OPEN RIVERS MEDIA GROUP INC. D/B/A/ ) OPEN RIVERS PICTURES, ALVIN WILLIAMS AND TAMMY WILLIAMS vs Southern Film Regional Center

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OPEN RIVERS MEDIA GROUP INC. D/B/A/ ) OPEN RIVERS PICTURES, ALVIN WILLIAMS AND TAMMY WILLIAMS

vs.

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Southern Film Regional Center

DOMINIC “NIC” APPLEGATE, GATES INDUSTRIES LLC, MAURICE ANDERSON, RATLIFF ENTERTAINMENT LLC AND THEOPHILUS RATLIFF

Filing Date:March 11, 2015

Case:OPEN RIVERS MEDIA GROUP INC. VS. SOUTHERN FILM REGIONAL CENTER LLC

Jurisdiction:Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Status:Pending

Civil / Criminal:Civil

Cause(s) of Action:

Breach of Contract

Description:

A film and TV production company urged a Georgia federal judge on Tuesday not to impose sanctions in a now-dismissed $45 million lawsuit alleging former NBA player Theo Ratliff and others conspired to shut it out of a prospective deal involving the EB-5 program, saying its attorneys did not act in bad faith. 

Open Rivers Media Group Inc. argued that even though an Eleventh Circuit panel found its original and amended complaints to be “shotgun pleadings,” the actions of its attorneys were not improper or vexatious and did not extend the proceedings unnecessarily. Ratliff and a number of entertainment-related companies are seeking nearly $70,000 in fees and costs allegedly expended to fend off what they believed to be “baseless” claims by Open Rivers.

But in its brief to U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, Open Rivers argued that it would be unfair to impose sanctions for bad faith litigation simply based on a finding of meritless claims at the pleading stage and a premature summary judgment motion filed by the production company. Open Rivers also argued that the entertainment companies’ fee request is too high, as it includes certain self-inflicted costs.

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Defendant's Brief in Support of its Motion to Dismiss

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Defendant's Brief in Support of its Motion to Dismiss

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(01.04.16) Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

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(01.04.16) Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

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(04.03.15) Defendant's Brief in Support of its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff

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(04.03.15) Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint

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(04.15.15) Defendant's Reply Brief in Support of its Motion

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(04.17.15) Order Denying Without Prejudice Plaintiffs' Motion for Partia...

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(05.20.15) Defendants' Motion for Leave of Court to File Counterclaims

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(05.26.15) Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief in Support

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(05.27.15) Order Granting Defendants' Motion for Leave of Court

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(11.12.15) Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint

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