Brett Kimberlin is suing half the planet, including the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as a part of Kimberlin v. Hunton and Williams, LLP. He wants to start discovery early, but they’ve objected:
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratories are a part of the U.S. Department of Energy:
We’re located in Richland, Wash., and are one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE’s Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation. And we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry.
Unlike others, PNNL’s multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems focusing on four areas: science, energy, the earth and national security.
I have not yet heard why he could be possibly suing these folks, but I’m sure it made sense at the time.