Case Details

CourtDistrict of Connecticut
Docket number3:13-cv-00943
Date case filed2013-07-03
Date case closed2014-01-22
Date of latest filing2013-09-03
Assigned toJudge Robert N. Chatigny
Case cause15:1692 Fair Debt Collection Act
Nature of suit480 Consumer Credit
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Gretchen Ferrante
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Joanne S. Faulkner
Attorney Contact:
Law Offices of Joanne Faulkner
123 Avon St.
New Haven, CT 06511-2422
203-772-0395
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Concord Servicing Corporation
Party type: Defendant
doing business asBlackwell Recovery
Attorney name: Jonathan D. Elliot
Attorney Contact:
Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C.
1000 Lafayette Blvd., Suite 500
PO Box 1740
Bridgeport, CT 06601-1740
203-333-9441
Fax: 203-333-1489
Email: [email protected]
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Case Docket

Docket
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12013-07-03 COMPLAINT against Concord Servicing Corporation ( Filing fee $400 receipt number 0205-2929443.), filed by Gretchen Ferrante.(Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
22013-07-03 Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 9/1/2013 Discovery due by 1/2/2014 Signed by Clerk on 7/3/13.(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
32013-07-03 ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 7/3/13. (Attachments: # 1 Efile Attachment)(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
42013-07-03 STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 7/3/13.(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
52013-07-03 NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel initiating or removing this action is responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 1 Complaint filed by Gretchen Ferrante, 2 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 4 Protective Order, 3 Electronic Filing Order Signed by Clerk on 7/3/13.(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
62013-07-08 ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez for all pretrial matters. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 7/8/13.(Ruocco, M.) (Entered: 07/10/2013)
72013-07-23 WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Concord Servicing Corporation waiver sent on 7/5/2013, answer due 9/3/2013 filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 07/23/2013)
82013-09-03 NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan D. Elliot on behalf of Concord Servicing Corporation (Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/03/2013)
92013-09-03 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Concord Servicing Corporation identifying Corporate Parent Concord Software Leasing Corporation for Concord Servicing Corporation. (Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/03/2013)
102013-09-03 ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/03/2013)
112013-10-04 ORDER: Please see attached prefiling conference request letter. The defendant may file it's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings without a prefiling conference. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 10/4/2013.(Rickevicius, L.) (Entered: 10/04/2013)
122013-10-18 REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 10/18/2013)
132013-10-22 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings by Concord Servicing Corporation.Responses due by 11/12/2013 Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/22/2013)
142013-10-22 Memorandum in Support re 13 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Elliot, Jonathan) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/24/2013: # 1 REPLACEMENT OCR SEARCHABLE PDF) (Blue, A.). (Entered: 10/22/2013)
152013-10-22 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY (EXPEDITED) by Concord Servicing Corporation.Responses due by 11/12/2013 Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/22/2013)
162013-10-22 Memorandum in Support re 15 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY (EXPEDITED) filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/22/2013)
172013-10-22 MOTION for Extension of Time until 30-DAYS AFTER THE DISPOSITION OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY DISCOVERY DURING PENDENCY OF MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS (Doc. No. 13) by Concord Servicing Corporation. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/22/2013)
182013-10-23 Memorandum in Opposition re 15 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY (EXPEDITED) filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 10/23/2013)
192013-10-23 Memorandum in Opposition re 17 MOTION for Extension of Time until 30-DAYS AFTER THE DISPOSITION OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY DISCOVERY DURING PENDENCY OF MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS (Doc. No. 13) filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 10/23/2013)
202013-10-25 REPLY to Response to 17 MOTION for Extension of Time until 30-DAYS AFTER THE DISPOSITION OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY DISCOVERY DURING PENDENCY OF MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS (Doc. No. 13) filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/25/2013)
212013-10-25 REPLY to Response to 15 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY (EXPEDITED) filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 10/25/2013)
222013-10-28 ORDER Setting Hearing on 15 MOTION to Stay Discovery, 17 MOTION for Extension of Time: Telephonic oral argument is set for 11/15/2013 at 11:00 AM before Judge Donna F. Martinez. Defendant's counsel shall place the call to chambers at 860-240-3605 with opposing counsel on the line. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 10/28/13. (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 10/28/2013)
232013-10-29 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re until TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SCHEDULED ARGUMENT, SUBJECT TO FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT RESPONSE TO DISCOVERY BE DELAYED SUBJECT TO FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT 17 MOTION for Extension of Time until 30-DAYS AFTER THE DISPOSITION OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY DISCOVERY DURING PENDENCY OF MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS (Doc. No. 13), 15 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY (EXPEDITED), 22 Order Setting Hearing on Motion, by Concord Servicing Corporation. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Elliot, Jonathan) Modified on 10/31/2013 to add in the correct motion relief.(Blue, A.). (Entered: 10/29/2013)
242013-10-29 Memorandum in Opposition re 23 MOTION for Extension of Time until TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SCHEDULED ARGUMENT, SUBJECT TO FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT RESPONSE TO DISCOVERY BE DELAYED SUBJECT TO FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT 17 MOTION for Extension of Time until 30-DAYS filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 10/29/2013)
252013-11-01 Memorandum in Opposition re 13 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 11/01/2013)
262013-11-08 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Telephone Conference Re: ECF# 13 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings set for 3/5/2014 at 11:30 AM before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Counsel shall initiate the call to Chambers at 860-240-3659 with all parties on the line. (Rickevicius, L.) (Entered: 11/08/2013)
272013-11-15 NOTICE: The telephonic oral argument set for 11/15/2013 is rescheduled to 11/21/2013 at 10:00 AM. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/15/13. (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 11/15/2013)
282013-11-15 ORDER granting 17 23 Motions for Extension of Time over objection. Defendant's discovery responses are due 30 days after the court's ruling on 15 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/15/13. (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 11/15/2013)
292013-11-15 REPLY to Response to 13 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Elliot, Jonathan) (Entered: 11/15/2013)
302013-11-16 Notice of Additional Authority re 13 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 11/16/2013)
312013-11-21 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez: Motion Hearing held on 11/21/2013 re 15 MOTION to Stay DISCOVERY filed by Concord Servicing Corporation. Time: 20 minutes. (Court Reporter J. Brandon.) (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 11/21/2013)
322013-12-09 ORDER denying 15 Motion to Stay Discovery. The court has considered whether defendant has made a strong showing that plaintiff's claim is unmeritorious, the breadth of discovery and the burden of responding to it, and the risk of unfair prejudice to the opposing party. See Morien v. Munich Reinsurance Am., Inc., 270 F.R.D. 65, 67 (D. Conn. 2010). The court also has considered the grounds of the dispositive motion. See Johnson v. New York Univ. School of Educ., 205 F.R.D. 433, 434 (S.D.N.Y. 2002). It is unclear whether defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings can resolve the case. As for the other factors, although plaintiff would not be prejudiced by a stay, there has not been a sufficiently strong showing that her claims are unmeritorious and the relevant discovery does not appear to be unusually broad. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 12/9/13. (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 12/09/2013)
332014-01-02 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Counsel are expected to read the attachments to the Case Management Order. Status Report due by 4/1/2014; Discovery due by 6/15/2014; Prefiling conference requests re: dispositive motions due by 5/1/2014; Trial Ready Date 10/1/2014; Trial Brief due by 9/15/2014. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 1/2/14. (Nichols, J.) (Entered: 01/02/2014)
342014-01-21 STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case by Concord Servicing Corporation, Gretchen Ferrante. (Faulkner, Joanne) (Entered: 01/21/2014)
352014-01-22 Approved. So ORDERED re 34 Stipulation of Dismissal filed by Gretchen Ferrante, Concord Servicing Corporation. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 1/22/2014.(Rickevicius, L.) (Entered: 01/22/2014)