Case Details

CourtSouthern District of New York
Docket number1:17-cv-03360
Date case filed2017-05-05
Date case closed2017-09-13
Date of latest filing2017-08-15
Assigned toJudge Robert W. Sweet
Case cause15:1051 Trademark Infringement
Nature of suit840 Trademark
Jury demandNone
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: ABC
Party type: Plaintiff
TERMINATED: 06/14/2017
Party: RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
Otterbourg P.C.
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
(212)-905-3637
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
Otterbourg P.C.
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
(212) 661-9100
Fax: (212) 682-6104
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
Frankel & Abrams
230 Park Avenue - Suite 3330
New York, NY 10169
212-661-5000
Fax: 212-661-5007
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Gary R. Rossington
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Johnny Van Zant
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Barbara Houston
Party type: Plaintiff
as the Trustee of the ALLEN COLLINS TRUST
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Alicia Rapp
Party type: Plaintiff
as the Personal Representative of the Estate of STEVEN GAINES
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Corinna Gaines Biemiller
Party type: Plaintiff
as the Personal Representative of the Estate of STEVEN GAINES
Attorney name: Pauline McTernan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard Gerard Haddad
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sandor Frankel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: DEF
Party type: Defendant
TERMINATED: 06/14/2017
Attorney name: Evan Mandel
Attorney Contact:
Mandel Bhandari, L.L.P.
11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY 10013
(212) 269-5600
Fax: (646) 964-6667
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Artimus Pyle
Party type: Defendant
also known asThomas D. Pyle
Party: CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Evan Mandel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert Allen Glunt
Attorney Contact:
Mandel Bhandari LLP
80 Pine Street
33rd floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 269-5600
Fax: (646) 964-6667
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: CLEOPATRA FILMS
Party type: Defendant
a division of CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC
Attorney name: Evan Mandel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Robert Allen Glunt
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: John Doe
Party type: Defendant
Party: Jane Doe
Party type: Defendant
Party: XYZ CORPORATION
Party type: Defendant
Party: XYZ LLC
Party type: Defendant
(the names of the last four defendants being fictitious and unknown to plaintiffs, and intended to designate persons or entities that have or may have a role in the production and distribution of the Motion Picture complained of in the Complaint herein

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
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Short
Description
Long Description
12017-05-05 OrderORDER, Case sealed. (Signed by Judge Colleen McMahon on 05/05/2017) (mps) (Entered: 05/05/2017)
22017-05-05 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(mps) (Entered: 05/05/2017)
32017-05-12 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(mps) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
42017-05-15 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(rz) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
52017-05-09 Notice of Case Assignment/ReassignmentNOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Robert W. Sweet. Judge Unassigned is no longer assigned to the case. (mps) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
62017-05-18 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(mps) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
72017-06-06 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(rz) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
82017-06-14 OrderORDERED, that upon the submission of the redacted copies of the Consent Order and the Termination Agreement to the Court and the substitution of the redacted copies of same for all unredacted copies thereof heretofore submitted in this action, the sealing order previously filed in this action shall be lifted except that unredacted copies of the Consent Order and the Termination Agreement shall remain under seal. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 06/12/2017) (mps) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
92017-06-14 Protective OrderSTIPULATION AND ORDER FOR THE PRODUCTION AND EXCHANGE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION...regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material... (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/12/2017) (kgo) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
102017-06-14 OrderORDER CONSOLIDATING ACTIONS FOR DISCOVERY PURPOSES AND RE-OPENING PRIOR ACTION: ORDERED, for the reasons set forth on the record, that, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42, this action shall be consolidated for discovery purposes with the prior action before this Court styled Grondin et ano. v. Rossington et al., Case No. 88 Civ. 3192 (RWS), which is hereby reopened for purposes of enforcement of the Consent Order, Judgment and Decree entered by this Court on October 11, 1988 therein; and it is further ORDERED, that any papers hereafter submitted by any party in either action be filed electronically in Case No. 17 Civ. 3360 (RWS). (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/12/2017) (jwh) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
112017-06-14 OrderORDER ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER: ORDERED, for the reasons set forth on the record, that the Motion be and hereby is DENIED without prejudice to renew. ORDERED, that Plaintiffs' trial memorandum shall be served on June 23, 2017, Defendants' trial memorandum and any answer, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, motion to modify the Consent Decree, and any other motion shall be served on June 30, 2017, Plaintiffs' opposition to any motion shall be served on July 6, 2017, and any reply shall be served on July 8. 2017. ORDERED, that trial on the Complaint filed in this action shall be held on July 11, 2017 and July 12, 2017 or such other days as the Court may schedule (the "Trial"). Discovery due by 6/23/2017, and as further set forth in this order. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/12/2017) (jwh) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
122017-06-14 OrderORDER: Defendant Cleopatra Records' letter dated June 11, 2017, shall be treated as a motion to compel and shall be heard at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Courtroom 18C, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street. Papers in opposition shall be served on or before June 16, 2017, at noon, and any reply papers shall be served on or before June 19, 2017, at noon. (Set Deadlines/Hearing: Motion Hearing set for 6/21/2017 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 18C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Robert W. Sweet.) (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/12/2017) (jwh) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
132017-06-15 OrderORDER AUTHORIZING REPLACEMENT OF UNREDACTED VERSIONS OF FILED DOCUMENTS: ORDERED, that, to facilitate the unsealing of the action as provided for by the Order, the unredacted versions of the papers contained on the CD filed by the Plaintiffs on May 5, 2017 pursuant to the Court's Electronic Case Filing Rules and Instructions hereby be replaced with the redacted versions of the same papers contained on the CD submitted by the Plaintiffs on June 13, 2017. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/15/2017) (jwh) Modified on 6/15/2017 (jwh). (Entered: 06/15/2017)
142017-06-16 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Evan Mandel on behalf of DEF. (Mandel, Evan) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
152017-06-16 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated June 16, 2017 re: letter in opposition to Defendant Cleopatra's letter motion. Document filed by ABC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A.)(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
15.1 Exhibit A.
162017-06-14 Order to Show CauseORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO PERMIT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED UNDER SEAL. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. Signature date is 5/5/2017, as per Chambers. (Signed by Judge Colleen McMahon in Part I on 5/5/2017) (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
172017-06-14 Civil Cover SheetCIVIL COVER SHEET filed. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
182017-06-14 ComplaintCOMPLAINT against XYZ LLC, CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC, Jane Doe, John Doe, Artimus Pyle, XYZ CORPORATION. Document filed by Johnny Van Zant, Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (Attachments: #(1) Ex. A) (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
18.1 Ex. A
192017-06-14 Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure StatementRULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
202017-06-14 Order to Show CauseORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION WITH TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER. It is ORDERED, that the above named Defendants SHOW CAUSE at this Court, at Room 12A, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, in the City, County and State of New York, on May 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. therefore, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, why an order should not be issued pursuant to Rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure preliminarily enjoining the Defendants, jointly and severally, and all corporations and entities owned or controlled by them, and all agents, attorneys, employees, officers, directors, successors, assigns, and all others in concert or participation with them, during the pendency of this action from producing, distributing and/or displaying any motion picture that exploits in whole or in part the history of Lynyrd Skynyrd or makes use of the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd" or the name, likeness, portrait, picture, performances or biographical material of Ronald Van Zant or of Steven Gaines in any manner or medium, and as further specified and set forth in this Order to Show Cause for Preliminary Injunction with Temporary Restraining Order. It is further ORDERED that papers in opposition to this Order to Show Cause shall be served on or before May 11, 2017, at 12 noon, and any reply papers shall be served on or before May 12 at 5pm. This schedule is only operative if the case remains unassigned through May 16, 2017. If this case is assigned, the judge assigned may elect to alter this schedule, and as further set forth in this Order to Show Cause. (Signed by Judge Colleen McMahon on 5/5/2017) This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (rjm). (Entered: 06/16/2017)
212017-06-14 Memorandum of LawPLAINTIFFS' MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
222017-06-14 DeclarationDECLARATION OF RICHARD G. HADDAD IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION TO FILE PAPERS UNDER SEAL. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (Attachments: #(1) Ex. A) (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
232017-06-14 DeclarationDECLARATION OF RICHARD G. HADDAD TO PROVIDE THE BASES FOR HOW PLAINTIFFS PROPOSE TO SERVE THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND PAPERS IN SUPPORT THEREOF. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
242017-06-14 DeclarationDECLARATION OF JUDITH VAN ZANT JENNESS AND GARY R. ROSSINGTON IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (Attachments: # 1 Ex A, # 2 Ex B, # 3 Ex C, # 4 Ex D, # 5 Ex E, # 6 Ex F, # 7 Ex G, # 8 Ex H, # 9 Ex I) (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
252017-06-14 OrderORDER. Plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, dated May 5, 2017, shall be heard at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Courtroom 18C, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street. Papers in opposition shall be served on or before May 11, 2017, at noon, and any reply papers shall be served on or before May 12, 2017. It is so ordered. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 5/9/2017) This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 3. (rjm). (Entered: 06/16/2017)
262017-06-14 Reply Memorandum of LawPLAINTIFFS' REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 4. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
272017-06-14 OrderORDER. The Clerk of Court is directed to reassign the above-mentioned case to Judge Robert W. Sweet but without reference to its relationship with case number 88 Civ. 3192 (RWS) case until further notice. It is so ordered. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 5/17/2017) This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 6. (rjm) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
282017-06-14 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 5/17/2017 before Judge Robert W. Sweet. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 7. No pdf submitted for attachment. (rjm). (Entered: 06/16/2017)
292017-06-14 RemarkSUMMONS IN A CIVIL ACTION to Artimus Pyle (a/k/a Thomas D. Pyle), Cleopatra Records, Inc., Cleopatra Films, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc. This document was previously filed under seal in env. doc. no. 2. (Entered: 06/16/2017)
302017-06-19 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated 6/19/17 re: Reply in Further Support of Motion To Compel Plaintiffs To Produce Documents. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Mandel, Evan) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
312017-06-19 Memorandum of Law in OppositionMEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re: 20 Order to Show Cause,,,,,, . Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
322017-06-19 Declaration in OppositionDECLARATION of Jared Cohn in Opposition re: 20 Order to Show Cause,,,,,,. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
332017-06-19 Declaration in OppositionDECLARATION of Donald Conklin in Opposition re: 20 Order to Show Cause,,,,,,. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
342017-06-19 Declaration in OppositionDECLARATION of Brian Perera in Opposition re: 20 Order to Show Cause,,,,,,. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
352017-06-21 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated 6/11/2017 re: writing to compel the Plaintiffs to produce three categories of documents on or before June 13, 2017 due to the upcoming depositions and discovery deadline. Document filed by CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(jwh) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
362017-06-23 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated June 23, 2017 re: Scheduling. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
372017-06-27 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 36 Letter, filed by RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, Johnny Van Zant, Gary R. Rossington, Alicia Rapp. ENDORSEMENT: So ordered. (Motions due by 7/1/2017, Responses due by 7/5/2017, Replies due by 7/8/2017.) (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 6/26/2017) (jwh) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
382017-06-28 Trial MemorandumTRIAL MEMORANDUM. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
392017-07-05 Order Setting Hearing on MotionORDER: Plaintiffs' motion shall be heard at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Courtroom 18C, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street. (As further set forth in this Order.) Motion Hearing set for 7/11/2017 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 18C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Robert W. Sweet. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 7/5/2017) (cf) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
402017-07-05 Motion to ExpediteLETTER MOTION to Expedite Clarify Briefing Schedule addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated 7/5/2017. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Mandel, Evan) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
412017-07-05 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated July 5, 2017 re: Briefing Schedule. Document filed by RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC..(Bougiamas, John) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
422017-07-06 Notice of AppearanceNOTICE OF APPEARANCE Pro Se, by Artimus Pyle. (sc) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
432017-07-06 Answer to ComplaintDEFENDANT ARTIMUS PYLE'S ANSWER to 18 Complaint. Document filed by Artimus Pyle.(sc) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
442017-07-07 Motion to Seal DocumentMOTION to Seal Document . Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
452017-07-10 Order on Motion to Seal DocumentMEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 44 Motion to Seal Document. ENDORSEMENT: So ordered. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 7/10/2017) (ras) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
462017-07-21 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: TRIAL held on 7/11/2017 before Judge Robert W. Sweet. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Steven Griffing, (212) 805-0300. 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 8/11/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/21/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/19/2017.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
472017-07-21 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a TRIAL proceeding held on 7/11/17 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
482017-07-21 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: TRIAL held on 7/12/2017 before Judge Robert W. Sweet. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Jennifer Thun, (212) 805-0300. 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 8/11/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/21/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/19/2017.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
492017-07-21 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a TRIAL proceeding held on 7/12/17 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
502017-07-24 Proposed Findings of FactPROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
512017-07-24 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated July 24, 2017 re: Deposition Designations and Courtesy Copies. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
522017-07-24 Objection (non-motion)Objection to Cleopatra's Designation of Deposition Testimony of Jared Cohn. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant. (Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
532017-07-26 ResponseRESPONSE re: 52 Objection (non-motion) to introduction of Cohn Deposition. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
542017-08-08 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated August 8, 2017 Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
552017-08-09 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 54 Letter filed by RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, Johnny Van Zant, Gary R. Rossington, Alicia Rapp. ENDORSEMENT: Unless resolved by counsel, treat as motion returnable 8-16-17. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 8/9/2017) (mro) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
562017-08-14 ResponseRESPONSE re: 54 Letter concerning Cleopatra Entertainment. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. Deposition Excerpt)(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
572017-08-14 LetterLETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated August 14, 2017 Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
582017-08-15 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: conference held on 7/26/2017 before Judge Robert W. Sweet. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Lisa Picciano Fellis, (212) 805-0300. 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 9/5/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/15/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/13/2017.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
592017-08-15 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a conference proceeding held on 7/26/17 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
602017-08-28 LETTER MOTION to Expedite entry of Judgment addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated August 28, 2017. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC.(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
612017-08-28 OPINION AND ORDER: Based on the findings of fact and conclusion of law set forth above, Plaintiffs have met their burden of proof with regard to their claim for a permanent injunction against Cleopatra and for reasonable attorneys' fees and costs as to Defendants. Accordingly, judgment will be entered in favor of Plaintiffs, and Defendants' outstanding motions for summary judgment and judgment as a matter of law are dismissed as moot. The parties are directed to jointly submit a proposed redacted version of this Opinion and Order consistent with the Protective Order entered in this case, (Dkt. No. 9), to be filed publically or to notify the Court that none are necessary within one week of receipt of this Opinion and Order., and as further set forth in this order. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 8/23/2017) (ap) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
622017-08-29 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated August 29, 2017 re: Cleopatra's Request for an Expedited Entry of Judgment. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
632017-08-29 LETTER RESPONSE in Support of Motion addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated August 29, 2017 re: 60 LETTER MOTION to Expedite entry of Judgment addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated August 28, 2017. . Document filed by CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
642017-08-30 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated August 30, 2017 re: Regarding Cleopatra's Request for an Expedited Entry of Judgment. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
652017-08-30 SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.(mps) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
662017-08-30 LETTER RESPONSE in Support of Motion addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated August 30, 2017 re: 60 LETTER MOTION to Expedite entry of Judgment addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated August 28, 2017. . Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
672017-08-30 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated August 30, 2017 re: August 30, 2017 Letter from Mr. Mandel. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
682017-08-30 ORDER: granting 60 Letter Motion to Expedite. Plaintiffs are to submit a proposed final judgment, including attorneys' fees and costs, in accordance with the Court's Opinion and Order dated August 23, 2017, no later than September 4, 2017. Defendants shall have until September 8, 2017, to file any counter-judgment. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 8/30/2017) (ap) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
692017-09-04 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated September 4, 2017 re: Plaintiffs' Proposed Form of Judgment. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Form of Judgment, # 2 Declaration of Richard G. Haddad Regarding Legal Fees and Disbursements of Otterbourg P.C. in this Action Through July 31, 2017, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F)(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 09/04/2017)
702017-09-05 SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED Summons and Complaint, served. Document filed by Johnny Van Zant, Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington. (Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
712017-09-08 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Evan Mandel dated September 8, 2017 re: Proposed Judgment. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. Proposed Judgment, # 2 Exhibit B. Correspondence)(Glunt, Robert) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
722017-09-11 LETTER addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from Richard G. Haddad dated September 11, 2017 re: Plaintiffs' Proposed Form of Judgment. Document filed by Corinna Gaines Biemiller, Barbara Houston, RONNIE VAN ZANT, INC., Alicia Rapp, Gary R. Rossington, Johnny Van Zant.(Haddad, Richard) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
732017-09-13 OPINION AND ORDER: The annexed Judgment, dated September 13, 2017, is appropriate to ensure continued adherence to the Consent Order's strictures, which include circumscribed use of the name Lynyrd Skynyrd and name, likeness, portrait, picture, performances, or biographical material of Ronald Van Zant or Steven Gaines. This relief is focused on the protection of Plaintiffs' rights, which have been violated by Defendants' film in its present form. Defendants were appropriately charged with the clear terms of the Consent Order by July 2016. The actions of all Defendants thereafter continued to violate the "in concert or participation with" portions of the Consent Order as detailed in the Opinion and, as violators of the Consent Order, they are bound by its terms, including with respect to attorneys' fees. (See Opinion at 4-6, 40-42, 61-62.) It is so ordered. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 9/13/2017) (anc) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
742017-09-13 JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION: It is hereby so ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Plaintiffs shall have judgment in their favor as set forth herein. On the Complaint's First Cause of Action: Defendants Cleopatra Records, Inc., and Cleopatra Films, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc., jointly and severally, and all corporations and entities owned or controlled by them, and all affiliates, agents, attorneys, employees, officers, directors, successors, assigns, and all others in concert or participation with either of them, are permanently enjoined from: distributing, displaying, selling, releasing, leasing, licensing, utilizing, and/or otherwise exploiting the motion picture currently known as "Street Survivor: The Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash" (by that or any other name, the "Motion Picture"); and as further set forth herein. The relief requested as to Defendant Pyle is dismissed as moot. On the Complaint's Second Cause of Action, Plaintiffs shall have judgment against Defendants, jointly and severally, for attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $632,110.91, which amount may be supplemented upon application by Plaintiffs itemizing fees and costs that have been incurred after July 31, 2017 but have not yet been billed. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 9/13/2017) (anc) Modified on 9/14/2017 (anc). (Entered: 09/13/2017)
752017-09-14 NOTICE OF APPEAL from 73 Memorandum & Opinion,,, 74 Judgment,,,,,. Document filed by CLEOPATRA FILMS, CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. Filing fee $ 505.00, receipt number 0208-14127213. Form C and Form D are due within 14 days to the Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Conklin, Donald) (Entered: 09/14/2017)