THOMAS H. HAYDEN AND JACQUELINE S. HAYDEN
3M COMPANY, ET AL.
APPLICATION FOR WRITS DIRECTED TO CIVIL DISTRICT COURT,
ORLEANS PARISH NO. 2015-03732, DIVISION "E"
Honorable Clare Jupiter, Judge.
REMAND FROM LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT.
P. Landry Frank J. Swarr Philip C. Hoffinan Matthew C. Clark
LANDRY & SWARR, L.L.C., AND Charles W. Branham, III, Pro
Hac Vice Lisa W. Shirley DEAN OMAR BRANHAM, LLP., COUNSEL FOR
Deborah D. Kuchler Monique M. Weiner Janika D. Polk Lee B.
Ziffer Amber B. Barlow, KUCHLER POLK SCHELL WEINER &
RICHARDSON, LLC. COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT/FORD MOTOR
Patrick J. O'Cain Deidre C. McGlinchey Jose L. Barro
MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD, PLLC, COUNSEL FOR
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT/CNH AMERICA LLC.
E. Barkley, Jr. Mark P. Seyler Thomas E. Schwab BARKLEY &
THOMPSON, L.C., COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/RESONDENT/EATON
Baxter Forrest Ren Wilkes Georgia Noble Ainsworth Ashley
Armour Edwards Margaret Adams Casey M. James Dempsey COSMICH
SIMMONS & BROWN, PLLC., COUNSEL FOR
William C. Harrison Jennifer E. Adams A. Wendell Stout, III
Barbara B. Ormsby Jason P. Franco DEUTSCH KERRIGAN, L.L.P.,
AND Richard M. Wyner, Pro Hac Vice David S. Norris, Pro Hac
Vice GOODWIN PROCTER LLP., COUNSEL FOR
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT/DANA COMPANIES, LLC.
Shuman Sarah E. McMillan MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD, PLLC, AND Jack
R. Reiter, Pro Hac Vice GRAY ROBINSON, P.A., COUNSEL FOR
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT/HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
J. Hainkel, III Angela M. Bowlin James H. Brown, Jr. Magali
A. Puente-Martin Peter R. Tafaro Kelsey A. Eagan Kelly L.
Long FRILOT L.L.C., COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT RESPONDENT/FOSTER
composed of Judge Dennis R. Bagneris, Sr., Judge Roland L.
Belsome, Judge Marion F. Edwards, Pro Tempore.
L. BELSOME JUDGE.
preparation for trial on this mesothelioma case, the
plaintiff served trial subpoenas on numerous defendant
corporations for the in-court appearance of a corporate
representative at trial. The defendant corporations filed
motions to quash the subpoenas. The trial court granted the
motions to quash as to the corporations that were not
domiciled in Louisiana. The plaintiff filed an application
for supervisory writs to this Court, which was denied in a
2-1 decision. Thereafter, the plaintiff filed a writ
application in the Louisiana Supreme Court.
the Louisiana Supreme Court issued orders remanding the
matter to this Court for briefing, oral argument, and full
remand, the sole issue to be determined is whether Louisiana
subpoena power extends to nonresident parties participating
in litigation in Louisiana courts.
limitations on subpoena power are set forth in La. C.C.P.
art. 1352, which reads:
A witness, whether a party or not, who resides or is employed
in this state may be subpoenaed to attend a trial or hearing
wherever held in this state. No subpoena shall issue to
compel the attendance of such a witness who resides and is
employed outside the parish and more than twenty-five miles
from the courthouse where the trial or hearing ...