Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al
NOTICE by Natura Pet Products, Inc. re 526 Notice (Other) of Filing Evidentiary Objections to Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor (Giel, Michael)
Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION CASE NO. 07-21221-CIV-ALTONAGA/BROWN RENEE BLASZKOWSKI, et al., individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, vs. MARS, INCORPORATED, et al., Defendants. ___________________________________/ EVIDENTIARY OBJECTIONS BY NATURA PET PRODUCTS, INC., TO DECLARATION OF CATHERINE J. MACIVOR Natura Pet Products, Inc. ("Natura") hereby objects to the Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor executed on October 27, 2008. [D.E. 526-2.] Natura objects as follows: 1. Paragraph 5: These allegations were included for the benefit of the Defendants as early as the Third Amended Complaint to avoid protracted litigation regarding standing. Natura objects to the above as (i) irrelevant and (ii) impermissible attorney argument. See Fed. R. Evid. 402; see also In re Jackson, 92 B.R. 987, 992 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 1988) (citing Mercantile Nat'l Bank v. Franklin Life Ins. Co., 248 F.2d 57, 59 (5th Cir. 1957)); Bender v. Southland Corp., 749 F.2d 1205, 1211 (6th Cir. 1984). 2. Paragraph 7: The FAC was specifically prepared so that Paragraphs 3-32 were incorporated into each substantive Count of the FAC by the same language contained in each Count: "Plaintiffs/Class Representatives and other Class members re-allege paragraphs 1-125 as if more fully set forth herein."
Natura objects to the above as (i) hearsay that (ii) violates the Best Evidence Rule. See Fed. R. Evid. 802, 1002. 3. Paragraph 10: Due to the settlement agreement reached in In re Pet Food Products Liability Litigation, CIV NO.: 07-2867 (NLH/AMD), a Multi-District Litigation case in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, which extinguished all of the claims of the non-Natura Plaintiffs, on September 12, 2008, the non-Natura Plaintiffs and the non-Natura Defendants entered into two stipulations to dismiss with prejudice the claims of the non-Natura Plaintiffs against the non-Natura Defendants. Natura objects to the above as (i) irrelevant (ii) hearsay. See Fed. R. Evid. 402, 802. 4. Paragraph 13: Because counsel for Natura was purportedly "confused" by which claims remained against her client, as a courtesy, the Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Pending and Dismissed Claims identifying with specificity which Plaintiffs still had claims against Natura and which Plaintiffs were no longer party to this suit, although the Plaintiffs had already advised Kristen Caverly that paragraphs 3-32 of the FAC made that clear. [DE 494]. It was obvious to the Plaintiffs' counsel that Natura was not confused about the pleading and that the real intent was to use this purported "confusion" as some sort of alleged basis to claim that it is a prevailing party to seek fees and costs against these Plaintiffs who never had a claim against Natura. Natura objects to the above as (i) hearsay, (ii) irrelevant, and (iii) impermissible attorney argument. See Fed. R. Evid. 802, 402; see also In re Jackson, 92 B.R. 987, 992 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 1988) (citing Mercantile Nat'l Bank v. Franklin Life Ins. Co., 248 F.2d 57, 59 (5th Cir. 1957)); Bender v. Southland Corp., 749 F.2d 1205, 1211 (6th Cir. 1984).
McGUIREWOODS LLP By: s/Michael M. Giel Jeffrey S. York Florida Bar No. 0987069 Michael M. Giel Florida Bar No. 0017676 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 3300 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904) 798-2680 (904) 360-6330 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
and HENDERSON, CAVERLY, PUM & CHARNEY LLP Kristen E. Caverly Admitted Pro Hac Vice Robert C. Mardian III Admitted Pro Hac Vice Post Office Box 9144 Rancho Sante Fe, California 92067 (858) 756-6342 (858) 756-4732 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ATTORNEYS AND TRIAL COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT NATURA PET PRODUCTS, INC.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that on November 5, 2008, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court by using the CM/ECF system which will send a notice of electronic filing to the counsel so indicated on the attached Service List. s/Michael M. Giel Attorney
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE RENEE BLASZKOWSKI, ET AL., VS. MARS, INCORPORATED, ET AL. Case No. 1:07-21221-CIV-ALTONAGA/TURNOFF SERVICE LIST
Catherine J. MacIvor, Esquire Jeffrey Eric Foreman, Esquire Jeffrey Bradford Maltzman, Esquire Darren W. Friedman, Esquire Bjorg Eikeland MALTZMAN FOREMAN PA One Biscayne Tower 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131-1803 Telephone: (305) 358-6555 Facsimile: (305) 374-9077 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Plaintiffs Patrick N. Keegan, Esquire Jason E. Baker, Esquire KEEGAN & BAKER, LLP 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 640 San Diego, CA 92122 Telephone: (858) 552-6750 Facsimile: (858) 552-6749 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Plaintiffs
John B.T. Murray, Jr., Esquire SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. 1900 Phillips Point West 777 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6198 Telephone: (561) 650-7200 Facsimile: (561) 655-1509 email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Target Corporation and Meijer, Inc. Mark C. Goodman, Esquire SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. One Maritime Plaza, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 954-0200 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Target Corporation and Meijer, Inc. Rolando Andres Diaz, Esquire Peter S. Baumberger, Esquire KUBICKI DRAPER 25 W. Flagler Street Penthouse Miami, FL 33130-1712 Telephone: (305) 982-6708 Facsimile: (305) 374-7846 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Pet Supermarket, Inc.
Lonnie L. Simpson, Esquire S. Douglas Knox, Esquire DLA PIPER LLP 100 N. Tampa Street Suite 2200 Tampa, Florida 33602-5809 Lonnie.firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas.email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund Alexander Shaknes, Esquire DLA PIPER LLP 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020-1104 Alex.Shaknes@dlapiper.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund William C. Martin, Esquire DLA PIPER LLP 203 North LaSalle Street Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60601-1293 William.Martin@dlapiper.com Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund Hugh J. Turner, Jr., Esquire AKERMAN SENTERFITT 350 E. Las Olas Boulevard Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2229 Telephone: (954) 463-2700 Facsimile: (954) 463-2224 email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Publix Super Markets, Inc and H.E. Butt Grocery Co.
Gary L. Justice, Esquire Gail E. Lees, Esquire Omar Ortega, Esquire DORTA AND ORTEGA, P.A. Douglas Entrance 800 S. Douglas Road, Suite 149 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Telephone: (305) 461-5454 Facsimile: (305) 461-5226 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Mars, Incorporated, Mars Petcare U.S., and Nutro Products, Inc. Benjamine Reid, Esquire Olga M. Vieira, Esquire CARLTON FIELDS, P.A. 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 4000 Bank of America Tower at International Place Miami, Florida 33131-9101 Telephone: (305) 530-0050 Facsimile: (305) 530-0055 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Colgate-Palmolive Company and Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. John J. Kuster, Esquire James D. Arden, Esquire SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 787 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 Telephone: (212) 839-5300 Facsimile: (212) 839-5599 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Colgate-Palmolive Company and Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Kara L. McCall, Esquire SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP One South Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60603 Telephone: (312) 853-2666 kmccall@Sidley.com Attorneys for Defendants Colgate-Palmolive Company and Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Marcos Daniel Jiménez, Esquire Robert J. Alwine II, Esquire KENNY NACHWALTER, P.A. 1100 Miami Center 201 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-1000 Facsimile: (305) 372-1861 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Safeway, Inc. and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC Sherril M. Colombo, Esquire COZEN O'CONNOR Wachovia Center, Suite 4410 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 704-5945 Facsimile: (305) 704-5955 email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods, Co. Richard Fama, Esquire John J. McDonough, Esquire COZEN O'CONNOR 45 Broadway New York, New York 10006 Telephone: (212) 509-9400 Facsimile: (212) 509-9492 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods John F. Mullen, Esquire COZEN O'CONNOR 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: (215) 665-2179 Facsimile: (215) 665-2013 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods, Co.
Carol A. Licko, Esquire HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. Mellon Financial Center 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 459-6500 Facsimile: (305) 459-6550 email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Nestlé USA, Inc. and Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. Robert C. Troyer, Esquire HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. 1200 17th Street One Tabor Center, suite 1500 Denver, Colorado 80202 Telephone: (303) 899-7300 Facsimile: (303) 899-7333 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Nestlé USA, Inc. and Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. Craig A. Hoover, Esquire Miranda L. Berge, Esquire E. Desmond Hogan, Esquire HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. 555 13TH Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone: (202) 637-5600 Facsimile: (202) 637-5910 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants Nestlé USA, Inc. and Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. James K. Reuss, Esquire LANE ALTON & HORST, LLC Two Miranova Place Suite 500 Columbus, Ohio 43215 Telephone: (614) 233-4719 JReuss@lanealton.com Attorneys for Defendant The Kroger Co. of Ohio
Alan G. Greer, Esquire RICHMAN GREER, P.A. Miami Center Suite 1000 201 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-4000 Facsimile: (305) 373-4099 email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Procter & Gamble Co. and The Iams Co. D. Jeffrey Ireland, Esquire Brian D. Wright, Esquire Laura A. Sanom, Esquire FARUKI IRELAND & COX P.L.L. 500 Courthouse Plaza, S.W. 10 North Ludlow Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 firstname.lastname@example.org Bwright@ficlaw.com email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Procter & Gamble Co. and The Iams Co. Robin L. Hanger, Esquire SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard 40th Floor Miami, Florida 33131-2398 Telephone: (305) 577-7040 Facsimile: (305) 577-7001 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
Ralph G. Patino, Esquire Dominick V. Tamarazzo, Esquire Carlos B. Salup, Esquire PATINO & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 225 Alcazar Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Telephone: (305) 443-6163 Facsimile: (305) 443-5635 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Pet Supplies "Plus" and Pet Supplies Plus/USA, Inc. Robert Valadez, Esquire Javier Thomas Duran, Esquire SHELTON & VALADEZ, P.C. 600 Navarro, Suite 500 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Telephone: (210) 349-0515 Facsimile: (210) 349-3666 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant H.E. Butt Grocery Co. Craig P. Kalil, Esquire Joshua D. Poyer, Esquire ABALLI, MILNE, KALIL & ESCAGEDO, P.A. 2250 Sun Trust International Center One Southeast Third Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-6600 Facsimile: (305) 373-7929 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants New Albertson's Inc. and Albertson's LLC
W. Randolph Teslik, Esquire Andrew Dober, Esquire AKIN GUMPSTRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 887-4000 Facsimile: (202) 887-4288 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants New Albertson's Inc. and Albertson's LLC C. Richard Fulmer, Jr., Esquire FULMER, LeROY, ALBEE, BAUMANN & GLASS, PLC 2866 East Oakland Park Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 Telephone: (954) 707-4430 Facsimile: (954) 707-4431 rfulmer@Fulmer.LeRoy.com Attorneys for Defendant The Kroger Co. of Ohio Jason Joffe, Esquire SQUIRE SANDERS & DEMPSEY, LLP 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 4000 Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone: (305) 577-7000 Facsimile: (305) 577-7001 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Meijer, Inc.
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