Cotton Bayou Marina, Inc. v. BP, PLC et al
MOTION to Dismiss or Alternatively, MOTION for More Definite Statement by Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.. (Leach, John)
Cotton Bayou Marina, Inc. v. BP, PLC et al
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, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) BP, plc, et al., ) ) Defendants. )
Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00243-WS-C
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.'S MOTION TO DISMISS OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT Defendant, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. ("HESI"), pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and for the reasons more fully stated in the memorandum in support filed contemporaneously herewith, moves the Court to enter an order dismissing all claims asserted against HESI in the Class Action Complaint ("Complaint") on the grounds that the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over this case and that some or all of the counts alleged against HESI fail to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. In the alternative, pursuant to Rule 12(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and for the reasons more fully stated in the memorandum in support filed contemporaneously herewith, HESI moves the Court to enter an order requiring Plaintiff to state the claims alleged against HESI in a more definite and less vague and ambiguous manner, within fourteen (14) days of entry of the order. The Complaint fails to aver with sufficient particularity any factual
statements demonstrating Plaintiff's plausible entitlement to relief, including but not limited to
any facts showing that HESI violated any duty to Plaintiff, that any HESI wrongdoing proximately caused Plaintiff's alleged damages, and the specific damages HESI allegedly caused. Respectfully submitted this 6th day of July, 2010. GODWIN RONQUILLO PC DONALD E. GODWIN (GODWD 5022) (pro hac vice) Email firstname.lastname@example.org BRUCE W. BOWMAN, JR. (pro hac vice) Email email@example.com JENNY L. MARTINEZ (pro hac vice) Email firstname.lastname@example.org FLOYD R. HARTLEY, JR. (pro hac vice) Email email@example.com GAVIN E. HILL (pro hac vice) Email firstname.lastname@example.org 1201 Elm Street, Suite 1700 Dallas, Texas 75270-2041 Telephone: 214.939.4400 Facsimile: 214.760.7332 and R. ALAN YORK (pro hac vice) Email email@example.com 1331 Lamar, Suite 1665 Houston, Texas 77010 Telephone: 713.595.8300 Facsimile: 713.425.7594 and
s/ John N. Leach JOHN N. LEACH (LEACJ2634) Email firstname.lastname@example.org JOSEPH P. H. BABINGTON (BABIJ7938) Email email@example.com RUSSELL C. BUFFKIN (BUFFR6510) Email firstname.lastname@example.org HELMSING, LEACH, HERLONG, NEWMAN & ROUSE, P.C. Post Office Box 2767 Mobile AL 36652 Telephone: 251.432.5521 Facsimile: 251.432.0633 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT, HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that I have on this 6th day of July, 2010, a copy of the foregoing pleading was filed electronically with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system. Notice of this filing will be sent to all counsel of record registered to receive electronic service by operation of the court's electronic filing system. I also certify that I have mailed this filing by United States Postal Service to all counsel of record who are not registered to receive electronic service by operation of the court's electronic filing system. Jere L. Beasley, Esquire Rhon E. Jones, Esquire David B. Byrne, III, Esquire John E. Tomlinson, Esquire J. Parker Miller, Esquire BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN, PORTIS & MILES, PC Post Office Box 4160 Montgomery, AL 36103-4160 Counsel for Plaintiffs John M. Johnson, Esquire Adam K. Peck, Esquire William H. Brooks, Esquire Marchello D. Gray, Esquire LIGHTFOOT, FRANKLIN & WHITE, L.L.C. 400 North 20th Street Birmingham, AL 35203 Counsel for BP America, Inc. and BP Products North America, Inc.
Christopher D. Boutwell, Esquire BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN, PORTIS & MILES, PC 415 East Commerce Street, Suite 215 Greenville, AL 36037 Counsel for Plaintiffs
Richard C. Godfrey, Esquire John T. Hickey, Jr., Esquire James Andrew Langan, Esquire KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP 300 N. LaSalle Chicago, IL 60654 Counsel for BP America, Inc. and BP Products North America, Inc. David J. Beck, Esquire BECK, REDDEN & SECRET, LLP One Houston Center 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 4500 Houston, TX 77010 Counsel for Cameron International Corp.
A. Danner Frazer, Jr., Esquire Robert J. Mullican, Jr., Esquire FRAZER GREENE UPCHURCH & BAKER Post Office Box 1686 Mobile, AL 36633 Counsel for Cameron International Corp. BP, PLC CT Corporation 1200 South Pine Island Road Plantation, FL 33324
s/ John N. Leach Of counsel
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