Case Details

CourtMiddle District of Florida
Docket number6:16-cv-01742
Date case filed2016-10-05
Date case closed
Date of latest filing
Assigned toMagistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding
Case cause28:1333 Admiralty
Nature of suit120 Contract: Marine
Jury demandNone
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Global Marine Exploration, Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Barry R. Chapman
Attorney Contact:
Barry R. Chapman Law Firm
5041 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229/245-9602
Fax: 229/245-9386
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: The Unidentified, Wrecked and (for Finders-Right Purposes) Abandoned Sailing Vessel
Party type: Defendant
if any, its apparel, tackle, appurtenances and cargo located within an area enclosed by a line running from 28.558002-80.509884 to 28.520537-80.557306 to 28.467799-80.469405 and returning to 28.473599-80.532415; in rem
Party: State of Florida Department of State
Party type: Intervenor
Attorney name: Jonathan Alan Glogau
Attorney Contact:
Office of the Attorney General
PL-01 - The Capitol
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
850/414-3300
Fax: 850/414-9650
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David Andrew Fugett
Attorney Contact:
Florida Department of State
500 S Bronough St Ste 100
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850/245-6536
Fax: 850/245-6127
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Republic of France
Party type: Intervenor
Attorney name: James Goold
Attorney Contact:
Covington & Burling, LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth St NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
202/662-6000
Fax: 202/662-6291
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Kathleen M. Sales
Attorney Contact:
Gutierrez & Associates
Suite 350
1200 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
305/577-4500
Fax: 305/577-8690
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
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Long Description
12016-10-05 Verified COMPLAINT in Admiralty in rem against The Unidentified, Wrecked and (for Finders-Right Purposes) Abandoned Sailing Vessel (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ORL-57345) filed by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(SWT) (Entered: 10/05/2016)
22016-10-13 RELATED CASE ORDER AND NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2. Notice of pendency of other actions due within 14 days from the date of this order. Signed by Senior Judge G. Kendall Sharp on 10/13/2016. (Counsel mailed/emailed)(AKJ) (Entered: 10/13/2016)
32016-10-13 INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER. Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement due within 14 days from the date of this order. Signed by Senior Judge G. Kendall Sharp on 10/13/2016. (Counsel emailed)(AKJ) (Entered: 10/13/2016)
42016-10-14 NOTICE of pendency of related cases re 2 Related case order and track 2 notice per Local Rule 1.04(d) by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. Related case(s): no (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 10/14/2016)
52016-10-14 CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement re 3 Interested persons order by Barry R. Chapman on behalf of Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 10/17/2016 (SWT). (Entered: 10/14/2016)
62016-10-14 NOTICE of Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 10/17/2016 (SWT). (Entered: 10/14/2016)
72016-10-14 CONSENT to trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (See 6 ) (SWT) (Entered: 10/17/2016)
82016-10-18 ORDER approving consent to jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge. Signed by Senior Judge G. Kendall Sharp on 10/18/2016. (SC) (Entered: 10/18/2016)
92016-10-18 Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding. New case number: 6:16-cv-1742-KRS. Senior Judge G. Kendall Sharp no longer assigned to the case. (SWT) (Entered: 10/19/2016)
102016-10-19 MOTION for Issuance of Warrant in rem by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 10/19/2016)
112016-10-19 ORDER granting 10 Motion for Issuance of Warrant in rem. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 10/19/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 10/19/2016)
122016-10-19 MOTION to Appoint Substitute Custodian by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit Consent & Indemnification Agreement, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Chapman, Barry) Modified on 10/20/2016 (LMM). (Entered: 10/19/2016)
142016-10-20 **VACATED PER 46 ORDER** ORDER granting 12 Motion to Appoint Substitute Custodian. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 10/20/2016. (LMM) Modified on 12/30/2016 (LMM). (Entered: 10/20/2016)
152016-11-14 US Marshal 285 form for artifacts delivered to the U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Florida. (SWT) (Entered: 11/15/2016)
162016-11-15 AFFIDAVIT of Brandon Deloach Proof of Publication of Notice of Action in rem and Arrest of Vessel by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 11/15/2016)
172016-11-15 MOTION for default Failure to file claim Motion for Entry of Default by Clerk by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Entry of Default by Clerk)(Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 11/15/2016)
182016-11-16 ORDER re 17 Motion for default directing Plaintiff to file an Amended Proof of Publication Affidavit on or before November 30,2016 as outlined in this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/16/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 11/16/2016)
192016-11-16 AMENDED Proof of Publication by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 11/17/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 11/16/2016)
202016-11-17 ORDER granting 17 Motion for default. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/17/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 11/17/2016)
212016-11-17 (VACATED PER 34 ORDER) Clerk's ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to The Unidentified, Wrecked and (for Finders-Right Purposes) Abandoned Sailing Vessel (RDO) Modified on 11/29/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 11/17/2016)
222016-11-22 NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Alan Glogau on behalf of State of Florida Department of State (Glogau, Jonathan) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
232016-11-22 NOTICE of Appearance by David Andrew Fugett on behalf of State of Florida Department of State (Fugett, David) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
242016-11-22 MOTION for James A. Goold to appear pro hac vice by REPUBLIC OF FRANCE. (Sales, Kathleen) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
252016-11-22 NOTICE of Appearance by Kathleen M. Sales on behalf of REPUBLIC OF FRANCE (Sales, Kathleen) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
262016-11-22 Verified Claim by Republic of France. (Sales, Kathleen) Modified on 11/23/2016 (LMM). (Entered: 11/22/2016)
272016-11-22 MOTION to Set Aside CLERK'S ENTRY OF DEFAULT by REPUBLIC OF FRANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 GME Public Statement, # 2 Exhibit 2-Underwater Archaeological Site Assessment, # 3Exhibit 3 Florida Department of State Letter 10.7.16, # 4 Exhibit 4 Florida Department of State Letter 10.26.16, # 5 Exhibit 5 Florida Department of State Letter 10.26.16)(Sales, Kathleen) Modified on 11/23/2016 (LMM). (Entered: 11/22/2016)
282016-11-24 ORDER denying without prejudice 24 motion to appear pro hac vice. See Order for further details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/24/2016. (Spaulding, Karla) (Entered: 11/24/2016)
292016-11-24 ORDER denying without prejudice 27 Motion to Set Aside Default. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/24/2016. (Spaulding, Karla) (Entered: 11/24/2016)
302016-11-28 AMENDED and UNOPPOSED MOTION to Set Aside Clerk's Default by Republic of France. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 GME Public Statement, # 2 Exhibit 2-Underwater Archaeological Site Assessment, # 3 Exhibit 3 Florida Department of State Letter 10.7.16, # 4 Exhibit 4 Florida Department of State Letter 10.26.16, # 5 Exhibit 5 Florida Department of State Letter 10.26.16, # 6 Exhibit 6 Declaration of Marie-Laurence Navarri)(Sales, Kathleen) Modified on 11/29/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 11/28/2016)
312016-11-28 AMENDED and UNOPPOSED MOTION for leave to appear Pro Hac Vice and Written Designation and Consent to Act by Republic of France. (Sales, Kathleen) Modified on 11/29/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 11/28/2016)
322016-11-29 ORDER granting 31 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/29/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 11/29/2016)
332016-11-29 ORDER to show cause as to Global Marine Exploration, Inc. as to why the orders granting Plaintiff's motion for issuance of a warrant of arrest in rem and motion to be appointed substitute custodian should not be vacated. Show Cause Response due by 12/7/2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/29/2016. (RDO) Modified on 4/6/2017 (LMM). **WITHDRAWN PER 68 ORDER** (Entered: 11/29/2016)
342016-11-29 ORDER granting 30 Motion to Set Aside 21 Clerk's Entry of Default. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 11/29/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 11/29/2016)
352016-12-02 VERIFIED CLAIM by State of Florida Department of State. (Glogau, Jonathan) Modified on 12/5/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 12/02/2016)
362016-12-02 AMENDED VERIFIED CLAIM by State of Florida Department of State. (Glogau, Jonathan) Modified on 12/5/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 12/02/2016)
372016-12-07 RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE re 33 Order to show cause filed by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Petition For Administrative Hearing filed with State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, # 2 Exhibit Initial Order of State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings)(Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 12/07/2016)
382016-12-08 ORDER and Notice of Hearing: Telephonic Status Conference set for 12/15/2016 at 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 12/8/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 12/08/2016)
392016-12-08 NOTICE TO COUNSEL re Telephonic Status Conference scheduled for December 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding: Counsel shall call five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled hearing: 1-888-684-8852; Access Code 7105584; Security Code 121516 (ECJ) (Entered: 12/08/2016)
402016-12-09 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Complaint by Republic of France, State of Florida Department of State. (Glogau, Jonathan) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
412016-12-12 AMENDED document by State of Florida Department of State. Second Amended Verified Claim. (Glogau, Jonathan) (Entered: 12/12/2016)
422016-12-12 ORDER granting 40 Motion for Extension of Time to File a Response to the Complaint. Response is due by 1/13/17. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 12/12/2016. (RDO) Modified on 12/12/2016 (RDO). (Entered: 12/12/2016)
432016-12-15 Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding: TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE held on 12/15/2016. (DIGITAL) (ECJ) (Entered: 12/15/2016)
442016-12-15 ORDER. On or before 12/29/16 the parties shall file a joint motion regarding substitute custodianship; on or before 1/13/17, Claimants State of Florida and Republic of France may file replies to Plaintiff's response to the Order to Show Cause; on or before 1/20/17 counsel for the parties shall advise the Court in writing whether they consent to the continued referral of this case to the undersigned. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 12/15/2016. (RDO) (Entered: 12/15/2016)
452016-12-28 Joint MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically for an Agreed Order vacating October 26, 2016 order appointing substitute custodian, appointing replacement custodian and protecting defendant res pendente lite by State of Florida Department of State. (Fugett, David) Modified on 12/29/2016 (LMM). (Entered: 12/28/2016)
462016-12-29 ENDORSED ORDER granting 45 Motion providing for new substitute custodian, vacating order appointing substitute custodian 14 , providing deadline for transfer of artifacts to new substitute custodian and prohibiting recovery activity pending further order of the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 12/29/2016. (Spaulding, Karla) (Entered: 12/29/2016)
472017-01-06 CONSENT to trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge by Republic of France. (SWT) (Entered: 01/09/2017)
482017-01-09 (STRICKEN BY 51 ORDER) NOTICE by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. NON-CONSENT TO REFERRAL OF CASE TO MAGISTRATE (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 1/10/2017 (RDO). Modified on 1/11/2017 (RDO). (Entered: 01/09/2017)
492017-01-10 (STRICKEN BY 51 ORDER) NOTICE by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (Signed) NON-CONSENT TO REFERRAL OF CASE TO MAGISTRATE (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 1/11/2017 (RDO). (Entered: 01/10/2017)
502017-01-10 MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically TO STRIKE PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE ON-NON-CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES TO REFERRAL OF CASE by Republic of France, State of Florida Department of State. (Sales, Kathleen) (Entered: 01/10/2017)
512017-01-10 ORDER to strike re: 48 Notice of Non-Consent filed by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. and 49 Notice of Non-Consent filed by Global Marine Exploration, Inc. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 1/10/2017. (RDO) (Entered: 01/10/2017)
522017-01-10 RESPONSE in Opposition re 50 MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically TO STRIKE PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE ON-NON-CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES TO REFERRAL OF CASE filed by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/10/2017)
532017-01-11 ORDER denying as moot 50 Motion to Strike. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 1/11/2017. (RDO) (Entered: 01/11/2017)
542017-01-13 RESPONSE re 44 Order REPLY TO PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE filed by Republic of France, State of Florida Department of State. (Sales, Kathleen) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
552017-01-17 SUPPLEMENT RESPONSE re 33 Order to show cause by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) Modified on 1/18/2017 (RDO). (Entered: 01/17/2017)
562017-01-18 NOTICE of Filing by Republic of France, State of Florida Department of State re 54 Response (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Declaration of Ryan Duggins)(Glogau, Jonathan) Modified on 1/19/2017 (RDO). (Entered: 01/18/2017)
572017-01-20 DECLARATION of William Seliger re 55 Supplement by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/20/2017)
582017-01-20 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration Of William Selliger by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/20/2017)
592017-01-21 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration Email From Kerri Post-Dep.Sec. of State by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/21/2017)
602017-01-21 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration Emails from Tim Parsons re: discovery by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Email from Tim Parsons 6-20-16)(Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/21/2017)
612017-01-21 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration Final Dig & Identify Report Parts 1-3 by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Final Dig & Identify Report Part 2, # 2 Supplement Final Dig & Identify Report Part 3)(Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/21/2017)
622017-01-21 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Permit by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/21/2017)
632017-01-21 SUPPLEMENT re 57 Declaration Archaeological Plan to Rescue Identified Targets in Peril by Global Marine Exploration, Inc.. (Chapman, Barry) (Entered: 01/21/2017)
642017-02-08 NOTICE by State of Florida Department of State re 54 Response Notice of Filing (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Dr. Timothy Parsons)(Glogau, Jonathan) (Entered: 02/08/2017)
652017-03-29 ORDER and NOTICE OF HEARING: Telephonic Status Conference set for 4/5/2017 at 01:30 PM in Orlando Courtroom 5 D before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 3/29/2017. (ECJ) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
662017-03-29 NOTICE TO COUNSEL regarding Telephonic Status Conference scheduled for 4/5/2017 at 1:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding. Counsel shall call five (5) minutes before the schedule hearing time: 1-888-684-8852; Access Code: 7105584; Security Code: 040517 (ECJ) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
672017-04-05 Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding: TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE held on 4/5/2017. (DIGITAL) (ECJ) (Entered: 04/05/2017)
682017-04-05 ORDER withdrawing the Order to Show Cause 33 and extending the deadlines for answering or responding to the Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 4/5/2017. (Spaulding, Karla) (Entered: 04/05/2017)
692017-04-17 AGREED DISCOVERY SCHEDULE filed by Plaintiff Global Marine Exploration, Inc. and Claimants State of Florida and Republic of France. (Glogau, Jonathan) Modified on 4/18/2017 (RDO). (Entered: 04/17/2017)
702017-04-18 SCHEDULING ORDER: Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 4/18/2017. (ECJ) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
712017-04-19 SCHEDULING ORDER: Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 4/19/2017. (ECJ) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
722017-05-02 ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 1 Complaint by State of Florida Department of State.(Glogau, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/02/2017)