Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Vagt et al
MINUTE ORDER appointing Bryce Vagt to serve as Guardian ad Litem for B.V., a minor. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM)
THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE
CASE NO. C17-0169-JCC
GERARD VAGT, et al.,
The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C.
Coughenour, United States District Judge:
This matter comes before the Court following its instructions that the parties propose
three candidates to serve as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for B.V., a minor. (Dkt. No. 6.) Having
received the parties’ submissions (Dkt. No. 10), the Court hereby APPOINTS Bryce Vagt to
serve as GAL for B.V.
The GAL shall have the following duties:
To advise B.V. regarding B.V.’s fiduciary and legal interests in this case.
To manage any funds recovered by B.V. in a manner consistent with B.V.’s best
To provide the court with written recommendation, which shall include:
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you started working on this matter. Give a brief description of your experience
and qualifications as it pertains to serving as GAL, or attach a CV with this
information. Describe your relationship, if any, with involved parents, personal
representatives, or attorneys.
Investigation: Describe the investigation you conducted, the persons
interviewed, and the documents you reviewed.
Proposed Distribution: Discuss the form the distribution might take (e.g.
blocked account, guardianship or trust) and the proposed distribution documents.
Appointment of GAL: State your name, date of appointment, and the date
GAL Fees: Attach a declaration of your time and services, giving your
professional rate and the amount sought.
The GAL shall, within 45 days after appointment, unless otherwise ordered, file a
report with the Court and provide a copy to each party, or their counsel, if they are
determination at the time the proposed distribution is submitted to the court.
The cost of probate, attorney fees, and the GAL’s fee is reserved for
The GAL shall not employ or retain counsel or experts to assist in these duties
except as authorized in advance by the court, and shall promptly advise the court
if others have retained such a person without court authorization, including but
not limited to the retention of counsel to initiate litigation or draft a trust.
DATED this 3rd day of April 2017.
William M. McCool
Clerk of Court
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