United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
MICHAEL MCBRIDE, as parent and guardian of L.M., a minor child Plaintiff,
VF OUTDOOR, LLC, a foreign corporation, dba LUCY, JOHN DOE, and JOHN DOE COMPANY, Defendants.
A. McDonald, WSBA #14449 Attorney for Plaintiff.
Curry WSBA #40559 Attorney for Defendant.
ORDER APPOINTING SETTLEMENT GUARDIAN AD
Lasnik United States District Judge.
Petition for Appointment of Settlement Guardian ad Litem on
behalf of the above-named minor having been filed, the court
findings that the facts set forth give the court jurisdiction
over this matter and that with guidance of State of
Washington Superior Court Rule SPR 98.16W, a Settlement
Guardian as Litem or independent attorney is required to
investigate and evaluate the proposed settlement; now,
therefore, THE COURT ORDERS:
Settlement. Guardian ad Litem Patrick Trudell,
Attorney-at-Law, is a person found or know by the court to be
a suitable, disinterested person having the requisite
knowledge, training and expertise to perform the duties
required by SPR 98.16W, and is hereby appointed to represent
the interests of the named minor, IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR
SETTLEMENT GUARDIAN AD LITEM:
Duties. The Settlement Guardian ad Litem shall have
the following duties:
investigate and evaluate the adequacy of the offered
settlement in light of the needs and best interests of the
review written or oral reports from the attorneys, guardians,
medical providers, or others necessary to permit a
complete report as required in SPR 98.16W.
provide the court with a written report which shall include a
description, in depth appropriate to the magnitude of injures
and the amount offered, of the following information as a
Settlement Guardian ad Litem: State your name, date
of appointment, and the date that you started working on this
matter. Give a brief statement of your experience and
qualification as pertain to serving as Settlement Guardian ad
Litem, or attach a C.V. with this information. Describe your
relationship, if any, with involved parents, guardians,
insurers, or attorneys.
Investigation: Describe the investigation you
conducted, the persons interviewed, and the documents you
Description of Incident and cause of Action:
Describe the incident and the affected person's legal
Injuries: Describe the injuries, diagnosis, course
of treatment, and prognosis, attaching a recent supporting
medical report or office record.
Damages: Describe the special and general damages