Case Details

CourtSouthern District of New York
Docket number1:13-cv-03839
Date case filed2013-06-05
Date case closed2014-03-18
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Laura Taylor Swain
Case cause15:78m(a) Securities Exchange Act
Nature of suit850 Securities/Commodities
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Louis C. Maruzo
Party type: Plaintiff
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Brandon Thomas Grzandziel
Attorney Contact:
Saxena White, P.A
2424 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561)-394-3399
Fax: (561)-394-3382
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Daniel Cohen
Attorney Contact:
Scott-Scott, Attorneys At Law, LLP
405 Lexington Ave. 40th Floor
New York, NY 10174
(212)-223-6444
Fax: (212)-223-6334
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Peter Guglielmo
Attorney Contact:
Scott + Scott, L.L.P.( NYC)
405 Lexington Avenue
40th Floor
New York, NY 10174
(212) 223-6444
Fax: (212) 223-6334
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph E. White , III
Attorney Contact:
Saxena White P.A.
2424 N. Federal Highway, Suite 257
Boco Raton, FL 33431
(561)-394-3399
Fax: (561)-394-3382
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Matthew E. Hermes
Party type: Plaintiff
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Joseph Daniel Cohen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Peter Guglielmo
Attorney Contact:
Scott Scott, L.L.P.( NYC)
405 Lexington Avenue
40th Floor
New York, NY 10174
(212) 223-6444
Fax: (212) 223-6334
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Gene Fenton
Party type: Plaintiff
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Joseph Daniel Cohen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Peter Guglielmo
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: CenturyLink, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Kate Emily Brubacher
Attorney Contact:
Cooley LLP
1114 Ave. of The Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212)-479-6516
Fax: (212)-479-6275
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY

Attorney name: Lyle Roberts
Attorney Contact:
Cooley LLP (DC)
1299 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 842 7855
Fax: (202) 842-7899
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Glen F. Post, III
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Kate Emily Brubacher
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY

Attorney name: Lyle Roberts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: R. Stewart Ewing, Jr.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Kate Emily Brubacher
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY

Attorney name: Lyle Roberts
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Gary Littrell
Party type: Lead Plaintiff
Attorney name: Nicholas Ian Porritt
Attorney Contact:
Levi & Korsinsky LLP (DC)
1101 30th, Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 524-4290
Fax: (202) 333-2121
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Steven John Purcell
Attorney Contact:
Levi + Korinsky, LLP
30 Board St. 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212)-363-7500
Fax: (866)-367-6510
Email: [email protected]
(Inactive) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds
Party type: Lead Plaintiff
Attorney name: Curtis Victor Trinko
Attorney Contact:
Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP
16 West 46th Street, Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10036
212-490-9550
Fax: 212-986-0158
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Matthew E. Hermes
Party type: Plaintiff
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated
Attorney name: Joseph Daniel Cohen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Joseph Peter Guglielmo
Attorney Contact:
Scott Scott, L.L.P.( NYC)
405 Lexington Avenue
40th Floor
New York, NY 10174
(212) 223-6444
Fax: (212) 223-6334
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Gerald W. Green
Party type: Consolidated Plaintiff
Attorney name: Jeremy Alan Lieberman
Attorney Contact:
Pomerantz LLP
600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212)-661-1100
Fax: (212)-661-8665
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Lesley Frank Portnoy
Attorney Contact:
Pomerantz LLP
600 Third Ave, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 661-1100
Fax: (212) 661-8665
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Marc Ian Gross
Attorney Contact:
Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP
600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212)661-1100
Fax: (212) 661-8665
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: David Sabo
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: Jeremy Alan Lieberman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Bane Cook
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: Jeremy Alan Lieberman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Lawrence Alton
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: Jeremy Alan Lieberman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Gerald Kohler
Party type: Movant
Attorney name: Joseph Peter Guglielmo
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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12013-06-05 COMPLAINT against CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Filing Fee $ 350.00, Receipt Number 1068991)Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo, Matthew E. Hermes, Gene Fenton.(laq) (jd). (Entered: 06/06/2013)
22013-06-05 STANDING ORDER IN RE PILOT PROJECT REGARDING CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR COMPLEX CIVIL CASES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (See M-10-468 Order filed November 1, 2011). This case is hereby designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases in the Southern District of New York (the Pilot Project), unless the judge to whom this case is assigned determines otherwise. This case is designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project because it is a class action, an MDL action, or is in one of the following Nature of Suit categories: 160, 245, 315, 355, 365, 385, 410, 830, 840, 850, 893, or 950. The presiding judge in a case that does not otherwise qualify for inclusion in the Pilot Project may nevertheless designate the case for inclusion in the Pilot Project by issuing an order directing that the case be included in the Pilot Project. The description of the Pilot Project, including procedures to be followed, is attached to this Order. (Signed by Judge Loretta A. Preska on 10/31/2011) (laq) (laq). (Entered: 06/06/2013)
32013-06-17 NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Judge Analisa Torres is no longer assigned to the case. (pgu) (Entered: 06/17/2013)
42013-06-21 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. Glen F. Post, III served on 6/10/2013, answer due 7/1/2013. Service was accepted by Melissa Brocato, Person Authorized to Accept Service of Process. Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo; Matthew E. Hermes ; Gene Fenton. (Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 06/21/2013)
52013-06-21 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. CenturyLink, Inc. served on 6/10/2013, answer due 7/1/2013. Service was accepted by Melissa Brocato, Person Authorized to Accept Service of Process. Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo; Matthew E. Hermes ; Gene Fenton. (Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 06/21/2013)
62013-06-21 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. R. Stewart Ewing, Jr served on 6/10/2013, answer due 7/1/2013. Service was accepted by Melissa Brocato, Person Authorized to Accept Service of Process. Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo; Matthew E. Hermes ; Gene Fenton. (Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 06/21/2013)
72013-06-25 FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MOTION for Lyle Roberts to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-8637344. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - District of Columbia, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - Maryland, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - Virginia, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Roberts, Lyle) Modified on 6/25/2013 (bcu). (Entered: 06/25/2013)
82013-06-27 AMENDED MOTION for Lyle Roberts to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - Virginia, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - District of Columbia, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - Maryland, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 06/27/2013)
92013-06-27 INITIAL CONFERENCE ORDER: Initial Conference set for 9/5/2013 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 17C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Laura Taylor Swain, and as further set forth in this document. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 6/26/2013) (cd) (Entered: 06/28/2013)
102013-07-01 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Kate Emily Brubacher on behalf of CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Brubacher, Kate) (Entered: 07/01/2013)
112013-07-01 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF LYLE ROBERTS re: 8 Motion for Lyle Roberts to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 7/1/2013) (tro) (Entered: 07/02/2013)
122013-07-03 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT: Defendants CenturyLink, Inc., Glen F. Post, III, and R. Stewart Ewing, Jr. shall have no obligation to file a responsive pleading or motion under F.R.C.P. Rule 12 in this action until after a lead plaintiff and lead counsel are appointed and the lead plaintiff files an amended, consolidated complaint, at which time a schedule shall be established for the filing by Defendants of such responsive pleading or motion. Nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any rights, defenses, objections, or any application to any court that a party may have with respect to this action, including with respect to forum, venue, or jurisdiction. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 7/3/2013) (ft) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
132013-07-31 ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Lyle Roberts dated 7/30/2013 re: Defendants respectfully request a pre-motion conference in accordance with the "Motion Procedures" provisions of the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases. ENDORSEMENT: A conference will be held on August 8, 2013, at 2:00 PM. Plaintiffs' response to this letter must be submitted and served by August 6, 2013. (Pre-Motion Conference set for 8/8/2013 at 02:00 PM before Judge Laura Taylor Swain.) (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 7/31/2013) (ft) Modified on 7/31/2013 (ft). (Entered: 07/31/2013)
142013-08-05 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-3839; 1:13-cv-4453., MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s)., MOTION to Appoint Counsel Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. Document filed by David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lieberman, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
152013-08-05 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 14 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-3839; 1:13-cv-4453. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Appoint Counsel Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Lawrence Alton, Bane Cook, David Sabo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Press Release, # 2 Exhibit B, Certifications, # 3 Exhibit C, Assignment, # 4 Exhibit D, Loss Chart, # 5 Exhibit E, Firm Resume)(Lieberman, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
162013-08-05 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s). Document filed by Gary Littrell. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
172013-08-05 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Gary Littrell. (Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
182013-08-05 DECLARATION of Nicholas I. Porritt in Support re: 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Gary Littrell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
192013-08-05 MOTION to Appoint Counsel., MOTION to Appoint Gerald E. Kohler to serve as lead plaintiff(s)., MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-04453. Document filed by Gerald Kohler.(Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
202013-08-05 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 19 MOTION to Appoint Counsel. MOTION to Appoint Gerald E. Kohler to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-04453.. Document filed by Gerald Kohler. (Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
212013-08-05 DECLARATION of Joseph P. Guglielmo in Support re: 19 MOTION to Appoint Counsel. MOTION to Appoint Gerald E. Kohler to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-04453.. Document filed by Gerald Kohler. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
222013-08-05 MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel., MOTION to Consolidate Cases 13-cv-03839, 13-cv-04453. Document filed by Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds.(Trinko, Curtis) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
232013-08-05 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 22 MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel. MOTION to Consolidate Cases 13-cv-03839, 13-cv-04453. MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel.. Document filed by Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Trinko, Curtis) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
242013-08-05 DECLARATION of Joseph E. White in Support re: 22 MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel. MOTION to Consolidate Cases 13-cv-03839, 13-cv-04453. MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel.. Document filed by Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Trinko, Curtis) (Entered: 08/05/2013)
252013-08-07 LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Lyle Roberts dated 8/5/2013 re: On behalf of Defendants in the above-noted matters, we write to briefly respond to the Maruzo Plaintiffs' letter of this afternoon requesting an adjournment of the August 8, 2013 hearing until September 5, 2013. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III.(ft) Modified on 8/7/2013 (ft). (Entered: 08/07/2013)
262013-08-07 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Steven John Purcell on behalf of Gary Littrell. (Purcell, Steven) (Entered: 08/07/2013)
272013-08-07 LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Steven J. Purcell dated 8/6/13 re: Counsel submits this letter in response to Defendants' letter date July 30, 2013 and in opposition to Defendants' contemplated motion to transfer venue to the Western District of Louisiana. (mro) (Entered: 08/07/2013)
282013-08-07 LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Joseph P. Guglielmo dated 8/6/13 re: Counsel writes in response to the July 30, 2013 letter from Lyle Roberts of Cooley LLP, counsel for Defendants in this matter. The July 30 letter states Defendants' intent to file motions to transfer the Maruzo Action and the related Green v. CenturyLink, et al., No. 1:13-cv-04453-LTS (the "Green Action"), to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Although plaintiffs had requested an adjournment of their deadline to respond until after a lead plaintiff is appointed. Plaintiffs respectfully submit this letter at this time so as to not waive their or other putative class members' rights to oppose transfer pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1404(a). (mro) (Entered: 08/07/2013)
292013-08-07 ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Joseph P. Guglielmo dated 8/5/13 re: Counsel requests an adjournment of the 8/8/13 pre-motion conference concerning Defendants' intent to file motions seeking transfer. ENDORSEMENT: The conference is adjourned to September 5, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. Plaintiffs' responsive letter must be served and submitted by August 30, 2013. ( Pre-Motion Conference set for 9/5/2013 at 11:30 AM before Judge Laura Taylor Swain.) (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 8/6/2013) (mro) (Entered: 08/07/2013)
302013-08-07 ORDER SETTING SCHEDULE FOR HEARING ON CONSOLIDATION, APPOINTMENT OF LEAD PLAINTIFF, AND CONFERENCE CONCERNING MOTION TO TRANSFER: Responses to the Motions to Serve as Lead Plaintiff and to consolidate the above-captioned actions already filed must be filed with this Court no later than 8/21/2013. Replies must be filed with this Court no later than 8/28/2013. Status Conference set for 9/5/2013 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 17C, Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Laura Taylor Swain. The pre-motion conference concerning Defendants' application to transfer the venue of these actions to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana will also be conducted on 9/5/2013 at 11:30 AM before Judge Laura Taylor Swain. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 8/7/2013) (ft) (Entered: 08/07/2013)
312013-08-09 RESPONSE to Motion re: 14 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-3839; 1:13-cv-4453. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Appoint Counsel Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s)., 22 MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel. MOTION to Consolidate Cases 13-cv-03839, 13-cv-04453. MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel., 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Gerald Kohler. (Guglielmo, Joseph) (Entered: 08/09/2013)
322013-08-09 NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Steven John Purcell on behalf of Gary Littrell. New Address: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP, 30 Broad St, 24th Fl, New York, NY, US 10004, 2123637500. (Purcell, Steven) (Entered: 08/09/2013)
332013-08-16 NOTICE of Withdrawal of Lead Plaintiff Motion re: 14 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-3839; 1:13-cv-4453. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Appoint Counsel Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Lawrence Alton, Bane Cook, David Sabo. (Lieberman, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
342013-08-21 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 14 MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-3839; 1:13-cv-4453. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Appoint Counsel Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. MOTION to Appoint David Sabo, Bane Cook, Lawrence Alton (the "CenturyLink Investor Group") to serve as lead plaintiff(s)., 19 MOTION to Appoint Counsel. MOTION to Appoint Gerald E. Kohler to serve as lead plaintiff(s). MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:13-cv-04453., 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Trinko, Curtis) (Entered: 08/21/2013)
352013-08-21 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 22 MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel. MOTION to Consolidate Cases 13-cv-03839, 13-cv-04453. MOTION to Appoint Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Fund to serve as lead plaintiff(s) and approval of selection of class counsel.. Document filed by Gary Littrell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 08/21/2013)
362013-08-28 REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Trinko, Curtis) (Entered: 08/28/2013)
372013-08-28 REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 16 MOTION to Appoint Gary Littrell to serve as lead plaintiff(s).. Document filed by Gary Littrell. (Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 08/28/2013)
382013-09-19 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 09/19/2013)
392013-09-19 FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit F, # 8 Declaration)(Roberts, Lyle) Modified on 9/20/2013 (ldi). (Entered: 09/19/2013)
402013-09-19 FILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - AMENDED MOTION to Transfer Case. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III.(Roberts, Lyle) Modified on 9/20/2013 (ldi). (Entered: 09/19/2013)
412013-09-19 FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - DECLARATION in Support re: 40 AMENDED MOTION to Transfer Case.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Roberts, Lyle) Modified on 9/20/2013 (ldi). (Entered: 09/19/2013)
422013-09-19 FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - DECLARATION of Chris Sullivan in Support re: 40 AMENDED MOTION to Transfer Case.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Roberts, Lyle) Modified on 9/20/2013 (ldi). (Entered: 09/19/2013)
432013-09-20 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 09/20/2013)
442013-09-20 DECLARATION of Lyle Roberts in Support re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 09/20/2013)
452013-09-20 DECLARATION of Chris Sullivan in Support re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 09/20/2013)
462013-09-23 ORDER CONSOLIDATING THE ACTIONS, APPROVING GARY LITTRELL AND THE WESTCHESTER PUTNAM COUNTIES HEAVY & HIGHWAY LABORERS LOCAL 60 AS CO-LEAD PLAINTIFFS AND APPROVING LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP AND SAXENA WHITE P.A. AS CO-LEAD COUNSEL: granting 22 Motion to Appoint ; granting 22 Motion to Consolidate Cases; granting 14 Motion to Consolidate Cases ; denying 14 Motion to Appoint; denying 14 Motion to Appoint Counsel ; granting 16 Motion to Appoint; denying 19 Motion to Appoint Counsel ; denying 19 Motion to Appoint; granting 19 Motion to Consolidate Cases. BRIEFING SCHEDULE: Defendants may file a motion to transfer no later than September 19, 2013. Lead Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendants' motion to transfer must be filed no later than October 10, 2013. Defendants' reply in further support of their motion to transfer must be filed no later than October 24, 2013. Lead Plaintiffs may file an Amended Complaint no later than 45 days after either (a) the entry of an Order on Defendants' motion to transfer; or (b) the entry of an agreement among the parties on the transfer issue. All other motions for appointment as lead plaintiff and counsel have been withdrawn or are hereby denied. This Order resolves docket entry nos. 14, 16, 19, and 22 in Case No. 13 civ. 3839 and docket entry no. 9 in Case No. 13 civ. 4453. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 9/23/2013) (rsh) (Entered: 09/23/2013)
472013-10-10 MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by Gary Littrell, Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 10/10/2013)
482013-10-10 DECLARATION of Nicholas I. Porritt, Esq. in Opposition re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by Gary Littrell, Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Porritt, Nicholas) (Entered: 10/10/2013)
492013-10-24 REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 38 MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana.. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III. (Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 10/24/2013)
502014-01-15 LETTER addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Lyle Roberts dated 1/15/2014 re: Letter submission pursuant to Local Civil Rule 1.6. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Electronic Filing: Document #27, Electronic Order denying 23 Motion to Appoint Lead counsel)(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 01/15/2014)
512014-01-30 FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - FIRST MOTION for Brandon Thomas Grzandziel to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-9311611. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Order Granting Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Exhibit Fla Bar Certificate of Good Standing)Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-03839-LTS, 1:13-cv-04453-LTS(White, Joseph) Modified on 1/31/2014 (wb). (Entered: 01/30/2014)
522014-01-30 JOINT LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference scheduled for January 31, 2014 addressed to Judge Laura Taylor Swain from Lyle Roberts dated January 30, 2014. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., R. Stewart Ewing, Jr, Glen F. Post, III.(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 01/30/2014)
532014-02-05 ORDER granting 52 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. The conference is adjourned to March 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM. Initial Conference set for 3/21/2014 at 09:45 AM before Judge Laura Taylor Swain. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 2/4/2014) (lmb) (Entered: 02/05/2014)
542014-02-20 MOTION for Brandon Thomas Grzandziel to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Louis C. Maruzo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Appearance, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing FL Supreme Court)Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-03839-LTS, 1:13-cv-04453-LTS(White, Joseph) (Entered: 02/20/2014)
552014-02-25 ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting (54) Motion for Brandon T. Grzandziel to Appear Pro Hac Vice in case 1:13-cv-03839-LTS; Terminating (22) Motion for Brandon T. Grzandziel to Appear Pro Hac Vice in case 1:13-cv-04453-LTS. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 2/24/2014). Attorney to be added only in case no. 13-3839 as per Chambers. Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-03839-LTS, 1:13-cv-04453-LTS (rjm) (Entered: 02/25/2014)
562014-03-13 INITIAL REPORT OF PARTIES BEFORE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Document filed by CenturyLink, Inc., Gary Littrell, Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds.(Roberts, Lyle) (Entered: 03/13/2014)
572014-03-18 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re: (15 in 1:13-cv-04453-LTS) MOTION to Transfer Case to Western District of Louisiana filed by R. Stewart Ewing, Jr., CenturyLink, Inc., Glen F. Post, III, (38 in 1:13-cv-03839-LTS) MOTION to Transfer Case to the Western District of Louisiana filed by R. Stewart Ewing, Jr., CenturyLink, Inc., Glen F. Post, III. For the foregoing reasons, Defendants' motion to transfer is granted. The Clerk of Court is requested to transfer the above-captioned consolidated actions to the Monroe Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and close it on the books of this Court. This Order resolves docket entry no. 38. The conference scheduled for March 21, 2014, is cancelled. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 3/18/2014) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-03839-LTS, 1:13-cv-04453-LTS(mro) (Entered: 03/18/2014)