Case: Albert v. Global TelLink Corp.

8:20-cv-01936 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: June 29, 2020

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Case Summary

This is a case about three prison phone providers allegedly colluding to inflate the price of calls made from individuals incarcerated at U.S. jails and prisons and lying to local governments and customers about the costs. On June 29, 2020, four individuals who paid $9.99 or $14.99 to accept collect calls from three prison phone providers filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs sued Global Tel*Link Corp., Securus …

This is a case about three prison phone providers allegedly colluding to inflate the price of calls made from individuals incarcerated at U.S. jails and prisons and lying to local governments and customers about the costs. On June 29, 2020, four individuals who paid $9.99 or $14.99 to accept collect calls from three prison phone providers filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs sued Global Tel*Link Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC, and 3Cinteractive Corp. (3CI) under federal antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants charged $9.99 or $14.99 for a one-time collect call from an incarcerated person in a secret agreement to eliminate competition and fix prices in violation of federal antitrust laws. While the defendants claimed their high prices were due to “transaction fees,” the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants secretly pocketed the difference. Represented by Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Handley Farah & Anderson PLLC, Justice Catalyst Law, Human Rights Defense Center, and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the plaintiffs sought an injunction to prevent the defendants from continuing their unlawful misconduct and to recover actual, compensatory, and treble financial damages for the victims of that misconduct. The plaintiffs requested the court certify the class and three subclasses to include persons and entities that have paid $9.99 or $14.99 to receive a single collect call operated by 3CI. The plaintiffs also requested declaratory relief and recovery of damages as well as attorney’s fees and costs. This case is assigned to Judge Paul W. Grimm.

On September 24, 2020 Judge Grimm granted a motion for appointment of interim co-lead class counsel. The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Zoe Van Dyke (9/26/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/45458763/parties/albert-v-global-tellink-corp/


Judge(s)

Grimm, Paul William (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, William H. (Colorado)

Bateman, Christopher (New York)

Braun, Robert Abraham (New York)

Briskin, Craig L. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Benjamin D. (District of Columbia)

Chang, Robert S. (Washington)

Elga, Benjamin (New York)

Farah, George Fuad (New York)

Handley, Matthew K. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Grimm, Paul William (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, William H. (Colorado)

Bateman, Christopher (New York)

Braun, Robert Abraham (New York)

Briskin, Craig L. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Benjamin D. (District of Columbia)

Chang, Robert S. (Washington)

Elga, Benjamin (New York)

Farah, George Fuad (New York)

Handley, Matthew K. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Brett William (Arizona)

Lent, Charles Scott (New York)

Lieberman, Hannah E. M. (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Daniel (Florida)

Nadas, Rachel E. (District of Columbia)

Popkin, Kelly Jo (New York)

Shearer, Brian J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Boyce, Monique N. (District of Columbia)

Clemons, Katherine E. (District of Columbia)

Connor, Colette (District of Columbia)

Fee, R Brendan (Pennsylvania)

Gleklen, Jonathan Ian (District of Columbia)

Herrington, Elizabeth Brooke (Illinois)

Ortega, Javier (New York)

Pitt, Jonathan Bradley (District of Columbia)

Scherr, Jason R. (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Jay B. (Florida)

Underwood, Matthew B (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:20-cv-01936

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

Docket
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8:20-cv-01936

Class Action Complaint

Albert v. Global Tel*Link Corp.

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/45458763/albert-v-global-tellink-corp/

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8727632.), filed by Melinda Jabbie, Ashley Albert, Karina Jakeway, Ashley Baxter. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Global Tel*Link Corp., # 3 Summons to Securus Technologies, LLC, # 4 Summons 3Cinteractive Corp.)(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 06/29/2020)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER
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Summons Issued 21 days as to 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
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LETTER ORDER Regarding the Filing of Motions. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 6/29/2020. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
4

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for George F. Farah (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8741686.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for William H. Anderson (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8741693.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
6

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Rebecca P. Chang (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8741700.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
7

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Christopher J. Bateman (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8747069.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

PACER
8

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Robert A. Braun (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8747083.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

PACER
9

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Brent W. Johnson (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8747093.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason R Scherr on behalf of Securus Technologies, LLC (Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
11

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 4 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of George F Farah. Directing attorney George F Farah to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 7/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
12

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of William H Anderson. Directing attorney William H Anderson to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 7/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
13

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Rebecca Pearl Chang. Directing attorney Rebecca Pearl Chang to use the attorney's existing CM/ECF login and password previously issued in this Court. The account password can be reset at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-password-reset. Signed by Clerk on 7/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
14

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Melinda Jabbie, Ashley Albert, Karina Jakeway, Ashley Baxter. Securus Technologies, LLC served on 7/2/2020, answer due 7/23/2020.(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
15

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Melinda Jabbie, Ashley Albert, Karina Jakeway, Ashley Baxter. Global TelLink Corp. served on 7/1/2020, answer due 7/22/2020.(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
16

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Melinda Jabbie, Ashley Albert, Karina Jakeway, Ashley Baxter. 3Cinteractive Corp. served on 7/2/2020, answer due 7/23/2020.(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
17

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Christopher Bateman. Directing attorney Christopher Bateman to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 7/17/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2020)

July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

PACER
18

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Robert Braun. Directing attorney Robert Braun to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 7/17/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2020)

July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

PACER
19

NOTICE of Appearance by Rosa J. Evergreen on behalf of Global TelLink Corp. (Evergreen, Rosa) (Entered: 07/20/2020)

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

PACER
20

STIPULATION and Proposed Order re: Motion to Extend Time to Respond and Proposed Briefing Schedule for Responding to the Complaint by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 07/20/2020)

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

PACER
21

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Brent W Johnson. Directing attorney Brent W Johnson to use the attorney's existing CM/ECF login and password previously issued in this Court. The account password can be reset at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-password-reset. Signed by Clerk on 7/22/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/22/2020)

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Bradley Pitt on behalf of 3Cinteractive Corp. (Pitt, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/22/2020)

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Ian Gleklen on behalf of Global TelLink Corp. (Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

PACER
24

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Rosa Evergreen by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

PACER
25

ORDER granting 24 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. The appearance of Attorney Rosa J. Evergreen is terminated. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 7/23/2020. (pk3s, Chambers) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Charles Scott Lent (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8772557.) by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Monique Boyce (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8772563.) by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
28

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Javier Ortega (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8772574.) by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
29

Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Global TelLink Corp. identifying Corporate Parent GTEL Holdings, Inc. for Global TelLink Corp..(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
30

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Katherine Clemons (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8772729.) by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
31

LETTER ORDER Granting the request for an Extension of Time to respond to the Complaint. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 7/27/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/27/2020)

July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

PACER
32

QC NOTICE: 26 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Global Tel*Link Corp. needs to be modified. See attachment for details and corrective actions needed regarding the signature(s) on the motion. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
33

QC NOTICE: 27 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Global Tel*Link Corp. needs to be modified. See attachment for details and corrective actions needed regarding the signature(s) on the motion. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
34

QC NOTICE: 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Global Tel*Link Corp. needs to be modified. See attachment for details and corrective actions needed regarding the signature(s) on the motion. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
35

QC NOTICE: 30 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Global Tel*Link Corp. needs to be modified. See attachment for details and corrective actions needed regarding the signature(s) on the motion. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
36

CORRECTED MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Charles Scott Lent by Global TelLink Corp.. The fee has already been paid.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
37

CORRECTED MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Katherine Clemons by Global TelLink Corp.. The fee has already been paid.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
38

CORRECTED MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Monique Boyce by Global TelLink Corp.. The fee has already been paid.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
39

CORRECTED MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Javier Ortega by Global TelLink Corp.. The fee has already been paid.(Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

PACER
40

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for R. Brendan Fee (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8788421.) by Securus Technologies, LLC(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

PACER
41

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Elizabeth Herrington (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8788437.) by Securus Technologies, LLC(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

PACER
42

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Matthew Underwood (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8791202.) by 3Cinteractive Corp.(Pitt, Jonathan) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
43

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Colette Connor (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8791205.) by 3Cinteractive Corp.(Pitt, Jonathan) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
44

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jay Shapiro (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8791207.) by 3Cinteractive Corp.(Pitt, Jonathan) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
45

Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by 3Cinteractive Corp. identifying Corporate Parent IMImobile PLC for 3Cinteractive Corp..(Pitt, Jonathan) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
46

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 36 Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Charles Scott Lent. Directing attorney Charles Scott Lent to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/6/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 37 Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Katherine Clemons. Directing attorney Katherine Clemons to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/6/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 38 Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Monique Boyce. Directing attorney Monique Boyce to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/6/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
49

MOTION to Appoint Counsel by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration of George F. Farah, # 4 Exhibit A to the Farah Declaration, # 5 Declaration of Brent W. Johnson, # 6 Exhibit A to the Johnson Declaration)(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
50

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 39 Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of javier ortega. Directing attorney javier ortega to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/6/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
51

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 40 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of R Brendan Fee. Directing attorney R Brendan Fee to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
52

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 41 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Elizabeth Brooke Herrington. Directing attorney Elizabeth Brooke Herrington to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 42 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Matthew B Underwood. Directing attorney Matthew B Underwood to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 43 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Colette Connor. Directing attorney Colette Connor to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 44 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Jay B Shapiro. Directing attorney Jay B Shapiro to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 8/10/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER re 49 MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by Karina Jakeway, Ashley Albert, Melinda Jabbie, Ashley Baxter. This motion was filed without following the pre-motion procedures outlined in my Letter Order Regarding the Filing of Motions, ECF No. 3. The motion will be accepted as filed. However, further failure to follow the pre-motion procedures may result in striking any such motions and if appropriate further sanctions. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 8/17/2020. (pk3s, Chambers) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

PACER
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Substantive legal issues - addressing (Gleklen, Jonathan) (Entered: 09/18/2020)

Sept. 18, 2020

Sept. 18, 2020

PACER
58

ORDER granting 49 Motion for Appointment of Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 9/24/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/24/2020)

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

PACER
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LETTER ORDER that the Court has scheduled a Telephone Conference Call on October 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 9/29/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

Sept. 29, 2020

Sept. 29, 2020

PACER
60

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Benjamin D. Brown (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8896966.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020

Oct. 6, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 60 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Benjamin D Brown. Directing attorney Benjamin D Brown to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 10/8/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
62

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER to Set Briefing Schedule by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
63

ORDER setting briefing Schedule. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 10/14/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/2020)

Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020

PACER
64

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Craig L. Briskin (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8917072.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Brian J. Shearer (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8917163.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
66

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Benjamin D. Elga (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8917608.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
67

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Alice R. Buttrick (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-8917672.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 10/19/2020)

Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020

PACER
68

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 64 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Craig Louis Briskin. Directing attorney Craig Louis Briskin to use the attorney's existing CM/ECF login and password previously issued in this Court. The account password can be reset at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-password-reset. Signed by Clerk on 10/20/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 65 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Brian J Shearer. Directing attorney Brian J Shearer to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 10/20/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 66 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Benjamin Elga. Directing attorney Benjamin Elga to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 10/20/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 67 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Alice R Buttrick. Directing attorney Alice R Buttrick to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 10/20/2020. (srds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER
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Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A (Notice of Filing Document Under Seal), # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
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-SEALED - NOTICE of Filing Under Seal Exhibit A to Joint Motion to Dismiss by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC re 72 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim (Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
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Joint MOTION to Seal Exhibit A to Joint Motion to Dismiss by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 72 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway.(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 12/18/2020)

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 72 Joint MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Notice of Filing Document Under Seal))(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

Jan. 22, 2021

Jan. 22, 2021

PACER
77

-SEALED - NOTICE of Filing Under Seal Exhibit A to Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC re 76 Reply to Response to Motion, (Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

Jan. 22, 2021

Jan. 22, 2021

PACER
78

Joint MOTION to Seal Exhibit A to Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by 3Cinteractive Corp., Global TelLink Corp., Securus Technologies, LLC (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Scherr, Jason) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

Jan. 22, 2021

Jan. 22, 2021

PACER
79

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Brian J. Shearer by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Buttrick, Alice) (Entered: 01/26/2021)

Jan. 26, 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

PACER
80

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 79 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Brian J Shearer terminated. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 1/27/2021. (jc6s, Chambers) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 27, 2021

PACER
81

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-9098603.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 02/05/2021)

Feb. 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021

PACER
82

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 81 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder. Directing attorney Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 2/9/2021. (srd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/2021)

Feb. 9, 2021

Feb. 9, 2021

PACER
83

NOTICE of Change of Address by George Farah (Farah, George) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

PACER
84

NOTICE of Change of Address by Rebecca Pearl Chang (Chang, Rebecca) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

PACER
85

NOTICE of Change of Address by Alice Buttrick (Buttrick, Alice) (Entered: 05/07/2021)

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

PACER
86

NOTICE of Change of Address by Benjamin David Elga (Elga, Benjamin) (Entered: 05/07/2021)

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

PACER
87

NOTICE of Change of Address by Craig Louis Briskin (Briskin, Craig) (Entered: 05/11/2021)

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

PACER
88

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Stephen Pearson (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-9283173.) by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

PACER
89

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 88 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Stephen Pearson. Directing attorney Stephen Pearson to use the attorney's existing CM/ECF login and password previously issued in this Court. The account password can be reset at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-password-reset. Signed by Clerk on 5/19/2021. (dm4s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/19/2021)

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

PACER
90

Correspondence re: request to serve document preservation subpoenas (Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/27/2021)

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

PACER
91

Correspondence re: request for leave to submit a proposed stipulated protective order (Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/27/2021)

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

PACER
92

PAPERLESS ORDER APPROVING Plaintiff's request to serve document preservation subpoenas on third-party telephone providers as set forth in ECF 90 . Additionally, the parties may also submit a proposed stipulated protective order for the Court's approval, per the request in ECF 91 . Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 6/3/2021. (jc6s, Chambers) (Entered: 06/03/2021)

June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

PACER
93

STIPULATION re 92 Order, PROPOSED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Handley, Matthew) (Entered: 06/07/2021)

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

PACER

Case Reassigned to Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby. Judge Paul W. Grimm no longer assigned to the case. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 26, 2021

Aug. 26, 2021

PACER
94

ORDER GRANTING 74 Joint Motion to Seal Exhibit A to Joint Motion to Dismiss; GRANTING 78 Joint Motion to Seal Exhibit A to Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby on 8/31/2021. (hmls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/31/2021)

Aug. 31, 2021

Aug. 31, 2021

PACER
95

NOTICE by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway of Withdrawal of Craig L. Briskin (Buttrick, Alice) (Entered: 08/31/2021)

Aug. 31, 2021

Aug. 31, 2021

PACER
96

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting-in-part and denying-in-part 72 defendants joint motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby on 9/30/2021. (hmls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2021)

Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021

PACER
97

MOTION to Withdraw the appearance of Monique Boyce of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP by Global TelLink Corp.(Gleklen, Jonathan) Modified on 10/7/2021 (hmls, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 10/06/2021)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

PACER
98

NOTICE by Ashley Albert, Ashley Baxter, Melinda Jabbie, Karina Jakeway of Withdrawal of Alice R. Buttrick (Elga, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/07/2021)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

PACER
99

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 97 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Monique N. Boyce terminated. Signed by Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby on 10/15/2021. (rs7s, Chambers) (Entered: 10/15/2021)

Oct. 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four individuals on behalf of themselves and those persons and entities that have paid or will pay $9.99 or $14.99 to receive a single collect call operated by 3CI from an inmate in a prison or jail in the United States

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Washington Lawyers' Committee

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Global Tel*Link Corp., None

Securus Technologies, LLC, None

3Cinteractive Corp., None

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Conditions of confinement

Phone