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Knaack v. Knight Transportation, Inc.

United States District Court, D. Nevada

June 24, 2019

TERRI KNAACK, individually, and as Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Knaack, deceased, ANDREW KNAACK, Plaintiffs,
v.
KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC.; KNIGHT REFRIGERATED, LLC; KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION HOLDINGS, INC.; CAROL WALKER, Defendants.

          WOOD, SMITH, HENNING & BERMAN LLP JOEL D. ODOU ANALISE N.M. TILTON CHRISTINA M. MAMER KEVIN D. SMITH Attorneys for Defendants, Knight Transportation, Inc., Knight Refrigerated, LLC, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. and Carol Walker

          DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE DISMISSAL AND TO COMPLETE SETTLEMENT (FIRST REQUEST), AND ORDER THEREON

          LARRY R. HICKS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         Defendants, KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC., KNIGHT REFRIGERATED, LLC, KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION HOLDINGS, INC. and CAROL WALKER, herebymove this Court for an extension of time to July 12, 2019, to complete the settlement and file the dismissal in the above-entitled action.

         This motion is made and based upon the pleadings and papers on file, and the memorandum of points and authorities herein.

         DECLARATION OF JOEL D. ODOU

         I, Joel D. Odou, declare as follows:

         1. I am an attorney at law duly admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Nevada. IamaPartner with WOOD, SMITH, HENNING &BERMAN LLP, oneofthe attorneys of record for Defendants, KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC., KNIGHT REFRIGERATED, LLC, KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION HOLDINGS, INC. and CAROL WALKER (hereinafter "Defendants"). I know the following facts to be true of my own knowledge, and if called to testify, I could competently do so.

         2. Defendants are seeking an extension of time to allow for the full funding of the settlements and so that the settlement drafts may clear prior to the filing of the dismissal in this matter.

         3. As reported by the parties, settlements were reached with both Plaintiffs for confidential amounts. The settlement with Plaintiff, Terri Knaack was reached by insurance retained co-counsel for Defendants, Teddy Parker, on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The settlement amount is confidential, but was in excess of self-insured retentions of the Defendants.

         4. My firm was directly retained by the Knight Defendants under that self-insured retention, which deducts defense costs incurred in this litigation from its limits.

         5. As part of the settlement, an accounting of all costs incurred in this case was performed to determine the amount of erosion of that self-insured retention, with the balance of that self-insured retention to be paid to settle this claim along with payments from participating insurance carriers.

         6. Ultimately, some of these payments are being collected from carriers participating through the London Insurance Market.

         7. Accordingly, arrangements have been made by the lead carrier to collect all of the overseas settlement funds and have them transferred via international wire to my law firm's trust account.

         8. The settlement agreement was finalized by the Parties on May 24, 2019.

         9. The settlement agreement was signed by Plaintiffs on May 29, 2019.

         10. The settlement agreement was provided to ...


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