Cotton Bayou Marina, Inc. v. BP, PLC et al

Filing 13

Joinder in MOTION re 7 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,. (Brooks, William)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION COTTON BAYOU MARINA, INC., ) d/b/a TACKY JACK'S RESTAURANT, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) CASE NO.: 1:10-cv-00243-C ) BP, PLC; et al., ) ) Defendants. ) JOINDER IN MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS Defendants BP America Inc. and BP Products North America Inc. (collectively the "BP Defendants") hereby join, adopt and incorporate by reference Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.'s Motion To Stay Proceedings and Memorandum in Support (Doc. 7), filed on May 17, 2010. 1 The BP Defendants file this joinder for the limited purpose of seeking a stay pending the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's determination of whether this action should be consolidated pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407 and if so, in what forum. The BP Defendants specifically reserve, and do not waive, any and all applicable defenses to the claims brought in this action including all defenses available under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 1 WHEREFORE, the BP Defendants respectfully request that the Court grant Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.'s Motion to Stay Proceedings. /s/ William H. Brooks John M. Johnson (JOHNJ7318) Adam K. Peck (PECKA0851) William H. Brooks (BROOW3330) Marchello D. Gray (GRAYM6384) LIGHTFOOT, FRANKLIN & WHITE, L.L.C. 400 North 20th Street Birmingham, Alabama 35203 Tel: (205) 581-0700 Fax: (205) 581-0758 Attorneys for Defendants BP Products North America Inc. and BP America Inc. OF COUNSEL: Richard C. Godfrey, P.C. John T. Hickey, Jr., P.C. J. Andrew Langan, P.C. Matthew T. Regan, P.C. KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP 300 North Lasalle Street Chicago, IL 60654 Tel.: (312) 862-2000 Fax: (312) 862-2200 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 18th day of May, 2010, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the following: Jere L. Beasley, Esq. Rhon E. Jones, Esq. John E. Tomlinson, Esq. J. Parker Miller, Esq. BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN, PORTIS & MILES, P.C. 218 Commerce Street Montgomery, AL 36104 John N. Leach, Esq. Joseph P. H. Babington, Esq. Russell C. Buffkin. Esq. HELMSING, LEACH, HERLONG, NEWMAN & ROUSE, P.C. Post Office Box 2767 Mobile AL 36652 /s/ William H. Brooks Of Counsel 3

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