Rosendin Electric, Inc. v. Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01376

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting {{20}} STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES in case 3:15-cv-01376-HSG. (terminating (13) Stipulation in case 3:15-cv-01376-HSG and (11) Stipulation in case 3:15-cv-01427-CRB).

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1 PETER V. DESSAU, ESQ., SBN 135361 pvd@millermorton.com 2 ROGER F. LIU, ESQ., SBN 218345 rfl@millermorton.com 3 STEPHANIE M. ROCHA, ESQ., SBN 266030 smr@millermorton.com 4 MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300 5 San Jose, California 95113 Telephone: (408) 292-1765 6 Facsimile: (408) 436-8272 7 Attorneys for Defendants Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company; Travelers 8 Casualty and Surety Company of America; and Federal Insurance Company 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 12 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for the Case No.: 4:15-cv-01376-KAW 13 use and benefit of ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC., STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] 14 ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF Plaintiff, CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES 15 vs. 16 HATHAWAY DINWIDDIE Hon. Kandis A. Westmore 17 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; TRAVELERS CASUALTY AND SURETY COMPANY OF Trial: None Set 18 AMERICA; FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, and DOES 1-50, inclusive, 19 Defendants. 20 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for the Case No. 4:15-cv-01427-KAW 21 use and benefit of A.S.F. ELECTRIC, INC., 22 Plaintiff, MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300 23 vs. Telephone: (408) 292-1765 San Jose, CA 95113 24 ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC.; HATHAWAY Hon. Kandis A. Westmore DINWIDDIE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; 25 TRAVELERS CASUALTY AND SURETY Trial: None Set COMPANY OF AMERICA; FEDERAL 26 INSURANCE COMPANY, and DOES 1-20, inclusive, 50 West 27 Defendants. 28 1 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES 4:15-cv-01376-KAW / 4:15-CV-01427-KAW 1 This stipulation is entered into by and amongst Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, 2 Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, and Federal Insurance Company, Rosendin 3 Electric, Inc., as a defendant and real party in interest, and A.S.F. Electric, Inc., as real party in 4 interest, by and through their respective counsel of record: 5 WHEREAS, Rosendin Electric, Inc. filed its Complaint for (1) Breach of Contract; and (2) 6 Recovery Against Payment Bond Under the Miller Act 40 USCA §§ 3131, et seq., on March 25, 7 2015 (the "REI Action"); 8 WHEREAS, A.S.F. Electric, Inc. filed its Complaint for (1) Breach of Contract; and (2) 9 Recovery Against Payment Bond Under the Miller Act 40 USCA §§ 3131, et seq., on March 27, 10 2015 (the "ASF Action"); 11 WHEREAS, counsel for the parties have conferred, and the parties are in agreement that the 12 REI Action should be consolidated with the ASF Action for all purposes because the cases arise 13 from the same construction project, involve similar allegations and common questions of law or fact, 14 and because consolidation would advance the interests of judicial economy. 15 NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties, through 16 their respective counsel, as follows: 17 1. That the following actions are related cases within the meaning of Local Civil Rule 3- 18 12(a): 19 a. The United States of America for the use and benefit of Rosendin Electric, Inc. v. 20 Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, et al., Case No. 4:15-cv-01376- 21 KAW; and 22 b. The United States of America for the use and benefit of A.S.F Electric, Inc. v. MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300 23 Rosendin Electric, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:15-cv-01427-KAW. Telephone: (408) 292-1765 San Jose, CA 95113 24 2. That pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a), the above captioned cases are 25 hereby consolidated for all purposes into one action. 26 3. These actions shall be referred to as the "Consolidated Actions," and The United States of 50 West 27 America for the use and benefit of Rosendin Electric, Inc. v. Hathaway Dinwiddie 28 Construction Company, et al., Case No. 4:15-cv-01376-KAW shall be the lead case. The 2 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES 4:15-cv-01376-KAW / 4:15-CV-01427-KAW 1 Master Docket and Master File for the Consolidated Actions shall be Civil Action No. 2 4:15-cv-01376-KAW. 3 4 Dated: June 2, 2015 MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 5 6 By: /s/ Roger F. Liu PETER V. DESSAU 7 ROGER F. LIU STEPHANIE M. ROCHA 8 Attorneys for Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company 9 of America; and Federal Insurance Company 10 11 Dated: June 2, 2015 RUTAN & TUCKER, LLP 12 13 By: /s/ William T. Eliopoulos 14 WILLIAM T. ELIOPOULOS KAVEH BADIEI 15 Attorneys for Rosendin Electric, Inc. 16 17 18 Dated: June 2, 2015 MCLENNON LAW CORPORATION 19 20 By: /s/ Craig Wallace DANIEL F. MCLENNON 21 CRAIG WALLACE Attorneys for A.S.F. Electric, Inc. 22 MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300 23 Telephone: (408) 292-1765 San Jose, CA 95113 24 25 26 50 West 27 28 3 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES 4:15-cv-01376-KAW / 4:15-CV-01427-KAW 1 I attest that the original facsimile signatures of the persons whose electronic signatures 2 are shown above are maintained by me, and that their concurrence in the filing of this document 3 and attribution of their signatures was obtained. 4 Dated: June 2, 2015 MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 5 6 By: /s/ Roger F. Liu PETER V. DESSAU 7 ROGER F. LIU STEPHANIE M. ROCHA 8 Attorneys for Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company 9 of America; and Federal Insurance Company 10 11 12 13 [PROPOSED] ORDER 14 The above stipulation having been considered and good cause appearing therefore, IT IS SO 15 ORDERED. 16 17 DATED: 6/10/2015 By: Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. 18 U.S. District Judge 19 20 21 22 MILLER, MORTON, CAILLAT & NEVIS, LLP 50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300 23 Telephone: (408) 292-1765 San Jose, CA 95113 24 25 26 50 West 27 28 4 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES 4:15-cv-01376-KAW / 4:15-CV-01427-KAW