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Case Information & Documents 2019-07-12T20:16:13+00:00

Salmon Indirect Antitrust Litigation

Case No.: 1:19-cv-22128-RS (SD Fla.)

 Case: Wood Mountain Fish LLC, Plaintiff v. Mowi ASA (fka Marine Harvest ASA), Marine Harvest USA, LLC, Marine Harvest Canada, Inc., Ducktrap River of Maine LLC, Grieg Seafood ASA, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., Bremnes Seashore AS, Ocean Quality AS, Ocean Quality North America Inc., Ocean Quality USA Inc., Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc., SalMar ASA, Leroy Seafood Group ASA, Leroy Seafood USA Inc., and Scottish Sea Farms Ltd., Defendants.

Summary: On May 24, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Wood Mountain Fish LLC filed a Complaint for Damages and Injunctive Relief against Mowi ASA, et al. The filings and orders in this matter are available below.

Notice to Defendants: If you fail to respond to this complaint, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. To prevent this from happening you must file a response with the court clerk or administrator within 21 days of the date this message was posted. Your response must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney, Fred T. Isquith. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, New York, NY 10016; phone: 212-545-4600; email: isquith@whafh.com .

Documents

1.  Complaint

1-1.  Civil Cover Sheet

1-2.  Summonses

2. Clerks Notice of Judge Assignment to Judge Ursula Ungaro.
Pursuant to 28 USC 636(c), the parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan is available to handle any or all proceedings in this case. If agreed, parties should complete and file the Consent form found on our website. It is not necessary to file a document indicating lack of consent.

3.  Summons Issued as to Bremnes Seashore AS, Ducktrap River of Maine LLC, Grieg Seafood ASA, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., Harvest USA, LLC, Leroy Seafood Group ASA, Leroy Seafood USA Inc., Marine Harvest Canada Inc., Mowi ASA (fka Marine Harvest ASA), Ocean Quality AS, Ocean Quality North America Inc., Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc., Ocean Quality USA Inc., SalMar ASA, Scottish Sea Farms Ltd.

4.  Bar Letter re: Admissions sent to attorney Fred Taylor Isquith, Thomas H. Burt, Veronica Bosco

5.  Bar Letter re: Admissions sent to attorney Heidi M. Silton

6.  Bar Letter re: Admissions sent to attorney Elizabeth C. Pritzker

7.  Bar Letter re: Admissions sent to attorney Richard J. Vita

8.  MOTION to Transfer and Coordinate with Related Consolidated Class Actions & Notice of Pending, Refiled, Related, or Similar Actions by Wood Mountain Fish LLC

8-1.  Errata A – Order

8-2.  Text of Proposed Order

9.  MOTION to Appoint Lead Counsel Fred T. Isquith (Appointment as Interim Class Counsel) by Wood Mountain Fish LLC

9-1. Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support

9-2. Declaration of Fred T. Isquith in Support

9-3. Exhibit A to Fred Isquith Declaration – 5-13-19 Consolidation Order of Judge Altonaga

9-4. Exhibit B to Fred Isquith Declaration – Notice of Pending, Refiled, Related, or Similar Actions and Motion to Transfer and Coordinate

9-5. Exhibit C to Fred Isquith Declaration – Firm Resume of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

9-6. Exhibit D to Fred Isquith Declaration – Hearing transcript portions

9-7. Exhibit E to Fred Isquith Declaration – SFMS Firm Resume

9-8. Exhibit F to Fred Isquith Declaration – Lockridge Grindal Firm Resume

9-9. Exhibit G to Fred Isquith Declaration – Pritzker Levine LLP

9-10. Text of Proposed Order

10. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Heidi M. Silton

10-1. Certification of Heidi M. Silton

10-2. Text of Proposed ORder

11. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Veronica M. Bosco

11-1. Certification of Veronica M. Bosco

11-2. Text of Proposed Order

12. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Thomas H. Burt

12-1. Certification of Thomas H. Burt

12-2. Text of Proposed Order

13. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Fred T. Isquith

13-1. Certification of Fred T. Isquith

13-2. Text of Proposed Order

14. ORDER Denying Without Prejudice 8 Motion to Transfer and Coordinate with Related Consolidated Class Actions & Notice of Pending, Refiled, Related, or Similar Actions

15. ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney(s) Heidi M. Silton

16. ORDER granting 11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney(s) Veronica M. Bosco

17. ORDER granting 12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney(s) Thomas H. Burt

18. ORDER granting 13 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney(s) Fred T. Isquith

19. Order Setting Initial Planning And Scheduling Conference

20. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Elizabeth C. Pritzker

20-1. Certification of Elizabeth C. Pritzker

20-2. Text of Proposed Order

21. ORDER granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney(s) Elizabeth C. Pritzker

22. ORDER OF REASSIGNMENT to Judge Rodney Smith for all further proceedings

23. ORDER REASSIGNING CASE to Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis

24. ORDER granting 9 MOTION to Appoint Interim Class Counsel Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

25. SUMMONS (Affidavit) Returned Executed on 1 Complaint, by Wood Mountain Fish LLC. Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc.

26. Plaintiff’s MOTION for Approval of Plan for Alternative Service of Process on Norwegian Defendants and Incorporated Memorandum of Law by Wood Mountain Fish LLC

26-1. Declaration of Heidi M. Silton in Support

26-2. Exhibit 1 – Dkt 29 Order re Alt Serv

26-3. Exhibit 2 – Mowi Contact

26-4. Exhibit 3 – Marine Harvest to more than double

26-5. Exhibit 4 – FL Corp Name Chg Mowi

26-6. Exhibit 5 – Contact Ocean Quality

26-7. Exhibit 6 – Grieg Seafood Contact

26-8. Exhibit 7 – Sales Grieg Seafood

26-9. Exhibit 8 – Contact us Bremnes Seashore

26-10. Exhibit 9 – SalMar

26-11. Exhibit 10 – Leroy Seafood Contact

26-12. Exhibit 11 – Hague Service Abroad

26-13. Exhibit 12- Outline Hague Service Convention

26-14. Exhibit 13 – Translation and Hague Blog

26-15. Exhibit 14 – Norway HCCH Authority

26-16. Text of Proposed Order

27. STATUS REPORT by Wood Mountain Fish LLC

28. SUMMONS (Affidavit) Returned Executed on 1 Complaint, by Wood Mountain Fish LLC. Ocean Quality USA Inc.

29. SUMMONS (Affidavit) Returned Executed on 1 Complaint, by Wood Mountain Fish LLC. Leroy Seafood USA Inc.

30. NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by John Carl Seipp, Jr on behalf of Leroy Seafood USA Inc.

31. NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Christine L. Welstead on behalf of Leroy Seafood USA Inc.

32. NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Sara Leann Salem on behalf of Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc., Ocean Quality USA Inc.

33. RESPONSE to 19 Order Requiring Joint Scheduling Report,, Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings, Plaintiff’s Response to Judge Ungaro’s Directive to File a Joint Scheduling Report by July 5, 2019 by Wood Mountain Fish LLC

34. Agreed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply/Answer as to 1 Complaint,, by Leroy Seafood USA Inc.

34-1. Text of Proposed Order

35. NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Lawrence Dean Silverman on behalf of Ducktrap River of Maine LLC, Marine Harvest USA, LLC

36. Corporate Disclosure Statement by Ducktrap River of Maine LLC, Marine Harvest USA, LLC

37. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Paul M. Eckles

37-1. Certification of Paul M. Eckles

37-2. Text of Proposed Order Granting Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Design

38. PAPERLESS ORDER granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants Ocean Quality USA, Inc., Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc., Marine Harvest USA, LLC, Ducktrap River of Maine, LLC, and Leroy Seafood USA Inc., shall respond to the 1Complaint by no later than August 2, 2019. Signed by Judge Rodney Smith on 7/3/2019

39. PAPERLESS ORDER VACATING 19 Order. Signed by Judge Rodney Smith on 7/3/2019.

40. ORDER REQUIRING JOINT SCHEDULING REPORT, CERTIFICATES OF INTERESTED PARTIES AND CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Joint Scheduling Report due by 8/5/2019.

41. PAPERLESS ORDER granting 37 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney Paul M. Eckles. The Court finds that the application satisfies the requirements of S.D. Fla. Local Atty. R. 4. Therefore, the Clerk is directed to add Paul M. Eckles, Esq., as counsel of record for Defendant Marine Harvest USA, LLC and Ducktrap River of Maine LLC. Signed by Judge Rodney Smith on 7/3/2019.

42. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Karen Hoffman Lent

42-1. Certification

42-2. Text of Proposed Order Granting Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Design

43. PAPERLESS ORDER granting 42 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Attorney Karen Hoffman Lent. The Court finds that the application satisfies the requirements of S.D. Fla. Local Atty. R. 4. Therefore, the Clerk is directed to add Karen Hoffman Lent, Esq., as counsel of record for Defendant Marine Harvest USA, LLC and Ducktrap River of Maine LLC. Signed by Judge Rodney Smith on 7/8/2019.

44. Corporate Disclosure Statement by Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc., Ocean Quality USA Inc.

45. ORDER granting 26 Motion for Approval of Plan for Alternative Service of Process on Norwegian Defendants

46. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for DAVID I. GELFAND

46-1. CERTIFICATION OF DAVID I. GELFAND

46-2. Text of Proposed Order

47. MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for CAROLINE STANTON

47-1. CERTIFICATION OF CAROLINE STANTON

47-2. Text of Proposed Order

48. Corporate Disclosure Statement by Leroy Seafood USA Inc. identifying Other Affiliate Austevoll Seafood ASA for Leroy Seafood USA Inc.