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Senior District Judge James E. Gritzner

Employment Law

Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment Granted, Defendants' Motion to Strike Denied.

Constitutional Law/Federal Courts/Federal Jurisdiction

EBS’ Motion for Summary Judgment denied, and EMCNL’s Motion for Summary Judgment granted.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Motion for New Trial denied. Second Motion for Release Pending Appeal denied.

Commercial/Contract Litigation

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted


Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) granted.


Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) granted as to Counts I, II, III, V, and VI, and denied as to Counts IV and VII.


Petition for Return of Minor Child is GRANTED.


Defendants’ Motions to Transfer Venue denied.

Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters


The cross-motions for summary judgment are granted in part and denied in part