JASON TRABAKOOLAS, SHEILA STETSON, JACK WHEELER, CHRISTIE MOONEY AND KEVEN TURNER individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., WATTS REGULATOR CO., AND WOLVERINE BRASS, INC. Defendants.
Simon Bahne Paris, Patrick Howard, Charles J. Kocher, SALTZ, MONGELUZZI, BARRETT & BENDESKY, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, Interim Lead Class Counsel. PATRICK HOWARD, Admitted Pro Hac Vice, Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
DAVID S MacCUISH, TODD B. BENOFF, ALSTON & BIRD LLP., Attorneys for Defendants, WATTS REGULATOR CO., WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and WOLVERINE BRASS, INC.
STIPULATION AND ORDER STAYING LITIGATION AND PENDING DEADLINES FOR 45 DAYS.
WILLIAM ORRICK III, District Judge.
Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 6-2, Plaintiffs Jason Trabakoolas, Sheila Stetson, Jack Wheeler, Christie Mooney, and Keven Turner and Defendants Watts Water Technologies, Inc., Watts Regulator Co., and Wolverine Brass, Inc., hereby submit this Stipulated Request for Order Staying the Litigation and all Pending Deadlines for 45 Days to focus on settlement discussions.
WHEREAS, the parties engaged in two full day private mediation session before former United States District Judge, Hon. Layn Phillips (Ret.) on February 20, 2013 and August 20, 2013, in an effort to resolve this case.
WHEREAS, following the August 20, 2013, mediation session, the parties made significant progress toward settlement. Judge Phillips directed the parties to complete a term sheet and to respond to a mediator's proposal that could lead to a settlement.
WHEREAS, the Court entered an order on July 30, 2013 (ECF No. 211) setting certain deadlines for this case:
1. Plaintiffs' Rebuttal Expert Reports, September 30, 2013;
2. Expert Discovery Cutoff, October 21, 2013
3. Daubert Hearing, December 6, 2013;
4. Class Certification Hearing, February 5, 2014;
5. Pre-trial Conference, November 17, 2014; and
6. Trial by Jury, December 1, 2014
WHEREAS, the parties are in an intensive phase of the litigation, with multiple deadlines in the next 60 days which will demand significant resources from the parties and the Court. Plaintiffs' experts are presently preparing their rebuttal reports. In addition, Defendants' 8 testifying experts are scheduled to be deposed at various locations around the country between August 28 and September 28. Plaintiffs also intend to depose other witnesses who Defendants' experts have identified and/or consulted and have propounded further interrogatories ...