Gayneaux et al v. National Oilwell Varco, LP

Plaintiff: Seabright Insurance Co and Kenneth Gayneaux
Defendant: National Oilwell Varco L P
Case Number: 6:2013cv00637
Filed: March 28, 2013
Court: Louisiana Western District Court
Office: Lafayette Office
County: Vermilion
Referring Judge: Patrick J Hanna
Presiding Judge: Richard T Haik
Nature of Suit: P.I.: Other
Cause of Action: 28:1332 Diversity-Personal Injury
Jury Demanded By: Both

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May 14, 2013 13 Opinion or Order of the Court JURISDICTIONAL ORDER : Upon review of the parties submissions, the undersigned finds that the plaintiff has sustained his burden of proving that this Court has subject-matter jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Additionally, although the plaint iff did not expressly plead an alternative basis of jurisdiction in his complaint, his allegation that the accident underlying the lawsuitoccurred on a fixed platform on the Outer Continental Shelf (Rec. Doc. 1 at 7), which was confirmed by the defendant (Rec. Doc. 12 at 1), affords federal question jurisdiction. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patrick J Hanna on 5/14/13. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Main Document 13 replaced on 5/14/2013) (Kennedy, T).
April 17, 2013 7 Opinion or Order of the Court SUA SPONTE JURISDICTIONAL BRIEFING ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that, not later than twenty-one days after the date of this order, the plaintiffs shall file a memorandum setting forth specific facts that support a finding that theparties are diverse in citizenship. These facts should be supported withsummary-judgment-type evidence. The defendant will be allowed seven days to respond to the plaintiffs submission. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patrick J Hanna on 4/17/13. (crt,Kennedy, T)

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Plaintiff: Seabright Insurance Co
Represented By: James T Busenlener
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Plaintiff: Kenneth Gayneaux
Represented By: James T Busenlener
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Defendant: National Oilwell Varco L P
Represented By: Douglas C Longman, Jr
Represented By: Louis Simon, II(Designation Retained)
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