A&J Manufacturing, LLC et al v. Rankam Group
ORDER granting 47 Motion for Reconsideration; granting 48 Consent Motion to Substitute Party. The Clerk is DIRECTED to change Defendant Rankam Metal Products Manufactory Limited, USA to Rankam VDG Industries, Ltd, upon the docket and record of this case. Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Stan Baker on 10/18/2017. (ca) Modified on 10/18/2017 (slt).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
A&J MANUFACTURING, LLC; and A&J
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2:13-cv-121
RANKAM METAL PRODUCTS
MANUFACTORY LIMITED, USA,
Presently before the Court are Defendant’s Consent Motion for Partial Reconsideration of
Order Setting in Person Settlement Conference, (doc. 47), and Consent Motion to Substitute
Defendant, (doc. 48). Defendant requests that it be allowed to have a representative of the Top
Management Board attend the settlement conference in person and the rest of the Board
members participate by phone. (Doc. 47, pp. 2–3.) Defendant represents that this will be the
most practical and efficacious way to conduct a settlement conference in this case, and Plaintiffs
do not object to this Motion. The Court GRANTS Defendant’s Consent Motion for Partial
Reconsideration, (doc. 47), on the condition that at least one Board member be present in person
and able to communicate with all members of the Top Management Board for the entirety of the
Additionally, Defendant requests this Court substitute Rankam VDG Industries, Ltd., for
Rankam Metal Products Manufactory Limited, USA. Defendant states that, since the stay was
initially entered in this case, Rankam Metal Products Manufactory Limited, USA has been sold.
(Doc. 48, p. 1.) Accordingly, the appropriate defendant and real party in interest should be
Rankam VDG Industries, Ltd. The Court GRANTS Defendant’s Consent Motion to Substitute,
(doc. 48), and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to change Defendant Rankam Metal Products
Manufactory Limited, USA to Rankam VDG Industries, Ltd., upon the docket and record of this
SO ORDERED, this 18th day of October, 2017.
R. STAN BAKER
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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