Introduction

 
Orders
Last Updated: April 03, 2014

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Pretrial Orders Description
Order approving the other loss claim form.
Initial Pretrial Conference.
Court amended Pretrial Order #1 to reflect that the stay in effect shall not impede counsel’s obligation to timely enter their appearance on behalf of their client(s) upon effectuation of service on their client.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1(B) amending Pretrial Order #1 and instituting a protocol for preservation of physical evidence.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1C amending Pretrial Order #1 by lifting the stay on motion practice, but continuing all motions filed in the MDL without date.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1D, lifting the stay as to responsive pleadings.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1E regarding the stay of responsive pleadings in the Gross case.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1F regarding filing deadlines and instructions for all cases in the MDL.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1G regarding uniform response times for notices of appearance, profile forms, and responsive pleadings.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1H regarding the PSC's Notice of Complete of Amendments to Omni Complaints.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #1I regarding preservation of physical evidence.
Regarding procedures for transfer of cases.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #2A amending Pretrial Order #2 to provide a means of tracking remands in MDL 2047.
Appointment of Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel
Appointment of Defendants' Liaison Counsel
Service and Docketing Responsibilities of Liaison Counsel
Provision of attorney contact information to Liaison Counsel
Electronic Service
Defendants' Steering Committee
Court issued Pretrial Order #7A amending Pretrial Order #7 removing certain members from the Defendants’ Steering Committee while adding Gary F. Baumann to the committee.
Court amended Pretrial Order #7 by issuing Pretrial Order #7B to appointment members to the Homebuilders’ Steering Committee.
Plaintiffs' Steering Committee
Court issued Pretrial Order #8A reappointing members to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #8B reappointing members to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for one year.
Regarding Plaintiff's Counsel's Time and Expense submission
The Court issued Pretrial Order #9A regarding reporting common benefit time by state court counsel

Photo Catalog

Regarding submission of photographic catalogs of markings, brands, endtapes, and other identifying markers found in affected homes.
Requiring that Plaintiff and Defendant profile forms be distributed to the appropriate parties and filed and returned on or before September 2, 2009.
The Court issued the Distributor Profile Form and an Order to distribute and return the form on or before September 8, 2009.
Regarding the development of the Distributor Profile Form.
Instituting the Threshold Inspection Program ("TIP").
The Court issued Pretrial Order #13A amending Pretrial Order #13 by creating a new Threshold Inspection Program protocol.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #14 approving the submitted "Exporter, Importer or Broker Defendant Profile Form" and providing direction as to issuance and return of this form.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #14(A) which amends Pretrial Order #14, in order to properly reflect the agreement entered into by the parties in drafting the Exporter, Importer or Broker Defendant Profile Form. The revised Profile Form is attached and replaces the original Profile Form attached to Pretrial Order #14.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #15 governing the treatment of all privileged or work product materials in MDL 2047l.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #16 regarding confidentiality.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #17 recognizing and confirming KPT’s agreement to accept service of the PSC’s Omnibus Class Action Complaint. The Court will conduct a telephonic conference in which the Court will speak to the issues germane to this Order on November 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. CST. The dial-in phone number is (866) 213-7163; the conference ID number is 39396867.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #18 appointing Phillip A. Wittmann to be the Homebuilders and Installers Liaison Counsel.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #19 appointing a State and Federal Coordination Committee.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #20, creating an Insurer Committee.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #21, creating a Retailer Profile Form.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #22, regarding privileged communications between counsel and representatives of insurance companies.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #23, creating an Insurer Profile Form and directing the appropriate parties to complete and submit this form.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #24, clarifying that recent document subpoenas issued by the Plaintiffs are to be treated as Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 document requests and setting deadlines for responding to these requests, and additionally continuing Rule 30(b)(6) depositions.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #25 regarding deadlines for submitting profile forms.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #26 regarding already remediated homes.
The Court issued Pretrial Order #27 approving establishment of a system for creating and tracking Chinese Drywall settlement program claims administration procedures.
Establishment of System for Creating and Tracking Chinese Drywall Settlement Program Claims Administration Procedures
Clarification of Proof Requirements and Use of Affidavit to Prove Indicia
Incomplete Claim Procedure
The Court issued Pretrial Order #28 and Pretrial Order #28 (A) establishing guidelines attorneys who wish to present this Court with a request for attorneys' fees and reimbursement of litigation expenses.

Exhibit A is a form Initial Affidavit for Compensation for Common Benefit Time and Reimbursement of Expenses.

Exhibit B is a form Second Affidavit in Connection with Request for Allocation of Common Benefit Fee and Cost Award.

Exhibit C is the spreadsheet form for providing a list of all claimants retained by counsel.

The Court issued Pretrial Order #28 (B) to amend and extend the deadlines that were established in Pretrial Order # 28.