Case: Fair Fight, Inc., Et Al V. True The Vote, Et Al

2:20-cv-00302 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Dec. 23, 2020

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Branch, Aria Christine (Georgia)

Attorney for Defendant

Bopp, James Bopp (Georgia)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

Bao, Judy (Georgia)

Belinfante, Joshua Barrett (Georgia)

Berwick, Benjamin L. (Georgia)

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2:20-cv-00302

Complaint

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True The Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

Complaint
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2:20-cv-00302

Order

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

Order/Opinion
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2:20-cv-00302

Motion for TRO

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Motion to Dismiss

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Response in Opposition to Motion

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Answer to Complaint

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Inc., Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

Jan. 8, 2021

Jan. 8, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Motion to Dismiss

Plainitffs Fair Fight Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe, and Counter-Defendant Fair Fight Action, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss Defendants' Counterclaims

Jan. 29, 2021

Jan. 29, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Response in Opposition to Motion

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Inc., Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10

March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Reply to Response to Motion

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Inc., Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10, Counter-Defendant Fair Fight Action, Inc.

March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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2:20-cv-00302

Amended Complaint

Fair Fight, Inc., John Doe, and Jane Doe v. True the Vote, Inc., Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis, Mark Williams, Ron Johnson, James Cooper, and John Does 1-10, Counter-Defendant Fair Fight Action, Inc.

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18243462/fair-fight-inc-v-engelbrecht/

Last updated Nov. 27, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by John Doe, Jane Doe, Fair Fight, Inc. (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10527552) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet)(dgr) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/28/2020)

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Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

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MOTION to Proceed Anonymously with Brief In Support by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(dgr) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

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Dec. 23, 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

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Submission of 2 MOTION to Proceed Anonymously, to District Judge Richard W. Story. (aar)

Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

PACER
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Electronic Summons Issued as to James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Derek Somerville, # 2 Summons James Cooper, # 3 Summons Mark Davis, # 4 Summons Mark Williams, # 5 Summons Ron Johnson, # 6 Summons True the Vote)(dgr) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

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2 Summons James Cooper

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3 Summons Mark Davis

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4 Summons Mark Williams

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5 Summons Ron Johnson

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6 Summons True the Vote

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Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

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NINTH AMENDMENT TO THE GENERAL ORDER 20-01 IN RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 12/8/2020. (dgr) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

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Submission of 2 MOTION to Proceed Anonymously, to District Judge Steve C. Jones. (dgr)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

PACER

NOTICE OF VIDEO PROCEEDING re: 2 Plaintiffs' MOTION to Proceed Anonymously and motion for emergency injunctive relief (if filed.) Motion Hearing set for 12/31/2020 at 10:00 AM via Zoom Webinar before Judge Steve C. Jones. Connection Instructions: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://ganduscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1618852308 Passcode: 247251 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16692545252,,1618852308#,,,,,,0#,,247251# or +16468287666,,1618852308#,,,,,,0#,,247251# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 Webinar ID: 161 885 2308 Passcode: 247251 International numbers available: https://ganduscourts.zoomgov.com/u/aZ8FmjOeo Or an H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East) Meeting ID: 161 885 2308 Passcode: 247251 SIP: 1618852308@sip.zoomgov.com Passcode: 247251 You must follow the instructions of the Court for remote proceedings available here. The procedure for filing documentary exhibits admitted during the proceeding is available here. Photographing, recording, or broadcasting of any judicial proceedings, including proceedings held by video teleconferencing or telephone conferencing, is strictly and absolutely prohibited. (pdw)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

PACER
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Steve C. Jones for all further proceedings. Judge Richard W. Story no longer assigned to case. NOTICE TO ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD: The Judge designation in the civil action number assigned to this case has been changed to 2:20-cv-302-SCJ. Please make note of this change in order to facilitate the docketing of pleadings in this case. Signed by Judge Richard W. Story on 12/28/2020. (dgr) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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ORDER: In the event that a formal motion to seek emergency injunctive relief is immediately filed by Plaintiffs, the following briefing and hearing schedule shall govern: Plaintiffs shall immediately serve their motion for preliminary injunction and complaint upon Defendants. Defendants shall file a written response brief to the motion for preliminary injunction by 5:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2020. The Court will hold a virtual/Zoom hearing on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. The Zoom log in information will issue by separate docket entry. Plaintiffs shall immediately serve a copy of this Order and Zoom log in information upon Defendants. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/29/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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ORDER: The Court will hold a virtual/Zoom hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion to Proceed Anonymously (Doc. No. 2 ) on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Plaintiffs shall immediately serve a copy of their motion, this Order, and Zoom log in information upon Defendants. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/29/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Uzoma N Nkwonta Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10542404).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Christina Ford Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10542514).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Marc Elias Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10542544).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order IMMEDIATE HEARING REQUESTED with Brief In Support by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Brief, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit, # 20 Exhibit, # 21 Exhibit, # 22 Exhibit, # 23 Exhibit, # 24 Exhibit, # 25 Exhibit, # 26 Exhibit, # 27 Text of Proposed Order)(Lawrence, Allegra) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

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Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Aria Branch Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10544170).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Molly Mitchell Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10544176).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Thomas Tobin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10544180).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ray Stallings Smith, III on behalf of James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of James Bopp, Jr. Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10547965).by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Melena Siebert Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10547995).by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Courtney Turner Milbank Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10548012).by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Jeffrey P. Gallant Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10548045).by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Rob Citak Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10548060).by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 11 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order IMMEDIATE HEARING REQUESTED filed by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 2 MOTION to Proceed Anonymously filed by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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MOTION to Dismiss for Insufficient Process Under Rule 12(b)(4) with Brief In Support by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 12/30/2020)

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

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NOTICE Of Filing Supplemental Authority in Support of 21 Response in Opposition to the 11 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Mark Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Smith, Ray) Modified on 12/31/2020 (rjs). (Entered: 12/31/2020)

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Dec. 31, 2020

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steve C. Jones: Motion Hearing held on 12/31/2020 via Zoom. Oral argument heard. Motions taken under advisement by the Court, with order to follow. (Court Reporter Jana Colter)(rjs) (Entered: 12/31/2020)

Dec. 31, 2020

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COURT'S NOTICE Of Filing Plaintiffs' court-redacted Declarations dated 12/31/2020. (pdw) (Entered: 01/01/2021)

Jan. 1, 2021

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COURT'S NOTICE Of Filing Defendants' response to 26 Plaintiffs' court-redacted Declarations. (pdw) (Entered: 01/01/2021)

Jan. 1, 2021

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ORDER: Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 21, the Court adds True the Vote, Inc. as a named party-defendant to this case and drops (or otherwise terminates) True the Vote as a named party-defendant.In light of such, the Motion to Dismiss for Insufficient Process under Rule 12(b)(4) 23 is DEEMED MOOT. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/01/2021. (pdw) (Entered: 01/01/2021)

Jan. 1, 2021

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ORDER: the Court GRANTS Plaintiffs' Motion to Proceed Anonymously 2 and DENIES Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction 11 . While this Court denies Plaintiffs' motion for injunctive relief, this case is not yet over. As this Court has expressed clearly, an eleventh-hour challenge to the franchise of more than 360,000 Georgians is suspect. So too is the manner in which Defendants mounted their challenges. The Court will not abide attempts to sidestep federal law to disenfranchise voters. Nor will it tolerate actors brandishing these voter challenges to intimidate and diminish the franchise, for such acts diminish democracy itself. But the Court must rely on proper evidence and facts to determine whether these acts have in fact run afoul of federal law. The Court looks forward to seeing what evidence the Parties bring to bear. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/01/2021. (pdw) (Entered: 01/01/2021)

Jan. 1, 2021

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Clerk's Certificate of Mailing to Christina Ashley Ford re 31 Order on Application for Admission PHV. (rjs)

Jan. 4, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 14 APPLICATION for Admission of Thomas Tobin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10544180). Attorney Thomas Tobin added appearing on behalf of Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe (cdg)

Jan. 4, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

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ORDER granting 8 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice fopr Uzoma N Nkwonta. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/4/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/04/2021)

Jan. 4, 2021

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ORDER granting 9 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Christina Ashley Ford. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/4/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/04/2021)

Jan. 4, 2021

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ORDER granting 12 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Aria C. Branch. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/4/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/04/2021)

Jan. 4, 2021

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ORDER granting 13 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Molly Mitchell. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/4/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/04/2021)

Jan. 4, 2021

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RETURN of 20 APPLICATION for Admission of Rob Citak Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10548060). to attorney for correction re: Petitioner's name. (cdg)

Jan. 5, 2021

Jan. 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 19 APPLICATION for Admission of Jeffrey P. Gallant Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10548045). Attorney Jeffrey P. Gallant added appearing on behalf of Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe (cdg)

Jan. 5, 2021

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Clerk's Certificate of Mailing to Jeffrey P. Gallant re 39 Order on Application for Admission PHV. (rjs)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 10 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Marc E Elias. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 14 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Thomas Tobin. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 16 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for James Bopp, Jr. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 17 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Melena Siebert. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 18 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Courtney Turner Milbank. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 19 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Jeffrey P. Gallant. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 1/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

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ANSWER to 1 COMPLAINT ( Discovery ends on 6/7/2021.), COUNTERCLAIM against Fair Fight, Inc., Fair Fight Action, Inc, John Doe, and Jane Doe by True the Vote, Inc., Ron Johnson, Catherine Engelbrecht, Mark Williams, James Cooper, Derek Somerville, Mark Davis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Affidavit Verification of Ron Johnson, # 3 Affidavit Verification of C. Engelbrecht, # 4 Affidavit Verification of Mark Williams)(Smith, Ray) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. Modified on 1/11/2021 (rjs). (Entered: 01/08/2021)

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REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service mailed to Glen Paul Freedman on 1/8/2021. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 01/08/2021)

Jan. 8, 2021

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Certificate of Interested Persons by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

Jan. 22, 2021

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Amended Certificate of Interested Persons by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

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Certificate of Interested Persons by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Fair Fight Action, Inc.. Fair Fight Action, Inc. waiver mailed on 1/8/2021, answer due 3/9/2021. (Lawrence, Allegra) (Entered: 01/25/2021)

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 12/31/2020, before Judge Steve C. Jones. Court Reporter/Transcriber Jana B. Colter, FAPR, RMR, CRR, CRC. A full directory of court reporters and their contact information can be found at www.gand.uscourts.gov/directory-court-reporters. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 2/16/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/26/2021. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/26/2021. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Filing Transcript) (jbc) (Entered: 01/26/2021)

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TENTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 01/27/2021. (dgs) (ADI) (Entered: 01/28/2021)

Jan. 28, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss with Brief In Support by Fair Fight Action, Inc., Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support)(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

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Jan. 29, 2021

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Certificate of Interested Persons by Fair Fight Action, Inc.. (Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Joel J. Ramirez Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10680088).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 02/02/2021)

Feb. 2, 2021

Feb. 2, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 50 APPLICATION for Admission of Joel J. Ramirez Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10680088). Attorney Joel J. Ramirez added appearing on behalf of Fair Fight, Inc., Fair Fight, Inc. (cdg)

Feb. 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021

PACER

Clerk's Certificate of Mailing to Joel J. Ramirez re 51 Order on Application for Admission PHV. (rjs)

Feb. 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021

PACER
51

ORDER granting 50 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Joel J. Ramirez. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 2/5/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjs) (Entered: 02/05/2021)

Feb. 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021

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52

NOTICE by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams of Withdrawal of Counsel Robert Citak Only (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/08/2021)

Feb. 8, 2021

Feb. 8, 2021

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Initial Disclosures by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/08/2021)

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Feb. 8, 2021

Feb. 8, 2021

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JOINT PRELIMINARY REPORT AND DISCOVERY PLAN filed by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Rule 26(f) Jurisdictional Statement)(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 02/08/2021)

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Feb. 8, 2021

Feb. 8, 2021

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Initial Disclosures by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 02/08/2021)

Feb. 8, 2021

Feb. 8, 2021

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MOTION for Extension of Time re: 48 MOTION to Dismiss by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/09/2021)

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Feb. 9, 2021

Feb. 9, 2021

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ORDER granting in part 56 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants' Response in Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss Defendants' Counterclaims is due on or before March 5, 2021. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 2/10/2021. (rjs) (Entered: 02/10/2021)

Feb. 10, 2021

Feb. 10, 2021

Clearinghouse
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 02/10/2021)

Feb. 10, 2021

Feb. 10, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams.(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/19/2021)

Feb. 19, 2021

Feb. 19, 2021

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NOTICE by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/23/2021)

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Feb. 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

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NOTICE by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 02/23/2021)

1 Exhibit 1

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Feb. 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/02/2021)

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

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63

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/04/2021)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Clearinghouse
64

RESPONSE in Opposition re 48 MOTION to Dismiss Defendants' Counterclaims filed by James Cooper, James Cooper, Mark Davis, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, True the Vote, Inc., True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/05/2021)

March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

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65

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/09/2021)

March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

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66

Consent MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Complaint by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - First Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 1 to First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit 2 to First Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit 3 to First Amended Complaint, # 5 Exhibit 4 to First Amended Complaint, # 6 Exhibit 5 to First Amended Complaint, # 7 Exhibit 6 to First Amended Complaint, # 8 Exhibit 7 to First Amended Complaint, # 9 Exhibit 8 to First Amended Complaint, # 10 Text of Proposed Order)(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/10/2021)

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6 Exhibit 5 to First Amended Complaint

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7 Exhibit 6 to First Amended Complaint

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8 Exhibit 7 to First Amended Complaint

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9 Exhibit 8 to First Amended Complaint

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10 Text of Proposed Order

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March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

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ELEVENTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 03/09/2021 (dgs) (ADI) (Entered: 03/10/2021)

March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Non-Party Carloline Jefferds by Carloline Jefferds.(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/11/2021)

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Non-Parties by B.J. Van Gundy, Cindy Morley, David Clark, Jason Shepherd, Larry Reynolds, Seanie Zappendorf.(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/15/2021)

March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendants' Discovery Materials by James Cooper, Mark Davis, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams.(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/16/2021)

March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 48 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/18/2021)

March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

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ORDER granting 66 Motion for Leave to File. Counsel for Plaintiffs shall file the Amended Complaint within five (5) calendar days of the entry of this Order. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 3/22/2021. (rjs) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against James Cooper, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, John Does 1-10, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams filed by Jane Doe, Fair Fight, Inc., Scott Berson, Jocelyn Heredia. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 to First Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 2 to First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit 3 to First Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit 4 to First Amended Complaint, # 5 Exhibit 5 to First Amended Complaint, # 6 Exhibit 6 to First Amended Complaint, # 7 Exhibit 7 to First Amended Complaint, # 8 Exhibit 8 to First Amended Complaint)(Nkwonta, Uzoma) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 03/22/2021)

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March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

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Submission of 48 MOTION to Dismiss to District Judge Steve C. Jones. (rjs)

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

PACER
74

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendants' Mark Williams and True the Vote, Inc.'s Discovery Materials by Mark Davis, True the Vote, Inc..(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/24/2021)

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

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MOTION for Protective Order by Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Motion for Protective Order)(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/26/2021)

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March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/26/2021)

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe.(Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 03/29/2021)

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Jacob Shelly Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10862152).by Scott Berson, John Doe, Fair Fight Action, Inc., Fair Fight, Inc., Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe, Jane Doe. (Lawrence, Allegra) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/29/2021)

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 78 APPLICATION for Admission of Jacob Shelly Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10862152).Attorney Jacob Shelly added appearing on behalf of Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe, John Doe (cdg)

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

PACER
79

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Discovery Materials by True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams.(Smith, Ray) (Entered: 03/30/2021)

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

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80

DOCUMENT FILED INCORRECTLY. CORRECTLY FILED AT DOC. 82 ANSWER to 73 Amended Complaint, COUNTERCLAIM Plaintiffs, Fair Fight Action, Inc., and Stacey Abrams against James Cooper, Ron Johnson, True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams by True the Vote, Inc., Ron Johnson, James Cooper, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Williams, Mark Davis.(Smith, Ray) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. Modified on 4/2/2021 (rjc). (Entered: 03/31/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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AMENDED COUNTERCLAIM STRICKEN PER 60 ORDER -- ANSWER to 73 Amended Complaint, COUNTERCLAIM against Stacey Abrams, Scott Berson, Fair Fight Action, Inc., Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe filed by True the Vote, Inc., Ron Johnson, Catherine Engelbrecht, Derek Somerville, Mark Williams, James Cooper, Mark Davis.(ddm) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain Pretrial Instructions. Modified on 4/2/2021 to edit docket link (ddm). Modified on 8/17/2021 (ddm). (Entered: 04/02/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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Clerk's Certificate of Mailing to Jacob Shelly re 83 Order on Application for Admission PHV. (rjc)

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

PACER
81

RESPONSE re 48 MOTION to Dismiss Suggestion of Mootness filed by James Cooper, James Cooper, Mark Davis, Mark Davis, Catherine Engelbrecht, Catherine Engelbrecht, Ron Johnson, Ron Johnson, Derek Somerville, Derek Somerville, True the Vote, Inc., True the Vote, Inc., Mark Williams, Mark Williams. (Smith, Ray) (Entered: 04/02/2021)

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

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ORDER granting 78 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Jacob Shelly. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 4/2/2021. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(rjc) (Entered: 04/02/2021)

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

PACER
84

RESPONSE re 81 Suggestion of Mootness filed by Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe. (Nkwonta, Uzoma) Modified on 4/6/2021 (rjc). (Entered: 04/05/2021)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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85

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time Deadline for Expert Witness Disclosures by Scott Berson, Fair Fight, Inc., Jocelyn Heredia, Jane Doe. (Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 04/05/2021)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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ORDER granting 85 Motion for Extension of Time and extends Plaintiffs' deadline for expert disclosures to 30 days after OpSec Group, LLC produces the requested information to Plaintiffs. Defendants shall thereafter have 30 days to respond to Plaintiffs' expert disclosures and Plaintiffs shall have 14 days to submit a rebuttal report, as already contemplated in the parties' proposed scheduling order. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 4/6/2021. (rjc) (Entered: 04/06/2021)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Torryn Taylor Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10887426).by Fair Fight, Inc., Jane Doe, John Doe. (Taylor, Torryn) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) project

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 23, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

voting rights protection nonprofit and individuals impacted by challenges to their voter registration

Attorney Organizations:

Perkins Coie

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

True the Vote, Inc. (Texas), Non-profit or advocacy

Catherine Engelbrecht (Texas), Private Entity/Person

Derek Somerville (Forsyth), Private Entity/Person

Mark Davis (Gwinnett), Private Entity/Person

Mark Williams (Gwinnett), Private Entity/Person

Ron Johnson (Jackson), Private Entity/Person

James Cooper (Walton), Private Entity/Person

John Does 1-10, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Voting Rights Act, unspecified, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 et seq (previously 42 U.S.C § 1973 et seq.)

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

Voting:

Voting: General & Misc.