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Full title: Notice of Objection of 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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The PIQ Order was issued pursuant Rule 2004 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.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trial so triable herein or in any case, controversy, or proceeding relating hereto, (iii) right to have the reference withdrawn by the District Court in any matter subject to mandatory or discretionary withdrawal, or (iv) rights, claims, actions, defenses, setoffs, or recoupments to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 SWMW Law, LLC 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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Bestwall PIQ ID Claimant Last Name Claimant First Name 14194663 ANDRADE CARLOS 12430147 ANDREACCHIO JOSEPH 12212544 ARISPE ANTONIO 19760622 ARRINGTON VERLYN 19213259 AULDS JESSICA 17021073 AZCONA MARIA 14345822 BAERGA PETER 17954032 BAKKAL EL 14110211 BALOW PAMELA 19347826 BEACH LOIS 13619004 BENARD RICHARD 16776747 BHAVAN RAMANIAL 14563081 BOCK ARTHUR 13625671 BOWDISH BOYD 16834043 BOWIE ROGER 19254003 BRETT MARY 10317519 BROCK LINDA 17285600 BROWN CAROLINE 12703615 BUFORD FELTON 10728722 BUSH EDWARD 12361892 CALLSTROM BONITA 10119312 CAMPBELL AVA 12184691 CAPRA ANGELA 13759790 CARPENTER ROBERT 16597493 CAVENDER KATHRYN 13467563 CHAUNCEY HENRY 18784445 CLARK PHILIP 19663002 CLARK ROLAND 19962980 COLTON SHIRLEY 17777391 CONTE GERARDO 17314769 COX HENRY 11247905 CREECH ANNA 16738453 CRITTENDEN THOMAS 12073971 CROCKER KEITH 10498925 CROWE STEPHEN 13656121 DELEON DOMICIANO 16427418 DOOLEY RICHARD 18289466 DORER LINDA 13917834 DOUGLAS RAY 10381680 DUBLIN GEORGE 11822034 EAGLE MICHAEL 18702245 EDWARDS BOBBI 13931053 EDWARDS MARIA 10731393 EDWARDS RICHARD ELMORE

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15565675 ELMS IMOGENE 13021224 FAGERSON PATRICIA 17457670 FARAG SABRI 17931863 FAZZI DONALD 16802093 FENTON MARY 15387880 FITZGERALD LINDA 13963748 FLORES BRENDA 16855996 FLORES JUAN 13235196 FOUNTAIN EDWIN 18001100 FROST SHERMAN 14203612 GARZA RONALD 12009869 GEHNER ROBERT 17869440 GIACOMAZZI WILLIAM 18674863 GIBSON CASSANDRA 12438200 GILLEN KENNETH 10288327 GRANT JACQUELINE 15354492 GROLEAU JOAN 17144854 GRUNDLAND BARRY 18180639 GUEVARA JULIO 14437314 GUZMAN JOE 13449881 HARE ROBERT 14942063 HARP VERNON 17614237 HARRIS VICTORIA 18962055 HARTL CARYN 12171466 HATFIELD VENIDA 17261694 HEAGGS EDDIE 19357555 HEARD LINDA 10436022 HEBERLING LAURINE 14948979 HEMPHILL MILTON 14062175 HERSHEY PEGGY 10868765 HEVENER STEVEN 11698182 HIGUERET STEVEN 19246831 HILEY RANELLE 17345937 HOGAN JEAN 12285353 HOUSER DONNA 13721821 HUFF ROGER 18992425 HURD RONALD 12680566 HYATT NATHAN 17521427 JENSEN ARNOLD 10319047 JENSEN SHARON 14437702 JOBS GEORGE 11787190 JOHNSON WALTER 11062519 KING YVETTE 10205487 KINNEY WENDELL 19015839 KIRK WESLEY 19774634 LANDERS WILLARD 16038079 LANDRY STEPHEN

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11737747 LANE SHERRY 13225061 LOPEZ VICTOR 13720921 LYNCH EDGAR 12675974 MALINOWSKI NAZARIUSZ 17198264 MANN WILLIAM 18689486 MANNING DORIS 15549082 MARTIN CHRISTINE 14706508 MAUNEY RAYMOND 17910978 MAZACEK MARY 19706322 MCBEE RITA 17230242 MCDILL WILLIE 10782073 MCKINNEY CAROLYN 14469196 MEADOWS OSCAR 15134526 MONTGOMERY THOMAS 19309677 MOORE ALAN 11122089 MOTHERSHED CARL 11340082 NOWAK KENNETH 15358120 ODOM PAMELA 19993046 ORR GLORIA 17658809 ORTEGA LOURDES 17855306 PALMER SAMANTHA 15599368 PANIAN NISHAN 14665501 PARKE WALTER 16138265 PARKER ELSIE 18686401 PAYNE DONALD 17952511 PERILLOUX CATHERINE 12979205 PERRITT JESSE 11053164 PETERSON RONALD 12583793 PISKULIC MATTHEW 10838291 PLATT WESLEY 15639327 PODOLL DUANE 13088244 PRIDMORE GEORGE 14736311 PROCTOR MARY 16115951 PRUNTY ROSA 11989656 RAY ELEANOR 15017499 REED BERNICE 16886820 REID FREDERICK 17556613 REYNOLDS ALVIN 14841428 RODRIGUEZ MARIA 10958846 RUSHTON JACK 16407872 SCHWARTZ HELEN 10327024 SEYOUM GERMA 13797702 SHAWHAN ROBERT 18502950 SHIEL DAVID 13941716 SHIFFLETT ROGER 16478102 SHOBE DELBERT 19772587 SIMMONS AUBREY

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