Kiefer v ABB Lummus Crest, Inc.

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Kiefer v ABB Lummus Crest, Inc. 2018 NY Slip Op 33221(U) December 11, 2018 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 190139/2014 Judge: Manuel J. Mendez Cases posted with a "30000" identifier, i.e., 2013 NY Slip Op 30001(U), are republished from various New York State and local government sources, including the New York State Unified Court System's eCourts Service. This opinion is uncorrected and not selected for official publication. [*FILED: 1] NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 12/12/2018 12:19 PM NYSCEF DOC. NO. 136 INDEX NO. 190139/2014 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/12/2018 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK- NEW YORK COUNTY PRESENT: MANUELJ.MENDEZ PART-=-1=--3_ Justice IN RE: NEW YORK CITY ASBESTOS LITIGATION MERCEDES KIEFER, as Administratrix for the Estate of JOHN R. KIEFER, and MERCEDES KIEFER, Individually Plaintiffs, INDEX NO. MOTION DATE 190139/2014 12/11/2018 - against - 002 MOTION SEQ. NO. ABB LUMMUS CREST, INC., et al., MOTION CAL. NO. Defendants. The following papers, numbered 1 toi were read on Union Carbide Corporation's Pro Hae Vice: PAPERS NUMBERED Notice of Motion/ Order to Show Cause - Affidavits - Exhibits ... 1- 3 Answering Affidavits - E x h i b i t s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Replying Affidavits--,.-..,..---------------~----- -en z 0 w~ .Uw i= et:: ~ (!) -,z 0 3: 1--Q c ..J w ..J et:: 0 et:: LL. WW LL. :::c WI-- et:: et:: >- 0 ..J LL. ..J ::::> LL. .... u w en w et:: en w en a. <( -z u 0 i= 0 :!: Cross-Motion: D Yes X No Upon a reading of the foregoing papers, it is Ordered that this motion to admit MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., ERIC D. COOK, Esq., COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., and THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., as attorneys Pro Hae Vice is granted without opposition . The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of King & Spalding, with offices at 500 W. 2nd Street Suite 1800, Austin, TX 78701 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., an attorney with the Binns Law Firm PLLC, with offices at 3839 McKinney Ave., Suite 155-773, Dallas, TX 75204 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Wilcox & Savage, with offices at 440 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2200, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of ERIC D. COOK, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Wilcox & Savage, with offices at 440 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2200, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the 1 1 of 4 [*FILED: 2] NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 12/12/2018 12:19 PM NYSCEF DOC. NO. 136 INDEX NO. 190139/2014 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/12/2018 above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Alston & Bird, with offices at 1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 303093424 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Alston & Bird, with offices at 1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of King & Spalding, with offices at 500 W. 2nd Street Suite 1800, Austin, TX 78701 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Alston & Bird with offices at 1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. The attorneys for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, located at 116 East 27th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10016 move for the admission Pro Hae Vice of THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., an attorney with the law firm of Williams Montgomery & John, Ltd with offices at 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 6800, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6359 to participate and assist in investigation, discovery, arguments on motions and the trial of the above captioned matter, in whole or in part as counsel of record for the above stated Defendant. MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of Texas. KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the States of Texas, California, Louisiana and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of New Jersey. ERIC D. COOK, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of West Virginia and the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania. COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of Georgia. W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of.Georgia. 2 2 of 4 [*FILED: 3] NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 12/12/2018 12:19 PM NYSCEF DOC. NO. 136 INDEX NO. 190139/2014 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/12/2018 CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the States of California and Texas. ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the States of Georgia and Mississippi. THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., is a member in good standing admitted to the Bar in the State of Illinois. No party to this action has opposed this motion. Accordingly, it is ORDERED, that the motion to admit MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., ERIC D. COOK, Esq., COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., and THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., Pro Hae Vice is granted without opposition, and it is further, . ORDERED, that MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., an attorney at King & Spalding, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that KA THERINE W. BINNS, Esq., an attorney at Binns Law Firm PLLC, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., an attorney at Wilcox & Savage, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that ERIC D. COOK, Esq., an attorney at Wilcox & Savage, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., an attorney at Alston & Bird, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., an attorney at Alston & Bird, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., an attorney at King & Spalding, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., an attorney at Alston & Bird, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORDERED, that THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., an attorney at Williams Montgomery & ยท John, Ltd, is admitted Pro Hae Vice as counsel for Defendant Union Carbide Corporation, in the above captioned case, and may participate in investigation, discovery, arguments 3 3 of 4 [*FILED: 4] NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 12/12/2018 12:19 PM NYSCEF DOC. NO. 136 INDEX NO. 190139/2014 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/12/2018 of motions and the trial of the above captioned matter in whole or in part, and it is further, ORD~RED, that Jonathan Kromberg! Esq., an attorney at the law firm of Darger Errante Yav1tz & Blau LLP shall be responsible for the conduct of the applicant attorneys, and it is further, ORDERED, that MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., ERIC D. COOK, Esq., COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., and THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., shall abide by the standards of professional conduct imposed upon members of the New York State Bar, and shall be subject to the Rules of this Court and of this State, including the Rules governing discipline of attorneys, and it is further, ORDERED, that MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., ERIC D. COOK, Esq., COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., and THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., shall notify the court immediately of any matter or event in this or any jurisdiction which affects her standing as a member of the Bar, and it is further, ORDERED, that MELVIN D. BAILEY, Esq., KATHERINE W. BINNS, Esq., BRUCE T. BISHOP, Esq., ERIC D. COOK, Esq., COLIN K. KELLY, Esq., W. CLAY MASSEY, Esq., CORI C. STEINMANN, Esq., ANNA SUMNER PIESCHEL, Esq., and THOMAS J. MOREL, Esq., shall forward the Pro Hae Vice fee if any to the clerk of this Court. ENTER: MANUEL .i. ihEi'}DCZ J.S.C. Dated: December 11, 2018 MANUEL J. MENDEZ J.S.C. Check one: 0 FINAL DISPOSITION X NON-FINAL DISPOSITION D REFERENCE Check if appropriate: D DO NOT POST 4 4 of 4