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.
 
12/07/2017 58 ORDER granting 53 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The parties are hereby granted a seven-day extension from December 7, 2017. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 12/7/17.
 
12/22/2017 57 PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 12/22/17.
 
01/08/2018 62 ORDER granting 61 Motion to Supplement the Record. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 01/08/2018.
 
01/12/2018 65 ORDER on Contested Issues. Within 21 days the parties are to meet and confer and submit an agreed Proposed Case Management Order for consideration by the Court. In the event the parties cannot agree on a Proposed Case Management Order they may submit separate orders within the same time period. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 1/12/2018.
 
01/22/2018 66 ORDER directing Clerk to administratively close CIV-17-1079-D. Within 30 days of the final disposition of the Wells/Higginbotham litigation, or upon other good cause, the parties may move to reopen this action, otherwise it will be deemed to be dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 1/22/18.
 
02/02/2018 68 ORDER granting 67 Joint Motion for Extension of Time. Proposed case management order due 2/21/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 2/2/18.
 
02/23/2018 70 Order granting 69 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Parties are granted an extension until 12:00 p.m., 2/23/2108 to submit proposed case management order. Signed by Honorable Timothy D DeGiusti on 2/23/2018.
 
03/12/2018 72 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Order More Fully Setout. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 3/12/2018.
 
03/22/2018 74 ORDER granting 73 Joint Motion to Suspend Deadlines Pending Upcoming Mediation. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline is temporarily stayed. Parties will submit an update on the status of their case resolution efforts by 3/30/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 3/22/2018.
 
04/02/2018 76 ORDER granting the 75 Joint Notice Regarding Settlement Progress. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline is stayed. Parties to submit an update on the status of the proposed settlement by 4/30/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 4/2/2018.
 
04/26/2018 78 PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 4/26/18.
 
05/03/2018 80 ORDER granting [79] Joint Notice Regarding Proposed Settlement Progress. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline remains stayed. Parties will submit an update on the status of the contemplated settlement by 5/18/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/3/2018.
 
05/08/2018 83 ORDER striking Doc. No. 81 Entry of Appearance filed by Nagel Rice, LLP and Doc. No. 82 Entry of Appearance filed by Nagel Rice, LLP. The Notices of Appearance filed by Nagel Rice, LLP., do not comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or this Courts Local Rules and are hereby stricken. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/8/2018.
 
05/11/2018 85 ORDER granting 84 Unopposed Motion for Expedited Status Conference. This matter is set for status conference on 5/22/2018 at 10:00 a.m. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/11/2018.
 
05/16/2018 86 ORDER: This matter is set for status conference on 5/22/18 at 10:00 a.m. Appropriate counsel from the established leadership structure are required to attend. Other counsel of record may appear, but this is not required. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/16/2018.
 
05/21/2018 88 ORDER: The parties have filed a [87] Joint Notice Regarding Proposed Settlement Progress. The request is GRANTED. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline remains stayed. Parties will submit an update on the status of the contemplated settlement by 5/25/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/21/2018.
 
05/30/2018 91 ORDER: The 60 day responsive pleading deadline remains stayed. The parties will submit an update on the status of the contemplated settlement by 06/01/ 2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 5/30/2018.
 
06/04/2018 93 ORDER granting 92 Joint Notice Regarding Fully Executed Global MDL Settlement requesting a further continuance of the responsive pleading deadline. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline remains stayed. The parties will submit an update on the status of the settlement and forthcoming motion for preliminary approval by 6/15/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 6/4/2018.
 
06/14/2018 95 ORDER directing counsel to immediately notify the JPML regarding Kennedy/Orenstein so that it may consider adding the Kennedy/Orenstein class actions as tag-along actions to the MDL; directing the Clerk of Court to send a courtesy copy of this Order to the JPML. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 6/14/2018.
 
06/21/2018 98 ORDER granting continuance of the responsive pleading deadline. The 60 day responsive pleading deadline remains stayed. Parties will submit an update on the status of the settlement and forthcoming motion for preliminary approval by 6/29/2018. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 6/21/2018.

 

 

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