IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 15, 2010
IN RE: ASBESTOS PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION (NO. VI)
The opinion of the court was delivered by: David R. Strawbridge United States Magistrate Judge
CIVIL ACTION No. MDL 875
This Document Relates To: (Oil Rig Cases)
(See Exhibit A - attached case list)
EXPLANATION AND ORDER
On June 9, 2010, plaintiffs' counsel filed what it styled as "Objections to Union Carbide Corporation's Bill of Costs, Order and Memorandum Opinion of May 14, 2010" (hereinafter "Objections"). By this document, counsel appears to conflate two closely-related, but distinct issues. As we believe our May 14, 2010 Order and Memorandum Opinion made clear, we were not prepared to accept a dismissal with all parties to bear their own costs, but rather granted the "Motion of Union Carbide for Leave to File Bill of Costs." Union Carbide filed its Bill of Costs and, to the extent that plaintiffs' counsel's Objections address that Bill of Costs, the Objections are properly before us and will be considered by this Magistrate Judge (see 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)). Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that counsel for plaintiffs file a Response to Defendant's Bill of Costs within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of this Order. Defendant may, but is not required, to file a Reply within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the Response. Plaintiffs' counsel may then renew his Objections to the threshold question of entitlement by defendant Union Carbide to costs at all (which has been determined by this Magistrate Judge), upon the entry of a further order pertaining to the extent of the recoverable costs. Upon the entry of that further order, the matter will be ripe for resolution by Judge Robreno under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C).
ATTACHED LIST OF CASES
Last Name First Name Mississippi State Dist EDPA Docket No.
Brady Clinton L. 2006-407-CV11 5:08-cv-87071 Broom Harvey E. 2006-519-CV11 5:08-cv-87069 Bullock Deloice 2006-520-CV11 5:08-cv-87072 Crawford Joseph 2006-394-CV11 5:08-cv-87080 Curd Patrick 2006-525-CV11 5:08-cv-87083 Daniels Willie Lee 2006-409-CV11 5:08-cv-87068 Daughdrill Dan Mack 2006-526-CV11 5:08-cv-87081 Dearman Rolland 2006-410-CV11 5:08-cv-87070 Dixon George D. 2006-374-CV11 5:08-cv-87077 Emler Louie T. 2006-464-CV11 5:08-cv-87084 Faust Johnny W. 2006-90-CV3 5:08-cv-85894 Herring (dec'd) Henry A. 2006-468-CV11 5:08-cv-87079 Livingston Daniel 2006-94-CV3 5:08-cv-85987 Lord, Sr. Archie A. 16-0056 5:08-cv-87030 McPhail Ralph T. 2006-345-CV9 5:08-cv-87048 Mounteer, Sr. Eliel K. 2006-555-V11 5:08-cv-87073 Newsom Joseph 16-0018 5:08-cv-87076 Newsom Lonnie 2006-414-CV11 5:08-cv-87031 Piner Ted L. 2006-415-CV11 5:08-cv-87078 Polk Brandon Kaye 2006-206-CV3 5:08-cv-85986 Polk Dale F. 2006-85-CV3 5:08-cv-85985 Rawls Ray C. 2006-417-CV11 5:08-cv-87075 Smith (dec'd) Cleophus 2006-75 5:08-cv-87032 Thomas Tony N. 2006-573-CV11 5:08-cv-87082 Wallace Terry 2006-491-CV11 5:08-cv-87074
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