Case Details

CourtDistrict of Nebraska
Docket number8:16-cv-00487
Date case filed2016-10-26
Date case closed
Date of latest filing
Assigned toChief Judge Laurie Smith Camp
Case cause28:1332 Diversity-Contract Default
Nature of suit190 Contract: Other
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: John Fastrich
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Alan L. Rosca
Attorney Contact:
PEIFFER, ROSCA LAW FIRM
1422 Euclid Avenue
Suite 1610
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 589-9280
Fax: (888) 998-0520
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Brian O. Marty
Attorney Contact:
SHINDLER, ANDERSON LAW FIRM
5015 Grand Ridge Drive
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 223-4567
Fax: (515) 113-8887
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J. Barton Goplerud
Attorney Contact:
SHINDLER, ANDERSON LAW FIRM
5015 Grand Ridge Drive
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 223-4567
Fax: (515) 113-8887
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Stephen D. Marso
Attorney Contact:
WHITFIELD, EDDY LAW FIRM - WEST DES MOINES
3737 Woodland Avenue
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 558-0111
Fax: (515) 222-0318
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Thomas S. Reavely
Attorney Contact:
WHITFIELD, EDDY LAW FIRM - DES MOINES
699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-5519
Fax: (515) 246-1474
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Universal Investment Services, Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Alan L. Rosca
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Brian O. Marty
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: J. Barton Goplerud
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Stephen D. Marso
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Thomas S. Reavely
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Continental General Insurance Company
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Edward D. Hotz
Attorney Contact:
PANSING, HOGAN LAW FIRM
10250 Regency Circle
Suite 300
Omaha, NE 68114-3728
(402) 397-5500
Fax: (402) 397-4853
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven D. Davidson
Attorney Contact:
BAIRD, HOLM LAW FIRM
1700 Farnam Street
Suite 1500
Omaha, NE 68102-2068
(402) 344-0500
Fax: (402) 344-0588
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 01/24/2017
Party: Great American Financial Resource, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Brian P. Muething
Attorney Contact:
KEATING, MUETHING LAW FIRM
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 639-3814
Fax: (513) 579-6457
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James R. Matthews
Attorney Contact:
KEATING, MUETHING LAW FIRM
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 579-6507
Fax: (513) 579-6457
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James G. Powers
Attorney Contact:
MCGRATH, NORTH LAW FIRM
1601 Dodge Street
Suite 3700, First National Tower
Omaha, NE 68102-1627
(402) 341-3070
Fax: (402) 341-0216
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Patrick E. Brookhouser , Jr.
Attorney Contact:
MCGRATH, NORTH LAW FIRM
1601 Dodge Street
Suite 3700, First National Tower
Omaha, NE 68102-1627
(402) 341-3070
Fax: (402) 341-0216
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven D. Davidson
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/24/2017
Party: American Financial Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Brian P. Muething
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James R. Matthews
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James G. Powers
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Patrick E. Brookhouser , Jr.
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven D. Davidson
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/24/2017
Party: Cigna Corporation
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Bartholomew L. McLeay
Attorney Contact:
KUTAK, ROCK LAW FIRM - OMAHA
1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102-2186
(402) 346-6000
Fax: (402) 346-1148
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Brooke H. McCarthy
Attorney Contact:
KUTAK, ROCK LAW FIRM - OMAHA
1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102-2186
(402) 346-6000
Fax: (402) 346-1148
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: John J. Hamill
Attorney Contact:
DLA PIPER LAW FIRM - CHICAGO
444 West Lake Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 368-7036
Fax: (312) 251-5809
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph A. Roselius
Attorney Contact:
DLA PIPER LAW FIRM - CHICAGO
444 West Lake Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 368-7034
Fax: (312) 630-5334
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mikiko A. Thelwell
Attorney Contact:
DLA PIPER LAW FIRM - CHICAGO
203 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 368-2110
Fax: (312) 251-5710
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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12016-10-26 COMPLAINT with jury demand against American Financial Group, Inc., Cigna Corporation, Continental General Insurance Company, and Great American Financial Resource, Inc. (receipt number 8040049, in the amount of $ 400) by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of John Fastrich and Universal Investment Services, Inc. (LAC) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
22016-10-26 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting for full-time admission Attorney Alan L. Rosca for Plaintiffs John Fastrich and Universal Investment Services, Inc.. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (LAC) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
32016-10-26 TEXT NOTICE REGARDING CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Deputy Clerk as to Plaintiff Universal Investment Services, Inc.. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1, non-governmental corporate parties are required to file Corporate Disclosure Statements (Statements). The parties shall use the form Corporate Disclosure Statement, available on the Web site of the court at http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/forms/. If you have not filed your Statement, you must do so within 15 days of the date of this notice. If you have already filed your Statement in this case, you are reminded to file a Supplemental Statement within a reasonable time of any change in the information that the statement requires. (LAC) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
42016-10-26 ATTORNEY LETTER by Clerk that Attorney J. Barton Goplerud has not registered for admittance to practice or registered for the system. If the requested action is not taken within fifteen (15) days of the date of this letter, this matter will be referred to the assigned magistrate judge for the entry of a show cause order. (LAC) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
52016-10-26 ATTORNEY LETTER by Clerk that Attorney Brian O. Marty has not registered for admittance to practice or registered for the system. If the requested action is not taken within fifteen (15) days of the date of this letter, this matter will be referred to the assigned magistrate judge for the entry of a show cause order. (LAC) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
62016-11-04 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting for full-time admission Brian O. Marty for Plaintiffs John Fastrich and Universal Investment Services, Inc.. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (LAC) Modified on 11/8/2016 to correct event code. (LAC). (Entered: 11/07/2016)
72016-11-04 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting for full-time admission Attorney J. Barton Goplerud for Plaintiffs John Fastrich and Universal Investment Services, Inc.. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (LAC) Modified on 11/8/2016 to correct event code (LAC). (Entered: 11/07/2016)
82016-11-16 Summons Requested as to regarding Complaint, 1 . (Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 11/16/2016)
92016-11-16 Summons Issued as to defendant American Financial Group, Inc., Cigna Corporation, Continental General Insurance Company, and Great American Financial Resource, Inc.. YOU MUST PRINT YOUR ISSUED SUMMONS, WHICH ARE ATTACHED TO THIS DOCUMENT. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE MAILED. (LAC) (Entered: 11/16/2016)
102016-12-01 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiff Universal Investment Services, Inc..(Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 12/01/2016)
112016-12-05 UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading by Attorney Steven D. Davidson on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Continental General Insurance Company, Great American Financial Resource, Inc..(Davidson, Steven) (Entered: 12/05/2016)
122016-12-05 TEXT ORDER granting 11 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading. Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Continental General Insurance Company, and Great American Financial Resource, Inc. shall have an extension to January 13, 2017, to file an answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint 1 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 12/05/2016)
132016-12-09 UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading by Attorney Bartholomew L. McLeay on behalf of Defendant Cigna Corporation.(McLeay, Bartholomew) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
142016-12-09 TEXT ORDER granting 13 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading. Defendant Cigna Corporation shall have an extension to January 13, 2017, to file an answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint 1 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
152016-12-15 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting pro hac vice Attorney John J. Hamill for Defendant Cigna Corporation. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (KLF) (Entered: 12/16/2016)
162016-12-15 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting pro hac vice Attorney Joseph A. Roselius for Defendant Cigna Corporation. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (KLF) (Entered: 12/16/2016)
172016-12-15 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting pro hac vice Attorney Mikiko A. Thelwell for Defendant Cigna Corporation. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (KLF) (Entered: 12/16/2016)
182017-01-13 NOTICE of Appearance by Attorney Edward D. Hotz on behalf of Defendant Continental General Insurance Company (Hotz, Edward) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
192017-01-13 JOINT STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Plead by Attorney Edward D. Hotz on behalf of Defendant Continental General Insurance Company.(Hotz, Edward) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
202017-01-13 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 identifying Corporate Parent HC2 Holdings, Inc. for Continental General Insurance Company. by Attorney Edward D. Hotz on behalf of Defendants Continental General Insurance Company, HC2 Holdings, Inc..(Hotz, Edward) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
212017-01-17 TEXT ORDER adopting 19 Joint Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Plead. Defendants who intend to file answers to the Complaint 1 shall have an extension of time to February 9, 2017, to file an answer. Defendants who intend to file motions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12. shall have an extension of time to February 27, 2017, to file such motions. Plaintiffs may respond to all such motions in one brief 45-days from the date of the last filed motion and accompanying brief. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
222017-01-19 NOTICE of Appearance of Counsel by Attorney James G. Powers on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Great American Financial Resource, Inc. (Powers, James) (Entered: 01/19/2017)
232017-01-20 NOTICE of Appearance by Attorney Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Great American Financial Resource, Inc. (Brookhouser, Patrick) (Entered: 01/20/2017)
242017-01-24 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting pro hac vice Attorney James R. Matthews for Defendants American Financial Group, Inc. and Great American Financial Resource, Inc. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (KLF) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
252017-01-24 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting pro hac vice Attorney Brian P. Muething for Defendants American Financial Group, Inc. and Great American Financial Resource, Inc. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (KLF) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
262017-01-24 ATTORNEY LETTER by Clerk that Attorney Brian P. Muething has not registered for the system. If the requested action is not taken within fifteen (15) days of the date of this letter, this matter will be referred to the assigned magistrate judge for the entry of a show cause order. (KLF) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
272017-01-24 ATTORNEY LETTER by Clerk that Attorney James R. Matthews has not registered for the system. If the requested action is not taken within fifteen (15) days of the date of this letter, this matter will be referred to the assigned magistrate judge for the entry of a show cause order. (KLF) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
282017-01-24 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Attorney Steven D. Davidson on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Continental General Insurance Company, Great American Financial Resource, Inc..(Davidson, Steven) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
292017-01-24 TEXT ORDER granting 28 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. For good cause shown pursuant to NEGenR 1.3(f), Steven D. Davidson and Baird Holm LLP are granted leave to withdraw as counsel for the Defendants, Continental General Life Insurance Company, Great American Financial Resources, Inc., and AmericanFinancial Group, Inc. Other counsel remains for those Defendants. The Clerk of Court shall stop all electronic notices to Mr. Davidson regarding this case. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
302017-02-17 NOTICE of Change of Address by Attorney John J. Hamill on behalf of Defendant Continental General Insurance Company (Hamill, John) (Entered: 02/17/2017)
312017-02-17 NOTICE of Appearance OF STEPHEN D. MARSO ON BEHALF OF PLAINTIFFS by Attorney Stephen D. Marso on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc. (Marso, Stephen) (Entered: 02/17/2017)
322017-02-27 JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Attorney Bartholomew L. McLeay on behalf of Defendant Cigna Corporation.(McLeay, Bartholomew) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
332017-02-27 BRIEF in support of JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 32 [Joint Defendants' Brief] by Attorney Bartholomew L. McLeay on behalf of Defendant Cigna Corporation.(McLeay, Bartholomew) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
342017-02-27 BRIEF in support of JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 32 [Supplemental Brief] by Attorney Bartholomew L. McLeay on behalf of Defendant Cigna Corporation.(McLeay, Bartholomew) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
352017-02-27 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM And For Lack Of Personal Jurisdiction by Attorney Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Great American Financial Resource, Inc..(Brookhouser, Patrick) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
362017-02-27 BRIEF in support of MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM And For Lack Of Personal Jurisdiction 35 by Attorney Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. on behalf of Defendants American Financial Group, Inc., Great American Financial Resource, Inc..(Brookhouser, Patrick) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
372017-02-27 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 identifying Corporate Parent American Financial Group, Inc for Great American Financial Resource, Inc.. by Attorney Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. on behalf of Defendants Great American Financial Resource, Inc., American Financial Group, Inc.(Brookhouser, Patrick) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
382017-02-27 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 by Attorney Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr. on behalf of Defendant American Financial Group, Inc..(Brookhouser, Patrick) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
392017-03-01 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 by Attorney Bartholomew L. McLeay on behalf of Defendant Cigna Corporation.(McLeay, Bartholomew) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
402017-04-04 APPLICATION/ORDER admitting for full-time admission Attorney Thomas S. Reavely for Plaintiffs John Fastrich and Universal Investment Services, Inc.. Ordered by Deputy Clerk. (LAC) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
412017-04-11 UNOPPOSED MOTION to Extend by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc..(Rosca, Alan) Modified on 4/12/2017 to correct event type per Chambers (KLF). (Entered: 04/11/2017)
422017-04-12 TEXT NOTICE OF INCORRECT EVENT used when filing the Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading 41 by Deputy Clerk. In the future, use the event Motion to Extend. (KLF) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
432017-04-12 TEXT ORDER granting 41 Unopposed Motion to Extend. Plaintiffs shall have an extension of time to May 4, 2017, to file a response to the Motions to Dismiss 32 and 35 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
442017-05-02 JOINT STIPULATION for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to Respond to Defendants Motions to Dismiss by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc..(Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 05/02/2017)
452017-05-03 TEXT ORDER approving 44 Joint Stipulation. Plaintiffs shall have an extension of time to May 18, 2017, to file a response to the Motions to Dismiss 32 and 35 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
462017-05-18 ATTORNEY LETTER by Clerk that Attorney J. Barton Goplerud has not paid the biennial assessment. If the requested action is not taken within fifteen (15) days of the date of this letter, this matter will be referred to the assigned magistrate judge for the entry of a show cause order. (LAC) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
472017-05-18 NOTICE of Case Dismissal WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF DEFENDANT CIGNA CORPORATION by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc. (Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
482017-05-18 NOTICE of Case Dismissal WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF DEFENDANT AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc. (Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
492017-05-18 BRIEF in opposition to MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM And For Lack Of Personal Jurisdiction 35 by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Rosca Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit Ex 1 to Brief, # 3 Exhibit Ex 2 to Brief)(Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
502017-05-18 BRIEF in opposition to JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 32 by Attorney Alan L. Rosca on behalf of Plaintiffs John Fastrich, Universal Investment Services, Inc..(Rosca, Alan) (Entered: 05/18/2017)