Multi District Litigation (MDL) Cases

Oct 17, 2017

In Re: Samsung Top-Load Washing Machine Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2792

 

 

Master Docket No: 17-ml-2792
 
Presiding Judge: Timothy D. DeGiusti
 
Courtroom Deputy: Mike Bailey, 405-609-5122
 
Case Administrator: Missy Liston, 405-609-5052
 
Description: This Multidistrict Litigation involves a number of cases, centralized before this court, alleging that certain Samsung top-load washing machines have design and manufacturing defects that may cause machine parts to detach, break apart, or explode during the spin cycle, and that a voluntary recall issued in November 2016 fails to provide adequate relief to consumers.
 
Plaintiffs’ Interim William B. Federman
Liaison Counsel Federman & Sherwood
  10205 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
  Oklahoma City, OK 73120
  405-235-1560
  wbf@federmanlaw.com
 
Defendants’ Interim Arthur E. Brown
Liaison Counsel: Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer, LLP
  250 West 55th Street
  New York, NY 10019
  212-836-8592
  Arthur.Brown@apks.com
 
 
MDL 2792: DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO ALL CASES
 
10/04/2017 1 Transfer Order from the Judicial Panel on MDL 2792 transferring 24 actions listed on Schedule A to the Western District of Oklahoma.
 
10/09/2017 3 NOTICE by All Plaintiffs re: Leadership Structure.
 
10/13/2017 5 CERTIFIED CONDITIONAL TRANSFER ORDER (CTO-1) from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation pursuant to 28 USC 1407 that the actions pending in districts other than the Western District of Oklahoma are transferred to the District of Oklahoma, creating MDL 2792. Case assigned to Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti. Signed by Clerk of the Panel on 10/13/17.
 
10/13/2017 6 ORDER SETTING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM LIAISON COUNSEL. Initial Conference set for 11/16/2017 at 1:30 PM before Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti. William B Federman is Plaintiffs’ Interim Liaison Counsel and Stewart D Aaron is Defendants’ Interim Liaison Counsel. Briefs due 7 days prior to CMC. Contact List due by 11/16/17 at the CMC. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 10/13/17.
 
10/18/2017 10 ORDER: Stewart D. Aaron is hereby relieved of his role as Defendants’ Interim Liaison Counsel and Arthur E. Brown is hereby appointed Defendants’ Interim Liaison Counsel in this matter. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 10/18/17.
 
11/3/2017 20 ORDER striking 19 MOTION for Leave to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for Plaintiff Cathleen Hansen; striking 14 Notices of Withdrawal of Counsel; striking 15 Notices of Withdrawal of Counsel; striking 16 Notices of Withdrawal of Counsel; striking 17 Notices of Withdrawal of Counsel. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/3/17.
 
11/13/2017 25 ORDER granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave for Denise L. Morris to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for Plaintiff Cathleen Hansen. Shpetim Ademi, John D. Blythin, and Mark A Eldridge of Ademi & O’Reilly, LLP shall continue to serve as counsel for Plaintiff Cathleen Hansen in this action. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/13/17.
 
11/17/2017 39 ORDER striking 38 Stipulation filed by Melissa Hinkhouse. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/17/17.
 
11/21/2017 41 ORDER granting 31 Defendants Application for Withdrawal of Kenneth L. Chernof. Kenneth L. Chernofs name and email address shall be removed from this cases official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/21/17.
 
11/21/2017 42 ORDER granting 32 Defendants Application for Withdrawal of Maggie C. Maurone. Maggie C. Maurones name and email address shall be removed from this cases official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/21/17.
 
11/21/2017 43 ORDER granting 33 Defendants’ Application for Withdrawal of Ingo W. Sprie, Jr. Ingo W. Sprie, Jr.’s name and email address shall be removed from this case’s official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/21/17.
 
11/21/2017 44 ORDER granting 34 Defendants’ Application for Withdrawal of Jeffrey M. Wagner. Jeffrey M. Wagner’s name and email address shall be removed from this case’s official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/21/17.
 
11/21/2017 45 ORDER. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/21/17.
 
11/22/2017 46 ORDER granting 35 Defendants’ Application for Withdrawal of Stewart D. Aaron. Stewart D. Aaron’s name and email address shall be removed from this case’s official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/22/17.
 
11/22/2017 47 ORDER striking 37 Stipulation and Consent for Substitution of Counsel. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/22/17.
 
11/29/2017 51 ORDER granting 50 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave for Craig E. Hilborn to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for Plaintiff Melissa Hinkhouse. Mr. Hilborn’s name and email address shall be removed from this case’s official docket. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/29/17.
 
12/06/2017 52 ORDER establishing the organizational structure as more fully set out in Order. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 12/6/17.

 

 

LINKS
 
Local Rules
 
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation  
 
Manual For Complex Litigation