Securities and Exchange Commission v. Complete Business Solutions Group, Inc., et al.

Case No. 20-cv-81205-RAR

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Key Court Documents

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DE 1253 – PAPERLESS ORDER denying [1214] Plaintiff Securities and Exchange Commission's Omnibus Motion for Final Judgments against Defendants Michael Furman, Joseph Cole Barleta, Joseph LaForte, and Lisa McElhone as MOOT due to the filing of [1252] Plaintiff Securities and Exchange Commission's Amended Omnibus Motion for Final Judgments against Defendants Michael Furman, Joseph Cole Barleta, Joseph LaForte, and Lisa McElhone. Signed by Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II on 5/23/2022.
DE 1257 – Acknowledgment of Receipt of NOA from USCA re [1247] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Joseph Cole Barleta. Date received by USCA: 5/18/22. USCA Case Number: 22-11694-G.
DE 1259 - PAPERLESS ORDER granting [1258] Daniel Scaramellino, One Nine Country Drive, LLC, and Michelle Scaramellino's Unopposed Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Response in Opposition to Receiver's Expedited Motion to Expand Receivership. The responding parties shall file a response on or before June 21, 2022. Signed by Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II on 6/1/2022. (ob)
DE 1260 – PAPERLESS ORDER. The Court is in receipt of an e-mail from counsel for Defendant Michael Furman regarding a potential discovery dispute requiring the Court's attention. The parties are ordered to confer about mutually agreeable dates for the a hearing on this issue. On or before Monday, 6/13/2022 at 5:00 PM , the moving party shall send an email to reinhart@flsd.uscourts.gov providing the Court with two afternoons next when all necessary parties are available for the hearing and the amount of time that the parties anticipate needing for the hearing. The Court will then enter an order setting the hearing and provide further instruction. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart on 6/9/2022.
DE 1262 - PAPERLESS ORDER granting [1261] Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Defendant, Michael C. Furman. Elroy M. John Jr, Esq., Jeremy I. Knight, Esq., and the law firm, Knight Law, P.A. are hereby DISCHARGED of all further responsibilities related to Michael C. Furman in these proceedings. Signed by Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II on 6/10/2022.
DE 1263 - PAPERLESS Order setting Telephonic Discovery Hearing for 6/15/2022 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart. Counsel shall appear telephonically using the following conference call instructions: Dial 1-888-557-8511; Enter access code 4098267#; and Enter security code 1234#. At least 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, the parties shall file a joint discovery memorandum of five pages or less (1) specifying the substance of the discovery matter to be heard, (2) certifying that the parties have complied with the pre-hearing communication requirement set forth above, and (3) attaching a copy of all source materials relevant to the discovery dispute (e.g., if the dispute concerns interrogatories, the interrogatories at issue and any responses thereto shall be provided to Chambers). Signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart on 6/10/2022.
DE 1265 - **TIME CHANGE ONLY**: PAPERLESS Order Resetting Telephonic Discovery Hearing originally set for 6/15/2022 at 02:00 PM. Discovery Hearing is RESET for 6/15/2022 at 01:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart. All other instructions from DE 1263 still apply. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart on 6/13/2022.
DE 1266 - PAPERLESS Order setting Telephonic Discovery Hearing. The Court is in receipt of an e-mail from counsel for Defendant Lisa McElhone regarding two discovery disputes requiring the Court's attention: (1) whether requiring third-party compliance with a Rule 45(c) in the Southern District of Florida is proper, and (2) whether it would be unduly burdensome to enforce the third-party subpoena. A Telephoinc Discovery Hearing to address these issues is set for 6/22/2022 at 12:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart. Counsel shall appear telephonically using the following conference call instructions: Dial 1-888-557-8511; Enter access code 4098267#; and Enter security code 1234#. At least 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, the parties shall file a joint discovery memorandum of five pages or less (1) specifying the substance of the discovery matter to be heard, (2) certifying that the parties have complied with the pre-hearing communication requirement set forth above, and (3) attaching a copy of all source materials relevant to the discovery dispute (e.g., if the dispute concerns interrogatories, the interrogatories at issue and any responses thereto shall be provided to Chambers). All attorneys appearing at the hearing shall be qualified to practice in the Southern District of Florida pursuant to Rule 4(a) of the Rules Governing the Admission, Practice, Peer Review, and Discipline of Attorneys. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart on 6/13/2022.
DE 1269 - PAPERLESS ORDER clarifying two separate discovery hearings being conducted by Judge Reinhart: A Telephonic Discovery Hearing is set for 6/15 at 1:00 PM to address Defendant Michael Furman's request to take depositions of the Receiver and his professionals (see DEs 1263, 1265). Separately, a Telephonic Discovery Hearing is set for 6/22 at 12:30 PM for the Court to address the issues regarding the third-party subpoenas (see DE 1266). Signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart on 6/14/2022.
DE 1270 - PAPERLESS Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart: Discovery Hearing held on 6/15/2022. Total time in court: 0 hour(s) : 25 minutes. Matter taken under advisement. Order to follow.
DE 1272 – TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing - Via Videoconference held on 5/19/2022 before Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II, 1-100 pages, Court Reporter: Ilona Lupowitz, 954-769-5568 / Ilona_lupowitz@flsd.uscourts.gov. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased by contacting the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 7/7/2022. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/18/2022. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/14/2022. (ilz)

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