Case Details

CourtDistrict of Delaware
Docket number1:11-cv-01015
Date case filed2011-10-25
Date case closed2012-08-30
Date of latest filing2014-04-04
Assigned toJudge Mary A. McLaughlin
Case cause42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Nature of suit440 Civil Rights: Other
Jury demandNone
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: David L. Finger
Attorney Contact:
Finger Slanina & Liebesman LLC
One Commerce Center
1201 North Orange Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-1186
(302) 573-2525
Fax: (302) 573-2524
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
Widener University School of Law
4601Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7474
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
(302) 477-2132
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Hon. John W. Noble
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Hon. Donald F. Parsons, Jr.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Hon. Sam Glasscock, III
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Delaware Court of Chancery
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: State Of Delaware
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Andre G. Bouchard
Attorney Contact:
Bouchard, Margules & Friedlander, P.A.
222 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1400
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 573-3500
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Hon. J. Travis Laster
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Lawrence A. Hamermesh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: David L. Finger
Attorney Contact:
Finger Slanina & Liebesman LLC
One Commerce Center
1201 North Orange Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-1186
(302) 573-2525
Fax: (302) 573-2524
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Committee for Freedom of the Press
Party type: Amicus
Attorney name: William W. Erhart
Attorney Contact:
William W. Erhart, P.A.
1011 Centre Road, Suite 117
Delle Donne Corporation Center
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 651-0113
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: S. Mark Hurd
Attorney Contact:
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
1201 North Market Street
P.O. Box 1347
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 658-9200
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: William B. Chandler , III
Attorney Contact:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
8 West Laurel Street
Georgetown, DE 19947-1424
302-856-4235
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: NYSE Euronext
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: William B. Chandler , III
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Dwight L. Davis
Party type: Movant
Dwight L. Davis, pro se
800 West 9th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-658-3092
Party: Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: David L. Finger
Attorney Contact:
Finger & Slanina LLC
One Commerce Center
1201 North Orange Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-1186
(302) 573-2525
Fax: (302) 573-2524
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: David L. Finger
Attorney Contact:
Finger & Slanina LLC
One Commerce Center
1201 North Orange Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-1186
(302) 573-2525
Fax: (302) 573-2524
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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12011-10-25 COMPLAINT filed against Delaware Court of Chancery, Sam Glasscock, III, J. Travis Laster, John W. Noble, Donald F. Parsons, Jr, State Of Delaware, Leo E. Strine, Jr - Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. (Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 0311-964406) - filed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(nms) (Entered: 10/25/2011)
1.1 Civil Cover Sheet
22011-10-25 Notice, Consent and Referral forms re: U.S. Magistrate Judge jurisdiction. (nms) (Entered: 10/25/2011)
32011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. Leo E. Strine, Jr served on 10/26/2011, answer due 11/16/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
42011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. Donald F. Parsons, Jr served on 10/26/2011, answer due 11/16/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
52011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. J. Travis Laster served on 10/26/2011, answer due 11/16/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
62011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. Delaware Court of Chancery served on 10/26/2011, answer due 11/16/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
72011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. State Of Delaware served on 10/26/2011, answer due 11/16/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
82011-11-08 Return of Service Executed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. Sam Glasscock, III served on 11/1/2011, answer due 11/22/2011. (Finger, David) (Entered: 11/08/2011)
92011-11-16 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by State Of Delaware.(Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 11/16/2011)
102011-11-16 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Delaware Court of Chancery, Sam Glasscock, III, J. Travis Laster, John W. Noble, Donald F. Parsons, Jr, Leo E. Strine, Jr.(lih) (Entered: 11/16/2011)
112011-11-28 DESIGNATION OF DISTRICT JUDGE FOR SERVICE IN ANOTHER DISTRICT WITHIN THE CIRCUIT; The Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin (E. District of Pennsylvania) is designated and assigned to this case. Signed by Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, on 11/28/2011. (Attachments: # 1 designation letter)(bkb) (Entered: 11/28/2011)
122011-11-28 NOTICE - Setting Deadlines/Hearings ( A Scheduling Conference is set for 1/13/2012 at 09:30 AM before Judge Mary A. McLaughlin). Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 11/28/11. (rwc) (Entered: 11/28/2011)
132011-11-29 Letter to The Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin from Andre G. Bouchard regarding Stipulation and Order Governing Briefing, Oral Argument and Discovery Stay. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 11/29/2011)
142011-11-29 STIPULATION Stipulation and Order Governing Briefing, Oral Argument and Discovery Stay re 13 Letter by State Of Delaware. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 11/29/2011)
152011-11-30 Letter to The Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin from Andre G. Bouchard regarding enclosing a revised stipulation and order. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
162011-11-30 STIPULATION Revised Stipulation and Order Governing Briefing, Oral Argument and Discovery Stay re 14 Stipulation, 15 Letter by State Of Delaware. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
172011-11-30 SO ORDERED- re 14 Stipulation and Order Governing Briefing, Oral Argument and Discovery Stay. Set Scheduling Order Deadlines ( Dispositive Motions due by 12/16/2011., Answering Brief due 1/9/2012., Reply Brief due 1/23/2012.) An Oral Argument is set for 2/9/2012 at 09:30 AM before Judge Mary A. McLaughlin. (PLEASE REFER TO ORDER FOR FURTHER DETAILS.) Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 11/29/2011. (lih) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
182011-12-01 ORDER- The oral argument scheduled for 2/9/2012 will be held at the United States Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Courtroom 13-A, Philadelphia, PA. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 12/1/2011. (lih) (Entered: 12/01/2011)
192011-12-16 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings - filed by State Of Delaware. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 12/16/2011)
202011-12-16 OPENING BRIEF in Support re 19 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Opening Brief in Support of Their Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by State Of Delaware.Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 1/3/2012. (Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 12/16/2011)
212011-12-21 MOTION for Leave to permit S. Mark Hurd to File an Amicus Brief [Motion Of The Corporation Law Section Of The Delaware State Bar Association For Leave To File Brief As Amicus Curiae In Support Of Defendants' Motions For Judgment On The Pleadings] - filed by Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Hurd, S.) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
222011-12-21 Compendium of Unreported Decisions [Compendium Of Other Authorities Cited In Brief Of Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section Of The Delaware State Bar Association In Support Of Defendants' Motion For Judgment On The Pleadings by Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Tabs 1-3, # 2 Exhibit Tabs 4-5, # 3 Exhibit Tabs 6-9, # 4 Exhibit Tab 10, # 5 Exhibit Tabs 11-14, # 6 Exhibit Tabs 15-17, # 7 Exhibit Tabs 18-21, # 8 Exhibit Tabs 22-24, # 9 Exhibit Tab 25, # 10 Exhibit Tab 26-28)(Hurd, S.) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
232011-12-21 ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition to 21 Motion of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants' Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. (Finger, David) Modified on 12/23/2011 (rwc). (Entered: 12/21/2011)
242011-12-22 REPLY in Further Support of 21 Motion for Leave to File Brief As Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants' Motions For Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. (DiTomo, John) Modified on 12/23/2011 (rwc). (Entered: 12/22/2011)
252011-12-27 ORDER- granting 21 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 12/27/2011. (lih) (Entered: 12/27/2011)
262011-12-27 Amicus Curiae BRIEF in Support - re 19 Defendant's MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings - filed by Amicus Curiae The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. (rwc) (Entered: 12/27/2011)
272011-12-30 MOTION for Leave to File Brief as Amici Curiae in support of Defendants' 19 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings - filed by NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., NYSE Euronext. ATTACHMENTS: # 1 Brief of Amici Curiae NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. & NYSE Euronext in support) (rwc). (Entered: 12/30/2011)
282012-01-09 Cross MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings - filed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. (Finger, David) (Entered: 01/09/2012)
292012-01-09 BRIEF (Combined Opening and Answering) re 28 Cross MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings, 19 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 1/26/2012. Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 1/20/2012. (Finger, David) (Entered: 01/09/2012)
302012-01-11 MOTION for Leave to File Brief as Amici Curiae in support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Judgment on Pleadings - filed by Dwight L. Davis. (rwc) (Entered: 01/11/2012)
312012-01-20 MOTION for Leave to permit William W. Erhart to File an Amicus Brief - filed by Committee for Freedom of the Press. (Erhart, William) (Entered: 01/20/2012)
322012-01-20 Proposed Amicus Brief re 31 Motion for leave to file - filed by Committee for Freedom of the Press. (Erhart, William) Modified on 2/10/2012 (lih). (Entered: 01/20/2012)
332012-01-23 REPLY BRIEF re 28 Cross MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings, 19 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Combined Reply Brief in Support of Their Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings and Answering Brief in Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by State Of Delaware. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A-B)(Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 01/23/2012)
342012-01-24 ORDER- granting 31 MOTION for Leave, granting 27 MOTION for Leave to File, denying 30 MOTION for Leave to File. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 1/24/2012. (lih) (Entered: 01/24/2012)
352012-02-10 Amicus Curiae BRIEF in Support re 19 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., NYSE Euronext.Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 2/27/2012. (lih) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
362012-02-10 Amicus Curiae BRIEF in Support re 19 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Committee for Freedom of the Press.Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 2/27/2012. (lih) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
372012-02-10 Letter to Judge Mary A. McLaughlin, dated 2/2/2012, from William W. Erhart regarding request to add Gannett Co. Inc. as an additional news media organization to 36 Amicus Curiae BRIEF in Support. (lih) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
382012-02-21 Official Transcript of Hearing held on 2/9/12 before Judge Mary A. McLaughlin. Court Reporter/Transcriber Diana Doman Transcribing,Telephone number 856-435-7172. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER Redaction Request due 3/13/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/23/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/21/2012. (rwc) (Entered: 02/21/2012)
392012-03-08 ORDER- Defendant shall provide the Court with a copy of judgment or a record citation where it may be found, and describe how the judgment can be accessed by the public. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 3/8/2012. (lih) (Entered: 03/08/2012)
402012-03-12 Letter to The Honorable Mary A. McLauglin from Andre G. Bouchard regarding response to the Order the Court entered on March 8, 2012 - re 39 Order. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B Part 1, # 3 Exhibit B Part 2)(Bouchard, Andre) (Entered: 03/12/2012)
412012-08-30 MEMORANDUM OPINION re 19 defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings and 28 plaintiff's cross motion for judgment on the pleadings. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 8/30/2012. (bkb) (Entered: 08/30/2012)
422012-08-30 ORDER that 28 Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED; 19 Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part; JUDGMENT IS HEREBY ENTERED for defendants The Delaware Court of Chancery and the State of Delaware against the plaintiff Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc.; JUDGMENT IS HEREBY ENTERED for the plaintiff Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc. against the defendants The Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., The Hon. John W. Noble, The Hon. Donald F. Parsons, The Hon. J. Travis Laster and the Hon. Sam Glasscock, III; PLEASE SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DETAILS.. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 8/30/2012. (bkb) (Entered: 08/30/2012)
432012-09-10 PROPOSED ORDER STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RELATING TO AN AWARD OF COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. (Finger, David) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
442012-09-10 SO ORDERED, re 43 Proposed Order filed by Delaware Coalition for Open Government Inc.. Signed by Judge Mary A. McLaughlin on 9/10/12. (dab) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
462012-10-01 NOTICE OF APPEAL of 44 SO ORDERED, Judgment, 41 Memorandum Opinion, 42 Order on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings,,,,, . Appeal filed by Delaware Court of Chancery, Sam Glasscock, III, J. Travis Laster, John W. Noble, Donald F. Parsons, Jr, State Of Delaware, Leo E. Strine, Jr. (Friedlander, Joel) (Entered: 10/01/2012)
472012-10-11 NOTICE of Docketing Record on Appeal from USCA for the Third Circuit re 46 Notice of Appeal (Third Circuit), filed by Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery, Leo E. Strine, Jr., J. Travis Laster, Sam Glasscock, III, John W. Noble, State Of Delaware. USCA Case Number 12-3859. USCA Case Manager: Tonya (DOCUMENT IS RESTRICTED AND CAN ONLY BE VIEWED BY COURT STAFF) (tw, ) (Entered: 10/11/2012)
482012-10-15 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Delaware Court of Chancery, Sam Glasscock, III, J. Travis Laster, John W. Noble, Donald F. Parsons, Jr, State Of Delaware, Leo E. Strine, Jr for proceedings held on February 9, 2012 before Judge Judge Mary A. McLaughlin. (Friedlander, Joel) (Entered: 10/15/2012)