Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al

Plaintiff: Maplevale Farms, Inc., Daniel M. Percy, Gloria J. Lathen, Jonas Dimas, John Gross and Company, Inc., Fargo Stopping Center LLC and Sargent's
Defendant: Koch Foods, Inc., JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC, JCG Foods of Georgia, LLC, Koch Meats Co., Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Chicken, Inc., Tyson Breeders, Inc., Tyson Poultry, Inc., Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, Perdue Farms, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), Wayne Farms, LLC, Mountainaire Farms, Inc., Mountainaire Farms, LLC, Mountainaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., Peco Foods, Inc., Foster Farms, LLC, House of Raeford Farms, Inc., Simmons Foods, Inc., Fieldale Farms Corporation, George's Inc., George's Farms, Inc., O.K. Foods, Inc., O.K. Farms, Inc. and O.K. Industries, Inc.
Case Number: 1:2016cv08637
Filed: September 2, 2016
Court: Illinois Northern District Court
Office: Chicago Office
County: Cook
Presiding Judge: Thomas M. Durkin
Nature of Suit: Antitrust
Cause of Action: 28:1331
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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July 26, 2018 1090 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: Agri Stats's Motion for Protective Order 894 is denied. The Court finds that Agri Stats's request for a protective order that would exempt it from performing EUCPs' proposed custodial searches of ESI fo r a significant portion of the time frame for discovery in this case is not justified. EUCPs and Agri Stats, however, shall continue to meet and confer in a continuing effort to accommodate Agri Stats's concerns about burden and cost without un duly impairing EUCPs' legitimate requests for discovery in this case. If the parties reach impasse on particular issues, they can bring those issues back to this Court or to the Special Master, depending upon the issue, consistent with this Memorandum Opinion and Order. - Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 7/26/2018. [For further details see order] Mailed notice (np, )
July 17, 2018 1079 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER: This matter is before the Court on Class Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Attachments to Responsive Email Families and Modify the ESI Protocol Order (ECF No. 459) [ECF No. 976]. In this Motion, Plaintiffs challenge the actions of three Defendants (Tyson, Koch Foods, and Mountaire) in withholding from production a large number of email attachments as non-responsive. For the reasons set forth in the attached Order, Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel and Modify ESI Protocol [ECF No. 976] is denied. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 7/17/2018. Mailed notice(ber, )
July 12, 2018 1060 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: For the reasons stated in the Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order, Plaintiffs' Motion to Enforce the Court's February 21, 2018 Order and for Protective Order Regarding Downstream Discovery [ECF No. 879] is granted. See attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for further details. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 7/12/2018. Mailed notice(ber, )
April 13, 2018 864 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER: Tyson Defendants' Motion for Protective Order to Preclude Non-Parties' Production of Documents as to Non-Custodians 725 is denied without prejudice. See attached Statement for further details. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 4/13/2018. Mailed notice (ber, )
February 21, 2018 749 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Order: For all of the reasons set forth in the Court's Memorandum Order, the Court finds, at least at this time and on this record, that Defendants are not entitled to the extensive downstream discovery they now seek through the ge neral and broad requests for production of documents that Defendants have served on DPPs and CIIPPs. The Court's ruling is limited to the requests for production, arguments, and record now before the Court. The Court is not now holding that all downstream discovery of any type or form would be beyond the scope of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. That means this ruling is without prejudice to Defendants' ability to potentially better define what they are looking for from a particul ar plaintiff group and the relevance of and need for that information, and it also is without prejudice to Plaintiffs' ability to better articulate the burden of producing that information. If this issue arises again or is rejuvenated, though, t he parties must first meet and confer about any modification to Defendants' discovery requests and Plaintiffs' responses thereto before they bring the issue before the Court. See attached Memorandum Order for further details. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 2/21/2018. Mailed notice(ber, )
December 22, 2017 580 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER: Early this year, the parties issued initial sets of Rule 34 requests for production of documents. The parties have since responded and objected to each other's requests for production, and they met and conferred about those responses and objections. Then, in several status reports and letters, the parties identified and briefed certain disputes regarding the Rule 34 requests for production (and the responses and objections thereto). See [415 at 3352; 429; 434; 506; 507; 508; 522; 523; 524; 526]. During a telephonic status hearing held on December 11, 2017, the parties stated that a few of those disputes remain outstanding and are now ripe for ruling. In this Order, the Court rules on several of those disputes. See attached Order for further details. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 12/22/2017. Mailed notice(ber, )
November 20, 2017 541 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: For the foregoing reasons, Defendants' motions to dismiss, R. 279 ; R. 292 are denied except that Plaintiffs' claims under the laws of Wisconsin are dismissed, such that Defendants' motion to dismiss th e Indirect Plaintiffs' claim is granted in part. The Court has not addressed all of Defendants' arguments seeking dismissal of Plaintiffs' state law claims. But the Court's opinion explains that at least one claim in each jurisdic tion will proceed to discovery, with the exception of Wisconsin. Any state law claim the Court has addressed and dismissed, is dismissed without prejudice.To the extent Plaintiffs believe they can cure the deficiencies the Court has described with re spect to their claims under Wisconsin law, Plaintiffs may file a joint motion for leave to amend by December 20, 2017, supported by a brief of no more than five pages explaining how the amendments would cure Plaintiffs' allegations. The proposed amended paragraphs of the complaints (not the entire complaints) should also be attached as an exhibit. No defendant should file a responding brief unless the Court so orders.To the extent it is necessary in order to streamline a trial or assess dam ages for the Court to address the additional state law claims not addressed in this opinion, or to reconsider dismissal of state law claims under the laws of jurisdictions for which other claims are proceeding, the Court will address those issues when appropriate. For now, however, the parties know which jurisdictions remain in play and which are out. That is a sufficient basis to conduct discovery. Signed by the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin on 11/20/2017:Mailed notice(srn, )
November 13, 2017 536 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER: For the reasons stated in the attached Order, Defendants' Motion to Stay Production Obligations Imposed by Plaintiffs' Subpoenas Served on Third Parties 499 is granted in part and denied in part. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 11/13/2017. Mailed notice (ber, )
September 28, 2017 489 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER concerning production of the Florida Attorney General documents. Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 9/28/2017. Mailed notice(ber, )
August 7, 2017 449 Opinion or Order of the Court Order Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 8/7/2017: For the reasons stated in the attached Order, Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel the Deposition of Defendant Foster Farms, LLC 405 is granted in part and denied in part. Mailed notice(lxs, )

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Plaintiff: Maplevale Farms, Inc.
Represented By: W. Joseph Bruckner
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Represented By: Steven Alan Hart
Represented By: Roberta D. Liebenberg
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Plaintiff: Daniel M. Percy
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Plaintiff: Gloria J. Lathen
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Defendant: Perdue Farms, Inc.
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Represented By: Christa Cynthia Cottrell
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Defendant: Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division)
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Defendant: Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division)
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Defendant: Mountainaire Farms, Inc.
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Defendant: Fieldale Farms Corporation
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Defendant: George's Inc.
Represented By: Kristy Elizabeth Boehler
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Defendant: George's Farms, Inc.
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Defendant: O.K. Foods, Inc.
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Defendant: O.K. Farms, Inc.
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Defendant: O.K. Industries, Inc.
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