Shepard et al v. Ford Motor Company et al

Filing 44

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE re 35 Defendant Ford Motor Company's Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement. IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that the District Judge enter an Order GRANTING Defendant's Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement. Objections to R&R due by 10/29/2009. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid, Jr. on 10/13/2009. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - HJ)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DENNY SHEPARD, individually and as Co-Administrator of the Estate of JESSICA L. SHEPARD, deceased, and WALTER I. LEBERSKI, as Co-Administrator of the Estate of JESSICA L. SHEPARD, deceased, DENNY SHEPARD as the guardian of ODESSA and CHELSEA SHEPARD, minors, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) FORD MOTOR COMPANY, TRW ) AUTOMOTIVE INC., TRW, INC., and ) TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS, ) INC., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________) 3:09-CV-0196-ECR (RAM) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE This Report and Recommendation is made to the Honorable Edward C. Reed, Jr., Senior United States District Judge. The action was referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and the Local Rules of Practice, LR IB 1-4. On September 17, 2009, Defendant Ford Motor Company filed a Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (Doc. #35). There has been no opposition. LR 7-2(d) provides that "The failure of an opposing party to file points and authorities in response to any motion shall constitute a consent to the granting of the motion." /// /// 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Because there has been no opposition to Defendant Ford Motor Company's Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (Doc. #35), the Motion should be granted. RECOMMENDATION IT IS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED that the District Judge enter an order GRANTING Defendant Ford Motor Company's Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (Doc. #35). DATED: October 13, 2009. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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