IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 28, 2009
ARTHUR ARNOLD, SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL ARNOLD, DECEASED, PLAINTIFF,
MILLER, D/B/A MILLER SAFETY & FIRST AID PRODUCTS, HAUN DROP FORGE CO., LTD., PENSAFE, INC., & ELK RIVER, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
On December 11, 2008, Plaintiff Arthur Arnold filed a five count amended complaint against Defendants Miller, d/b/a Miller Safety & First Aid Products, Haun Drop Forge Co., LTD., Pensafe, Inc., & Elk River, Inc., for the wrongful death of Daniel Arnold (Doc. 103). On December 15, 2008 Defendant Elk River filed an amended counterclaim seeking contribution and indemnification from Defendants Pensafe, Inc. and Haun Drop Forge Co., LTD's, n/k/a Pensafe, Inc. (Doc. 104).
Now before the Court is Defendants/Counter-Defendants Pensafe, Inc. and Haun Drop Forge Co., LTD's, n/k/a Pensafe, Inc., motion to strike (Doc. 122). Specifically, Defendants seek to strike the prayer for attorney fees in Counts III and IV of Elk River, Inc's Amended Counterclaims for Contribution and Indemnity.
Defendant argue that Elk River's claims in Counts III and IV are based on common law indemnity and it is therefore not entitled to attorney fees.
However, on July 23, 2009, Defendant Elk River filed a Notice (Doc. 127) withdrawing its request for attorney's fees included in Counts III and IV. Therefore, Elk River's request for attorney's fees in Counts III and IV are WITHDRAWN and the Court DENIES AS MOOT Defendants/Counter-Defendants Pensafe, Inc. and Haun Drop Forge Co., LTD's motion to strike attorney fees (Doc. 122).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 28th day of July, 2009.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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