Multi District Litigation

MDL 2590

Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
- Judge Joan B. Gottschall

MDL 2590
Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
- Judge Joan B. Gottschall




Lead Counsel for Plaintiff:

Joseph Henry "Hank" Bates , III
Carney Bates & Pulliam, PLLC
11311 Arcade Drive Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 312-8500
Fax: (501) 312-8505
Email: hbates@carneywilliams.com

Adam J. Levitt
Dicello Levitt & Casey LLC
Ten North Dearborn Street
Eleventh Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 214-7900
Email:
alevitt@dlcfirm.com

Jonathan D. Selbin
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, Llp
250 Hudson Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 355-9500
Email:
jselbin@lchb.com

William M. Audet
Audet & Partners, Llp
711 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 568-2555
Email:
waudet@audetlaw.com

Laurel G. Bellows
The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
209 South LaSalle Street
#800
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 332-3340
Email: lbellows@bellowslaw.com

Lead Counsel for Defendant:

Martin J. Bishop
Foley & Lardner
321 North Clark Street Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60610
(312)832-4500
Email: mbishop@foley.com

 Plaintiffs' Lead Class Counsel

Adam J. Levitt
Dicello Levitt & Casey LLC
Ten North Dearborn Street
Eleventh Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 214-7900
Email:
alevitt@dlcfirm.com

 

Jonathan D. Selbin
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, Llp
250 Hudson Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 355-9500
Email:
jselbin@lchb.com

 

William M. Audet
Audet & Partners, Llp
711 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 568-2555
Email:
waudet@audetlaw.com

 

Laurel G. Bellows
The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
209 South LaSalle Street
#800
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 332-3340
Email: lbellows@bellowslaw.com


Mitchell A Toups
Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell, Llp
P O Box 350
Beaumont, TX 77704
(409) 838-0101
Email: matoups@wgttlaw.com

Richard Lyle Coffman
The Coffman Law Firm
505 Orleans St.
Suite 505
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-7700
Fax: (866) 835-8250
Email: rcoffman@coffmanlawfirm.com

Defendants’ Attorneys:

Gary Neale Reger
Orgain Bell & Tucker LLP
470 Orleans Street, PO Box 1751
Beaumont, TX 77704-1751
409/838-6412
Fax: 409/838-6959
Email: gnr@obt.com










Multidistrict litigation is litigation pending in more than one federal district court involving common questions of fact. When such cases involve civil actions, they may be transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (The Panel) to any federal court for coordinated and consolidated pretrial proceedings.
The panel is a group of seven federal judges designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. The Panel has the responsibility for determining which cases qualify for multidistrict litigation treatment, as well as which district court to transfer and consolidate these cases. The transfers are made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1407, upon the Panel's determination that the transfers will result in the convenience of the parties and witnesses and will promote the just and efficient conduct of the cases.
Proceedings for transfer may be initiated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation upon its own initiative or a motion filed with the Panel by a party in any action in which transfer for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings may be appropriate. Before cases are designated multidistrict litigation and transferred to one federal court, the Panel convenes a hearing and notifies all parties of the place and time of the hearing. The Panel's order of transfer is based on a record of such hearing at which material evidence may be offered by any party to an action in any federal court that would be affected by the transfer.
Transfers under 28 U.S.C. §1407 become effective with the filing of the Panel's transfer order in the clerk's office of the designated transferee court. Thus, if the transfer order to which your case is subject has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois, you must make all future filings in the Northern District of Illinois.
The Court has not authorized direct filing. The case must be filed in the proper district and transferred. See Order at Docket Entry No. 89 at pages 2-3 and Case Management Order No. 1, Docket Entry No. 162 at page 3, paragraph 4.1.
Pro hac vice requirements (and the payment of associated fees) are waived for any attorney who has filed an appearance in a transferor court. Attorneys admitted to practice and in good standing in any United States District Court may be admitted pro hac vice in this litigation without the payment of the pro hac vice fee and without associating with local counsel. Whether or not they file appearances in this case, all lawyers in this litigation are expected to comply with the Court’s Local Rules and to abide by the terms of the case management orders and protective orders.
Yes. Any attorney who will participate actively in the litigation and wishes to receive copies of court filings must file an appearance in this Court and register as an e-filer, receiving training, if he/she is not registered as an e-filer in this Court or another federal court. See E-Filing Order (Document 766).
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been authorized to accept service of Summons and Complaint on behalf of any Zimmer distributor; Zimmer, Inc.; Zimmer Holdings, Inc.; Zimmer Surgical, Inc. (f/k/a ZImmer Orthopedic Surgical Products, Inc.); Zimmer U.S. Inc.; Zimmer Production, Inc.; and Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc., pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 4(d). See Case Management Order No. 1 (Document 162 ), paragraph 5.1.
Yes. See the Forms section of this webpage. Filing instructions are set forth in Case Management Order No. 1 (Document 162 ).
No. Judge Pallmeyer does not require courtesy copies of documents filed electronically unless that document, including all exhibits, exceeds ten pages in length. In addition, parties need not serve each other with paper copies; service through Electronic Case Filing shall be deemed sufficient, with the exception of new complaints filed and subpoenas issued. See Case Management Order No. 1, Docket Entry No. 162 at page 2, paragraph 2.3.
You may access the docket sheet online by purchasing a PACER account through the PACER Service Center’s website at http://www.pacer.uscourts.gov .
Yes. Attorneys who wish to participate by telephone should call Toll-Free Number: (877) 336–1839, Access Code: 6708061.


Courtroom Deputy
Marlan Cowan
Tel.: (312) 435-5641
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Court Reporter
Joene Hanhardt
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Case #PlaintiffDefendantOrig. District Case #Originating DistrictDate Closed
1:14-cv-05151Par 4 Transport, LLCNavistar
1:14-cv-07602Antioch Building Materials, Co.Navistar, Inc.04/24/2018
1:14-cv-07680FoerstNavistar, Inc.
1:14-cv-07805Wright Transportation, Inc.Navistar, Inc.
1:14-cv-09295HamiltonNavistar Inc.
1:14-cv-10318Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practi
1:14-cv-10319Priority Towing, Inc.Navistar, Inc.9:14-cv-81202Florida Southern
1:14-cv-10320Farm Fresh Marketing, Inc.Navistar LLC1:12-cv-00558Idaho
1:14-cv-10325Western Maryland Transport, Inc.Navistar, Inc.0:14-00510USDC District of Maryland
1:14-cv-10331GeorgeNavistar, Inc.4:14-cv-00493Missouri Eastern
1:14-cv-10335KlingerNavistar, Inc.1:14-cv-01914Pennsylvania Middle01/17/2018
1:14-cv-10336GCKMAT LLCNavistar Inc3:13-cv-01591Texas Northern
1:14-cv-10337G&G Specialized Carriers LLCNavistar Inc2:14-cv-01057Wisconsin Eastern
1:15-cv-00253Love Freightways, Inc.Navistar, Inc.2:14-cv-08986California Central
1:15-cv-00254Fike Logistics, IncNavistar, Inc.5:14-cv-00201Kentucky Western
1:15-cv-00583HD Transportation Inc.Navistar, Inc.0:15-cv-00055Minnesota
1:15-cv-01256All Freight Systems, Inc.Navistar, Inc.2:15-cv-02238Kansas
1:15-cv-01568Great Plains Trucking, Inc.Navistar, Inc.5:15-cv-04850Kansas
1:15-cv-06718Floyd Blinsky Trucking, Inc.Navistar, Inc.3:15-cv-05467Washington Western
1:15-cv-06827Laconia-Best Warehousing & Distribution Corp.RSD Leasing, Inc.1:15-cv-00283New Hampshire
1:15-cv-09978Cliff Viessman, Inc.Navistar, Inc.4:15-cv-04157South Dakota
1:15-cv-09979Will Tran IncNavistar Inc3:15-cv-02685Texas Northern
1:15-cv-09981Xcelerated Transportation Group LLCNavistar Inc3:15-cv-03029Texas Northern
1:16-cv-01229King Farms TruckingNavistar1:15-cv-00126Utah
1:16-cv-04644Ferraro Foods, Inc.Navistar, Inc.2:16-cv-01502New Jersey
1:16-cv-08779Scott's Trucking LLCNavistar Inc3:16-cv-02409Texas Northern
1:16-cv-11164Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.Navistar, Inc.
1:17-cv-01413Adrian Trucking, IncNavistar, Inc1:16-cv-00205Iowa Northern
1:17-cv-01790Simons Trucking IncNavistar Inc3:16-cv-03284Texas Northern
1:17-cv-01791Pomp's Service Inc.Navistar, Inc.3:17-cv-00149Texas Northern
1:17-cv-06472Cardinal Logistics Management CorporationNavistar, Inc.
1:17-cv-09301LittleNavistar Inc3:17-cv-03021Texas Northern04/24/2018
1:18-cv-01104Team Biondi, LLCNavistar, Inc.3:17-cv-02294Pennsylvania Middle
1:18-cv-04344LittleNavistar Inc4:18-cv-00394Texas Eastern
1:18-cv-04724BrownNavistar, Inc.1:18-cv-00951Ohio Northern


idDate PostedDoc.#Description
101/30/20156Scheduling Order
203/05/201527Order
303/05/201528Order
402/07/2019558Case Management Order No. 10
511/13/2018538Pretrial Order No. 24/Case Management Order No. 9
602/07/2018429Pretrial Order 18 Stipulated Protective Order Regarding Confidentiality
701/23/2019545Motion hearing held. As discussed in open court, plaintiffs' motion for extension of time to file motion for class certification and request for ruling on pending motions to quash [541] is granted. All class discovery, including defendants, will go forward. Plaintiffs' motion for class certification and supporting expert reports shall be filed on or before 3/6/19. The court will set further dates as necessary when it rules on the pending motions.
801/26/2018409Status and motion hearings held. For the reasons stated in open court, defendants' motion to enter proposed discovery schedule for direct action plaintiffs [398] and the direct action Plaintiffs' motion for entry of direct action plaintiffs proposed discovery plan and schedule [400] are granted in part and denied in part. The court rejects Navistar's proposal to sequence production of written discovery of the six categories proposed by the direct action plaintiffs. Direct action plaintiffs may propound written discovery requests limited to the six categories listed in their motion beginning 3/13/18. Based on the arguments made in open court, it appears that production will take somwhat longer than the approximately 60 days Navistar proposed for the first phase. Navistar and the direct action plaintiffs will confer and attempt to agree on a response date in light of the guidance given in open court. Status hearing set for 5/16/18 at 9:30 a.m. If the parties believe an earlier hearing would be helpful after meeting and conferring regarding a response date, they should contact the courtroom deputy.


Status hearing Date: July 27, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. Courtroom: 2325


Status Hearing

January 5, 2018, 9:30 AM

Courtroom 2325