Stelman et al v. Amazon.com Inc et al

Filing 12

ORDER granting Parties' 8 Stipulated MOTION Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Extending Defendants Deadline to Answer or Respond to Complaint. Defendants deadline to answer or otherwise respond is extended to 12/21/2022. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SR)

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Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 1 of 7 1 HONORABLE RICARDO S. MARTINEZ 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 11 12 REBECCA STELMAN, MARK OCHOA, IAN COLEMAN, CAITLYN HOLLERBACH, LOUIS WEATHERSTON, DEMETRIES WRIGHT, JONAS NYARIS, JANNI SAMUEL, MAIRA HERNANDEZ, and LINDSAY MOORE, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Plaintiffs, Case No. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT Noted For: November 21, 2022 v. AMAZON.COM INC.; AMAZON LOGISTICS, INC.; TEM EXPRESS LOGISTICS LLC dba TEMEX LOGISTICS and TEML, a Washington limited liability company; TORITSE ORUBU, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of TORITSE ORUBU and J. DOE ORUBU; BUTCHIE BOY PRODUCTIONS, INC. d/b/a EXSELON, a Washington corporation; JEFFREY BUTCHER, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of JEFFREY BUTCHER and KATHRYN BUTCHER; KATHRYN BUTCHER, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of KATHRYN BUTCHER and JEFFREY BUTCHER; ASTEROIDS GROUP LLC dba ASTG, a Washington limited liability company; KINGSLEY ONUCHUKWU, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of KINGSLEY STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 1 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 2 of 7 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 ONUCHUKWU and J. DOE ONUCHUKWU; ANAHIT MANUKYAN, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of ANAHIT MANUKYAN and J. DOE MANUKYAN; BENCHMARK TRANSPORT, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; DAMIEN WAGNER, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of DAMIEN WAGNER and J. DOE WAGNER; ALDEN RADONCIC (aka ALDEN RADD), individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of ALDEN RADONCIC and J. DOE RADONCIC; THE TOTAL PACKAGE LOGISTICS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; JEREMY FIXLER, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of JEREMY FIXLER and HEATHER FIXLER; HEATHER FIXLER individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of HEATHER FIXLER and JEREMY FIXLER; NANCY LUNA, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of NANCY LUNA and J. DOE LUNA; ASLAR LOGISTICS LLC, a Washington limited liability company; LAURA JOHNSON, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of LAURA JOHNSON and JOSHUA JOHNSON; JOSHUA JOHNSON, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of JOSHUA JOHNSON and LAURA JOHNSON; GOPLAY LOGISTICS LLC, a Washington limited liability company; TRACY PELLETT, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of TRACY PELLETT and J. DOE PELLETT; AVANATOR.COM LLC, a Washington limited liability company; RICHARD ZECH, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of RICHARD ZECH and J. DOE ZECH; POLE POSITION EXPRESS LOGISTICS LLC, a Washington limited liability company; DENNIS HANNAH, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of DENNIS HANNAH and J. DOE HANNAH; TRUE MANAGEMENT LLC, a Washington limited liability STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 2 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 3 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 company; CHRISTOPHER LILLEY, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of CHRISTOPHER LILLEY and J. DOE LILLEY; B.B.W. HOLDINGS, INC., a Michigan corporation; BARRY WILLIAMS, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of BARRY WILLIAMS and J. DOE WILLIAMS; PARAGON DELIVERIES INC., a Washington corporation; and JORDAN OFFUTT, individually and on behalf of the marital community composed of JORDAN OFFUTT and J. DOE OFFUTT, Defendants. 9 10 11 STIPULATION 12 Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Logistics, Inc., TEM Express Logistics LLC d/b/a 13 Temex Logistics, Tortise Orubu, Aslar Logistics LLC, Laura Johnson, Joshua Johnson, 14 Avanator.com LLC, Richard Zech, The Total Package Logistics, LLC, Jeremy Fixler, Heather 15 Fixler, Nancy Luna, Asteroids Group LLC d/b/a ASTG, Kinglsey Onuchukwu, Anahit Manukyan, 16 Butchie Boy Productions, INC. d/b/a Exselon, Jeffrey Butcher, Kathryn Butcher, Paragon 17 Deliveries Inc., Jordan Offutt, True Management LLC, and Christopher Lilley (collectively, the 18 “Served Defendants”) and Plaintiffs hereby STIPULATE AND AGREE to extend the deadline for 19 the Served Defendants to answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint to December 21, 2022. 20 Defendants Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon Logistics, Inc. removed this action on 21 November 14, 2022. See Dkt. No. 1. Prior to removal, none of the Served Defendants had 22 answered or otherwise responded to the Complaint. Pursuant to Rule 81(c)(2)(C), the Served 23 Defendants’ answer or other response is currently due on November 21, 2022. Counsel for 24 Plaintiffs and the Served Defendants have conferred. In light of the number and complexity of 25 legal issues, and the number of named corporate and individual defendants, as well as the 26 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 3 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 4 of 7 1 numerous putative classes and sub-classes proposed in Plaintiffs’ 41-page Complaint, there is good 2 cause to grant the parties’ stipulated request for additional time so that all parties and the Court 3 have ample time to address and consider all such issues. Accordingly, Plaintiffs and the Served 4 Defendants stipulate and agree, subject to the Court’s approval, to extend the Served Defendants’ 5 deadline to answer or otherwise respond by 30-days to December 21, 2022. 6 This stipulation and order shall not operate as an admission of any factual allegation or 7 legal conclusion, nor shall it operate as a waiver nor affect any right, defense, claim or objection, 8 including lack of jurisdiction and the right to seek arbitration of Plaintiffs’ claims. 9 10 11 IT IS SO STIPULATED. DATED this 21st day of November, 2022. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 By: s/ Patty A. Eakes Patricia A. Eakes, WSBA No.18888 Andrew DeCarlow, WSBA No. 54471 1301 Second Avenue, Suite 2800 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: (206) 274-6400 Email: patty.eakes@morganlewis.com andrew.decarlow@morganlewis.com Stephanie Sweitzer (Pro Hac Vice To Be Submitted) 110 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60606-1511 Phone: (312) 324-1000 Email: stephanie.sweitzer@morganlewis.com Sarah Zenewicz (Pro Hac Vice To Be Submitted) One Market, Spear Street Tower San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: (415) 442-1000 Email: sarah.zenewicz@morganlewis.com Attorneys for Defendants Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Logistics, Inc. 26 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 4 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 5 of 7 1 OGLETREE DEAKINS 2 By: s/Laurence A. Shapero Laurence A. Shapero Kathryn P. Fletcher Emma A. Healey 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 5150 Seattle, WA 98101 T: 206-693-7057 F: 206-693-7058 Email: laurence.shapero@ogletree.com kathryn.fletcher@ogletree.com emma.healey@ogletree.com 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Attorneys for TEM Express Logistics LLC dba Temex Logistics, Tortise Orubu, Aslar Logistics LLC, Laura Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Avanator.com LLC, Richard Zech, The Total Package Logistics, LLC, Jeremy Fixler, Heather Fixler, Nancy Luna, Asteroids Group LLC dba ASTG, Kinglsey Onuchukwu, Anahit Manukyan, Butchie Boy Productions, INC. d/b/a Exselon, Jeffrey Butcher, Kathryn Butcher, Paragon Deliveries INC., Jordan Offutt, True Management LLC, and Christopher Lilley 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 TERRELL MARSHALL LAW GROUP PLLC By: s/Toby J. Marshall Toby J. Marshall, WSBA No. 32726 Erika L. Nusser, WSBA No. 40854 Eric R. Nusser, WSBA No. 51513 936 N. 34th Street, Ste. 300 Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: (206) 816-6603 Email: tmarshall@terrellmarshall.com enusser@terrellmarshall.com eric@terrellmarshall.com 23 24 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Class 25 26 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 5 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 6 of 7 1 2 3 ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED this 22nd day of November, 2022. 4 A 5 6 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Presented by: MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP By: s/ Patty A. Eakes Patricia A. Eakes, WSBA No.18888 Andrew DeCarlow, WSBA No. 54471 1301 Second Avenue, Suite 2800 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: (206) 274-6400 Email: patty.eakes@morganlewis.com andrew.decarlow@morganlewis.com MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP Stephanie Sweitzer (Pro Hac Vice To Be Submitted) 110 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60606-1511 Phone: (312) 324-1000 Email: stephanie.sweitzer@morganlewis.com MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP Sarah Zenewicz (Pro Hac Vice To Be Submitted) One Market, Spear Street Tower San Francisco, CA 94105 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 6 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401 Case 2:22-cv-01632-RSM Document 12 Filed 11/22/22 Page 7 of 7 1 2 3 Phone: (415) 442-1000 Email: sarah.zenewicz@morganlewis.com Attorneys for Defendants Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Logistics, Inc. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEFENDANTS’ DEADLINE TO ANSWER OR RESPOND TO COMPLAINT – 7 CASE NO. 2:22-cv-01632-RSM MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 1301 SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 2800 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 TEL (206) 274-6400 FAX (206) 274-6401

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