West v. Colgan Air, Inc. et al
ORDER -- RELATES TO ALL CASES STAYING case as to Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air, Inc.; DIRECTING Plaintiffs to file their brief as specified by April 25, 2012; DIRECTING the remaining defendants to file their briefs (or one collective brief) by May 2, 2012. Signed by William M. Skretny, Chief Judge U.S.D.C. on 4/17/2012. Associated Cases: 1:09-md-02085-WMS et al.(MEAL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
IN RE: AIR CRASH NEAR CLARENCE CENTER,
NEW YORK, ON FEBRUARY 12, 2009,
This document relates to:
On April 2, 2012, Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air, Inc. filed a
Notice of Suggestion of Bankruptcy (Docket No. 980) indicating that they filed voluntary
petitions for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on April 1,
2012. Accordingly, as to Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air, Inc., this case
is automatically stayed pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(a).
Plaintiffs and the remaining defendants shall file briefs explaining their positions
concerning the scope of the bankruptcy stay and whether it stays this entire case or only
those portions of the case directly involving Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan
Air, Inc. In particular, the parties shall address whether document and ESI production can
be completed by Continental Airlines, Inc. and Bombardier, Inc./Bombardier Aerospace
Corp. while the bankruptcy stay relating to Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan
Air, Inc. is in place.
IT HEREBY IS ORDERED, that pursuant to the stay provisions of 11 U.S.C. §
362(a), this case is STAYED as to Defendants Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air, Inc.
FURTHER, that Plaintiffs shall file their brief (described above) by April 25, 2012.
FURTHER, that the remaining defendants shall file their briefs (or one collective
brief) by May 2, 2012.
Dated: April 17, 2012
Buffalo, New York
/s/William M. Skretny
WILLIAM M. SKRETNY
United States District Court
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