Office of the Clerk of Court
Michael E. Kunz, Clerk of Court
MDL 875
Information for Cases in the Maritime Docket (MARDOC)
Judge Hey has issued a Notice reminding counsel of the filing procedures in Section (A)(4) of Administrative Order No. 25, which apply to identical filings to be made in ten or more cases. Filing a motion or document on the 02-md-875 docket alone does not ensure that that filing will be deemed to have been made in each MARDOC case. Following these important procedures ensures that the docket for each case is complete and correct. ****UPDATE as of 6/27/2013: Please refer to the Amended Administrative Order No. 25 from now on. This Amended AO slightly alters the filing procedures.****

 MARDOC Administrative Orders
 Updates
 Court Administration
 Steering Committee

MARDOC Administrative Orders
Administrative Orders 1 (MARDOC) and 25 (MARDOC) are the only administrative orders that apply exclusively to MARDOC cases (and not to land-based cases). All other administrative orders that have applied exclusively to MARDOC in the past, have been vacated.


Date Order Title or Topic Download
06/27/2013 Amended Administrative Order No. 25 (MARDOC) applies only to MARDOC cases, and outlines the procedures that the parties in these cases are to follow.
11/03/2009 Administrative Order No. 1 (MARDOC), establishing a MARDOC steering committee.


Updates
Date Description
11/25/2014 On November 24, 2014, the Court issued suggestions of remand in 100 MARDOC cases. See here and here.
11/25/2014 On November 21, 2014, the Court issued an order pertaining to a summary judgment hearing on January 13, 2015. See here.
11/03/2014 On October 23, 2014, the Court granted thirty-two motions to dismiss due to lack of personal jurisdiction under Virgin Islands law. See here.
08/21/2014 On August 20, 2014 the Court issued three orders pertaining to a summary judgment hearing, a pre-remand conference, and a rule to show cause in the MARDOC litigation. See SJ Hearing, Pre-Remand Conference, Rule to Show Cause.
08/13/2014 On August 12, 2014 the Court issued an order pertaining to punitive damages in the MARDOC litigation. See here.
07/10/2014 On July 9, 2014 the Court issued an opinion pertaining to punitive damages in the MARDOC litigation. See here.
03/20/2014 Judge Hey's March 19, 2014 Report and Recommendation pertaining to the production of green cards and service of process. See here.
The exhibits to Judge Hey's Report and Recommendation can be found here.
03/12/2014 On March 11, 2014, 5,974 Motions to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction were granted; 293 Motions to Dismiss for improper service were denied. See Order.
02/05/2014 Judge Robreno's February 5, 2014 Order setting oral argument for certain motions for February 27, 2014. See Order.
A sortable, searchable Excel sheet of the exhibit can be found here.
11/06/2013 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of October 30, 2013. See here.
08/29/2013 Order granting previously dissolved Delaware corportions motions to dismiss in various cases. See Order.
08/27/2013 On August 26, 2013, 418 Motions to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction were granted; 168 Motions to Dismiss for improper service were denied. See Order.
07/26/2013 ****The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of July 16, 2013 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. Please refer to this list and disregard previous lists.**** See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 07/16/13).
06/27/2013 Administrative Order 25 has been amended to reflect updated filing procedures for idential motions. See Order.
06/04/2013 Judge Hey's 5/29/13 order regarding motions to extend response times. See Order.
05/22/2013 Judge Hey's order regarding motions to preclude. See Order.
05/22/2013 Judge Robreno's order regarding the Group 5 dismissal lists. See Order.
05/03/2013 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of May 3, 2013 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. Please refer to this list and disregard previous lists. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 05/03/13).
05/03/2013 Judge Hey's May 3, 2013 Order amending certain deadlines for discovery and for the filing of Daubert and dispositive motions. See Order.
04/19/2013 Judge Robreno's April 17, 2013 Order setting oral argument for certain motions for June 20, 2013. See Order.
A sortable, searchable Excel sheet of the exhibit can be found here.
03/27/2013 Judge Hey's March 26, 2013 Order regarding unopposed motions. See Order.
03/06/2013 Judge Hey's March 4, 2013 Order regarding 39(b)(6) depositions and dispositive motions. See Order.
02/22/2013 Judge Hey's Order adjusting certain motion deadlines. See Order.
02/08/2013 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of February 6, 2013 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. Please refer to this list and disregard previous lists. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 02/06/13).
01/09/2013 Judge Hey's Order regarding responses to motions to dismiss based on personal jurisdiction (updated 02/04/13). See Order.
01/09/2013 Judge Hey's Order regarding dismissal lists of Group 4-7 cases. See Order.
01/02/2013 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of January 2, 2013 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 01/02/13).
12/20/2012 Judge Hey's Order regarding Group 1 response deadlines. See Group 1 Order.
12/20/2012 Judge Hey's Order extending the dedaline for Group 2 dispositive motions. See Group 2 Order.
12/07/2012 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of December 5, 2012 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 12/05/12).
12/05/2012 Judge Hey's Order of December 5, 2012 is available here.
11/14/2012 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of November 14, 2012 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 11/14/12).
11/06/2012 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of November 6, 2012 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 11/06/12).
11/01/2012 In light of Hurricane Sandy, the MARDOC settlement conferences are rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Judge Hey's order indicating as such will be issued shortly.
10/26/2012 In light of the storm expected to hit the Philadelphia region early next week, and in the interests of counsel's safety and convenience in traveling to Philadelphia, Judge Hey has decided to postpone MARDOC settlement conferences until the week of Nov. 12, 2012. An order will be issued next week.
10/22/2012 Judge Hey's Order of October 19, 2012, denying Plaintiffs' motion to strike, is available here.
10/10/2012 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of October 10, 2012 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 10/10/12).
09/24/2012 Judge Hey's Amended Order of September 24, 2012, setting a settlement conference for Group 3, is available here.
09/21/2012 Judge Hey's Order of September 21, 2012, setting a settlement conference for Group 3, is available here.
09/17/2012 Judge Hey's Order of September 17, 2012 is available here.
09/14/2012 Judge Robreno's Order of September 14, 2012 is available here.
Exhibit A is available here.
09/04/2012 Please see a recently-filed Notice regarding filing procedures here.
08/30/2012 Judge Hey's Order setting a teleconference for September 6, 2012 to discuss various issues is available here.
08/28/2012 Judge Robreno's order regarding plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration and to vacate can be found here.
A PDF of the exhibit is here.
A sortable, searchable Excel sheet of the exhibit can be found here.
08/14/2012 Judge Robreno's Corrected Memorandum Opinion regarding motions to dismiss in the MARDOC cases can be found here.
The Order that accompanies the Opinion is here.
A PDF of the Exhibits is here.
A sortable, searchable Excel sheet of the case lists (Exhibits) can be found here.
07/23/2012 Various Plaintiffs' Motions to Compel have been ruled on. See Order and see also Exhibit A.
07/23/2012 Judge Hey's Order pertaining to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel regarding IMO is available here. See Order.
07/20/2012 Judge Hey's Order pertaining to emergency motions to quash is available here. See Order.
07/16/2012 Judge Hey has ordered, inter alia, that no discovery shall be filed with the Court. See Order.
07/11/2012 *The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of July 11, 2012 to reflect that some cases have been dismissed.* See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 07/11/12).
06/28/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order following the June 26, 2012 teleconference. See order.
06/18/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order scheduling a June 26, 2012 teleconference. See order.
06/18/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order regarding supplemental witness discovery in Groups 1 and 2. See order.
06/18/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order regarding a motion for extension of time to provide verifications and authorizations. See order.
06/18/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order regarding coworker depositions in Group 1. See order.
05/02/2012 On April 30, 2012, Judge Hey issued another order relating to discovery (specifically, Rule 30(b)(6) depositions) in the Group 1 MARDOC cases. See order.
04/23/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order relating to discovery in the Group 1 MARDOC cases. See order.
04/19/2012 Judge Hey has issued an order relating to discovery in the MARDOC cases. See memorandum opinion and order.
04/19/2012 The MARDOC scheduling orders have been updated. See the Excel sheet and the order.
04/16/2012 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been UPDATED as of April 13, 2012 to correct certain incorrect case numbers. This updated Excel sheet highlights these corrections in yellow. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list (as of 03/02/12).
04/03/2012 A hearing on motions to dismiss in the MARDOC litigation has been scheduled for April 26, 2012 in Philadelphia. See the order and the Excel sheet listing the affected cases.
03/02/2012 Judge Hey has signed an order rescheduling the settlement conference in Group 2. See the Order here.
03/28/2012 Judge Hey's order relating to a telephone conference is available here.
03/27/2012 Judge Hey has signed an order extending certain discovery deadlines. The order is available here.
02/27/2012 [THIS ORDER HAS BEEN VACATED. Please see 03/02/2012 update, above.] Judge Hey has signed an order rescheduling the settlement conference in Group 2. See the Order, and the Group 2 case list.
01/27/2012 Judge Hey has signed an order regarding bankruptcy claims. See Order.
01/19/2012 Group 1 of the MARDOC groups case list has been updated to reflect that there are two (rather than one) cases with the Plaintiff's name of Robert N. Cain. The updated Excel sheet (containing all groups) is available for download, with the changes highlighted in yellow. See UPDATED GROUPS 1-7 LIST.
01/12/2012 Judge Hey has signed an order regarding authorizations. See Order.
01/10/2012 Plaintiffs have issued a Notice of the Availability of Authorizations. See Order.
01/04/2012 Judge Hey has issued an Order clarifying the MARDOC scheduling orders. See Order.
12/16/2011 The list of cases in MARDOC Groups 1-7 has been updated to correct certain incorrect case numbers. This updated Excel sheet highlights these corrections in yellow. See updated MARDOC Groups 1-7 list.
12/16/2011 Results of the December 13, 2011 status and scheduling conference for certain MARDOC cases have been posted. See Results.
The Excel sheet listing the case numbers subject to the Dec. 13 conference can be found here.
11/30/2011 Judge Hey has issued an Order setting a deadline for amending complaints in MARDOC litigation. See the Order here.
11/30/2011 Judge Hey has issued Orders regarding the following motions to dismiss based upon lack of personal jurisdiction.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Anuszewski is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Coester is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Findahl is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Florence is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Gelfgren is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant McElroy is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant O'Hanlon is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Shannon is posted here.
The Order regarding the Motion to Dismiss of Defendant Whittaker is posted here.
11/29/2011 Judge Hey has issued Orders scheduling settlement conferences in the first two MARDOC groups.
The Order setting the settlement conference for Group 1 can be found here.
The Order setting the settlement conference for Group 2 can be found here.
11/29/2011 Judge Hey has issued scheduling orders in the various groups of MARDOC cases. An Excel sheet that lists which cases are in which groups (updated 11.30.11) can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 1 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 2 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 3 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 4 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 5 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 6 can be found here.
The scheduling order for Group 7 can be found here.
11/04/2011 An Order has been issued setting a Dec. 13 status and scheduling conference for 5,000 MARDOC cases that were recently opened in E.D. Pa. See Dec. 13 MARDOC Stat. & Sched. Conf. Order.
10/19/2011 Judge Hey has issued an Order regarding previously closed cases in MARDOC. See 10.19.11 Order regarding previously closed cases.
10/18/2011 UPDATED final list of all MARDOC cases that will proceed, sortable by Plaintiff's last name and E.D. Pa. case number. See Updated Final List of MARDOC Cases (10.18.11).
09/29/2011 Magistrate Judge Hey has issued an Order requiring all MARDOC counsel to submit a pro hac vice admission fee and ECF registration form by October 8, 2011. See Pro Hac Vice / ECF Order.
09/28/2011 Christopher Lyding, Esq. is now the MARDOC Case Administrator. See Contacts for his contact information.
08/11/2011 Excel spreadsheet of Plaintiffs' submission of a list of all Defendants in each case, pursuant to Magistrate Judge Hey's Order (below). A pdf version can be found at 02-875 (doc. no. 470). MARDOC Defendants spreadsheet.
08/01/2011 Order setting preliminary deadlines, grouping cases and setting a status and scheduling conference for September 28, 2011. Status and Scheduling Conference Order.
08/01/2011 Excel version of Exhibit "A" attached to Judge Hey's Order (above). Please see Spreadsheet of Case Groups.
07/26/2011 Order Appointing Magistrate Judge Hey to oversee the MARDOC docket and enter orders as necessary. Please see Order Appointing Judge Hey.
06/20/2011 UPDATED final list of all cases that will proceed, including individual plaintiffs' names and a few non OH-N cases that were exlcuded from the last list. Please see Updated Final Case List.
06/20/2011 Order scheduling June 21, 2011 hearing. Please see Order Scheduling Hearing.
05/03/2011 FINAL LIST OF ALL MARDOC CASES THAT WILL PROCEED. Please see Final Case List.
05/03/2011 Memorandum regarding June 21, 2011 meeting. Please see June Meeting Memo.
04/14/2011 Comprehensive list of all active MARDOC cases in the EDPA as of 4.14. Please note that these include ALL cases for each plaintiff opened currently, many of which will eventually be consolidated so that there is one plaintiff-one case number. The three recent transfer orders (below) clarify which number will be the lead case for each Plaintiff, and which cases will be closed. Please see Updated List of all Cases as of 4.14.
04/14/2011 Transfer orders designating the lead plaintiff case number. Please see Transfer Order #35, Transfer Order #36, Transfer Order #37.
03/30/2011 The previously-discussed shipowner meeting to be held on April 7, 2011 is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a later date.
03/17/2011 UPDATED comprehensive list of all cases that the clerk's office has assigned case numbers to by the individual plaintiff's name as of 3.17.11. This list INCLUDES the cases from the list posted on 2.25 (below). A total of 1,744 are now open in the system. Please see Updated List of Cases.
02/25/2011 List of all cases that the clerk's office has assigned case numbers to by the individual plaintiff's name. Please see List of Plaintiffs.
02/14/2011 Memo Regarding February MARDOC Meetings to be Held. Please see Meeting Memo.
01/29/2011 The meeting previously scheduled to be held in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, has been CANCELED due to inclement weather forecasts.
01/03/2010 Plaintiffs' Counsel has Provided a List of all Cases Sorted by Defendant. See List by Defendant.
12/17/2010 List of Cases Generated by the Clerk of the Court that Plaintiff's Counsel is Moving Forward With. After consolidation of same-plaintiff cases under one number, the total will be 3,384 cases. Please see List in Excel Format and List in PDF Format.
12/02/2010 Memo Regarding December MARDOC Meetings to be Held. Please see Meeting Memo.
12/02/2010 List of approximately 2,000 cases to be dismissed to the bankruptcy only docket by Plaintiffs' counsel. The clerk's office is in the process of dismissing these cases. Please see November 29 dismissal list.
12/02/2010 List of approximately 5,000 cases to be dismissed to the bankruptcy only docket by Plaintiffs' counsel. The clerk's office is in the process of dismissing these cases. Please see November 23 dismissal list.
12/02/2010 List of approximately 5,000 cases to be dismissed to the bankruptcy only docket by Plaintiffs' counsel. The clerk's office is in the process of dismissing these cases. Please see November 22 dismissal list.
11/22/2010 List of approximately 6,000 cases to be dismissed to the bankruptcy only docket by Plaintiffs' counsel. The clerk's office is in the process of dismissing these cases. Please see November 16 dismissal list.
10/01/2010 Memorandum regarding information provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see October 1, 2010 memorandum.
10/01/2010 Memorandum regarding remaining manufacturing defendants. Please see remaining manufacturing defendants.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see list of previously transferred cases.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see E.D. Michigan case list.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see U.S. Virgin Islands case list.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see N.D. Ohio case list 1 of 4.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see N.D. Ohio case list 2 of 4.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see N.D. Ohio case list 3 of 4.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see N.D. Ohio case list 4 of 4.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see one additional N.D. Ohio plaintiff.
10/01/2010 Lists of cases provided by plaintiffs' counsel in September 2010. Please see 39 withdrawn cases.
03/24/2010 Cases scheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Please see fifth set of MARDOC cases scheduled.
03/24/2010 Cases scheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Please see fourth set of MARDOC cases scheduled.
03/24/2010 Cases rescheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Please see third set of MARDOC cases scheduled.
02/08/2010 Cases listed in the third group of MARDOC cases. Please see cases which are active and will be going forward from Group 3, with a list of active defendants in each case.
02/08/2010 Cases to be dismissed from the third group of MARDOC cases. Please see cases which will be dismissed and sent to the bankruptcy only docket or which will be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a).
02/08/2010 Cases scheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, February 25, 2010. Please see third set of MARDOC cases scheduled.
01/07/2010 Cases to be dismissed from the first two groups of MARDOC cases. Please see cases which will be dismissed and sent to the bankruptcy only docket and cases that were dismissed for lack of prosecution from the first groups of MARDOC cases.
01/07/2010 Cases from the first two groups of MARDOC cases. Please see cases which are active and will be going forward from Group 1, with a list of active defendants in each case. See also cases which are active and will be going forward from Group 2, with a list of active defendants for each case.
11/24/2009 Cases scheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Please see first set of MARDOC cases scheduled.
11/24/2009 Cases scheduled for a status and scheduling conference on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Please see second set of MARDOC cases scheduled.


Court Administration
Magistrate Judge: Elizabeth T. Hey
United States District Court
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Suite 219
Robert N.C. Nix Federal Courthouse
900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (267) 299-7670
MDL 875 Law Clerk: Christopher Lucca
Email: christopher_lucca@paed.uscourts.gov
Telephone: (267) 299-7422
Case Administrator for MARDOC cases: Christopher Lyding, Esq.
Email: christopher_lyding@paed.uscourts.gov
Telephone: (267) 299-7562


MARDOC Steering Committee
Please see MARDOC Administrative Order No. 1 (Amended).


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