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Frank Ortega et al v. Natural Balance Inc et al, No. 2:13-cv-05942 (C.D. Cal.)
Case Title: Frank Ortega et al v. Natural Balance Inc et al
Case Type: Civil Case
Court: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Index Number(s): 2:2013cv5942, 2:13-cv-05942, 2:13-cv-05942-AB-E
Nature of Suit: Other Fraud
Judge: Andre Birotte Jr
Magistrate Judge: Charles F. Eick
Case Opened: August 14, 2013
Case Closed August 3, 2015
Docket Entries
Date Filed Dkt # Entry Text
Aug 14, 2013 1 CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation. Case assigned to Judge Audrey B. Collins for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick. (Filing fee $ 400 PAID.) Jury Demanded., filed by Plaintiffs Frank Ortega, Troy Lambert. (et) (mg). (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Complaint - (Discovery)
Aug 14, 2013 2 21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation. (et) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Summons Issued
Aug 14, 2013 3 CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega. (et) (mg). (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties
Aug 14, 2013 4 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice to Parties of Court-Directed ADR Program (ADR-8) - optional html form
Aug 16, 2013 5 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Beatrice Skye Resendes on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Resendes, Beatrice) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 16, 2013 6 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Alexis Marie Wood on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Wood, Alexis) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 16, 2013 7 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Kas LaRene Gallucci on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Gallucci, Kas) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 16, 2013 8 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Gregory S Weston on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Weston, Gregory) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 16, 2013 9 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Melanie Rae Persinger on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Persinger, Melanie) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 16, 2013 10 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Paul K Joseph on behalf of Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega (Joseph, Paul) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 26, 2013 11 STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Natural Balance Inc answer now due 10/4/2013, re Complaint - (Discovery), 1 filed by defendant Natural Balance Inc.(Gysler, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/26/2013)
Stipulation Extending Time to Answer (30 days or less)
Aug 26, 2013 12 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Jon F Monroy on behalf of Defendant Natural Balance Inc (Monroy, Jon) (Entered: 08/26/2013)
Notice of Appearance
Aug 27, 2013 13 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Frank Ortega, Troy Lambert, upon Defendant Natural Balance Inc served on 8/19/2013, answer due 10/4/2013. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Natural Balance, Inc. in compliance with statute not specified by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity. Original Summons returned. (Weston, Gregory) (Entered: 08/27/2013)
Service of Summons and Complaint Returned Executed (21 days)
Aug 27, 2013 14 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Frank Ortega, Troy Lambert, upon Defendant Nutraceutical International Corporation served on 8/19/2013, answer due 9/9/2013. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Nutraceutical International Corporation in compliance with statute not specified by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity. Original Summons returned. (Weston, Gregory) (Entered: 08/27/2013)
Service of Summons and Complaint Returned Executed (21 days)
Aug 27, 2013 15 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney John Joseph Fitzgerald, IV counsel for Plaintiffs Troy Lambert, Frank Ortega. Jack Fitzgerald is no longer attorney of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiffs Frank Ortega and Troy Lambert. (Fitzgerald, John) (Entered: 08/27/2013)
Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel (G-123)
Oct 4, 2013 16 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Andra Barmash Greene counsel for Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation. Filed by Defendants Natural Balance, Inc. and Nutraceutical International Corporation. (Greene, Andra) (Entered: 10/04/2013)
Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel (G-123)
Oct 4, 2013 17 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Christopher D Vieira counsel for Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation. Filed by Defendants Natural Balance, Inc. and Nutraceutical International Corporation. (Vieira, Christopher) (Entered: 10/04/2013)
Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel (G-123)
Oct 4, 2013 18 Notice of Interested Parties filed by Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation, identifying Natural Balance, Inc. and Nutraceutical International Corp.. (Greene, Andra) (Entered: 10/04/2013)
Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties
Oct 4, 2013 19 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case filed by Defendants Natural Balance Inc, Nutraceutical International Corporation. Motion set for hearing on 11/18/2013 at 10:00 AM before Judge Audrey B. Collins. (Attachments: # 1 Request for Judicial Notice in support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Affidavit of Jeffrey Hinrichs in support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, # 3 Affidavit of Christopher Neuberger in support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, # 4 Proposed Order)(Greene, Andra) (Entered: 10/04/2013)
Motion to Dismiss Case
Oct 7, 2013 20 NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Attachment 1: Request for Judicial Notice 19 . The following error(s) was found: Incorrect event selected. Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below. The correct event is: Requests-For Judicial Notice. Other error(s) with document(s): A Request for Judicial Notice should be submitted as a separate, stand-alone document from the Motion to Dismiss case. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (bm) (Entered: 10/07/2013)
Deficiency in Electronically Filed Documents (G-112A) - optional html form

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