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Case 3:13-cv-14207 Document 14 Filed 07/19/13 Page 1 of 7 PageID #: 804

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

HUNTINGTON DIVISION




Plaintiffs,

PAMELA D. SMITH, et al.,



v.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY,





Defendant.





















CIVIL ACTION NO: 3:13-cv-14207
Honorable Robert C. Chambers

FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S MEMORANDUM
IN RESPONSE TO MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE



Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) states as follows in response to Plaintiffs’ motion

pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a) to consolidate this action with Belville, et al. v. Ford Motor

Company, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-6529 (hereinafter “Belville”). Ford adopts and incorporates

by reference as if fully set forth herein the arguments made in Ford’s Memorandum in Response

to Motion to Consolidate filed in Belville. Belville, ECF Doc. No. 36 (“Belville Response”). As

set forth in more detail in the Belville Response, Ford agrees that there will be a need for

coordinated handling of certain aspects of these cases to avoid duplicative discovery and for

purposes of judicial economy; however, Ford cannot consent to the consolidation of these actions

pursuant to Rule 42 as proposed by Plaintiffs because none of these claims can be tried on a

class-wide basis.



























Respectfully submitted,

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

By Counsel

/s/ Michael Bonasso



Case 3:13-cv-14207 Document 14 Filed 07/19/13 Page 2 of 7 PageID #: 805

Michael Bonasso (WV Bar No. 394)
William J. Hanna (WV Bar No. 5518)
Susan W. Romaine (WV Bar No. 9936)
Bradley J. Schmalzer (WV Bar No. 11144)
Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
P.O. Box 3843
Charleston, WV 25338-3843
Telephone: (304) 344-4259
Facsimile: (304) 345-0260
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

J. Tracy Walker, IV
Tennille J. Checkovich
S. Virginia Bondurant
McGuireWoods LLP
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030
Telephone: (804) 775-1131
Facsimile: (804) 698-2201
[email protected]
Pro Hac Vice Admission Applications Pending

Peter J. Fazio
Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein &
Deutsch, LLP
600 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 593-5458
Facsimile: (212) 593-6970
[email protected]
Pro Hac Vice Admission Application Pending







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Case 3:13-cv-14207 Document 14 Filed 07/19/13 Page 3 of 7 PageID #: 806

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

HUNTINGTON DIVISION








Plaintiffs,

PAMELA D. SMITH, et al.,



v.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY,





Defendant.
















CIVIL ACTION NO: 3:13-cv-14207
Honorable Robert C. Chambers

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE



I, Michael Bonasso, do hereby certify that, on this 19th day of July 2013, I filed a true

and correct copy of the above and foregoing FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S

MEMORANDUM IN RESPONSE TO MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE with the Clerk of the

Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send notification of such filing to the following

counsel for Plaintiffs:

Niall A. Paul (WV Bar No. 5622)
Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC
300 Kanawha Boulevard, East (25301)
P.O. Box 273
Charleston, WV 25321
Telephone (304) 340-3800
Facsimile (304) 340-3801
[email protected]

Nathan B. Atkinson (WV Bar No. 10757)
Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC
110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 500
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 25321
Tel: (336) 725-4710
Fax: (336) 725-4476
[email protected]







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Adam J. Levitt
John E. Tangren
Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Tel: (312) 214-0000
Fax: (312) 214-0001
[email protected]
[email protected]

Mark DiCello
Robert F. DiCello
The Dicello Law firm
Western Reserve Law Building
7556 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Tel: (440) 953-8888
Fax: (440) 953-9138
[email protected]
[email protected]

Guy R. Bucci (WV Bar No. 0521)
Timothy C. Bailey (WV Bar No. 5839)
Lee Javins (WV Bar No. 6613)
Bucci Bailey & Javins L.C.
213 Hale Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Tel: (304) 932-4639
Fax: (304) 345-0375
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

James R. Bartimus
Stephen M. Gorny
Bartimus, Frickleton,
Robertson & Gorny, P.C.
11150 Overbrook Road, Suite 200
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Tel: (913) 266-2300
Fax: (913) 266-2366
[email protected]
[email protected]







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John T. Murray
Murray and Murray Co., L.P.A.
111 East Shoreline Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Tel: (419) 624-3000
Fax: (419) 624-0707
[email protected]

John Scarola
C. Calvin Warriner III
Searcy, Denney, Scarola,
Barnhart & Shipley PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Tel: (800) 780-8607
Fax: (561) 686-6300
[email protected]
[email protected]

Joseph J. Siprut
Aleksandra M.S. Vold
Siprut P.C.
17 North State Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Tel: (312) 236-0000
Fax: (312) 948-9212
[email protected]
[email protected]

Keith G. Bremer
Alison K. Hurley
Benjamin L. Price
Bremer, Whyte, Brown
& O’Meara LLP
20320 S.W. Birch Street, Second Floor
Newport Beach, California 92660
Tel: (949) 221-1000
Fax: (949) 221-1001
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]







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E. Powell Miller
Richard L. Merpi II
The Miller Law Firm, P.C.
950 West University Drive, Suite 300
Rochester, Michigan 48307
Tel: (248) 841-2200
Fax: (248) 652-2852
[email protected]
[email protected]

Grant L. Davis
Timothy C. Gaarder
Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC
1100 Main Street, Suite 2930
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Tel: (816) 421-1600
Fax: (816) 472-5972
[email protected]
[email protected]

Edgar F. Heiskell, III (WV Bar No. 1668)
Attorney at Law
Post Office Box 3232
Charleston, West Virginia 25332
Tel: (304) 989-4459
[email protected]

Gregory M. Travalio
Mark H. Troutman
Isaac, Wiles, Burkholder & Teetor LLC
Two Miranova Place, Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 221-2121
Fax: (614) 365-9516
[email protected]
[email protected]

John H. Gomez
Stephanie Poli
Gomez & Iagmin
655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, California 92101
Tel: (619) 237-3490
Fax: (619) 237-3496
[email protected]
[email protected]



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V. Paul Bucci, II
Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
1435 Walnut Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Tel: (215) 399-9255
Fax: (215) 241-8700
[email protected]


/s/ Michael Bonasso

Michael Bonasso (WV Bar. No. 394)
















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