Case: Egana v. Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc.

2:17-cv-05899 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: June 16, 2017

Closed Date: Jan. 22, 2020

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Case Summary

On June 16, 2017, three named individuals who had entered into agreements for the provision of bail bond services filed suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against two New Orleans bail bond companies and insurers of bail bonds and an ankle monitor provider ("ankle monitor defendant"). The plaintiffs brought the suit under provisions of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c)–(d); the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)…

On June 16, 2017, three named individuals who had entered into agreements for the provision of bail bond services filed suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against two New Orleans bail bond companies and insurers of bail bonds and an ankle monitor provider ("ankle monitor defendant"). The plaintiffs brought the suit under provisions of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c)–(d); the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601; the Louisiana Racketeering Act; Louisiana contract law; and Louisiana state laws prohibiting false imprisonment and conversion. Represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the plaintiffs sought certification of their class, treble damages under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, and injunctive and declaratory relief. They claimed that the defendants had charged them fees for bail bonds services that were in excess of what the law allowed, in addition to falsely imprisoning individuals for non-payment. The case was initially assigned to Judge Lance M. Africk and Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld. On July 18, 2017 the case was  transferred to Judge Jane Triche Milazzo and Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III.

The ankle monitor defendant filed a motion to dismiss on September 1, 2017, arguing that they were merely a third-party vendor and had not forced the plaintiff to wear an ankle monitor. They also asserted that they did not provide bail bonds and that the fees charged for ankle monitoring services were not subject to the same restrictions as bail bonds fees.  

On September 12, 2017, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint including additional details about the relationship between the bond companies and the ankle monitor defendant, as well as allegations that both parties had employed bounty hunters in order to coerce payments associated with the ankle monitor. The amended complaint explained how the bond companies entered into agreements and the ankle monitor defendants provided the monitoring services and sometimes employed bounty hunters to track down people who had not paid the requisite fees. The plaintiffs also added a claim of usury under Louisiana's consumer credit law against all the defendants. The plaintiffs alleged that by extending credit to the plaintiffs in return for bond services, the defendants were subject to consumer credit laws. They further asserted that the fees charged for ankle monitoring and the interest for bond services were in excess of those allowed under state law for consumer credit sales. 

All the defendants moved to dismiss the first amended complaint on October 3, 2017, causing the court to deny as moot the earlier motions to dismiss. The bond insurers argued that they were not creditors and therefore the TILA claim against them couldn’t stand because of the requirement that a defendant be a creditor to be in violation of TILA. They also argued that the RICO claims must fail because the plaintiffs had not alleged that they were a RICO enterprise or conspiracy. They further asserted that the false imprisonment and conversion claims against them must fail because there were no allegations that they had engaged in any false imprisonment or conversion, instead these alleged acts had been conducted by bounty hunters working for the other defendants. They finally argued that the breach of contract and usury claims against them should be dismissed, as there were no allegations that they had been parties to the contract that the plaintiffs had signed, and they had not extended credit of any kind to the plaintiffs. 

On February 23, 2018, after the plaintiffs' lawyers allegedly visited a potential class member at their house and left them with a letter that the defendants argued damaged their reputation, the defendants moved to prohibit improper communication between plaintiffs’ counsel and potential class members. On March 22, 2018, the court ordered the plaintiffs not to send written materials to potential class members without first seeking court approval, but dismissed the rest of the defendants’ requested prohibitions as overbroad. The defendants had asked the court to enter an order prohibiting the plaintiffs from visiting potential class members in person or contacting them by telephone without being invited to do so by the potential class member and coercing potential class members to join as named plaintiffs in the existing lawsuit. 
 
The court dismissed the plaintiffs' RICO claims against all defendants, finding that although the plaintiffs sufficiently alleged an association-in-fact enterprise among the defendants, they had not made the required showing of a pattern of racketeering activity or threat of future conduct on June 1, 2018. The court found that all of the acts the plaintiffs alleged violated RICO occurred in relation to a single bail bond for a single individual over a period of only six months, and therefore the plaintiff failed to establish continuity or a threat of continuity. The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ TILA claim against all of the bonding defendants except for the bond company that directly collected the fees. Only the bond company that initially collected the payment could be held liable because according to the court the other defendants could not be considered creditors, a requirement in order to bring a TILA claim.

The court also dismissed the claim of false imprisonment against all defendants except for the bond company that directly employed bounty hunters to detain the plaintiffs. The court held that the claim that the other defendants had acted through a principal/agent relationship could not survive dismissal because the plaintiffs had not alleged any facts that the other defendants had exerted control over the bond company that had employed the bounty hunters to falsely imprison the plaintiff. The court also found that the conversion claim could only stand against the one bond company that had directly taken fees from the plaintiffs. The theory that the rest of the defendants had acted as agents and thus were also liable for conversion could not survive dismissal. Plaintiffs' based their conversion claim on the allegation that the defendants had charged them fees that were above the legal limit that Louisiana state law allowed for fees charged for bond services. The court only allowed the claim against the one bond company that had directly charged the plaintiffs to survive because any fees that the ankle monitoring defendant had charged were separate and the rest of the defendants exerted no control over the one bond company that had charged the allegedly illegal fees. The court held that the violation of contract law claim survived dismissal because the plaintiffs provided evidence of fees charged that were in excess of the legal limit. The court dismissed the claim of usury under Louisiana's consumer credit law against all defendants except for the bond company that had directly charged them the interest rate because only they had charged the plaintiffs fees directly.  

On June 21, 2018, the plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint for failure to state a claim on July 12, 2018. The second amended complaint dropped all allegations against one of the bond insurers companies. The plaintiffs' third amended complaint rendered the defendants' motions to dismiss as moot. 

On December 5, 2018, the insurer defendants filed a motion for sanctions. They amended the motion and submitted a memorandum in support on January 8, 2019, alleging that the plaintiffs' lawyers had pursued RICO claims without fulfilling their duty to ensure that the allegations were legally and factually supported before they brought the complaint. The defendants argued the RICO allegations lacked basis and that the plaintiffs’ attorneys had not met the elevated burden required to bring a RICO claim.  

On December 12, 2018, the plaintiffs filed a third amended complaint. The third amended complaint dropped the RICO claims, as well as the state law racketeering, false imprisonment, and conversion claims against all of the defendants, except for the ankle monitor defendant and one of the bond companies. On May 13, 2019 the court denied the motion for sanctions, finding that the plaintiffs had not acted in bad faith because they had shown that they had reasonably investigated their claims and dismissed those claims when discovery proved them no longer viable. 

The ankle monitor defendant moved to dismiss the third amended complaint on December 18, 2018, and the bond companies filed a motion to dismiss on December 21, 2018. The bond companies argued that plaintiffs had not shown a continuous pattern of racketeering activity or a conspiracy. They also argued that the plaintiffs should not be allowed to continue amending their complaint in order to defeat the defendants’ motions to dismiss.

On January 7, 2019 the case was transferred to Magistrate Judge Dana Douglas.

On March 11, 2019, the court denied the motions to dismiss and held that plaintiffs’ RICO and conversion claims survived dismissal. The plaintiffs had now properly alleged a pattern of racketeering activity conducted by the defendants. The amended complaint also supported the allegation that all defendants knew of and agreed to the overall objective of the RICO conspiracy. The conversion claim also survived dismissal because the plaintiffs’ allegation that both defendants had worked together to collect fees in excess of the legal limit sufficiently stated a claim for conversion.  

The plaintiffs moved to certify the following proposed classes on May 9, 2019: 

  • Overcharged Class: all individuals who enter or entered into an agreement with one or more of the defendants as a “principal” or “indemnitor” for the provision of bail bonds services and are or were charged fees in excess of $25 plus 12.5% of the premium in Jefferson Parish or $25 plus 12% of the premium elsewhere in Louisiana
  • Deferred Payment Class: all individuals who entered into an agreement with any or all of the defendants as a “principal” or “indemnitor” for the provision of bail bonds services and signed an agreement to defer payment of any balance owed on the bail bonding fee and pay over time. 
    • TILA Subclass: all members of the deferred payment class who agreed to pay said balance in more than four installments or as to whom the bail bonding fee included finance charges.
    • Kidnapped Subclass: all member of the deferred payment class, where the principal was seized and held against his or her will by Blair’s or A2i, or at Blair’s or A2i’s direction for alleged non-payment of the balance owed on the bonding fee 
      • Kidnapped Principal Subclass: all principals in the deferred payment class who were seized and held against their will by Blair’s or A2i, or at Blair’s or A2i’s direction for alleged non-payment of the balance owed on the bail bonding fee. 
        • Kidnapped Principal with Ankle Monitor Subclass: all principals in the deferred payment class who were seized and held against their will by Blair’s or A2i, or at Blair’s or A2i’s direction for alleged non-payment of the balance owed on the bail bonding fee and were required to wear an ankle monitor. 
      • Unlawful Debt Subclass: all members of the deferred payment class, where the principal and indemnitors are or were required to pay a fee for an ankle monitor or to pay a previous balance with Blair’s. 
        • Ankle Monitor Subclass: all members of the deferred payment class, where the principal and indemnitors are or were required to pay a fee for an ankle monitor.
      • Surrendered Subclass: all members of the deferred payment class where the principal was surrendered to jail, where payments made toward the premium were not refunded, and where no statement of surrender was filed indicating that they were surrendered because of one of the following reasons: change of address, concealment, leaving the jurisdiction without permission, failure to appear in court, withdrawal of an indemnitor from his obligation on the bond, or conviction of a felony. 

On June 3, 2019 the case was transferred to Judge Wendy B. Vitter.

The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on December 10, 2019. The plaintiffs also asked the court to grant summary judgment on three of their claims. 
 
The parties reached a settlement agreement on January 22, 2020 and the Magistrate advised the district court to close the case as the parties had reached a settlement. The terms of the settlement included an undisclosed amount paid by the defendants over a period of three years. Although the court recorded the settlement conference, the amount the defendants agreed to pay was redacted. The defendant bond company also agreed to draft new contracts with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center in order to ensure that they protected consumers’ rights, complied with state and federal law, and did not charge above the lawful level of fees designated by the state.
 
The bail bond insurer defendants filed a motion for sanctions against plaintiffs’ counsel on May 26, 2020, alleging that plaintiffs’ attorneys had misled the court in order to evade sanctions. They alleged that the plaintiffs’ attorneys had fabricated discovery in order to sustain its claims against the defendants. On October 27, 2020, the court denied this motion and found that sanctions were not appropriate because plaintiffs’ attorneys had not drawn inferences from discovery that were unreasonable and any mistakes were not made in bad faith.

The court granted the bail companies and insurers' motion to dismiss and all claims against them were dismissed with prejudice because of the finalizing of the settlement agreement on October 19, 2020. On November 24, 2020 the court did the same for the ankle monitor defendant. As of November 8, 2022, this case is closed. 

Summary Authors

Rhea Sharma (10/8/2022)

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Brooke, Samuel J. (Louisiana)

Attorney for Defendant

Becker, Walter Francis (Louisiana)

Bizal, Gary William (Louisiana)

Blanchard, Charles P. (Louisiana)

Breton, Melissa (Louisiana)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Complaint

Egana v. Blair's Bail Bonds

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Third Amended Complaint

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Dec. 12, 2018

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Order

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May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

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Transcript of Settlement Agreement Proceedings Heard Before the Honorable Dana Douglas United States Magistrate Judge

Feb. 3, 2020

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Order

Egana v. Blair's Bail Bonds

Oct. 19, 2020

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Oct. 27, 2020

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Egana v. Blair's Bail Bonds

Nov. 24, 2020

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Docket

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Last updated Feb. 20, 2024, 3 a.m.

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COMPLAINT with jury demand against A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc., Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc., Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 053L-6212816) filed by Tiffany Brown, Samantha Egana, Ronald Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons - Blair's Bail Bonds, # 3 Summons - New Orleans Bail Bonds, # 4 Summons - Bankers Insurance Company, # 5 Summons - Bankers Surety Services, # 6 Summons - Bankers Underwriters, # 7 Summons - A2i, # 8 Summons - Alternative to Incarceration, # 9 Summons - Alternative to Incarceration NOLA)Attorney Ivy Wang added to party Tiffany Brown(pty:pla), Attorney Ivy Wang added to party Ronald Egana(pty:pla), Attorney Ivy Wang added to party Samantha Egana(pty:pla).(Wang, Ivy) (Attachment 2 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 3 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 4 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 5 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 6 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 7 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 8 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Attachment 9 replaced on 6/20/2017) (aj). (Entered: 06/16/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons - Blair's Bail Bonds

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3 Summons - New Orleans Bail Bonds

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4 Summons - Bankers Insurance Company

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5 Summons - Bankers Surety Services

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6 Summons - Bankers Underwriters

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7 Summons - A2i

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8 Summons - Alternative to Incarceration

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9 Summons - Alternative to Incarceration NOLA

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June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6213496) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Samuel Brooke, # 2 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy). (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/20/2017: # 3 Certificate of Good Standing) (ajn). (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/20/2017) (ajn). Modified on 6/20/2017 to separate Certificate from Declaration and file as an attachment (ajn). (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6213563) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sara Zampierin, # 2 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/20/2017) (ajn). (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/20/2017: # 3 Certificate of Good Standing) (ajn). Modified on 6/20/2017 to separate Certificate from Declaration and file as attachment (ajn). (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6213577) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Caren E. Short, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 ECF Registration)(Wang, Ivy) (Attachment 3 replaced on 6/20/2017) (ajn). (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/20/2017) (ajn). (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/20/2017: # 4 Certificate of Good Standing) (ajn). Modified on 6/20/2017 to separate Certificate from Declaration and file as attachment(ajn). (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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Initial Case Assignment to Judge Lance M Africk and Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld. (jeg) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 1 Complaint, the filing attorney did not properly format the pdf of Summons requested in this case. The pdf should not have the green header nor the 3 red buttons at the bottom. Whenusing a FORM, fill in the applicable fields then click the red PRINT button at the bottom to print the document to pdf format. Clerk has taken corrective action. (aj) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

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Summons Issued as to A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc., Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc., Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(aj) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

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ORDER granting 2, 3 and 4 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Samuel J. Brooke, Sara Zampierin and Caren Elaine Short. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 6/20/2017. (ajn) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/20/2017: # 1 Notice Pro Hac Vice Counsel) (ajn). (Entered: 06/20/2017)

June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

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RICO Standing Order by Clerk.(blg) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

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RICO Case Statement by All Plaintiffs (Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

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ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE. Case transferred to Judge Jane Triche Milazzo and Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III. Judge Lance M Africk, Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk on 7/18/2017.(blg) (Entered: 07/19/2017)

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Stephen D. Marx and Preston L. Hayes by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)Attorney Stephen D. Marx added to party Bankers Insurance Company, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Stephen D. Marx added to party Bankers Surety Services, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Stephen D. Marx added to party Bankers Underwriters, Inc.(pty:dft).(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 07/24/2017)

July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

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ORDER granting 12 Motion to Enroll Stephen D. Marx and Preston L. Hayes as Counsel of Record. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 07/25/2017)

July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record, Allison C. Doucette, by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 ECF Registration Form, # 4 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record, Ethan J. Loeb, by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 ECF Registration Form, # 4 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record, E. Colin Thompson, by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 ECF Registration Form, # 4 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

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ORDER granting 14 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Allison C Doucette for Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (Attachments: # 1 Notice) (ecm) (Entered: 08/01/2017)

Aug. 1, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017

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ORDER granting 15 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Ethan J Loeb for Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (Attachments: # 1 Notice) (ecm) (Entered: 08/01/2017)

Aug. 1, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017

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ORDER granting 16 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney E Colin Thompson for Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (Attachments: # 1 Notice) (ecm) (Entered: 08/01/2017)

Aug. 1, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017

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MOTION to Dismiss Case by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 9/6/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)Attorney Walter Francis Becker, Jr added to party Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Walter Francis Becker, Jr added to party New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C.(pty:dft).(Becker, Walter) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,,,, with Jury Demand by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C..(Becker, Walter) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

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MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 9/20/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Exhibit A)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Deadlines and Submission Date for Defendants Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc. and New Orleans Bail Bonds, LLC's Motion to Dismiss by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Zampierin, Sara) (Entered: 08/24/2017)

Aug. 24, 2017

Aug. 24, 2017

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ORDER granting 23 MOTION for Extension of Deadlines re Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc. and New Orleans Bail Bonds, LLC's 20 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint: Submission date is extended to 10/4/2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) Modified docket entry relationships on 8/25/2017 (ecm). (Entered: 08/25/2017)

Aug. 25, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

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MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 10/4/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)Attorney Stephen J. Haedicke added to party A2I, L.L.C.(pty:dft), Attorney Stephen J. Haedicke added to party Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Stephen J. Haedicke added to party Alternative to Incarceration, Inc.(pty:dft).(Haedicke, Stephen) (Entered: 09/01/2017)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Sept. 1, 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

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First AMENDED COMPLAINT with Jury Demand against All Defendants filed by Tiffany Brown, Samantha Egana, Ronald Egana.(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 09/12/2017)

Sept. 12, 2017

Sept. 12, 2017

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AMENDED RICO Case Statement by All Plaintiffs (Wang, Ivy) Modified text on 9/13/2017 (ecm). (Entered: 09/12/2017)

Sept. 12, 2017

Sept. 12, 2017

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MOTION for Extension of Deadlines by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. Motion(s) will be submitted on 10/4/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Expedite Motion to Extend the Deadline for Class Certification by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

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ORDER granting 29 MOTION to Expedite. Defendants shall file any briefs in opposition to the 28 Motion To Extend Deadline For Class Certification by September 18, 2017 at noon to allow the Court to rule on the Motion on an expedited basis. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

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RESPONSE to Motion filed by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. re 28 MOTION for Extension of Deadlines for Class Certification. (Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 09/18/2017)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Motion filed by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. re 28 MOTION for Extension of Deadlines for Moving for Class Certification. (Becker, Walter) Modified on 9/19/2017 (caa). (Entered: 09/18/2017)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File by All Plaintiffs re 28 MOTION for Extension of Deadlines. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading, # 2 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) Modified on 9/19/2017 (caa). (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 32 Response to Motion. Filing attorney selected incorrect event. Correct event is Response/Memorandum in Opposition to Motion. Clerk took corrective action by changing the event. No further action necessary at this time. (caa) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 33 Reply to Response to Motion. Filing attorney selected incorrect event and did not select category 'Proposed Pleading' when attaching document for which leave to file is being requested. Correct event is MOTION for Leave to File. Clerk took corrective action by changing the event. No further action necessary at this time. (caa) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

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ORDER granting 33 Motion for Leave to File Reply Memorandum. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 09/20/2017)

Sept. 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

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REPLY to Response to Motion filed by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana re 28 MOTION for Extension of Deadlines . (ecm) (Entered: 09/20/2017)

Sept. 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

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ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Deadlines. The deadline to move for class certification shall be extended until 45 days following the close of pleadings. All oppositions thereto shall be filed in accordance with local rules. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT Joint MOTION for Extension of Deadlines to Respond to First Amended Complaint, by Blair's, New Orleans, and Bankers Entities by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Loeb, Ethan) (Entered: 09/26/2017)

Sept. 26, 2017

Sept. 26, 2017

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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer First Amended Complaint by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Haedicke, Stephen) (Entered: 09/26/2017)

Sept. 26, 2017

Sept. 26, 2017

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ORDER granting 39 Motion for Extension of Deadlines. Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C., Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., and Bankers Underwriters, Inc. shall file their response to the First Amended Complaint on or before October 3, 2017, and notice any motion to dismiss for submission on November 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 09/27/2017)

Sept. 27, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017

PACER
42

ORDER granting 40 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 26 Amended Complaint as to A2I, L.L.C. answer due 10/3/2017; Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc. answer due 10/3/2017; Alternative to Incarceration, Inc. answer due 10/3/2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 09/27/2017)

Sept. 27, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017

PACER
43

MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 11/1/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

PACER
44

MOTION to Dismiss Case by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 11/1/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Proposed Pleading Request for Oral Argument)(Becker, Walter) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

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45

MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 11/1/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)(Haedicke, Stephen) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

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46

Request/Statement of Oral Argument by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. regarding 44 MOTION to Dismiss Case . (ecm) (Entered: 10/04/2017)

Oct. 4, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

PACER
47

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 44 MOTION to Dismiss Case ; Filing attorney attached a Request/Statement for Oral Argument to this motion instead of filing it as a separate entry. Clerk took corrective action by separating the request and docketing it as a separate entry. All future requests for oral argument must be filed separately. (ecm) (Entered: 10/04/2017)

Oct. 4, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

PACER
48

ORDER denying as moot Defendants' 20, 22, 25 Motions to Dismiss, without prejudice. Defendants have subsequently filed Motions to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint (Docs. 43, 44, 45). Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/04/2017)

Oct. 4, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

PACER
49

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Kevin J. Holt (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6399887) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Kevin J. Holt, # 2 Exhibit - Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Errata - ECF Registration, # 4 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
50

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Ryanne E. Perio (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6399893) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Ryanne E. Perio, # 2 Exhibit - Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Errata - ECF Registration, # 4 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
51

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by William Roth (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6399896) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of William Roth, # 2 Exhibit - Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Errata - ECF Registration, # 4 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
52

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Noah A. Levine (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6399901) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Noah A. Levine, # 2 Exhibit - Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Errata - ECF Registration, # 4 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Attachment 3 replaced on 10/6/2017) (ecm). (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
53

ORDER granting 49 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Kevin J Holt. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
54

ORDER granting 50 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Ryanne E Perio. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
55

ORDER granting 51 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to William Roth. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
56

ORDER granting 52 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Noah Levine. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
57

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Charles M. Delbaum (Credit Card not accepted or unavailable - payment of filing fee due within 2 business days) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Delbaum in Support, # 2 Exhibit - Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/19/2017: # 4 ECF Registration) (ecm). (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER

Filing fee paid from Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana for Charles M Delbaum re 57 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $ 100) (am)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
58

ORDER granting 57 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Charles Marshall Delbaum. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
59

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Proposed Response)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 10/24/2017)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER
60

ORDER granting 59 Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief in Excess Pages. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 10/25/2017)

Oct. 25, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

PACER
61

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana re 43, 44, 45 MOTIONS to Dismiss First Amended Complaint. (ecm) (Entered: 10/25/2017)

Oct. 25, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

RECAP
62

Request/Statement of Oral Argument by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc. regarding 45 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Haedicke, Stephen) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017

Oct. 27, 2017

PACER
63

ORDER Setting Oral Argument on 45 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint for 12/6/2017 09:30 AM before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. No reply brief shall be accepted after the submission date of November 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER
64

ORDER Setting Oral Argument on 44 MOTION to Dismiss Case for 12/6/2017 09:30 AM before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. No reply brief shall be accepted after the submission date of November 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER
65

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 61 Response/Memorandum in Opposition to Motion by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
66

Request/Statement of Oral Argument by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. regarding 43 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
67

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading, # 3 Notice of Submission)(Becker, Walter) Modified on 11/1/2017 (ecm). (Entered: 10/31/2017)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
68

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 67 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss; Filing attorney should have selected 'Yes' at the question 'Is this an Exparte/Consent Motion Y/N?. Exparte/Consent motions are not set for submission. Clerk has removed submission date. (ecm) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
69

EX PARTE Motion for Leave to file Reply to Response to Motion filed by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc. re 45 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint . (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading)(Haedicke, Stephen) Modified event on 11/1/2017 (sa). (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
70

ORDER granting 65 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to November 8, 2017. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
71

ORDER granting 67 Motion for Leave to File Reply Memorandum. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
72

REPLY to Response to Motion filed by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. re 44 MOTION to Dismiss Case . (ecm) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
73

ORDER Setting/ Oral Argument on 43 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint for 12/6/2017 09:30 AM before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
74

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 69 Reply to Response. Filing attorney selected incorrect event. Correct event is MOTION for Leave to File Document. Clerk took corrective action by changing the event. (sa) (Entered: 11/01/2017)

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

PACER
75

ORDER granting 69 Motion for Leave to File Reply Memorandum. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
76

REPLY to Response to Motion filed by A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc. re 45 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint. (ecm) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
77

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading, # 2 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) Modified text on 11/9/2017 (sa). (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

PACER
78

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 77 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss. Document contains incorrect Section and Magistrate Judge. All future pleadings must reflect Section H and Magistrate Judge (3). (sa) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

PACER
79

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Credit Card not accepted or unavailable - payment of filing fee due within 2 business days) by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

PACER
80

ORDER granting 77 Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

PACER
81

REPLY to Response to Motion filed by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. re 43 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint. (ecm) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

PACER

Filing fee paid from Tiffany Brown for Ilya Feldsherov re 52 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $ 100) (as)

Nov. 15, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

PACER
82

ORDER granting 79 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Ilya Feldsherov.. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. (ecm) (Entered: 11/17/2017)

Nov. 17, 2017

Nov. 17, 2017

PACER
83

ORDER that oral argument on 43, 44, 45 MOTIONS to Dismiss are reset for 08:30 AM on December 6, 2017 before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.(ecm) (Entered: 11/28/2017)

Nov. 28, 2017

Nov. 28, 2017

PACER
84

DEFICIENT: EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Michael J. Labbee (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6506498) by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Proposed Order)(Loeb, Ethan) Modified on 12/4/2017 (sa). (Entered: 12/01/2017)

Dec. 1, 2017

Dec. 1, 2017

PACER

NOTICE OF DEFICIENT DOCUMENT: re 84 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Reason(s) of deficiency: ECF registration of phv attorney not provided. In accordance with Rule 2 of this courts Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing attorneys shall register as Filing Users of the courts Electronic Filing System concurrent with their application for admission to this court. This motion must also have a registration form attached. The registration form is available at http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/Forms/efile-reg.pdf. For corrective information, see section(s) D08 on http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/cmecf/Deficiency/deficiency.htm Attention: Document must be refiled in its entirety within seven(7) calendar days; otherwise, it may be stricken by the court without further notice. Deficiency remedy due by 12/11/2017. (sa)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

PACER
85

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo: Motion Hearing held on 12/6/2017 re 43 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint filed by Bankers Underwriters, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., 44 MOTION to Dismiss Case filed by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C., 45 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim First Amended Complaint filed by Alternative to Incarceration NOLA, Inc., A2I, L.L.C., Alternative to Incarceration, Inc. Motions argued and taken under submission. (Court Reporter Lanie Smith.) (ecm) (Entered: 12/06/2017)

Dec. 6, 2017

Dec. 6, 2017

PACER
86

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Michael J. Labbee (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6520569) by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C)(Hayes, Preston) Modified text on 12/8/2017 (sa). (Entered: 12/07/2017)

Dec. 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

PACER
87

Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 86 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Michael J. Labbee (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-6520569). 1. Document contains incorrect Section and Magistrate Judge. All future pleadings must reflect Section H and Magistrate Judge (3). 2. Duplicate filing fee received, and refund may be requested. (sa) (Entered: 12/08/2017)

Dec. 8, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017

PACER
88

ORDER granting 86 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Michael Joseph Labbee. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on 12/8/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Pro Hac Notice) (sa) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

Dec. 11, 2017

Dec. 11, 2017

PACER
89

Application for Refund of Electronic Fees filed by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc. for the following reason: Duplicate filing; receipt number 053L-6520569 re 86 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice,. (Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

Dec. 13, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017

PACER
90

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Protective Order by Tiffany Brown, Ronald Egana, Samantha Egana. Motion(s) referred to Daniel E. Knowles, III. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

Dec. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2017

PACER
91

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III on 12/28/2017. (cms) (Entered: 12/28/2017)

Dec. 28, 2017

Dec. 28, 2017

PACER
92

MOTION to Prohibit Improper Communications Between Plaintiffs' Counsel and Potential Class Members Under Local Rule 23.1(D) by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C.. Motion(s) will be submitted on 3/21/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Notice of Submission)(Katz, Nicole) (Entered: 02/23/2018)

1 Memorandum in Support

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3 Exhibit 2

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4 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Feb. 23, 2018

Feb. 23, 2018

PACER
93

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Expedite Doc. 92 Hearing on Motion to Prohibit Improper Communications by Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc., New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Katz, Nicole) Modified text/link on 3/1/2018 (sa). (Entered: 02/28/2018)

Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

PACER
94

ORDER granting 93 MOTION to Expedite Hearing on Motion to Prohibit Improper Communications. The MOTION to Prohibit Improper Communications Between Plaintiffs' Counsel and Potential Class Members Under Local Rule 23.1(D), Rec. Doc. 92 is RESET for submission on 3/8/2018. Any opposition to Defendants' Motion shall be filed on or before that date. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on 3/1/2018.(sa) (Entered: 03/01/2018)

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

PACER
95

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Joinder in Motion to Prohibit Improper Communications by Bankers Insurance Company, Inc., Bankers Surety Services, Inc., Bankers Underwriters, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Marx, Stephen) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER
96

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by All Plaintiffs re 92 MOTION to Prohibit Improper Communications Between Plaintiffs' Counsel and Potential Class Members Under Local Rule 23.1(D) . (Attachments: # 1 Foster Decl., # 2 Bechdel Decl., # 3 Zampierin Decl., # 4 Exhibit A to Zampierin Decl., # 5 Exhibit B to Zampierin Decl.)(Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

1 Foster Decl.

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2 Bechdel Decl.

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3 Zampierin Decl.

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4 Exhibit A to Zampierin Decl.

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5 Exhibit B to Zampierin Decl.

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March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER
97

RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by All Plaintiffs re 95 MOTION for Joinder in Motion to Prohibit Improper Communications . (Wang, Ivy) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 16, 2017

Closing Date: Jan. 22, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All individuals who entered into an agreement with the defendants as a principal or indemnitor for the provision of bail bond services.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Blair's Bail Bonds (New Orleans, Orleans), Private Entity/Person

New Orleans Bail Bonds, L.L.C. (New Orleans, Orleans), Private Entity/Person

Bankers (New Orleans, Orleans), Private Entity/Person

A2i (New Orleans, Orleans), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Bank or credit provider

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: redacted from court transcript

Issues

General:

Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond