Case Details

CourtEastern District of North Carolina
Docket number5:99-cv-00356
Date case filed1999-05-28
Date case closed2001-11-05
Date of latest filing
Assigned toSenior Judge W. Earl Britt
Case cause15:1681 Fair Credit Reporting Act
Nature of suit890 Other Statutory Actions
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Richard J. Dalton
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: R. Frost Branon
Attorney Contact:
[email protected]
1235 E. Blvd.
No. 163
Charlotte, NC 28203-5876
704-458-4430
Fax: 334-5193
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Capital Associated Industries, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: A. Bruce Clarke
Attorney Contact:
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
2301 Sugarbush Rd.
Suite 501
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-787-9700
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Reid Russell
Attorney Contact:
Hedrick, Gardner, Kincheloe and Garofalo, LLP
4011WestChase Blvd.
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-832-9424
Fax: 919-832-9425
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ronald C. Dilthey
Attorney Contact:
Patterson Dilthey LLP
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 514
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-821-4020
Fax: 829-0055
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert A. Sar
Attorney Contact:
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
4208 Six Forks Rd.
Suite 110
P. O. Box 31608
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-787-9700
Fax: 783-9412
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: George E. Shelton, III
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: A. Bruce Clarke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Reid Russell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ronald C. Dilthey
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert A. Sar
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Wayne L. Lehto
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: A. Bruce Clarke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Reid Russell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ronald C. Dilthey
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert A. Sar
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: John B. Gupton
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: A. Bruce Clarke
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Reid Russell
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ronald C. Dilthey
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert A. Sar
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
11999-05-28 Notice of Removal - Wake Co. Superior Court - w/complaint & summons. Fair Credit Reporting Act. JURY DEMAND. (js) (Entered: 05/28/1999)
21999-05-28 Notice to State Court - filed by defendant Capital Associated, defendant George E. Shelton III, defendant Wayne L. Lehto, defendant John B. Gupton titled: (js) (Entered: 05/28/1999)
31999-05-28 Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to extend time to answer (js) (Entered: 05/28/1999)
41999-05-28 Order granting [3-1] motion to extend time to answer, reset answer due for 6/28/99 for John B. Gupton, for Wayne L. Lehto, for George E. Shelton III, for Capital Associated signed by Bowen, deputy clerk. served. (js) (Entered: 05/28/1999)
51999-06-28 Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to dismiss for failure to state a claim (js) (Entered: 06/28/1999)
61999-06-28 Memorandum by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton in support of [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. w/exhibits A - C. (js) (Entered: 06/28/1999)
71999-06-28 Request for Discovery Plan: Discovery Plan due by 7/18/99 (js) (Entered: 06/28/1999)
81999-07-09 Motion by Richard J. Dalton to extend time to respond to motion to dismiss w/CONSENT. (js) (Entered: 07/09/1999)
91999-07-09 Order granting [8-1] motion to extend time to respond to motion to dismiss, Response to motion reset to 8/9/99 for [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim signed by Skinner, deputy clerk. served. (js) (Entered: 07/09/1999)
101999-07-13 Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to stay discovery pending ruling on motion to dismiss . W/CONSENT. cy. to J. Dixon. (js) (Entered: 07/14/1999)
111999-07-19 Order granting [10-1] motion to stay discovery pending ruling on motion to dismiss signed by Dixon, USMJ. served. (js) (Entered: 07/19/1999)
121999-08-09 Response by Richard J. Dalton to [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim (js) (Entered: 08/09/1999)
131999-08-18 Consent Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to extend time to file a reply to the motion to dismiss . cy. to clerk w/prop. order. (js) (Entered: 08/19/1999)
141999-08-19 Order granting [13-1] motion to extend time to file a reply to the motion to dismiss, Reply to Response to Motion reset to 9/7/99 for [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim signed by Daniel, Clerk. served. (js) (Entered: 08/20/1999)
151999-09-07 Reply by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to response to [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim (js) (Entered: 09/10/1999)
161999-10-26 Order granting in part, denying in part [5-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The defts.' mot. to dismiss pltf.'s claims for libel per se and interference with prospective economic advantage are DENIED; The motion of the indv. defts. to dismiss pltf.'s claim for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is ALLOWED. Defts.' mot. to dismiss pltf.'s Unfair Trade Practices Act claims is ALLOWED, and that claim is DISMISSED as to all parties. signed by Britt, J. OB Ref: BR O. B. #18, p. 14. served. (js) (Entered: 10/26/1999)
171999-10-26 Request for Discovery Plan: Discovery Plan due by 11/18/99 (js) (Entered: 10/26/1999)
181999-11-09 Answer to Complaint by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton; jury demand (js) (Entered: 11/09/1999)
191999-11-18 Discovery Plan filed by Richard J. Dalton, Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton (js) (Entered: 11/23/1999)
201999-11-29 Order on Scheduling by Magistrate Judge Webb setting Discovery cutoff 5/5/20 Deadline for filing of all motions 6/5/20 11/30 entered & served (sc) (Entered: 11/30/1999)
211999-12-10 Order on Scheduling by setting Bench Trial for 9:00 10/2/2000 before Judge Britt Place: Raleigh 12/13 entered & served (sc) (Entered: 12/13/1999)
222000-05-16 Motion by Richard J. Dalton to compel discovery (js) (Entered: 05/16/2000)
232000-05-16 Memorandum by Richard J. Dalton in support of [22-1] motion to compel discovery (js) (Entered: 05/16/2000)
242000-05-30 Motion by Capital Associated for protective order (js) (Entered: 05/30/2000)
252000-05-30 Response by Capital Associated to [22-1] motion to compel discovery (js) (Entered: 05/30/2000)
262000-06-02 Response by Richard J. Dalton to [24-1] motion for protective order (js) (Entered: 06/05/2000)
272000-06-05 Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton for summary judgment w/attach. EXHIBITS. (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
282000-06-05 Affidavit of Richard McGough by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
292000-06-05 Affidavit of Joseph S. Finley by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
302000-06-05 Affidavit of George E. Shelton, III by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
312000-06-05 Affidavit of John B. Gupton by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
322000-06-05 Affidavit of Wayne L. Lehto, Jr. by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
332000-06-05 Affidavit of Teresa Holladay by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
342000-06-05 Affidavit of William T. Clark by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
352000-06-05 Affidavit Alma Troutman by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton Re: [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
362000-06-05 Motion by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to exceed page limitation on summary judgment brief . cy. to J. Britt. (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
372000-06-07 Order granting [36-1] motion to exceed page limitation on summary judgment brief signed by Britt, J. served. (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
382000-06-07 Memorandum by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton in support of [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
392000-06-07 Order denying [22-1] motion to compel discovery, mooting [24-1] motion for protective order signed by Webb, USMJ. OB Ref: BR O. B. #20, 67. served. (js) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
402000-06-26 Response by Richard J. Dalton to [27-1] motion for summary judgment. w/attach. EXHIBITS. (js) (Entered: 06/26/2000)
412000-06-26 Affidavit of Brenda W. Boyd by Richard J. Dalton Re: [40-1] response (js) (Entered: 06/26/2000)
422000-06-26 Affidavit of Richard J. Dalton Re: [40-1] response (js) (Entered: 06/26/2000)
432000-06-26 Affidavit of Lester G. Phares by Richard J. Dalton Re: [40-1] response (js) (Entered: 06/26/2000)
442000-07-12 Reply by Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton to response to [27-1] motion for summary judgment (js) (Entered: 07/12/2000)
452000-08-14 MJ Webb's Pre-trial Conference Order served w/trial & pre-trial calendars this date. (sc) (Entered: 08/14/2000)
462000-09-07 Order granting [27-1] motion for summary judgment and this action is DISMISSED. signed by Britt, J. OB Ref: BR O. B. #21, p. 31. served. (js) (Entered: 09/07/2000)
472000-09-07 Judgment for Capital Associated, George E. Shelton III, Wayne L. Lehto, John B. Gupton against Richard J. Dalton signed by Skinner, deputy clerk. OB Ref: BR O.B. #21, p. 32. served. (js) (Entered: 09/07/2000)
482000-10-05 Notice of appeal by Richard J. Dalton (rp) (Entered: 10/16/2000)
492001-08-10 Certified copy of judgment of USCA Re: [48-1] appeal - AFFIRMS IN PART AND VACATES IN PART THE JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT (rp) (Entered: 08/10/2001)
502001-07-23 Opinion from USCA Re: AFFIRMED - AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART AND REMANDED (rp) Modified on 08/16/2001 (Entered: 08/16/2001)
512001-08-16 Sua Sponte Order - Any party wishing to file mot. for sum. judg. on remanded issue must do so my 9/24/01. signed by Britt, J. served. (js) (Entered: 08/20/2001)
522001-10-11 Order on Scheduling by setting Jury Trial scheduled for 4/1/02 before Judge Britt Place: Raleigh. served. cy. to Beth. (js) (Entered: 10/11/2001)
532001-11-05 Stipulation of dismissal - w/prejudice. (js) (Entered: 11/05/2001)