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DOCKET 1:08cv00423
Case Name: GTBK Marketing, L.L.C et al v. Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc. et al
Status: Terminated
Terminated: 01/15/2009
Disposition: Dismissed - Settled
Filed: 5/6/2008
Court: Michigan Western District Court
Assigned to: Judge Janet T. Neff
Jury demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: Property Rights - Copyrights (820)
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Basis: 17:101 Copyright Infringement
Origin: 1
Office: Southern Division (1)
County: Kent
Flags: CASEREFERRED, CLOSED, VFM

PARTIES and ATTORNEYS
plaintiff(s)
 Dennis Tubbergen, plaintiff
 GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, plaintiff

defendant(s)
 Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., defendant
 Jason R. Wenk, defendant
 Joshua J. Ford, defendant
 Leonard M. Rhoades, defendant
 Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., defendant

mediator(s)
 Facilitative Mediator, mediator

DOCKET DETAIL
05-06-20081COMPLAINT Jury Trial Demanded against Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Jason R. Wenk, Leonard M. Rhoades, Joshua J. Ford filed by GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (jlg) (Entered: 05/07/2008)

ANSWER 18

05-06-20082CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by GTBK Marketing, L.L.C (jlg) (Entered: 05/07/2008)
05-06-20082.1RECEIPT: in the amount of $350.00, receipt number GR008996; for Filing Fee (jlg) (Entered: 05/07/2008)
05-06-20082.2SUMMONS ISSUED as to defendants Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Jason R. Wenk, Leonard M. Rhoades, Joshua J. Ford (jlg) (Entered: 05/07/2008)
05-08-20083REPORT from the Clerk, WDMI, to the Register of Copyrights on the filing of a COPYRIGHT ACTION (jlg) (Entered: 05/08/2008)

Copy of Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal Regarding a Copyright with a copy of the complaint and exhibits sent via U S Mail 3.1

05-08-20083.1Copy of Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal Regarding a Copyright [3] with a copy of the complaint and exhibits sent via U.S. Mail to Register of Copyrights (jlg) (Entered: 05/08/2008)
05-14-20084SUMMONS returned executed; Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd. served on 5/7/2008, answer due 5/27/2008 (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 05/14/2008)
05-14-20085SUMMONS returned executed; Joshua J. Ford served on 5/7/2008, answer due 5/27/2008 (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 05/14/2008)
05-14-20086SUMMONS returned executed; Leonard M. Rhoades served on 5/7/2008, answer due 5/27/2008 (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 05/14/2008)
05-14-20087SUMMONS returned executed; Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc. served on 5/7/2008, answer due 5/27/2008 (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 05/14/2008)
05-14-20088SUMMONS returned executed; Jason R. Wenk served on 5/7/2008, answer due 5/27/2008 (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 05/14/2008)
05-29-20089AMENDED COMPLAINT w/Exhibits A-M against all defendants filed by GTBK Marketing, L.L.C (Siegel, Douglas) modified on 5/30/2008 to edit document description (pjl) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

ANSWER 12 15 16 19
ORDER 35
Copy of Order on Motion 35.1

05-30-200810REPORT from the Clerk, WDMI, to the Register of Copyrights on the filing of a COPYRIGHT ACTION, along with copy of amended complaint (pjl) (Entered: 05/30/2008)
06-04-200811CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 06/04/2008)
06-06-200812ANSWER to Amended Complaint [9] by Leonard M. Rhoades(Watkins, Daniel) (Entered: 06/06/2008)
06-13-200813ORDER REJECTING PLEADING ; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (lkd) (Entered: 06/17/2008)

Copy of Order Rejecting Pleading with proposed documents sent via U S Mail 13.1

06-17-200813.1Copy of Order Rejecting Pleading [13] with proposed documents sent via U.S. Mail to Joshua J. Ford (lkd) (Entered: 06/17/2008)
06-25-200814NOTICE OF IMPENDING DEFAULT as to defendants Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Jason R. Wenk and Joshua J. Ford; plaintiff to file a request for entry of default or advise the court that a responsive pleading has been filed by 7/11/2008 or the Court will enter default; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, sas) (Entered: 06/25/2008)
07-01-200815ANSWER to Amended Complaint [9] and Affirmative Defenses by Jason R. Wenk(Zietlow, Mark) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
07-01-200816ANSWER to Amended Complaint [9] and Affirmative Defenses by Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc.(Zietlow, Mark) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
07-10-200817ATTORNEY APPEARANCE of Stephen D. Turner on behalf of defendants Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., Jason R. Wenk (Turner, Stephen) (Entered: 07/10/2008)
07-11-200818ANSWER to Complaint [1] by Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Joshua J. Ford (pjl) (Entered: 07/15/2008)
07-11-200819ANSWER to Amended Complaint [9] by Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Joshua J. Ford (pjl) (Entered: 07/15/2008)

ORDER 35
Copy of Order on Motion 35.1

07-16-200819.1Copy of Order Referring Case to Magistrate Judge [20] , Order Setting Rule 16 Scheduling Conference [21] sent via U.S. Mail to Joshua Ford (Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd.) (mrs) (Entered: 07/16/2008)
07-16-200820ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville for handling of all matters under 636(a) and 636(b)(1)(A) and for submission of recommendations on dispositive motions under 636(b)(1)(B); signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, sas) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

Copy of Order Referring Case 19.1

07-16-200821ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference: Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 8/19/2008 at 10:00 AM at 740 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville; status report due by 8/14/2008; signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, mmh) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

08-14-200822(DISREGARD) JOINT STATUS REPORT (Siegel, Douglas) Modified on 8/15/2008, does not have pro se signature, refiled as document [23] (mrs). (Entered: 08/14/2008)
08-15-200823(CORRECTED) JOINT STATUS REPORT (with pro se signature) (Siegel, Douglas) Modified text on 8/15/2008 (mrs). (Entered: 08/15/2008)

DISREGARD JOINT STATUS REPORT 22

08-19-200824MINUTES of Rule 16 scheduling conference held before Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville; Case Management Order to issue; (Proceedings Digitally Recorded) (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, dmh) (Entered: 08/19/2008)
08-19-200825Memorandum from Court to counsel of record regarding dispositive motion procedure (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, mmh) (Entered: 08/19/2008) (LM)

Copy of Letter from Court and Case Management Order sent via U S Mail 26.1

08-19-200826CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: discovery deadline 2/19/09; dispositive motion deadline 3/19/09; final pretrial conference set for 8/3/2009 at 11:30 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; jury trial set for 8/25/2009 at 09:30 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, mmh) (Entered: 08/19/2008)

08-20-200826.1Copy of Letter from Court [25] and Case Management Order [26] sent via U.S. Mail to defendants J. Ford & Advisor Marketing Systems (gjf) (Entered: 08/20/2008)
08-22-200827MOTION to strike Defendant Advisor Marketing Systems, LTD.'s, Answers to Complaint by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen; (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 08/22/2008)

BRIEF MOTION 28
AFFIDAVIT 29
ORDER 35
Copy of Order on Motion 35.1

08-22-200828BRIEF in support of MOTION to strike Defendant Advisor Marketing Systems, LTD.'s, Answers to Complaint [27] filed by GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen(Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 08/22/2008)
08-22-200829AFFIDAVIT in support of Motion to Strike [27] filed by GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen(Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 08/22/2008)
08-22-200830CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 08/22/2008)
09-09-200831SELECTION of Dustin P. Ordway as facilitative mediator by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen(Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 09/09/2008)
09-09-200832CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 09/09/2008)
09-09-200833NOTICE of appointment of Facilitative Mediator Dustin P Ordway; plaintiff VFM fee to be submitted by 9/23/2008 and defendant VFM fee to be submitted by 9/23/2008(mkc) (Entered: 09/09/2008)
09-12-200833.1VFM FEE RECEIVED in the amount of $25.00, check number 700801 as to defendants Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc., Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd., Jason R. Wenk, Leonard M. Rhoades and Joshua J. Ford(mkc) (Entered: 09/23/2008)
09-19-200834CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 09/19/2008)
09-23-200834.1VFM FEE RECEIVED in the amount of $25.00, check number 249346 as to plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C and Dennis Tubbergen(mkc) (Entered: 09/23/2008)
10-01-200835ORDER granting [27] motion to strike answer of Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd. [19] ; signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville (Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville, mmh) (Entered: 10/01/2008)

10-02-200835.1Copy of Order on Motion to Strike [35] sent via U.S. Mail to defendants Joshua Ford and Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd. (rmw) (Entered: 10/02/2008)
11-03-200836CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen Expert Witness Disclosure (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 11/03/2008)
12-04-200837PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER for Dismissal of Joshua Ford by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 12/04/2008)

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 40
Copy of Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order sent via U S Mail 40.1
ORDER STIPULATION 41

12-04-200838NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL re Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd. (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 12/04/2008)

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 40

12-04-200839PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER for Dismissal of Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc. and Jason R. Wenk by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 12/04/2008)

Copy of Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order sent via U S Mail 40.1
ORDER STIPULATION 42

12-04-200840CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen re [37] , [38] , [40] on Advisor Marketing Systems, Ltd. and Joshua J. Ford (Siegel, Douglas) Modified text on 12/5/2008 (mrs, ). (Entered: 12/04/2008)

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 40

12-08-200840.1Copy of Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order [41] , Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order [42] sent via U.S. Mail to Joshua Ford (mrs) (Entered: 12/08/2008)
12-08-200841ORDER approving STIPULATION [37] signed by Judge Janet T. Neff; dismissing the case as to Defendant Joshua J. Ford with prejudice (Judge Janet T. Neff, sas) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

Copy of Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order Order on Stipulation and Proposed Order sent via U S Mail 40.1

12-08-200842ORDER approving STIPULATION [39] signed by Judge Janet T. Neff; Defendants Retirement Wealth Advisors, Inc. and Jason R. Wenk are dismissed with prejudice and without costs or fees (Judge Janet T. Neff, sas) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

01-14-200943PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER for Dismissal of Leonard M. Rhoades by plaintiffs GTBK Marketing, L.L.C, Dennis Tubbergen (Siegel, Douglas) (Entered: 01/14/2009)

ORDER OF DISMISSAL 44

01-15-200944ORDER OF DISMISSAL approving stipulation [43] signed by Judge Janet T. Neff; the case against defendant Leonard M. Rhoades is dismissed with prejudice (Judge Janet T. Neff, sas) Modified text on 1/16/2009 (mrs). (Entered: 01/15/2009)
01-16-200944.1Copy of Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal Regarding a Copyright [45] with a copy of documents 38, 42, and 44 sent via U.S. Mail to Register of Copyrights (mrs) (Entered: 02/09/2009)
01-16-200945REPORT from the Clerk, WDMI, to the Register of Copyrights on the determination of a COPYRIGHT ACTION (mrs) Modified text on 1/16/2009 (mrs, ). Modified text on 2/9/2009 (mrs, ). (Entered: 01/16/2009)

Copy of Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal Regarding a Copyright with a copy of documents and sent via U S Mail 44.1

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