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MDL 2316


MDL 2316 Ford Motor Co. Spark Plug and 3-Valve Engine Products Liability Litigation



Master Docket Number: 1:12-md-2316
Presiding Judge: Benita Y. Pearson
Chambers 330-884-7435
Description Actions share factual questions arising from the design or manufacture of three-valve engines used on a wide range of Ford vehicles and related spark plugs.
Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Class Counsel

Jeffrey S. Goldenberg
Goldenberg Schneider
18th Floor
One West Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Fax: 513-345-8294
Email: jgoldenberg@gs-legal.com

James C. Shah
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah
475 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ  08107
Fax: 856-858-7012
Email: jshah@sfmslaw.com

Plaintiff's Class Counsel Executive Committee Steve W. Berman (Chair)
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
Ste. 3300
1918 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Fax: 208-788-3577
Email: steve@hbsslaw.com

Michael A. Caddell
Caddell & Chapman
Ste. 1070
1331 Lamar Street
Huston, TX 77010
Fax: 713-751-0906
Email: mac@caddellchapman.com

Mark Schlachet
3637 South Green Road
Beachwood, OH  44122

Mitchell A. Toups
Weller Green Toups & Terrell
2615 Calder Street
P.O. Box 350
Beaaumont, TX  77704
Fax: 409-832-8577
Email: matoups@wgttlaw.com


Orders Pertaining to MDL 2316


Transfer Order Initial Transfer Order from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 2/8/2012
Amended Practice and Procedure Order  Initial pretrial conference scheduled for 4/13/2012 at 9:30a.m. 3/5/2012
Order Correcting docket to reflect In re: Ford Motor Co. Spark Plug and 3-Valve Engine Products Liability Litigation 5/2/2012
Initial Pretrial Order Initial Pretrial Conference held on 5/2/2012. Interim Co-Lead Class Counsels Motion for Approval of Organizational Structure for Plaintiffs Class Counsel (ECF No. 6 ) is granted. Pezzi/Lanzi Plaintiffs Motion for Inclusion in Plaintiffs Class Counsel Executive Committee (ECF No. 16 ) and Fletcher Trammells Application for Plaintiffs Class Counsel Committee Membership (ECF No. 22 ) are denied. Status Conference set for 5/23/2012 at 03:00 PM in Courtroom 351 before Judge Benita Y. Pearson. 5/4/2012
Case Management Plan A Telephonic Status Conference was conducted on 5/23/2012. Case Management Schedule outlined within order. 5/24/2012
Order Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 42 ), Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike the Expert Declaration of Paul M. Taylor or Exclude Defendant From Introducing His Expert Declaration and Testimony (ECF No. 45 ), Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike the Expert Declaration of Christine T. Wood, Ph.D. or Exclude Defendant From Introducing a Portion of Her Expert Declaration and Testimony (ECF No. 46 ), and Defendant's Motion to Strike the Declaration of R. Scott King (ECF No. 56 ) are pending in this action. According to Defendant, Plaintiffs have not responded to some of its arguments in support of Defendant's request for summary judgment. Accordingly, it is ordered that the four (4) motions are scheduled for oral argument on 8/23/2013 at 1:30 p.m., before Judge Benita Y. Pearson, in Courtroom 351, Federal Building - United States Courthouse, 125 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio. 7/10/2013