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Full title: Notice of Objection of Respondents to Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Directing Submission of Personal Injury Questionnaires by Pending Mesothelioma Claimants and Governing the Confidentiality of Responses filed by Thomas W. Waldrep Jr. on behalf of Respondents. (Waldrep, Thomas) (Entered: 08/02/2021)

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A attached hereto (the “Respondents”), by and through the undersigned counsel, and hereby submit this notice of objection (the “Objection”) to the Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Directing Submission of Personal Injury Questionnaires by Pending Mesothelioma Claimants and Governing the Confidentiality of Responses (the “PIQ Order”)N.D. Tex. 2018) (a subpoena served under Rule 45 is required for nonparty in discovery proceedings under Bankruptcy Rule 2004);A “nonparty” includes persons other than the debtor, a creditor that has filed a proof of claim, or a person that has received proper service in a contested matter or an adversary proceeding, that may have information that relate to a debtor’s assets or liabilities.The Respondents have not filed proofs of claim and have not otherwise received proper service in a contested matter or an adversary proceeding connected to or arising out of the above-captioned matter.The Respondents do not intend for this Objection, or any subsequent appearance, pleading, claim or suit, to waive, and expressly reserve, the Respondent’s (i) right to have final orders in noncore matters entered only after de novo review or trial by a District Court, (ii) right to trial by jury in any proceeding or trial so triable herein or in any case, controversy, or proceeding relating hereto, (iii) right to have the reference withdrawn by the District Court in any matter subject to mandatory or discretionary withdrawal, or (iv) rights, claims, actions, defenses, setoffs, or recoupments to which the Respondent is or may be entitled to under agreements, in law, in equity, or otherwise.

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE DIVISION In re: Chapter 11 BESTWALL LLC, Case No. 17-31795 (LTB) Debtor. ___________________________________ NOTICE OF OBJECTION OF RESPONDENTS TO ORDER PURSUANT TO BANKRUPTCY RULE 2004 DIRECTING SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONNAIRES BY PENDING MESOTHELIOMA CLAIMANTS AND GOVERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RESPONSES NOW COME the clients represented by Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC (“MRHFM”) listed in Exhibit A attached hereto (the “Respondents”), by and through the undersigned counsel, and hereby submit this notice of objection (the “Objection”) to the Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 Directing Submission of Personal Injury Questionnaires by Pending Mesothelioma Claimants and Governing the Confidentiality of Responses (the “PIQ Order”) [ECF No. 1670]. In support of this Objection, the Respondents state as follows: 1. The PIQ Order was issued pursuant Rule 2004 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Personal jurisdiction over a nonparty in Rule 2004 discovery proceedings is properly established by serving a subpoena pursuant to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. See, e.g., In re Correra, 589 B.R. 76, 109 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2018) (a subpoena served under Rule 45 is required for nonparty in discovery proceedings under Bankruptcy Rule 2004); In re Marathe, 459 B.R. 850, 859–60 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011) (a subpoena is required under Rule 45 to obtain personal jurisdiction over a nonparty for the production of documents); In re Jee, 104 B.R. 289, 293 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 1989) (“Personal jurisdiction over a non-party served with a subpoena duces tecum is obtained by a court pursuant to Rule 45(c)[.]”).

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2. A “nonparty” includes persons other than the debtor, a creditor that has filed a proof of claim, or a person that has received proper service in a contested matter or an adversary proceeding, that may have information that relate to a debtor’s assets or liabilities. See, e.g., In re Teknek, 512 F.3d 342, 344-46 (7th Cir. 2007); In re Correra, 589 B.R. 76, 110-11 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2018); In re Marathe, 459 B.R. 850, 859-60 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011). 3. The Respondents have not filed proofs of claim and have not otherwise received proper service in a contested matter or an adversary proceeding connected to or arising out of the above-captioned matter. The Respondents are, therefore, not parties to this matter. 4. Because Respondents are aware of the PIQ Order, however, the Respondents make this limited appearance to object to the PIQ Order on the basis that the Respondents have not received any subpoena, either personally or via counsel, have not waived the need for a subpoena, and have not otherwise submitted to the jurisdiction of this Court. Therefore, this Court lacks jurisdictional authority over the Respondents. 5. This Objection is not, and shall not be construed to be, a consent by the Respondents to the jurisdiction of this Court.1 1 This Objection is not, and shall not be construed to be, a waiver of any other bases not stated herein for asserting that the Respondents have not submitted to the personal jurisdiction of this Court. The Respondents do not intend for this Objection, or any subsequent appearance, pleading, claim or suit, to waive, and expressly reserve, the Respondent’s (i) right to have final orders in noncore matters entered only after de novo review or trial by a District Court, (ii) right to trial by jury in any proceeding or trial so triable herein or in any case, controversy, or proceeding relating hereto, (iii) right to have the reference withdrawn by the District Court in any matter subject to mandatory or discretionary withdrawal, or (iv) rights, claims, actions, defenses, setoffs, or recoupments to which the Respondent is or may be entitled to under agreements, in law, in equity, or otherwise. Further, this Objection is not to be construed as the Respondents’ consent pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(c)(2).

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Respectfully submitted, this the 2nd day of August 2021. WALDREP WALL BABCOCK & BAILEY PLLC /s/ Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr. Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr. (NC Bar No. 11135) James C. Lanik (NC Bar No. 30454) Jennifer B. Lyday (NC Bar No. 39871) 370 Knollwood St. Ste. 600 Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Telephone: 336-717-1280 Telefax: 336-717-1340 Email: notice@waldrepwall.com CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing NOTICE OF OBJECTION OF RESPONDENTS TO ORDER PURSUANT TO BANKRUPTCY RULE 2004 DIRECTING SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONNAIRES BY PENDING MESOTHELIOMA CLAIMANTS AND GOVERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RESPONSES was filed in accordance with the local rules and served upon all parties registered for electronic service and entitled to receive notice thereof through the CM/ECF system. This, the 2nd day of August 2021. WALDREP WALL BABCOCK & BAILEY PLLC /s/ Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr. Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr. (NC Bar No. 11135) James C. Lanik (NC Bar No. 30454) Jennifer B. Lyday (NC Bar No. 39871) 370 Knollwood St. Ste. 600 Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Telephone: 336-717-1280 Telefax: 336-717-1340 Email: notice@waldrepwall.com

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EXHIBIT A
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PIQ ID Last Name First Name
17891646 Adams Robert
18242895 Adamson Donald
18096992 Aerni Walter
12097954 Alderson Mark
16869963 Allen Howard
18221289 Altenhofel Louis
14305440 Anderson Leonard
14557500 Anderson Marion
16294856 Anderson Richard
10896420 Armstrong Rowena
11067560 Arsenault Valerie
18004972 Arzola-Morales Angel
14300038 Austin Donald
11201755 Avery Michael
18536925 Ayers George
14989343 Bahleda-
Stryczek
Lucy
10825956 Bakowski Chester
14359351 Baldwin Myra
19116077 Barekzai Karima
16524604 Barrera J
12686408 Barry Barbara
15566395 Bates Donna

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Table 1 on page 5. Back to List of Tables
14435129 Bauleke Louise
14595725 Bell Keith
10119459 Benoit Robert
16868074 Berkness Leroy
19534017 Bilby Derrell
17532505 Blakley Danny
19608079 Boggess Jesse
19780576 Bolton Robert
12343555 Booth John
19535863 Bowen Ronald
14714246 Braak Dirk
13011538 Bradley James
17616789 Brandhandler Isak
14876387 Braxton Revies
19483087 Brinkley James
12150720 Bromberek Michael
17437587 Brooks Cecil
15510674 Broomall Charles
10106077 Bruce Madge
15411427 Brusewitz Kathryn
17148438 Butler Bobby
19992304 Butler J
17117959 Cadrette Carol
18099034 Cain Johna
11216439 Carpenter Ruby
13072773 Carr Elbert
14261097 Carrozzo James

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Table 1 on page 6. Back to List of Tables
15883490 Carson Michael
18111782 Catalano Alphonso
11324880 Chavez George
12791136 Clemenz Leroy
12365273 Colburn Stanley
19359776 Cooke Earle
17378084 Cooley Ann
14778463 Cooper Woodrow
17959903 Cornell James
10619319 Cotton John
14664731 Courtwright David
13080361 Cravens Albert
14914531 Cummings Freddie
12212362 Dale Kenneth
13243655 Daniels Joan
15690800 Dantoni Elsie
15106493 Davidson Harry
11020397 Davis Irene
13086113 Dell'Olio Justine
19529396 Delugach Albert
19137694 Denlinger Landis
18026109 Desouza James
12930113 Dithmart Robert
16863251 Dodson Barbara
18397937 Doherty Daniel
15324891 Downer William
17200956 Dressel Roy

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Table 1 on page 7. Back to List of Tables
11027322 Droy Robert
19216519 Duffy Mark
19058754 Durgin Keith
14718158 Dysart Donald
18326322 Eck Richard
10913947 Edelman Laurence
10300832 Edwards Judith
18931742 Eiginger Frederick
17160868 Elliott-Smith Shawn
18418535 Ellis Fred
12084882 El Sayed Sayed
12010302 Erdman James
11703322 Everett Wilbur
10605898 Farley Clara
10391045 Fattizzo Michael
15886125 Feeney-Griffith Colleen
16739150 Fennel Kristen
14979859 Ferre Paul
17944831 Ferreira William
18911317 Fields James
12754941 Finkenstein Joyce
18972892 Finucane John
12999181 Fiske Betty
15236223 Forster John
14189076 Furman Alec
14389317 Gaboriau Roger
12189162 Gales Steve

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Table 1 on page 8. Back to List of Tables
19727729 Galloway Terrence
10003202 Garner Michael
19053364 Garza Felix
15422436 Gates Raymond
16950029 Gaugush Kenneth
12951613 Geiger John
16834610 Girouard Peter
11283214 Graubart Lawrence
17073613 Greene Rose
12036192 Gregory Patrick
18414673 Grover Boyd
12556021 Hafey Susan
11115732 Hafner Leroy
14164601 Hall Gary
16602654 Hammer Donald
19970660 Hare Lacy
11851719 Harmon Kenneth
11468419 Harrell Calvin
13817271 Harris Theodore
12421558 Hartnett Brenda
15856368 Hay Michael
17799659 Hebbe Jeffrey
15720035 Heffernan William
18550413 Hewatt James
13493790 Hinds Sharon
19224963 Hofer Edward
18922687 Hogan Tracy

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Table 1 on page 9. Back to List of Tables
11752093 Holland Kenneth
19375904 Howard Leo
11212204 Huhta Arlene
10123589 Human Jerry
11034537 Jablonsky Bonnie
17706223 Jackson Martha
14896514 Jassmann Reinhold
13623567 Jaworski Raymond
18511904 Jensen William
18523714 Johnson Dolores
16161947 Jones Burdell
10509933 Jones Charles
14412725 Jones Stanley
18277040 Kay David
10080228 Keafer Michael
18648257 Keegan Robert
13497315 Keeley Cecelia
13643300 Kehl William
17568113 Kendall Lawrence
15412705 Kennon Walter
16770071 Kent Gerald
12605084 Kimes James
10037587 King Linda
12109559 Koerber Rayona
17599000 Krahn David
19978465 Kramer Frank
12287734 Kubich David

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Table 1 on page 10. Back to List of Tables
12571467 Kuehnel Harold
17701975 Kurtz Earlene
15512049 Kust John
13017572 Lamb Rita
14251410 Langdon Larry
18280442 Lara Alvino
15818569 Laudig Ruby
11987332 Law Julia
13358425 Lawson Lauren
17727005 Leavitt Robert
16322461 Lee Brian
14226330 Letellier Donald
14235996 Lewis Gary
15567139 Lindemann Alice
18502024 Lindsey Raymond
12384189 Lindsley Janet
17383095 Linn Roderick
11924342 Liptak Connie
14531701 Lohner Philip
13018435 Lusk David
15145198 Lyons Frederick
16608936 Mack Lester
14069510 Mackinen John
14541589 MacLean James
11662346 Maddux Charles
17750376 Madore Clarence
14417322 Maichel Ruth

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Table 1 on page 11. Back to List of Tables
11692285 Makarczyk John
17950610 Manning Zelma
13937002 Marxen Russell
15829053 Mashburn Richard
14960335 Mask Mary
14410944 Massey Marie
16765002 Matsen Cecile
14614865 May Eleanor
12333454 May Kathleen
10084141 Mayo Mitchell
15417259 McCarthy John
17658030 McCarthy Timothy
11744971 McCowey John
18230725 McCreary David
16764442 McKnight Mary
19430289 McLaughlin Lonnie
19229759 McNamara Kenneth
19400885 McRoberts Hugh
17697814 Meis Willard
14905753 Milazzo William
12385717 Miller Carol
14024354 Miller Debra
15033412 Miller Harold
18607427 Miller Patricia
14541749 Miller Paul
11235997 Mitchell Charles
11950160 Mitchell Stephen

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Table 1 on page 12. Back to List of Tables
12612023 Monarco Joseph
17698942 Montgomery James
17064114 Moore Ruth
16410478 Morgan Larry
15762659 Morrow Karen
17426430 Morton Sarah "Sallie"
17273798 Mowrer Janice
16011636 Moya Jesus
11406154 Muniz Jose
17342656 Munoz Enrique
12253190 Musall Gary
12134073 Musser Forresteen
15680991 Naumann Anna
12599195 Nelson Irene
12160433 Nightingale Edward
14169264 Niles Gerald
11412122 Ninnemann Jeri
18345867 Noble Edsel
16390267 Nolan Donald
19420934 Oates Heyward
16345480 O'Bryant James
12071827 O'Donnell Richard
18094636 O'Leary John
19623012 Oropeza Avelino
14989010 Ortiz Ana
19675210 Pappas Mary
18818401 Pappas Nancy

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Table 1 on page 13. Back to List of Tables
10952741 Pate Robert
12918183 Peck Beverly
18539018 Pepe Roberta
10797524 Perry Michael
13163526 Peters Catherine
17877906 Petty Lorena
11257955 Piccinini Egeo
18308353 Pierce Kathleen
11895692 Piper Donald
14252318 Pleasants William
12766111 Pollard Charles
10355288 Quartarro Joseph
15983407 Quellhorst James
13023538 Quiroz Jesse
14694095 Radacoy Daniel
17560529 Reese Douglas
16479430 Richardson Orvil
16140363 Richert Delmar
14628921 Richter Wolfgang
12269230 Rivera-Thomas Rosa
10646418 Roberts Richard
19581984 Robertson Frank
18303888 Robison David
19657703 Rohland Linda
16864462 Roseberry Mary Lou
18706979 Roth Mortimer
19165180 Roy Jean

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Table 1 on page 14. Back to List of Tables
18169367 Rudd Robert
17723636 Ruiz Edmundo
11967396 Russo James
17852395 Sakamoto Keith
17760403 Sanchez Monica
17751158 Sandlin James
15614309 Sanfilippo Ida
19878233 Saunders Robert
13367137 Schanke Frank
18372035 Schmidt Alfred
18981826 Schnittker Myra
10391447 Schoknecht William
16777690 Schramm David
11899076 Sciaulino Frank
10916352 Scinto Cynthia
14696999 Scott Daryl
12663118 Seaton William
17380556 Segebart Kelly
18220747 Shirkey James
16855289 Shriver Jerry
11330232 Simon Betty
11730742 Simpson Ann
12211381 Singleton Ronald
15056793 Siniawski Francis
10766932 Skoff Karen
18471303 Skorniak Robert
10142886 Smith Harry

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Table 1 on page 15. Back to List of Tables
11504891 Smith Larrabee
15118655 Smith Lucyna
11615607 Smith Michael
15142976 Smith Richard
15285396 Smith Walter
15030993 Snedeker Kenneth
19415570 Snyder David
11825563 Sola John
19338601 Southworth Richard
14027462 Spring Louise
17484172 Springsteen James
16553169 Stark Russell
13013965 Stevens Clifford
15788900 Stose Dottie
17325553 Studstill Larry
12065403 Summers Tommy
17652141 Swaim Ricke
11959766 Swarts Anita
13156765 Taylor Clyde
15825491 Taylor Donald
14060491 Taylor William
18937691 Theoharidis Mihail
14773999 Tyler Joyce
15039796 Tyler Thomas
15309839 Uhlman Virgil
13589533 Umbarger Doris
10615560 Vanauken Robert

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Table 1 on page 16. Back to List of Tables
13720311 Vankovsky Roger
11740456 VanLerberghe Wayne
13120179 Vaughan Lunette
14399772 Watson Vicki
14414568 Watts Jeffrey
13666252 Webster Earl
11252837 Wehrmeister Stanley
13882019 Weinstein Thomas
16141128 Westlund Diana
18401609 Wheeler Thomas
15971358 White Everett
13332032 White Zona
11946556 Whitmire Theodore
11273343 Wieziolowski Janet
13172894 Williams Lavell
14008514 Williamson Roy
11916559 Wilson Timothy
16900774 Wisdom Albert
17522147 Witstok Jan
13476262 Witt Eddie
18299661 Wittmacher Natalie
12321046 Woody Everett
16971460 Worden Gary
16707370 Wuensch Joanne
10826203 Yoakam Robert

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