Escobedo-Merida v. Northern/Lucas Machine, Inc.
ORDER granting 12 Motion to Intervene, as further set out. Signed by Honorable Judge Mark E. Fuller on 2/14/13. (scn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CASE NO. 2:12-cv-869-MEF
(WO – Do Not Publish)
Before the Court is non-party Planter’s Gin and Warehouse, Inc.’s (“Planter’s”)
Motion for Limited Intervention. (Doc. #12). Planter’s, by and through its worker’s
compensation carrier, Argos Insurance Company (“Argos”), seeks to intervene in this
products liability diversity action for the purpose of protecting its subrogation interest. In
his complaint (Doc. #1), Plaintiff Jorge Escobido-Merida (“Merida”), who worked for
Planter’s packaging cotton, alleged that he was injured on the job when his hand was caught
in a cotton machine. Seeking redress for the injuries and lost income he alleges he has
suffered as a result of the accident, Merida filed a lawsuit against the cotton machine
manufacturer, Defendant Northern/Lucas Machine, Inc. (“Northern”) and a worker’s
compensation claim with Planter’s.
The Court finds that Planter’s has made a sufficient showing that it is entitled to
intervene in this action as a matter of right under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(a)(2).
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Planter’s Motion to Intervene (Doc. #12) as a party
plaintiff, for the limited purpose of protecting its subrogation interest, is GRANTED.
DONE this the 14th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Mark E. Fuller
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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