United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana
RICHARD L. BOURGEOIS, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
the Court is Commercial Coolants, Inc. d/b/a Design Air
Systems' (“Commercial Coolants”) Motion for
Leave of Court to File Counterclaim, Crossclaims, and
Third-Party Complaint (R. Doc. 144) filed on April 30, 2018.
Plaintiffs oppose the motion. (R. Doc. 148). Commercial
Coolants filed a Reply. (R. Doc. 156).
about November 2, 2016, Steven Moore and Renee Moore
(“Plaintiffs”) initiated this action in the 19th
Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, naming
as defendants Home Depot and Entergy Louisiana, LLC
(“Entergy”). (R. Doc. 1-2 at 1-5). Plaintiffs
allege that Mr. Moore suffered certain physical injuries when
his commercial truck came into contact with low hanging
electrical lines at a Home Depot facility. The action was
removed on December 1, 2016. (R. Doc. 1).
January 31, 2017, the Court issued a Scheduling Order setting
various deadlines in this action, including the deadline to
join other parties or to amend the pleadings by April 3,
2017, and a trial date of January 14, 2019. (R. Do. 16).
April 5, 2017, the Court entered Entergy's First
Supplemental and Amending Third Party Demand into the record,
which named additional third-party defendants, including
Commercial Coolants. (R. Doc. 37).
April 11, 2017, the Court extended the deadline to join other
parties and to amend the pleadings to July 3, 2017. (R. Doc.
17, 2017, Commercial Coolants made its first appearance. (R.
22, 2017, the Court entered Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint
into the record, which named Commercial Coolants as a
defendant. (R. Doc. 50).
2, 2017, Commercial Coolants filed a motion to dismiss the
third-party demand brought by Entergy. (R. Doc. 54).
25, 2017, Commercial Coolants filed a motion to dismiss the
Plaintiffs' claims. (R. Doc. 71).
November 8, 2017, the district judge denied both of the
motions to dismiss filed by Commercial Coolants. (R. Doc.
November 21, 2017, Commercial Coolants answered
Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint. (R. Doc. 101).
April 16, 2018, the Court extended, among other things, the
deadline to complete non-expert discovery to July 2, 2018,
and the deadline to file ...