Filing 283

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AL-ZAHRANI v. DONALD RUMSFELD, et al Doc. 283 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHITMAN INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., Plaintiff, v. TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY, et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 1:05-CV-01125 Paul L. Friedman, Judge JOINT STATUS REPORT Pursuant to the Court's Minute Order of September 8, 2009, the undersigned parties respectfully submit this joint status report: 1. Since the last status report, Plaintiff Whitman Insurance Company, Ltd. and Defendant Pneumo Abex LLC ("Pneumo Abex") have continued to engage in mediation efforts with participating defendants. 2. David Geronemus continues to oversee the mediation. Since the last status report, Plaintiff and Pneumo Abex and the London Market Companies completed a final settlement and this Court entered an Order approving the dismissal with prejudice of the certain defined London Market Companies on October 7, 2009. 3. Following the mediation session earlier this summer, First State Insurance Company continues to work on a subsequent presentation of its evaluation of the data provided by or on behalf of Pneumo Abex. 4. Plaintiff and Mt. McKinley Insurance Company anticipate further settlement discussions in the coming weeks. 5. defendants. 6. Plaintiff is awaiting responses from settlement proposals provided to the other Recently, several insurers have requested additional information and Plaintiff is in the process of responding to these requests. 7. In sum, the parties continue to believe that settlement efforts to date have been helpful. To provide sufficient additional time for settlement efforts to be successful, the parties request that the time for parties to re-file any of the motions withdrawn and for any Defendant to answer or otherwise respond to the Amended Complaint be extended to and including February 1, 2010, with another status report provided on December 30, 2009. Respectfully submitted this 30th day of October, 2009. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP /s/ Daniel E. Chefitz Paul A. Zevnik Daniel E. Chefitz Janice L. Kopec 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 739-3000 Counsel for Whitman Insurance Company, Ltd. GARRITY, GRAHAM, MURPHY, GAROFALO & FLINN, P.C. /s/ Anthony J. Marino Anthony J. Marino One Lackawanna Plaza Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 509-7500 Counsel for Allianz Underwriters Insurance Company, formerly known as Allianz Insurance Company. -2- JACKSON & CAMPBELL, P.C. /s/ Donald L. Uttrich Donald L. Uttrich One Lafayette Centre­South Tower 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 457-1600 Counsel for National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., AIU Insurance Company, American Home Assurance Company, Granite State Insurance Company, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire Insurance Company. HUDGINS LAW FIRM /s/ David D. Hudgins David D. Hudgins 515 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 739-3300 Adam D. Krauss Meryl R. Lieberman TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP 7 Skyline Drive Hawthorne, NY 10532 (914) 347-2600 Counsel for Associated International Insurance Company. CROWELL & MORING LLP /s/ Barry M. Parsons Barry M. Parsons Clifton Scott Elgarten 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 624-2959 Counsel for Century Indemnity Company, as successor in interest to named defendant California Union Insurance Company. COZEN O'CONNOR /s/ Jacob C. Cohn Jacob C. Cohn William P. Shelley 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 665-2000 L. Barrett Boss 1627 I Street NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 912-4818 Counsel for Federal Insurance Company. -3- SMITH, STRATTON, WISE, HEHER & BRENNAN, LLP /s/ Wendy L. Mager Wendy L. Mager 2 Research Way Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-6000 Richard W. Driscoll DRISCOLL & SELTZER, PLLC 600 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 340-1625 Counsel for Employers Mutual Casualty Company. TRESSLER, SODERSTROM, MALONEY & PRIESS, LLP /s/ Barry T. Bassis Barry T. Bassis Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, LLP 1 Penn Plaza, 47th Floor New York, NY 10119 (917) 338-5434 Leslie P. Machado Nixon Peabody LLP 401 9th Street NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20004-2128 (202) 585-8274 Counsel for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and National Surety Corporation. HOGAN & HARTSON LLP /s/ Edward B. Parks William J. Bowman James P. Ruggeri Edward B. Parks II 555 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 637-6587 Counsel for First State Insurance Company WALKER WILCOX MATOUSEK LLP /s/ Fred L. Alvarez Fred L. Alvarez 225 West Washington Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 244-6700 D. Stephenson Schwinn JORDAN, COYNE & SAVITS, LLP 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 496-2806 Counsel for Mt. McKinley Insurance Company, formerly known as Gibraltar Casualty Company. -4- DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP /s/ David M. Ross David M. Ross Elizabeth B. Sandza 1101 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 986-8000 Counsel for Hudson Insurance Company. LANDMAN CORSI BALLAINE & FORD P.C. /s/ Louis G. Corsi Louis G. Corsi William G. Ballaine 120 Broadway­27th Floor New York, NY 10271 (212) 238-4800 Counsel for TIG Insurance Company, successor by merger to International Insurance Company. KING & SPALDING LLP /s/ Joseph W. Dorn Joseph W. Dorn Martin M. McNerney 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 626-5445 Counsel for Pneumo Abex LLC. KELLER and HECKMAN, LLP /s/ Arthur S. Garrett III Arthur S. Garrett III 1001 G Street NW, Suite 500 West Washington, DC 20001 (202) 434-4248 Elaine A. Rocha RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERETTI, LLP One Speedwell Avenue Morristown, NJ 07962 (973) 538-0800 Counsel for Brittany Insurance Company, Ltd., and Compagnie Europeenne d'Assurances Industrielles, S.A. -5- RIVKIN RADLER LLP /s/ Michael A. Kotula Michael A. Kotula 926 RexCorp Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556 (516) 357-3066 Counsel for Northern Assurance Company of America as successor in interest to certain insurance liabilities of Falcon Insurance Company. -6- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify that on October 30, 2009, a true and correct copy of the foregoing Joint Status Report was filed electronically. Notice of this filing will be sent by operation of the Court's Electronic Case Filing System. Parties may access this filing through the Court's system. /s/ Daniel E. Chefitz DB1/63852395.2

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