Adnderson v. Beatrice Foods

Index of Pleadings in Anderson v. Beatrice Foods

Docket Sheet, U.S. Dist. Ct. MA - Part I 
Docket Sheet, U.S. Dist. Ct. MA - Part II
Docket Sheet, U.S. Dist. Ct. MA - Part III 
Docket Sheet, U.S. Dist. Ct. MA - Part IV


Superior Court Pleading

5/14/82 Complaint, Anderson et al. v. Cryovac, Inc.; W.R. Grace Company, Inc.; John J. Riley Company, Inc.; Beatrice Foods, Inc.; and XYZ Company(ies)
5/20/82 Summons and Proof of Service of Process, Riley, Grace, Beatrice, Cryovac
6/9/82 Answer of Defendant W.R. Grace & Co. and Its Cryovac Division
6/15/82 Stipulation to Extend Time to File Response, by Beatrice
6/16/82 Copy of Petition for Removal Filed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. s1446(e), by Grace and Beatrice


Federal Court Pleadings

10/12/82 Interrogatories Propounded by the Plaintiffs, Anne Anderson, et al., to be Answered by the Defendant W.R. Grace & Co. (First Set)
11/9/82 Motion by Defendant W.R. Grace & Co. d/b/a Cryovac Division to Strike the Complaint and Amended Complaint and Dismiss the Action under Rule 11
11/9/82 Objections of W.R. Grace & Co. to Plaintiff's Interrogatories
12/3/82 Plaintiff's First Motion to Compel Answer to Interrogatories, Motion for a Protective Order and Request for an Expedited Hearing and in Opposition to Motion by Defendant W.R. Grace & Co. for Protective Order and to Strike the Complaint and Amended Complaint and Dismiss the Action
12/3/82 Motion to Quash Subpoena, by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
12/8/82 Opposition to Plaintiff's First Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Motion for a Protective Order, by Cryovac
12/8/82 Memorandum of Defendant W.R. Grace & Co. in Opposition to Plaintiff's First Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Motion for a Protective Order
1/24/83 Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., 96 F.R.D. 431 (D. Mass. 1983): Rejection of Rule 11 sanctions sought by W.R. Grace & Co. against Plaintiffs
2/9/83 Answers of W.R. Grace & Co. to Plaintiff's Interrogatories (First Set)
3/7/83 Second Amended Complaint
3/25/83 Assented-to Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Responsive Pleading, by Beatrice, Riley
4/4/83 Answer of W.R. Grace & Co. and its Cryovac Division to Second Amended Complaint
4/15/83 Beatrice Food Co.'s Responses to Plaintiffs' First Set of Interrogatories
4/15/83 Answer of Defendant Beatrice Foods Co. and Its Division John J. Riley Co. to Second Amended Complaint - Part 1
4/15/83 Answer of Defendant Beatrice Foods Co. and Its Division John J. Riley Co. to Second Amended Complaint - Part 2
8/29/83 Request of Defendant Beatrice Foods Co. to the Plaintiffs for the Production of Documents
5/18/84 Motion of W.R. Grace & Co. for Summary Judgment (and Request for Oral Argument Thereon)
5/18/84 Memorandum of W.R. Grace & Co. in Support of Its Motion for Summary Judgment
7/25/84 Skinner, D.J., Memorandum and Order (denying W.R. Grace & Co. Motion for Summary Judgment)
9/5/84 Skinner, D.J., Scheduling Order
10/2/84 Motion to Add Third-Party Defendant (Unifirst), by W.R. Grace & Co.
11/13/84 Motion of Third-Party Defendant Unifirst Corporation for Stay
2/7/85 Plaintiff's Motion for Order to Compel Further Answers to Interrogatories (against Beatrice)
2/15/85 Fourth-Party Complaint of Unifirst Corporation (against J.J. Riley and Beatrice Food)
2/15/85 Defendants' Joint Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, by Beatrice and Grace
2/15/85 Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Joint Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, by Beatrice and Grace
4/3/85 Deposition of John J. Riley (excerpts) - Part I
4/3/85 Deposition of John J. Riley (excerpts) - Part II
4/8/85 Motion to Amend Complaint, by Anderson
6/3/85 Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal of Third-Party Action by Third-Party Plaintiff W.R. Grace & Co. Against Third-Party Defendant Unifirst Corporation
9/17/85 Plaintiffs' Response to Defendant Beatrice Food Co.'s Request for Production of Documents
9/26/85 Motion of WGBH Educational Fund and the Chedd-Angier Production Company to Intervene Pursuant to Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
9/26/85 Motion of Intervenor to Stay Order of September 4, 1985
10/3/85 Skinner, D.J., Protective Order (entered)
10/3/85 Skinner, D.J., Order of Reference (of Discovery Issues to Magistrate, entered)
10/18/85 Motion for Change of Venue, by Grace
12/9/85 Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order (re: Deposition, Expert Shirley Conibear)
12/9/85 Order, Magistrate Cohen (re: Deposition, Expert Shirley Conibear)
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1/2/86 Motion of Defendants for an Order to Compel Physical Examination of the Plaintiffs
1/15/86 Notice of Deposition (Dr. Adamji), by Grace
1/15/86 Plaintiffs' Trial Plan: A Modified Test Case
1/27/86 Joint Motion of Defendants for Continuance of Trial Date
1/27/86 Affidavit of Jerome P. Facher in Support of Continuance of the Trial Date on the Ground of Fairness
2/14/86 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Defendant, W.R. Grace & Co., Inc. to Produce Documents
2/21/86 Anderson v. W.R. Grace & Co., 628 F. Supp. 1219 (D. Mass. 1986) (Granting in part and denying in part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment)
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6/1/86 Beatrice's Memorandum in Support of Motion for Directed verdict
6/2/86 Memorandum of W.R. Grace & Co. in Support of Motion for Directed Verdict
6/9/86 Memorandum and Order on Motions for Directed Verdicts
7/9/86 Beatrice's Motion for a Directed Verdict at the Close of All of theEvidence
7/9/86 Plaintiffs' Preliminary Requests for Instructions to the Jury
------- Beatrice's Preliminary Suggestions for Special Interrogatories, Phase I
7/28/86 Special Interrogatories to the Jury as to W.R. Grace & Co.
7/30/86 W.R. Grace & Co.'s Motion for Entry of Judgment pursuant to Rule 50(B)
8/8/86 Motion of W.R. Grace & Co. for New Trial
8/26/86 W.R. Grace & Co.'s Motion to Dismiss All Claims
8/26/86 W.R. Grace & Co.'s Motion to Dismiss Claims on Behalf of Michael Zona
9/3/86 Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and Approval of Form of Final Judgment, by Beatrice
9/22/86 Joint Motion for Order Approving Settlement, by Anderson, Grace
9/22/86 Order of Dismissal
9/29/86 Stipulation of Dismissal
10/2/86 Judgment, Rule 54(B) (for Beatrice)
11/5/86 Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., 805 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1986): Appeal of Intervenor Boston Globe, which was excluded from seeing some discovery materials by a protective order
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5/15/87 Joint Notice of Appeal as to Defendant Beatrice Foods, Inc., by Anderson
12/22/88 Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., 862 F.2d 910 (1st Cir. 1988): Plaintiffs' appeal of judgment for Beatrice. Affirms everything but the trial court's handling of the Rule 60(b) motion, which it remands for further inquiry
12/23/88 American Mut. Liability Ins. Co. v. Beatrice, 1988 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14866; 1988 WL 142221 (N.D. Ill. 1988). Order denying Anderson plaintiffs' Motion to Intervene in the suit between Beatrice and its insurers (available only on web site or in library)
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3/15/89 Plaintiffs' Motion for a New Trial Pursuant to R. 60(b)(6)
7/7/89 Anderson v. Beatrice Foods Co., 127 F.R.D. 1 (D. Mass. 1989). District court order denying Plaintiffs' motion for new trial, finding that the Yankee report should have been turned over but that its absence did not prevent the Plaintiffs from presenting their case.
7/14/89 Plaintiffs' Motion for Discovery
12/2/89 Anderson v. Beatrice Foods Co., 129 F.R.D. 394 (D. Mass. 1989). District court's denial of all Plaintiffs' pending motions for new trial or relief from judgment.
3/26/90 Anderson v. Beatrice Foods Co., 900 F.2d 388 (1st Cir. 1990). Affirms district court's final order on the Rule 60 motions; discusses standards of review of decisions under Rule 60 and Rule 11
3/26/90 Judgment, of United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Affirming District Court decision
5/21/90 Beatrice's Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Preclude State Court Action with handwritten grant of motion
12/1/92 W.R. Grace & Co. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 600 N.E.2d 176 (Mass.App. 1992): Grace's suit to collect its settlement costs from its insurance companies. Affirming denial of Grace's Motion for Summary Judgment and grant of Gibralter's Motion for Summary Judgment. Remanding remaining issues for trial (available only on web site or in library).
2/24/94 American Mut. Liability Ins. Co. v. Beatrice, 1994 U.S. Dist. Lexis 1989, 1994 WL 67859 (N.D.Ill. 1994), denying Beatrice Insurer Liberty Mutual's Motion for Leave to File Affirmative Defenses, which was construed as a Motion to Dismiss (available only on web site or in library).
2/24/94 American Mut. Liability Ins. Co. v. Beatrice, 1994 U.S. Dist. Lexis 1993, 1994 WL 63015 (N.D.Ill. 1994). Court grants and denies various motions and instructs parties to discuss settlement (available only on web site or in library).
4/2/96 American Mut. Liability Ins. Co. v. Beatrice, 924 F.Supp. 861 (N.D.Ill. 1996): Last chapter in suit by Beatrice to recover $7 million in litigation costs from its insurers. Granting Beatrice's Motion to Compel Discovery in action against its insurer (available only on web site or in library).


Additional Pleadings

09/17/86 Beatrice's Memorandum Concerning Trial of Dispositive Issues
01/15/86Memorandum and Order on Defendant Beatrice Food Co.'s Motion for Immediate Entry of Final Judgment Under Rule 54(b)