Brown v. Kirby Offshore Marine Pacific, LLC

Filing 20

ORDER granting Geographic Fisheries LLC's 16 Motion to Intervene by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 TRACY BROWN, 8 Plaintiff, 9 Case No. C16-0736 RSM v. 10 11 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO INTERVENE KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC, LLC, et al. Defendants. 12 13 THIS MATTER comes before the Court on proposed Intervenor-Plaintiff Geographic 14 Fisheries, LLC’s (“Geographic”) Motion to Intervene. Dkt. #16. Geographic seeks to 15 16 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 17 18 19 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 20 intervention will not cause undue delay or prejudice to the existing parties in this matter, that 21 it does not envision conducting much, if any, discovery in addition to the discovery already 22 conducted by the existing parties, and that it does not intend to seek to continue the October 23 10, 2017, trial date. Id. 24 Plaintiff does not oppose the motion so long as the Court does not continue the 25 26 existing trial date. Dkt. #18. Defendant also does not oppose the motion. Dkt. #19. ORDER - 1 1 2 3 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 4 5 6 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. 7 #16) is GRANTED and Geographic Fisheries, LLC shall be allowed to proceed as an 8 Intervenor-Plaintiff in this matter. 9 DATED this 18th day of May 2017. 10 A 11 12 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER - 2

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