Brown v. Kirby Offshore Marine Pacific, LLC
ORDER granting Geographic Fisheries LLC's 16 Motion to Intervene by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Case No. C16-0736 RSM
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO
KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC,
LLC, et al.
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on proposed Intervenor-Plaintiff Geographic
Fisheries, LLC’s (“Geographic”) Motion to Intervene. Dkt. #16. Geographic seeks to
intervene for purposes of asserting an indemnity claim against Defendant for maintenance
and cure paid to Plaintiff Brown in connection with injuries Mr. Brown sustained in an
allusion (a collision wherein one vessel collides with another stationary vessel) involving the
F/V STELLA JO and the M/V PACIFIC FREEDOM. Id. Geographic asserts that such
intervention will not cause undue delay or prejudice to the existing parties in this matter, that
it does not envision conducting much, if any, discovery in addition to the discovery already
conducted by the existing parties, and that it does not intend to seek to continue the October
10, 2017, trial date. Id.
Plaintiff does not oppose the motion so long as the Court does not continue the
existing trial date. Dkt. #18. Defendant also does not oppose the motion. Dkt. #19.
ORDER - 1
Having reviewed Geographic’s motion, the argument set forth in support of
intervention, and the remainder of the record, the Court agrees there is cause to permit the
intervention pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 24(b)(1)(B), that no party will be
prejudiced by the intervention, and that no undue delay will result from the intervention.
Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS that Geographic’s Motion to Intervene (Dkt.
#16) is GRANTED and Geographic Fisheries, LLC shall be allowed to proceed as an
Intervenor-Plaintiff in this matter.
DATED this 18th day of May 2017.
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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