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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

Below are links within this website to certain filings and court orders in the SEC’s lawsuit against the Defendants that may be of interest to visitors of this website. All filings, court orders, including other filings from the Receiver, the parties to the lawsuit, and other persons, are also available on the Document Filing System of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, which is available at:

DE 1558 - PAPERLESS ORDER requiring expediting briefing. The Receiver shall file a Response to Defendants Lisa McElhone and Joseph LaForte's Motion for Reconsideration, [ECF No. 1557], on or before Friday, May 5, 2023. The SEC may file a Notice of Position by that same deadline. No replies will be permitted. Signed by Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II on 4/28/2023. 
DE 1564 - TRANSCRIPT of Status Conference held on 4/17/2023 before Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II, 1-44 pages, Court Reporter: Ilona Lupowitz, 305-523-5737 / [email protected] 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 5/30/2023. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/7/2023. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/7/2023.
DE 1566 - PAPERLESS ORDER denying [1565] Motion to Modify the Preliminary Injunction ("Motion"), filed on May 16, 2023. The Motion simply regurgitates and repackages various arguments that Defendants Lisa McElhone and Joseph LaForte have advanced in numerous other motions, all of which the Court has denied. See e.g. [ECF Nos. 1329, 1531, 1557]. This Motion is essentially another motion for reconsideration by another name, and each time, the Court emphasizes that "parties cannot file motions for reconsideration that ask the Court to rethink what the Court already thought throughrightly or wrongly." Am. Univ. of Caribbean, N.V. v. Carital Healthcare, Inc., No. 08-20374, 2011 WL 13174780, at *1 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 17, 2011) (internal quotation marks omitted) (alterations accepted); see also Farrell v. Flecha, No. 13-22457, 2013 WL 12139327, at *1 (S.D. Fla. July 25, 2013) ("A motion for reconsideration cannot be used to re-litigate old matters...." (citing Arthur v. King, 500 F.3d 1335, 1343 (11th Cir. 2007)). The Court does not find good cause to reconsider its prior rulings and as such, it is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Motion is DENIED.  Signed by Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, II on 5/16/2023.

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