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Hambrook v. Smith

United States District Court, D. Hawaii

August 1, 2016

SANDRA LEE HAMBROOK, individually, as Personal Representative of the Estate of William Joseph Savage, deceased, and as Personal Representative for the benefit of Chelsea Savage and Nicolas Savage, Plaintiff,
v.
JAY J. SMITH; DENNIS A. McCREA; HAWAIIAN SCUBA SHACK S-22840; PADI AMERICAS, INC. and PADI WORLDWIDE CORPORATION, both dba Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Defendants.

          Sandra Lee Hambrook, Plaintiff, represented by David L. Fairbanks, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks, John T. O'Connell, Lee Myers and O'Connell LLP, pro hac vice & Howard G. McPherson, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

          Jay J. Smith, Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Harada, Rush Moore LLP, Jason M. Tani, Rush Moore LLP & Nathaniel A. Higa, Rush Moore LLP.

          Hawaiian Scuba Shack S-22840, Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Harada, Rush Moore LLP, Jason M. Tani, Rush Moore LLP & Nathaniel A. Higa, Rush Moore LLP.

          Professional Association Of Diving Instructors, Defendant, represented by Ann C. Correa, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates & Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          Dennis A. McCrea, Defendant, represented by Ann C. Correa, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates & Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          PADI Americas, Inc., Defendant, represented by Ann C. Correa, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates & Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          PADI Worldwide Corporation, Defendant, represented by Ann C. Correa, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates & Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          Sandra Lee Hambrook, Counter Defendant, represented by David L. Fairbanks, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks, John T. O'Connell, Lee Myers and O'Connell LLP & Howard G. McPherson, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

          Dennis A. McCrea, Counter Claimant, represented by Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          Sandra Lee Hambrook, Counter Defendant, represented by David L. Fairbanks, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks, John T. O'Connell, Lee Myers and O'Connell LLP & Howard G. McPherson, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

          Jay J. Smith, Counter Claimant, represented by Bryan M. Harada, Rush Moore LLP, Jason M. Tani, Rush Moore LLP & Nathaniel A. Higa, Rush Moore LLP.

          Hawaiian Scuba Shack S-22840, Counter Claimant, represented by Bryan M. Harada, Rush Moore LLP, Jason M. Tani, Rush Moore LLP & Nathaniel A. Higa, Rush Moore LLP.

          Sandra Lee Hambrook, Counter Defendant, represented by David L. Fairbanks, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks, John T. O'Connell, Lee Myers and O'Connell LLP & Howard G. McPherson, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

          Sandra Lee Hambrook, Counter Claimant, represented by David L. Fairbanks, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks, John T. O'Connell, Lee Myers and O'Connell LLP & Howard G. McPherson, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks.

          PADI Americas, Inc., Counter Defendant, represented by Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          PADI Worldwide Corporation, Counter Defendant, represented by Gary G. Grimmer, Gary G. Grimmer & Associates.

          ORDER REGARDING MOTIONS IN LIMINE

          ALAN C. KAY, Senior District Judge.

         For the following reasons, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion in Limine No. 1 to Bar Undisclosed Cause of Death Opinions by Defense Expert Dr. Lindell Weaver, ECF No. 234; and DENIES Smith and HSS's Motion in Limine No. 1 Re: Exclusion of Testimony and Evidence Related to Future Economic Loss and Motion in Limine No. 2 Re: Exclusion of Testimony of Robert Male, Ph.D., along with the joinders filed by McCrea and PADI, ECF Nos. 237-38, 252-53.

         BACKGROUND[1]

         This is an admiralty case brought by Plaintiff Sandra Hambrook, individually, as Personal Representative of the Estate of William Joseph Savage, deceased, and as Personal Representative for the benefit of her children, Chelsea Savage and Nicolas Savage, ("Plaintiff"), arising out of a diving accident resulting in the death of Hambrook's husband, William Joseph Savage ("decedent"). Plaintiff filed her First Amended Complaint on April 7, 2015 against Defendants Jay Smith, Dennis McCrea, Hawaii Scuba Shack S-22840 ("HSS"), PADI Worldwide Corporation and PADI Americas, Inc., both dba Professional Association of Dive Instructors, (collectively, "PADI") (all, collectively "Defendants").[2] The claims remaining in Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint are (1) negligence as against Smith, McCrea, and HSS; and (2) gross negligence against all defendants.[3]

         On December 22, 2015 and December 23, 2015, respectively, Defendant McCrea and Defendants Smith and HSS filed counterclaims against Plaintiff Sandra Lee Hambrook, individually, for equitable subrogation, ...


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