Jack et al v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd et al
ORDER by Judge James L. Robart re deposition-related discovery. Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to file statements of no more than three (3) pages explaining the nature of the discovery dispute by Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.. The court further ORDERS Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to appear in person at a hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. before Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
PATRICK JACK, et al.,
CASE NO. C17-0537JLR
ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD.,
Pursuant to the court’s practice, counsel for Plaintiffs Patrick Jack and Leslie Jack
(collectively, “Plaintiffs”) contacted the court to request a conference regarding a
deposition-related discovery dispute between Plaintiffs and Defendants CBS Corporation
(“CBS”), General Electric Company (“GE”), and Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation
(“Foster Wheeler”). (See 5/23/17 Min. Entry (providing for two days (12 hours total) to
take Mr. Jack’s deposition and ordering that the deposition begin on either June 29, 2017,
or June 30, 2017).) The court ORDERS Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to file
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statements of no more than three (3) pages explaining the nature of the discovery dispute,
specifically describing the matters each party seeks to address, and providing brief
argument in support of the parties’ position. Plaintiffs must also discuss the relevance of
Mr. Jack’s medical condition to any change in the schedule for Mr. Jack’s deposition, and
Defendants must also discuss what specific additional discovery, if any, they contend is
necessary before Mr. Jack’s deposition. The parties must file their statements no later
than Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Plaintiffs must jointly file a single statement
subject to the page limit and deadline set forth above, and CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler
must jointly file a single statement subject to the page limit and deadline set forth above.
The court further ORDERS Plaintiffs, CBS, GE, and Foster Wheeler to appear in
person at a hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. Any other defendant may
appear in person or by telephone if it wishes. The undersigned judge’s Courtroom
Deputy will email all of the parties permitted to appear by telephone with instructions for
appearing by telephone.
Dated this 9th day of June, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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