The opinion of the court was delivered by: Leslie E. Kobayashi United States District Judge
This Document Applies To:
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT IMO INDUSTRIES INC.'S MOTION TO STAY ALL PROCEEDINGS PENDING DECISION ON TRANSFER BY THE JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
Before the Court are: Plaintiffs Roger E. Nelson and Rosalie J. Nelson's ("Plaintiffs") Motion to Remand, filed June 30, 2011 (dkt. no. 7); and Defendant IMO Industries Inc.'s ("IMO") Motion to Stay All Proceedings Pending Decision on Transfer by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("Motion to Stay"), filed July 28, 2011 (dkt. no. 41). On August 8, 2011, IMO and Defendant Crane Company ("Crane") each filed a memorandum in opposition to the Motion to Remand (dkt. nos. 49, 47). On August 15, 2011, Crane filed a joinder in IMO's memorandum in opposition (dkt. no. 50), and Plaintiffs filed their reply (dkt. no. 52). On August 24, 2011, Defendant Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, successor-by-merger to Buffalo Pumps, Inc. ("Buffalo") filed a joinder in Warren Pumps, LLC's memorandum in opposition (dkt. no. 55). Plaintiffs filed their memorandum in opposition to the Motion to Stay on August 8, 2011 (dkt. no. 45), and IMO filed its reply on August 15, 2011 (dkt. no. 51).*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 IMO were Ewing Martin, III, Esq., and Bradford Chun, Esq.*fn2 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.*fn3
After careful consideration of the motions, supporting and opposing memoranda, and the arguments of counsel, IMO'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.
In re: HAWAII STATE ASBESTOS CASES; ROGER E. NELSON, ET AL. V. CRANE COMPANY, ETC., ET AL; CIVIL NO. 11-00405 LEK-KSC; ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT IMO INDUSTRIES INC.'S MOTION TO STAY ALL PROCEEDINGS PENDING DECISION ON ...