Pacific Endodontics PS v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Company

Filing 45

STIPULATION AND ORDER re 44 Stipulation Regarding Motion for Class Certification: The Court will, if necessary, issue a case schedule setting deadlines for fact and expert discovery and for Plaintiffs (in the class action cases) to file their motions for class certification in the above-referenced actions after the Court rules on the dispositive motions. Signed by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (MW)

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Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 1 of 11 THE HONORABLE BARBARA J. ROTHSTEIN 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 3 4 5 WADE K. MARLER, DDS, et al., 6 7 8 9 NO. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR Plaintiffs, v. ASPEN AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 KARA MCCULLOCH DMD MSD PLLC, et al., NO. 2:20-cv-00809-BJR Plaintiffs, v. VALLEY FORGE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., 17 Defendants. 18 19 CABALLERO, 20 21 22 23 24 NO. 2: 20-cv-05437-BJR Plaintiff, v. MASSACHUSETTS BAY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 1 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 2 of 11 1 2 3 4 CHORAK, et al., NO. 2:20-CV-00627-BJR Plaintiffs, v. 5 HARTFORD CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., 6 Defendants. 7 8 PACIFIC ENDODONTICS, P.C., et al, 9 Plaintiffs, 10 11 12 v. OHIO CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants. 13 14 15 16 17 NO. 2:20-CV-00620-BJR NGUYEN, et al, NO. 2:20-cv-00597-BJR Plaintiffs, v. 18 TRAVELERS CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, et al., 19 Defendants. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 2 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 3 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 LA COCINA DE OAXACA LLC, NO. 2:20-CV-01176-BJR Plaintiff, v. TRI-STATE INSURANCE COMPANY OF MINNESOTA, Defendant. 6 7 8 MARK GERMACK DDS, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 NO. 2:20-CV-0661-BJR v. THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. 12 13 14 STIPULATION 15 16 Whereas, 17 1. 18 19 20 21 22 From April through November of 2020, the plaintiffs in the above-captioned cases filed original complaints for business interruption insurance coverage in this district. Certain of these actions were stayed for periods of time pending review of the actions by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) for potential consolidation and transfer. 2. After the JPML denied consolidation, the Court by order dated November 10, 23 2020, consolidated cases in this district by insurer family, and stayed discovery in each of the 24 consolidated cases until such time as the Court rules on dispositive motions. 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 3 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 4 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 3. On November 24, 2020, the Court granted the parties’ Stipulated Motions for Amended Complaints and Briefing of Dispositive Motions and ordered amended complaints in the consolidated actions be filed no later than November 25, and that the briefing of dispositive motions in each of the consolidated cases be completed by March 5, 2021. 4. Under Local Rule 23(i)(3), there is a deadline to file a motion for class certification within 180 days of filing a complaint. Now, therefore, in light of the Court’s orders, including the current discovery stay until the Court rules on dispositive motions, counsel for the parties agree that good cause exists to continue the date upon which the Plaintiffs shall file their motions for class certification pursuant to Local Civil Rule 23(i)(3). The parties stipulate and request that a comprehensive case schedule, including deadlines for fact and expert discovery and (for class action cases) the filing of a motion for class certification, be set by the Court, if necessary, after the Court rules on the dispositive motions. 16 ORDER 17 Having reviewed the parties’ stipulation, and finding that good cause exists for the 18 19 requested relief from LCR 23(i)(3), the Court will, if necessary, issue a case schedule setting deadlines for fact and expert discovery and for Plaintiffs (in the class action cases) to file their 20 21 22 motions for class certification in the above-referenced actions after the Court rules on the dispositive motions, which are scheduled to be fully briefed and filed no later than March 5, 23 2021, pursuant to the Court’s November 24, 2020 Scheduling Order entered in the actions. 24 DATED this 7th day of January, 2021. 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 4 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 5 of 11 1 2 __________________________________________ Barbara J. Rothstein UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 3 4 Presented By: 5 KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P. 6 By: s/ Amy Williams-Derry By: s/ Lynn L. Sarko By: s/ Gretchen Freeman Cappio By: s/ Ian S. Birk By: s/ Irene M. Hecht By: s/ Karin B. Swope By: s/ Nathan L. Nanfelt Amy Williams-Derry, WSBA #28711 Lynn Lincoln Sarko, WSBA #16569 Gretchen Freeman Cappio, WSBA #29576 Ian S. Birk, WSBA #31431 Irene M. Hecht, WSBA #11063 Karin B. Swope, WSBA #24015 Nathan Nanfelt, WSBA #45273 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-1900 Fax: (206) 623-3384 Email: awilliams-derry@kellerrohrback.com Email: lsarko@kellerrohrback.com Email: gcappio@kellerrohrback.com Email: ibirk@kellerrohrback.com Email: ihecht@kellerrohrback.com Email: kswope@kellerrohrback.com Email: mfalecki@kellerrohrback.com Email: nnanfelt@kellerrohrback.com 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 By: s/ Alison Chase Alison Chase, pro hac vice forthcoming 801 Garden Street, Suite 301 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Telephone: (805) 456-1496 Fax: (805) 456-1497 Email: achase@kellerrohrback.com STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 5 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 6 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Nguyen et al., Pacific Endodontics, et al., Chorak et al., Marler et al., McCulloch, et al., Caballero, Germack, La Cocina de Oaxaca LLC, Owens Davies, P.S., and The Seattle Symphony Orchestra RUIZ & SMART PLAINTIFF LITIGATION PLLC By: s/ William C. Smart By: s/ Isaac Ruiz By: s/ Kathrn Knudsen William C. Smart, WSBA #8192 Isaac Ruiz, WSBA #35237 Kathryn M. Knudsen, WSBA #41075 Email: wsmart@plaintifflit.com Email: iruiz@plaintifflit.com Email: kknudsen@plaintifflit.com 11 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Jennifer Strelow, DMD and Shokofeh Tabaraie DDS PLLC 12 HACKETT, BEECHER & HART 13 By: s/ Brent W. Beecher Brent W. Beecher, WSBA #31095 601 Union Street, Suite 2600 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 787-1830 Email: bbeecher@hackettbeecher.com 14 15 16 17 19 Attorneys for Seattle Bakery, LLC, CSQBKR2018, LLC, Piroshky Piroshky Baker, LLC, Piroshky Baking Company, LLC, SCRBKR2017, LLC 20 THE LOYD LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C. 21 By: s/ Shannon Loyd Shannon Loyd 12703 Spectrum Drive, Suite 201 San Antonio, Texas 78249 Telephone:(210) 775-1424 Facsimile:(210) 775-1410 Email: shannon@theloydlawfirm.com 18 22 23 24 25 26 Attorneys for Plaintiff J Bells LLC STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 6 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 7 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 GO RD O N T IL DE N T HO M AS & CO RDEL L L P By: s/ Mark A. Wilner Mark A. Wilner, WSBA #31550 One Union Square 600 University Street, Suite 2915 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 467-6477 Fax: (206) 467-6292 Email:mailto:fcordell@gordontilden. com mwilner@gordontilden.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Suneet Bath, Noskenda Inc. GO RD O N T IL DE N T HO M AS & CO RDEL L L P By: s/ Franklin D. Cordell By: s/ Kasey D. Huebner Franklin D. Cordell, WSBA #26392 Kasey D. Huebner, WSBA #32890 One Union Square 600 University Street, Suite 2915 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 467-6477 Fax: (206) 467-6292 Email: fcordell@gordontilden.com Email: khuebner@gordontilden.com Attorneys for Plaintiff The Seattle Symphony Orchestra SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP By: s/ Robin E. Wechkin Robin E. Wechkin, WSBA No. 24746 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (415) 439-1799 Email: rwechkin@sidley.com Yvette Ostolaza (pro hac vice) Yolanda C. Garcia (pro hac vice) 2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 2000 Dallas, Texas 75201 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 7 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 8 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Telephone: (214) 981-3401 Facsimile: (214) 981-3400 Email: yvette.ostolaza@sidley.com Email: ygarcia@sidley.com Attorneys for Defendant Aspen American Insurance Company DLA PIPER LLP (US) By: s/ Anthony Todaro By: s/ Lianna M. Bash Anthony Todaro, WSBA No. 30391 Lianna Bash, WSBA No. 52598 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6900 Seattle, Washington 98104-7029 Tel: 206.839.4800 Fax: 206.839.4801 E-mail: anthony.todaro@us.dlapiper.com E-mail: lianna.bash@us.dlapiper.com PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON LLP By: s/ H. Christopher Boehning By: s/ Elizabeth M. Sacksteder By: s/ Daniel H. Levi By: s/ Hallie S. Goldblatt H. Christopher Boehning (pro hac vice) Elizabeth M. Sacksteder (pro hac vice) Daniel H. Levi (pro hac vice) Hallie S. Goldblatt (pro hac vice) 1285 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10019-6064 Tel: 212.373.3000 Fax: 212.757.3990 E-mail: cboehning@paulweiss.com E-mail: esacksteder@paulweiss.com E-mail: dlevi@paulweiss.com E-mail: hgoldblatt@paulweiss.com Attorneys for Defendants Valley Forge Insurance Company and Transportation Insurance Company FORSBERG & UMLAUF, P.S. By: s/ Matthew S. Adams Matthew S. Adams 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400 Seattle, WA 98164 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 8 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 9 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Telephone: 206-689-8500 Fax: 206-689-8501 Email: madams@foum.law STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP Sarah D. Gordon (pro hac vice forthcoming) 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW Telephone: (202) 429-3000 Facsimile: (202) 429-3902 Email: sgordon@steptoe.com Anthony J. Anscombe (pro hac vice forthcoming) One Market Plaza Spear Tower, Suite 3900 San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone: (415) 365-6700 Facsimile: (312) 577-1370 Email: aanscombe@steptoe.com Attorneys for Defendants Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd. and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP By: s/ James R. Morrison James R. Morrison, WSBA No. 43043 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Phone: (206) 332-1380 E-mail: jmorrison@bakerlaw.com ALSTON & BIRD LLP By: s/ Cari K. Dawson Cari K. Dawson (pro hac vice) Kara F. Kennedy (pro hac vice) 1201 W. Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 881-7000 Email: cari.dawson@alston.com Email: kara.kennedy@alston.com Attorneys for Defendants American Fire and Casualty Company, The Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, and Ohio Security Insurance Company STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 9 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 10 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY, PC By: s/ John D. Bennett John A. Bennett, WSBA #33214 Stuart D. Jones (pro hac vice) 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste. 3800 Seattle, Washington 98104 Telephone: (206) 292-8930 E-mail: john.bennett@bullivant.com E-mail: stuart.jones@bullivant.com WIGGIN AND DANA LLP By: s/ Michael Menapace Michael Menapace (pro hac vice) Robyn Gallagher (pro hac vice) 20 Church Street Hartford, Connecticut 06103 Tel.: (860) 297-3700 E-mail: mmenapace@wiggin.com E-mail: rgallgher@wiggin.com Attorneys for Defendant Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company 20 By: s/ Daniel R. Bentson By: s/ Owen R. Mooney Daniel R. Bentson, WSBA #36825 Owen R. Mooney, WSBA #45779 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste. 3800 Seattle, Washington 98104 Telephone: (206) 292-8930 E-mail: dan.bentson@bullivant.com E-mail: owen.mooney@bullivant.com 21 ROBINSON & COLE LLP 22 By: s/ Wystan M. Ackerman Wystan M. Ackerman (pro hac vice) Stephen E. Goldman (pro hac vice) 280 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103 Telephone: (860) 275-8388 Email: wackerman@rc.com Email: sgoldman@rc.com 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 10 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384 Case 2:20-cv-00620-BJR Document 45 Filed 01/07/21 Page 11 of 11 1 3 Attorneys for Defendants Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America, The Travelers Indemnity Co. of America, and The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company 4 BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY, PC 5 By: s/ John A. Bennett John A. Bennett, WSBA #33214 Stuart D. Jones (pro hac vice) 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste. 3800 Seattle, Washington 98104 Telephone: (206) 292-8930 E-mail: john.bennett@bullivant.com E-mail: stuart.jones@bullivant.com 2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP By: s/ Antonia B. Ianniello Antonia B. Ianniello (pro hac vice) 1330 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 429-8087 Facsimile: (202) 429-3902 Email: aianniello@steptoe.com By: s/ Darlene K. Alt Darlene K. Alt (pro hac vice) 227 West Monroe Street, Ste. 4700 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Telephone: (312) 577-1262 E-mail: dalt@steptoe.com Attorneys for Defendant Tri-State Insurance Company of Minnesota 4833-1011-8358, v. 1 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION (Case Nos. 2:20-cv-00616-BJR; 2:20-cv-00809BJR; 2:20-cv-05437-BJR; 2:20-cv-00627-BJR; 2:20-cv-00620-BJR; 2:20-cv-00597-BJR; 2:20-cv-01176-BJR; 2:20-cv-0661-BJR) - 11 KELLER ROHRB ACK L.L .P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, W A 98101-3052 TELEPHONE: (206) 623-1900 FACS IMILE: (206) 623-3384

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