v. United States of America, Departmment of the Interior through its Bureau of Reclamation

Filing 122

ORDER GRANTING 100 Motion for Good Faith Settlement Determination re: 120 Proposed Order Submission. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid, Jr on 8/4/2011. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MLC)

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' l 2 1 3 UNI TED STATES OF AM ERI , CA oef endant . / 14 1 5 O RD ER G RA N TI M OTI N FO R G O O D FA I NG O TH SETTLEM ENT D ETERM I ATI N N O l 6 Based on M oton m ade by Gr erNevada Bui s and St i eat l der even F.Cam poy, 1 7 1 i vi al an dbaSt v F.CampoyGen a Con r c or.(ol c i l ' ',b 8 ndi du l j y e en erl ta t s c l tvey ' ) y e GNB' 1 9 and t ough t ratt reys,Robi hr hei orf son,Bel t aus egui Shar & Low ,upon t paper and , p he s 20 pl ngs on fl i t s m at er and t hearng hel t eon,t Cour now ent s is eadi i n hi e t , he i d her he ' t er & 21 fndi off s,concl ons of1 and j i ngs act usi aw udgmentas f l olows: 22 23 24 25 26 1. Thi case ars f om a br s i es r each of t Tr he uckee Canali Lyon Count n y, Nevada on Januar 5,2008. y 2. N um er ous Com pl nl f D am ages and num er ai s or ous cl m s w er fl i ai e i n ed St e and Feder Cours agai t varous par i i udi GNB i t varous cas at al t ns i tes, ncl ng n he i es 27 ' y tes o s i e r at t t Fer ey food of Januar 5, 2008. The par i t thi acl on ar set el éd o he nl l 28 f t i t capton and have been i or h n he i dent fed i 1 pl ngs on fl i t aboveii n he eadi ie n he 1 Cas 3: cve O9- 00715LDG RAM Docum ent120 Fi 08/ 11 Page 2 of4 l ed 03/ . : 1 2 3 captoned m at er i t . 3 Pl ntf s and varous pari cl m t t ai if i tes ai hat hey suf er dam ages f ed . r tng fom t food w at s t cam e f om t br esuli r he l er hat r he each oft Tr he uckee Canalon 4 5 6 Januar 5,2008. y 4. Pl ntf s and varous pari al ai if i tes l t t Januar 5,2008 food i ege hat he y l n 7 F nl wa du t 1 i de at man e ean opertonoft e Ca l a g er ey s e o he na iu e it nanc d ai h na, mon 8 ot r her easons. They 'ur berass t t t e food consequences w er ' e' exacer ed' bat ' f t er hat h l 9 by t Ciy of Fer ey and the Count of Lyon because of 'i entonali f er he t nl y Jnt i ndif ence' t 'o 1 0 11 . r equii t cont act s and buider of 1 r dent alsubdi si t const uc rng he r or l s he esi i vi on o r t 1 2 i r t ucl e t nf as r ur hat w oul m i m i t dam age caused by foodi i t event t d ni ze he l ng n he he 1 3 food w al s ent ed t subdi si w her Pl ntf s'hom es w er I l er er he vi on e ai if e ocat ed. 1 4 15 5. Pl nt f s al ass tt t food consequence w er exacer ed by ai if so er hat he l ' s e bat . t ' r s and om i ons' i cons r l ng varous el ent i udi Roli he ' or er ssi ' n t uc i i em s. ncl ng lng l6 17 M eadow s subdi si i pr vi on m ovem ent houses,Jenny' Lane cr ng and t s, s ossi he 1 8 'Knucke' at W r erRoad and W agon W heel com m i ed by t Def ' l' angl , tt he endant as s, 1 9 w el as alegatons of m i epr l l i sr esent i m ade on t sal of Roli M eadow s atons he e lng 20 pr oper i tes. 21 6. GNB has al sued num er par es as i so ous li dentfed i 1 m ovi ii n he ng 22 23 24 25 26 paper pl ngs and capton. s, eadi i 7. Varous par i have sued GNB i t s and/ ot actons as i tes n hi or her i i dentii i t m ovi paper , pl ngs,and capton on t t f ed n he ng s eadi i he heores ofneglgence, i i cont i i and i rbuton ndem niy. t 27 8. I i aleged t ts l hat G NB w as the devel oper and gener cont act of al r or 28 2- - . . case 3: cv09- 00715LDG RAM Docum ent12O Fi 08/ 11 Page 3 of4 l ed 03/ . . * 1 Rolng M eadow s,i ved i t Jenny' Lane cr ng and t 'Knuckl 'at l i nvol n he s ossi he ' e' z Wr angl Road and W agon W heeland t GNB w as at I er bat eastpari l r ' taly esponsi e f bl or 3 . aleged def s i t Roli M eadow s subdi si l ect n he lng vi on. l i al al t s so l eged t hat 4 m i epr ent i w er m ade w hen t Roli M eadow s pr sr es atons e he lng operi w er sol tes e d. 5 6 9. GNB cl m s i neverhad any actve r e as t devel ai t i ol he operorgener al 7 cont act of Roli M eadow s or 1 ot i pr r or lng he her m ovem ent and i t s ns ead w as si pl t m y he B n he opm hom e buider I i agr t GNB bui t e houses i t devel ent. How ever l . t s eed hat l h t , 9 Pl ntf s and ot par i alege,despie GNB' posii t t GNB di m or Ther ai if her tes l t S ton, ha d e. e 10 l1 1 2 1 3 14 15 i a di s sput as t w het GNB has any Iabiiy f Pl nlf s'dam ages. e o her i l or ai if t . 10 . A n am i e gl cabl obals l ent of t s m at er has been r ettem hi t eached am ong . . t Pl ntf s and m os pari t t s cas he ai if t tes o hi e. ' 11. The Set l entAgr ent essentaly pf des t GNB shal lem eem i l ovi hat l * colectvel pay t sum of $375, l i y he 000. i exchange f a com plt r eas fom t 00 n or e e el e r he l 6 l7 . 18 1 9 20 i t acton and al pendi actons as lst i GNB' M oton ForGood Faih ns ant i I ng i i ed n S i l Set l ent Det m i i tem er naton. 12. Neiher Gr erNevada Buider norSteven Cam poy had i ance t eat l s nsur t at w oul pr de cover h d ovi age f any of 1 pendi act ons. or he ng i 21 13. G NB has si fcanty I gnii l essened is busi t ness ac vii and t ti tes hus has no 22 23 r ar sour of i egul ce ncom e fom w hi t m ak any f ur paym ent W ihouta s ce r ch o e ut e s. t our 24 of i ncom e,GNB' def S ense oft hese pendi actons di pat t l ied poolof ng i ssi es he i t m 25 f unds avaiabl f set l ent of t l e or t em hese I suis. aw t 26 14 . The am ount pai by G NB w ilbe alocat t t Rondy cl pur d l l ed o he ass suant 27 28 t cal atons t w hi G N B w as no! i prvy, but t sum pai i i consi at on o cul i o ch n i he d s n der i . . 3- Case 3: c 0O71 LDG O9- v5RAM Docum ent120 Fi 08/ 11 Page 4 of4 l ed 03/ l f t gl or he obalset l ent of aI cl m s. tem I ai 2 3 1s GNB actons w er t i e hose of a house buiderand as such w er m or l e e passi t ve han m ost ot Def her endant t s: hus under i ng any cl m s f i m ni ai or ndem niy. t 4 16. Ther i no evi es dence oralegaton t t s s tem ent i f audul l l i hat hi et l s r enty, 5 6 col vel ort tousl ai ati urng non- ti Def l usi y ori y med nj i setlng endant s. 7 17. The Cour gr s appr t ant ovalf t G l or he obalSet l ent A gr tem eem ent. 8 18 The Cour fnds t t se tem ent agr ent i m ade i good f t . ti hat he l l eem s n aih 9 19. Thema e i dl is wihpr 'di as al ams g i t e t rs se t uc N I i n a er 1 0 1l 1 2 X. . N ada i s, nc.an l der t even .Ca Gener Cont actng,e h pary a r i t 1 3 i Ia du y db S1 e e . a pay t ro n cos and f hei ees. I I SO O RDERED . T S 1 4 oy,i n I DATED: August4,2011. 1 5 1 6 A l7 1 8 1 9 20 . 2l ' 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ' z. k - RAT JUD 09