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In Re: Hawaii State Asbestos Cases v. Crane Company

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII


September 26, 2011

IN RE: HAWAII STATE ASBESTOS CASES ROGER E. NELSON AND ROSALIE J. NELSON,
PLAINTIFFS,
v.
CRANE COMPANY, ETC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Leslie E. Kobayashi United States District Judge

This Document Applies To:

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT CRANE CO.'S MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII PENDING TRANSFER TO MDL-875

Before the Court are: Plaintiffs Roger E. Nelson and Rosalie J. Nelson's ("Plaintiffs") Motion to Remand, filed June 30, 2011 (dkt. no. 9); and Defendant Crane Co.'s ("Crane") Motion to Stay Proceedings in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Pending Transfer to MDL-875 ("Motion to Stay"), filed July 11, 2011 (dkt. no. 29). Crane filed its memorandum in opposition to the Motion to Remand on August 8, 2011, (dkt. no. 51), and Defendant Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, successor-by-merger to Buffalo Pumps, Inc. ("Buffalo") filed a joinder in Crane's memorandum in opposition on August 24, 2011 (dkt. no. 57). Plaintiffs filed their reply on August 15, 2011 (dkt. no. 54). Plaintiffs filed their memorandum in opposition to the Motion to Stay on August 8, 2011 (dkt. no. 50), and Crane filed its reply on August 15, 2011 (dkt. no. 54).*fn1

These matters came on for hearing on August 29, 2011. Appearing on behalf of Plaintiffs were Gary Galiher, Esq., L. Richard DeRobertis, Esq., Diane Ono, Esq., Ilana Waxman, Esq., Todd Eddins, Esq., Michael Ragsdale, Esq., Scott Saiki, Esq., and Clarisse Kobashigawa, Esq. Appearing on behalf of Crane were Lee Nakamura, Esq., and Joseph Kotowski, III, Esq. Appearing on behalf of Buffalo were Steven Hisaka, Esq., and James Scadden, Esq. Appearing on behalf of Ingersoll were John Lacy, Esq., and Corlis Chang, Esq. Appearing on behalf of Goulds was Christopher Goodwin, Esq.*fn2 After careful consideration of the motions, supporting and opposing memoranda, and the arguments of counsel, Crane's Motion to Stay is HEREBY GRANTED for the reasons set forth in this Court's Order Granting Defendant's Motion to Stay All Proceedings Pending a Decision on Transfer by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, filed in CV 11-00400 LEK-KSC on September 26, 2011 (dkt. no. 95). The instant case, including Plaintiffs' Motion for Remand, is HEREBY STAYED until November 8, 2011.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

DATED AT HONOLULU, HAWAII, September 26, 2011.

Leslie E. Kobayashi


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