Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Vagt et al

Filing 6

ORDER granting Plaintiff's unopposed 2 Motion to appoint a guardian ad litem for Defendant B.V., a minor. Court orders parties to submit a list of candidates to the Court by 3/31/2017. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE CO., 10 Plaintiff, 11 MINUTE ORDER v. 12 CASE NO. C17-0169-JCC GERARD VAGT, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 16 17 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 on Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to appoint a 18 guardian ad litem (GAL) for Defendant B.V., a minor. (Dkt. No. 2.) Where a minor is 19 unrepresented in an action, the Court must appoint a GAL. Fed. R. Civ. P. 17(c)(2); Local Rule 20 17(c). Therefore, the Court finds that appointment of a GAL is appropriate in this case to 21 represent B.V.’s interests and the motion is GRANTED. The Court ORDERS the parties to meet 22 and confer and submit to the Court three candidates for a GAL. These candidates shall be 23 suitable, disinterested persons with the requisite knowledge, training, and expertise to perform 24 the duties required to protect B.V.’s fiduciary and legal interests in this case. The parties are 25 DIRECTED to submit the list of candidates to the Court on or before March 31, 2017. 26 // MINUTE ORDER C17-0169-JCC PAGE - 1 1 DATED this 2nd day of March 2017. 2 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 3 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER C17-0169-JCC PAGE - 2

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