P&S LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA

Filing 30

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer: Motion Hearing held on 8/27/2014 re 25 MOTION for Leave to Amend 4 Complaint filed by P&S LLC, 15 MOTION to Strike 12 Notice (Other) of No nParty at Fault filed by P&S LLC. ORDERED: Motion to Strike Defendant's Notice of Nonparty at Fault 15 is DENIED without prejudice. Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint and Jury Demand 25 is GRANTED. FTR: Courtroom A-402. (amont)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer    Civil Action: 14‐cv‐00735‐LTB‐CBS      Date: August 27, 2014  Courtroom Deputy: Amanda Montoya    FTR – Reporter Deck‐Courtroom A402    Parties: Counsel: P&S LLC,   Leonard MacPhee Plaintiff, v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA, Paul Rodney Defendant.   COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER HEARING:  MOTION HEARING  Court in session: 01:25 p.m.  Court calls case.  Appearances of counsel.    This hearing comes before the court regarding Motion to Strike Defendant’s Notice of Nonparty  at Fault [15] and Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint and Jury Demand [25].    ORDERED:  Motion to Strike Defendant’s Notice of Nonparty at Fault [15] is DENIED without  prejudice.  P&S LLC has the right to raise the same issues in the context of a  Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Limine, or in the context of jury  instructions.  By making this determination, the motion is better raised, framed,  and decided by Judge Babcock.  By denying the Motion to Strike, the Court is not  precluding the Plaintiff from raising the same challenge, but similarly, not  precluding Judge Babcock from a decision on a full record.      Plaintiff’s  Motion  for  Leave  to  Amend  Its  Complaint  and  Jury  Demand  [25]  is  GRANTED to add a prayer for relief seeking exemplary damages.  In granting this  motion, the Court is expressing no views and not reaching any conclusions about  whether the Plaintiff will ultimately be able to sustain its burden of proof.  The  Court is not precluding the Defendant from challenging the request for punitive  damages in the form a Motion for Summary Judgment or in the context of jury  instructions.     HEARING CONCLUDED.    Court in recess: 01:59 p.m.  Total time in court: 00:44    To order transcripts of hearings with Magistrate Judge Shaffer, please contact Avery Woods Reporting at  (303) 825‐6119 or toll free at 1‐800‐962‐3345. 

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