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DOCKET 3:03cv00352
Case Name: Suter, et al v. Esposito, et al
Status: Terminated
Terminated: 10/15/2007
Disposition: Dismissed - Want of Prosecution
Filed: 7/10/2003
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Assigned to: Martin Reidinger
Jury demand: Both parties
Amount demanded: $0.00
Nature of Suit: Other Statutes - Securities/Commodities/Exchanges (850)
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Basis: 15:77 Securities Fraud
Origin: 1
Office: Charlotte
County: Union
Flags: CLOSED, IAC, MAG

PARTIES and ATTORNEYS
Plaintiff(s)
 Alma B. Schwartz, Plaintiff
 Angelo Antonucci, Plaintiff
 Arthur Helms, III, Plaintiff
 Carolyn Fowler, Plaintiff
 Claude G. Crisp, Plaintiff
 Dale C. Peters, Plaintiff
 Dan E. Holman, Plaintiff
 Deborah Grubauch, Plaintiff
 Dennis Grubauch, Plaintiff
 Donna L. Helms, Plaintiff
 Dr. Marshall S. Redding, Plaintiff
 Eugene Royals, Plaintiff
 Frank Goodman, Plaintiff
 Frankie Edmundson, Plaintiff
 Fred Suter, Plaintiff
 G. Douglas Hayden, Jr., Plaintiff
 Ginny Blankenship, Plaintiff
 Green Meadows, LLC, Plaintiff
 Hilda A. Totherow, Plaintiff
 James Koenig, Plaintiff
 Michelle Koenig, Plaintiff
 Paula Totherow, Plaintiff
 Sidney A. Livingston, Plaintiff
 Stephen M. Schwartz, Plaintiff
 Stephen Miller, Plaintiff
 Terry D. Suter, Plaintiff
 William E. Fowler, Plaintiff

Defendant(s)
 Albert Esposito, Defendant
 Angel Wing Aviation Co., Ltd., Defendant
 Ark Foundation, Defendant
 Brad Davis, Defendant
 Caribbeann Merchants Bank, Defendant
 Carl L. McCool, Defendant
 Caylon Esposito, Defendant
 Cheetah Investments, Defendant
 Club Caribe, Inc., Defendant
 Elizabeth Rushing, Defendant
 Energy Conversions, LLC, Defendant
 Equestrian Trust, Defendant
 Fernie Bryant, Defendant
 Freedom Advisors, Defendant
 George D. Yeager, Defendant
 Henry Choquet, Defendant
 Innovadata, A.G., Defendant
 Intrinsiks, LLC, Defendant
 Jan Cooper, Defendant
 John Roberson, Defendant
 Kelly Malone, Defendant
 Mark Mucci, Defendant
 Marshall Wells, Defendant
 Mary Andrews, Defendant
 Michael Bruce Branch, Defendant
 Oxir Investments Limited, Defendant
 Patrick Daugherty, Defendant
 Patrick LaRose, Defendant
 Patrick Lockery, Defendant
 Paul Sutta, Defendant
 Power Unlimited, LLC, Defendant
 Premier Financial Services, Defendant
 Ramon Vazquez, Defendant
 Red Hen, Inc., Defendant
 Richard Tucker, Defendant
 Ron Wood, Defendant
 Ruach Hakodesh Goundational Ministry, Inc., Defendant
 Secured Futures, LLC, Defendant
 Silver Star Holdings, Defendant
 Silverstar Holdings, Inc., Defendant
 Southtech Holdings, Inc., Defendant
 St. Louis & St. Louis Limited Partnership, Defendant
 Summit Investments, Defendant
 Sunset Baptist Church, Defendant
 Susan Esposito, Defendant
 Syd Shepart, Defendant
 T.J. Belk, Defendant
 Teddy St. Louis, Defendant
 The Laurels, LLC, Defendant
 Unidentified Church pastored by Kelly Maloje, Defendant
 USTEC Equities Fund, LLC, Defendant
 Virtual Consulting, LLC, Defendant
 Walter Simmons, Defendant
 William I. Morrell, Defendant
 William L. Collins, Defendant
 William Webster, Defendant

Mediator(s)
 Jonathan R. Harkavy, Mediator

DOCKET DETAIL
07-10-20031COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 150.00 Receipt # 25780 (former emp) (Entered: 07/15/2003)
07-15-20032CASE reassigned to Judge Richard L. Voorhees per instructions of Magistrate Judge Horn - notice of reassignment mailed to parties. (former emp) (Entered: 07/15/2003)
07-15-20032.1CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Carl Horn III (former emp) (Entered: 07/15/2003)
08-11-20032.2SUMMONS(ES) issued for Albert Esposito, Susan Esposito, Caylon Esposito, Ramon Vazquez, Michael Bruce Branch, Mark Mucci, Paul Sutta, Marshall Wells, William I. Morrell, Brad Davis, Kelly Malone, Patrick Daugherty, Henry Choquet, George D. Yeager, William Webster, Carl L. McCool, Ron Wood, T.J. Belk, Mary Andrews, Jan Cooper, Beth Rushing, Patrick LaRose, Teddy St. Louis, Walter Simmons, Richard Tucker, William L. Collins, Patrick Lockery, John Roberson, Fernie Bryant, Syd Shepart, Virtual Consulting, Laurels LLC, Club Caribe Inc, Secured Futures LLC, Ark Fdn, Caribbean Merchants, Ruach Hakodesh Fnd, Sunset Baptist Chur, Unidentified Church, Freedom Advisors, Intrinsiks LLC, Angel Wing Avn Co, Innovadate A G, Summit Invst, Cheetah Invst, Premier Fincl Svc, Silver Star Holdings, Southtech Holdings, USTEC Equities Fund, St Louis & St Louis, Power Unlimited LLC, Energy Conversions, Oxir Invst Ltd, Equestrian Trst, Silverstar Holdings, Red Hen Inc (former emp) (Entered: 08/11/2003)
10-03-20032.3SUMMONS(ES) issued for Albert Esposito, Susan Esposito, Caylon Esposito, Ramon Vazquez, Michael Bruce Branch, Paul Sutta, Marshall Wells, Brad Davis, Kelly Malone, Patrick Daugherty, Henry Choquet, George D. Yeager (clc) (Entered: 10/06/2003)
10-03-20032.4SUMMONS(ES) issued for Carl L. McCool, Beth Rushing, William L. Collins, Virtual Consulting, Laurels LLC, Ark Fdn (clc) (Entered: 10/06/2003)
10-03-20032.5SUMMONS(ES) issued for Ruach Hakodesh Fnd, Angel Wing Avn Co, Summit Invst, Cheetah Invst, Premier Fincl Svc, Silver Star Holdings (clc) (Entered: 10/06/2003)
11-10-20033ANSWER (Captioned and styled as an Affidavit) to Complaint by Beth Rushing (clc) (Entered: 11/12/2003)
12-02-20034NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal as to Dfts Brad Davis, Kelly Malone, Henry Choquet, George Yeager, T. J. Belk, Jan Cooper, Sunset Baptist Church, An Unified Church Pastored by Kelly Malone, Virtual Consulting, The Laurels, Ark Foundation, Ruach Hakodesh Foundation Ministry, Inc., Intrinsiks, Angel Wings Aviation Co., USTEC Equesties Fund, Power Unlimited & Equestrian Trust ONLY (clc) (Entered: 12/03/2003)
03-26-20045MOTION by Patrick Daugherty to Extend Time to and including 5/30/04 to ans cmplt (clc) (Entered: 03/29/2004)

ORDER 6

03-29-20046ORDER granting [5-1] motion to Extend Time to and including 5/30/04 to ans cmplt , reset Answer deadline to 5/3/04 for Patrick Daugherty ( signed by Magistrate Judge Carl Horn III ) [EOD DATE: 3/31/04] (clc) (Entered: 03/31/2004)
05-03-20047NOTICE of Appearance for Patrick Daugherty by David W. Long, Joseph E. Zeszotarski Jr., Cynthia V. McNeely (clc) (Entered: 05/04/2004) (LM)
05-03-20048MOTION by Patrick Daugherty to Dismiss referred to: Judge Richard L. Voorhees (clc) (Entered: 05/06/2004)

MEMORANDUM 9
RESPONSE 11
REPLY 13
MEMORANDUM OPINION, ORDER 14

05-03-20049MEMORANDUM by Patrick Daugherty in support of [8-1] motion to Dismiss by Patrick Daugherty (clc) (Entered: 05/06/2004)
05-24-200410Substitution of Counsel terminating attorney G. Michael Barnhill for Patrick Daugherty and substituting David Long (clc) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
07-09-200411RESPONSE by Dale C. Peters, Alma B. Schwartz, Stephen M. Schwartz, Claude G. Crisp, G. Douglas Hayden Jr., Marshall S. Redding, Angelo Antonucci, Frank Goodman, Frankie Edmundson, Dan E. Holman, Michelle Koenig, James Koenig, Deborah Grubauch, Dennis Grubauch, Eugene Royals, Sidney A. Livingston, Carolyn Fowler, William E. Fowler, Arthur Helms III, Ginny Blankenship, Hilda A. Totherow, Stephen Miller, Donna L. Helms, Paula Totherow, Green Meadows LLC, Terry D. Suter, Fred Suter to [8-1] motion to Dismiss by Patrick Daugherty (bsw) (Entered: 07/09/2004)
07-13-200412AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Dale C. Peters, Alma B. Schwartz, Stephen M. Schwartz, Claude G. Crisp, G. Douglas Hayden Jr., Marshall S. Redding, Angelo Antonucci, Frank Goodman, Frankie Edmundson, Dan E. Holman, Michelle Koenig, James Koenig, Deborah Grubauch, Dennis Grubauch, Eugene Royals, Sidney A. Livingston, Carolyn Fowler, William E. Fowler, Arthur Helms III, Ginny Blankenship, Hilda A. Totherow, Stephen Miller, Donna L. Helms, Paula Totherow, Green Meadows LLC, Terry D. Suter, Fred Suter (former emp) (Entered: 07/13/2004)
07-21-200413REPLY by Patrick Daugherty to response to [8-1] motion to Dismiss by Patrick Daugherty (former emp) (Entered: 07/21/2004)
03-31-200514MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER granting in part, denying in part [8-1] motion to Dismiss ( signed by Judge Richard L. Voorhees ) (clc) (Entered: 04/04/2005)
04-14-200515ANSWER to Complaint by Patrick Daugherty; jury demand (bsw) (Entered: 04/15/2005)
05-16-200516CERTIFICATION of initial attorney conference and discovery plan by William E. Fowler, Carolyn Fowler, Sidney A. Livingston, Eugene Royals, Dennis Grubauch, Deborah Grubauch, James Koenig, Michelle Koenig, Dan E. Holman, Frankie Edmundson, Fred Suter, Frank Goodman, Angelo Antonucci, Marshall S. Redding, G. Douglas Hayden, Jr, Claude G. Crisp, Stephen M. Schwartz, Alma B. Schwartz, Dale C. Peters, Terry D. Suter, Green Meadows, LLC, Paula Totherow, Donna L. Helms, Stephen Miller, Hilda A. Totherow, Ginny Blankenship, Arthur Helms, III.(Wallace, Betsy) (Entered: 05/17/2005)
05-18-200517SCHEDULING ORDER: Estimated Trial Time: 14 days Discovery due by 2/1/2006. Motions due by 3/1/2006. Jury Trial set for 7/24/2006 09:30 AM before Richard Voorhees.. Signed by Judge Carl Horn III on 5/18/05. (Wallace, Betsy) (Entered: 05/18/2005)
05-20-200518ORDER Initial Conference set for 6/7/2005 03:00 PM in In Chambers before Carl Horn III.. Signed by Judge Carl Horn III on 5/20/05. (Wallace, Betsy) (Entered: 05/20/2005)
05-24-200519MOTION to Dismiss for Misjoinder by Elizabeth Rushing. Responses due by 6/7/2005 (Cochran, Candace) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

ORDER 25

06-09-200520ORDER appt mediator and Mediation deadline set for 11/30/2005.. Signed by Judge Carl Horn III on 6/9/05. (Wallace, Betsy) (Entered: 06/09/2005)
10-31-200520.1Proposed Order Granting Motion to Amend Mediated Settlement Conference Order submitted to Judge Carl Horn. (Van Horne, Cynthia) (Entered: 10/31/2005)
10-31-200521First MOTION to Amend/Correct Mediated Settlement Conference Order by Patrick Daugherty. Responses due by 11/14/2005 (Van Horne, Cynthia) (Entered: 10/31/2005)

ORDER 22

10-31-200522ORDER granting [21] Motion to Amend/Correct Mediated Settlement Conference Order. Signed by Judge Carl Horn III on 10/31/05. (MacEwan, Cathy) (Entered: 11/01/2005)
12-02-200522.1Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to Joseph E. Zeszotarski - Order granting motion to amend mediated settlement conference order. (MacEwan, Cathy) (Entered: 12/02/2005)
12-02-200523REPORT of Mediation. The case has been completely settled. (Cochran, Candace) (Entered: 12/06/2005)
12-29-200524STIPULATION of Dismissal of action w/prej as to dft Patrick Daugherty by Angelo Antonucci, Patrick Daugherty. (Wallace, Betsy) (Entered: 12/30/2005)
03-21-200625ORDER denying [19] Motion to Dismiss . Signed by Judge Richard Voorhees on 3/21/06. (MacEwan, Cathy) (Entered: 03/21/2006)
05-30-200625.1Set/Reset Hearings: Jury Trial set for 7/26/2006 09:31 AM in Courtroom #2, 401 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202 before Richard Voorhees. (Cochran, Candace) (Entered: 05/30/2006)
07-13-200625.2Case reassigned to Judge Frank D. Whitney. Judge Richard Voorhees no longer assigned to the case. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document.(Cochran, Candace) (Entered: 07/13/2006)
07-13-200626MOTION for Discovery Sanctions, MOTION to Dismiss for Fraud, and Request for Court to Declare its Authority to be on Defendant Rushing's case by Elizabeth Rushing.Responses due by 7/31/2006 Responses due by 7/31/2006 (Huntley, Cynthia) (Entered: 07/14/2006)
08-14-200627NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice as to Defendant Beth Rushing by Fred Suter (Newkirk, Robert) (Entered: 08/14/2006)

Notice of Withdrawal of document 28

08-31-200628Notice of Withdrawal of document by Fred Suter ***Documents terminated: [27] Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed by Fred Suter. (Newkirk, Robert) (Entered: 08/31/2006)
08-31-200629MOTION for Leave to File Voluntary Dismissal by Fred Suter.Responses due by 9/18/2006 (Newkirk, Robert). Motions referred to Carl Horn, III. (Entered: 08/31/2006)

ORDER 30

09-15-200629.1Case reassigned to Judge Graham Mullen. Judge Frank D. Whitney no longer assigned to the case. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document.(clc) (Entered: 09/15/2006)
10-30-200629.2Judge Carl Horn, III no longer referred case, case reassigned to Judge Mullen as presider on 9/15/06. (bsw) (Entered: 10/30/2006)
09-19-200729.3Judge Martin Karl Reidinger added as presider. Judge Graham Mullen no longer assigned to case. (bsw) (Entered: 09/19/2007)
09-26-200730ORDER granting [29] Motion for Leave to File Voluntary Dismissal and Defendant Rushing is hereby dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiffs to show cause regarding certain defendants within 10 days. Signed by Judge Martin Karl Reidinger on 9/26/07. (com) (Entered: 09/26/2007)
10-15-200731ORDER dismissing case without prejudice for failure to prosecute. Signed by Judge Martin Karl Reidinger on 10/15/07. (com) (Entered: 10/15/2007)

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