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CLOSED, ECF, JURY, PROSE, SANDERSON

U.S. District Court


Northern District of Texas (Dallas)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:06-cv-00920-M

Davidson et al v. Grossman et al Date Filed: 05/23/2006


Assigned to: Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn Date Terminated: 01/05/2007
Demand: $75,000,000 Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Cause: 18:1964 Racketeering (RICO) Act Nature of Suit: 470 Racketeer/Corrupt
Organization
Jurisdiction: Diversity
Plaintiff
Robert M Davidson represented by Robert M Davidson
P.O. Box 1785
Kilgore, TX 75663
903/235-0731
PRO SE

Plaintiff
Vanessa E Komar represented by Vanessa E Komar
P.O. Box 1785
Kilgore, TX 75663
903/235-0731
PRO SE

V.
Defendant
Jay Grossman represented by Daniel J Artz
Law Office of Daniel J Artz
325 N St Paul
Suite 2400
Dallas , TX 75201
214/969-9016
Fax: 214/871-3049 FAX
Email: djartz@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Eudice Grossman represented by Daniel J Artz
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

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Defendant
Gayle F Petrillo represented by Paul E Chronis
McDermott Will & Emery
227 W Monroe St
Chicago , IL 60606
312/372-2000
Fax: 312/984-7700
Email: pchronis@mwe.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David A McFarland
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons
Plaza of the Americas
700 N Pearl St 25th Floor
Dallas , TX 75201-2832
214/871-8292
Fax: 214/871-8209
Email: dmcfarland@thompsoncoe.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Monika M Blacha
McDermott Will & Emery
227 W Monroe St
Chicago , IL 60606
312/372-2000
Fax: 312/984-7700
Email: mblacha@mwe.com

Randy A Nelson
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons
Plaza of the Americas
700 N Pearl St 25th Floor
Dallas , TX 75201-2832
214/871-8228
Fax: 214/871-8209 FAX
Email: rnelson@thompsoncoe.com
TERMINATED: 08/25/2006

Defendant
Charles W Ott represented by Paul E Chronis
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David A McFarland
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Monika M Blacha

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(See above for address)

Defendant
Joanne C Wray represented by Paul E Chronis
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David A McFarland
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Monika M Blacha
(See above for address)

Defendant
Albany Medical College represented by Brian J Butler
Bond Schoeneck & King
One Lincoln Center
Syracuse , NY 13202-1355
315/218-8000
Email: bbutler@bsk.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David G Gamble
Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal
901 Main St
Suite 5500
Dallas , TX 75202
214/855-3099
Email: dgamble@ccsb.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Vivra Holdings Inc represented by Paul E Chronis
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David A McFarland
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Monika M Blacha
(See above for address)

Defendant
Gambro Healthcare Inc represented by Paul E Chronis
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY

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ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

David A McFarland
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jonathan M Bell
Munisteri Sprott Rigby Newsom &
Robbins
3323 Richmond
Suite A
Houston , TX 77098
713/523-8338
Fax: 713/523-9422
Email: bell@msrnr.net
TERMINATED: 10/25/2006

Monika M Blacha
(See above for address)

William G Trulove
Davita Inc
600 Rockmead Dr
Suite 211
Kingwood , TX 77339
281/358-0350
Fax: 866/888-9356
Email: william.trulove@davita.com
TERMINATED: 10/25/2006

Date Filed # Docket Text


05/23/2006 1 COMPLAINT against Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Jay Grossman,
Eudice Grossman, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray, Albany Medical
College filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (Filing fee $350; Receipt
number 231097) NOD(jyg, ) (Entered: 05/25/2006)
05/23/2006 ***Magistrate Judge William F Sanderson Jr chosen by random selection to handle
matters that may be referred in this case. (jyg, ) (Entered: 05/25/2006)
05/26/2006 2 Civil Cover Sheet filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (jyg, ) (Entered:
05/26/2006)
05/26/2006 3 CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E
Komar. (jyg, ) (Entered: 05/26/2006)
05/26/2006 4 Summons Issued as to Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Jay Grossman,
Eudice Grossman, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray, Albany Medical
College. (jyg, ) (Entered: 05/26/2006)
06/19/2006 5 MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) by Jay
Grossman, Eudice Grossman (jyg, ) (Entered: 06/19/2006)

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07/05/2006 6 RESPONSE filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 5 MOTION to Dismiss


Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) (nap, ) Modified on 7/11/2006 (nap,
). (Entered: 07/06/2006)
07/18/2006 7 MOTION to Dismiss by Gayle F Petrillo (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit)(Nelson,
Randy) (Entered: 07/18/2006)
08/01/2006 8 RESPONSE filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 7 MOTION to Dismiss.
(cxb, ) (Entered: 08/01/2006)
08/01/2006 9 Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Paul E Chronis for Gayle F
Petrillo. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 8/1/06) (cxb, ) (Entered: 08/02/2006)
08/16/2006 10 REPLY filed by Gayle F Petrillo re 7 MOTION to Dismiss. (McFarland, David)
Modified on 8/21/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 08/16/2006)
08/23/2006 11 NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by David A McFarland on behalf of Gayle F Petrillo.
(cxb, ) (Entered: 08/24/2006)
08/25/2006 12 AMENDED NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by David A McFarland on behalf of
Gayle F Petrillo. (cxb, ) (Entered: 08/28/2006)
09/01/2006 13 Order Designating Case for ECF - see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Barbara M.
G. Lynn on 09/01/06) (axm, ) (Entered: 09/01/2006)
09/07/2006 14 MOTION for Leave to Proceed without Local Counsel by Gambro Healthcare Inc..
(mfw, ) (Entered: 09/08/2006)
09/11/2006 15 MOTION to Dismiss by Gambro Healthcare Inc with Brief in Support. (Trulove,
William) (Entered: 09/11/2006)
09/12/2006 16 NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by David G Gamble on behalf of Albany Medical
College (Gamble, David) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
09/12/2006 17 MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to FRCP 12(b) by Albany Medical College with Brief in
Support. (Gamble, David) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
09/12/2006 18 NOTICE of proof of service and due diligence by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E
Komar re 13 Order Designating Case for ECF. (cxb, ) (Entered: 09/13/2006)
09/13/2006 19 ORDER granting 14 Motion for Leave to Proceed without Local Counsel. (Signed by
Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 9/13/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 09/14/2006)
09/13/2006 20 Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Jonathan M Bell for Gambro
Healthcare Inc. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 9/13/06) (cxb, ) (Entered:
09/14/2006)
09/13/2006 21 Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by William G Trulove for Gambro
Healthcare Inc. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 9/13/06) (cxb, ) (Entered:
09/14/2006)
09/18/2006 22 First MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) by Vivra
Holdings Inc (McFarland, David) (Entered: 09/18/2006)
09/18/2006 23 First MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) by
Charles W Ott (McFarland, David) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

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09/18/2006 24 AMENDED NOTICE by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott of
Attorney Appearance by Paul E. Chronis as Lead Counsel (McFarland, David)
Modified on 9/19/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 09/18/2006)
09/18/2006 25 *** DISREGARD/wrong pdf attached, see doc. 26. *** NOTICE of Attorney
Appearance by David A McFarland on behalf of Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo,
Charles W Ott (McFarland, David) Modified on 9/19/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered:
09/18/2006)
09/18/2006 26 NOTICE by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott of Attorney
Appearance by Monika M. Blacha (McFarland, David) (Entered: 09/18/2006)
09/20/2006 27 SECOND AMENDED NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by David A McFarland on
behalf of Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott (McFarland, David)
Modified on 9/22/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 09/20/2006)
09/26/2006 28 MOTION to Dismiss Defendant Joanne Wray Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 12(b) by Joanne C Wray (McFarland, David) (Entered: 09/26/2006)
09/26/2006 29 SECOND Amended Notice by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott,
Joanne C Wray of Appearance by Paul E. Chronis as Lead Counsel. (McFarland,
David) Modified on 9/27/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 09/26/2006)
09/26/2006 30 AMENDED NOTICE by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C
Wray of Appearance of Monika M. Blacha as counsel. (McFarland, David) Modified
on 9/27/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 09/26/2006)
09/26/2006 31 THIRD Amended Notice by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott,
Joanne C Wray of Appearance by David A. McFarland as local counsel. (McFarland,
David) Modified on 9/27/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 09/26/2006)
09/27/2006 32 MOTION for Default Judgment against Joanne C Wray by Robert M Davidson,
Vanessa E Komar. (mfw, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)
09/29/2006 33 RESPONSE filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 15 MOTION to Dismiss
by Gambro Healthcare Inc (mfw, ) Modified on 10/5/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered:
09/29/2006)
09/29/2006 34 MOTION to Join Davita, Inc. as a Defendant under FRCP 19(a) by Robert M
Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (mfw, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)
10/02/2006 35 RESPONSE filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 17 MOTION to Dismiss
Pursuant to FRCP 12(b). (mfw, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)
10/06/2006 36 Amended MOTION to Join Davita Inc. as Defendant under FRCP 19(a) by Robert M
Davidson, Vanessa E Komar (mfw, ) Modified on 10/11/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered:
10/06/2006)
10/12/2006 37 OMNIBUS RESPONSE filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 23 MOTION
to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) by Charles W. Ott, 28
MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) by Joanne C
Wray, and 22 MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)
by Vivra Holdings Inc. (klm, ) Modified on 10/12/2006 (klm, ). (Entered: 10/12/2006)
10/12/2006 38 Appendix in Support filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 37 Omnibus
Response to Vivra Holdings Inc.'s, Charles W. Ott's, and Joanne C. Wray's Motion to

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Dismiss Pursuant to FRCP 12(B). (Attachments: # 1 Appendix # 2 Appendix)(klm, )


(Entered: 10/12/2006)
10/16/2006 39 REPLY BRIEF AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN FURTHER SUPPORT filed by
Albany Medical College re 17 MOTION to Dismiss. (Gamble, David) Modified on
10/17/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 10/16/2006)
10/19/2006 40 ORDER: Setting Deadlines as to 28 Motion to Dismiss, 17 Motion to Dismiss, 22
Motion to Dismiss, 15 Motion to Dismiss, 23 Motion to Dismiss, 5 Motion to Dismiss, 7
Motion to Dismiss. Oral argument set for 12/6/2006 09:00 AM in Courtroom 1570
before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 10/19/06)
(cxb, ) (Entered: 10/19/2006)
10/20/2006 41 ORDER denying 32 Motion for Entry of Default Judgment. (Signed by Judge Barbara
M. G. Lynn on 10/20/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 10/20/2006)
10/24/2006 42 MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Motion Filed by Gambro Healthcare Inc
(Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Granting Defendant Gambro
Healthcare Inc's Motion for Substitution of Counsel)(McFarland, David) (Entered:
10/24/2006)
10/24/2006 43 Fourth Amended Notice of Attorney Appearance by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro
Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray by David McFarland
as Local Counsel. (McFarland, David) Modified on 10/25/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered:
10/24/2006)
10/25/2006 44 Third Amended Notice of Appearance by Paul E. Chronis as Lead Counsel by Vivra
Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray.
(McFarland, David) Modified on 10/26/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 10/25/2006)
10/25/2006 45 Second Amended Notice of Appearance by Monika M. Blacha by Vivra Holdings Inc,
Gambro Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray. (McFarland,
David) Modified on 10/26/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 10/25/2006)
10/25/2006 46 ORDER granting 42 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Paul Chronis of the law firm of
McDermott, Will & Emery, 227 West Monroe Street, Suite 4400, Chicago, Illinois
60606, be and is hereby permitted to substitute in as attorney of record for Defendant
Gambro Healthcare, Inc., and that William G. Trulove and Jonathan M. Bell of the law
firm of Munisteri, Sprott, Rigby, Newsom & Robbins, 3323 Richmond, Suite A,
Houston, Texas 77098, be allowed to withdraw as counsel. (Signed by Judge Barbara
M. G. Lynn on 10/25/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 10/26/2006)
10/26/2006 47 Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Monika M Blacha for Vivra
Holdings Inc, Gayle F Petrillo and Charles W Ott. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G.
Lynn on 10/26/06) (cxb, ) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
10/27/2006 49 Application and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Brian J Butler for Albany
Medical College. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 10/27/06) (cxb, ) (Entered:
11/02/2006)
11/01/2006 48 ORDER as to 36 Motion to Join. The Court orders the parties to confer, and for
Plaintiffs to advise the Court, no later than November 14, 2006, as to whether
Defendants oppose joinder of Davita, Inc. Responses due by 11/14/2006 (Signed by
Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 11/1/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 11/01/2006)

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11/13/2006 50 NOTICE of Conference by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (mfw, ) (Entered:


11/13/2006)
11/16/2006 51 ORDER RESETTING HEARING: The oral argument currently set on Wednesday,
December 6, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., is hereby RESET to Monday, December 11, 2006, at
9:00 a.m. before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on
11/16/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 11/16/2006)
11/27/2006 52 RESPONSE filed by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo,
Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray re 36 Amended Motion to Join DAVITA, INC.
(McFarland, David) Modified on 11/28/2006 (cxb, ). (Entered: 11/27/2006)
11/27/2006 53 RESPONSE in Opposition filed by Albany Medical College re 36 Amended Motion to
Join DaVita, Inc. and Brief in Support. (Gamble, David) Modified on 11/28/2006 (cxb,
). (Entered: 11/27/2006)
11/30/2006 54 ORDER RESETTING HEARING: Motion Hearing re-set for 1/4/2007 08:30 AM
before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on
11/30/2006) (mfw, ) (Entered: 11/30/2006)
12/12/2006 55 REPLY filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 52 RESPONSE filed by
Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C
Wray re 36 Amended Motion to Join DAVITA, INC. (mfw, ). Additional attachment(s)
added on 12/14/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered: 12/13/2006)
12/12/2006 56 REPLY filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar re 53 RESPONSE in
Opposition filed by Albany Medical College re 36 Amended Motion to Join DaVita, Inc.
and Brief in Support. (mfw, ) Modified on 12/14/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered: 12/13/2006)
12/28/2006 57 AMENDED COMPLAINT against Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Jay
Grossman, Eudice Grossman, Gayle F Petrillo, Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray, Albany
Medical College filed by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (mfw, ) Additional
attachment(s) added on 12/29/2006 (mfw, ). (Entered: 12/29/2006)
01/03/2007 58 Second Notice of Proof of SERVICE by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E Komar. (mfw,
) (Entered: 01/04/2007)
01/04/2007 60 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. Motion Hearing
held on 1/4/07. The Court heard arguments regarding Defendants' motions to dismiss.
The Court granted Dfts' motions to dismiss for improper venue and dismissed the case
without prejudice to refiling in a proper venue. (Court Reporter Sue Engledow.) Time in
Court: 1/30. (cxb) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/05/2007 59 ORDER DISMISSING CASE in its entirety without prejudice to re-filing in a proper
venue. (Signed by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on January 5, 2007) (mfw) Modified on
1/22/2007 (mfw). (Entered: 01/08/2007)
01/12/2007 61 MOTION to Alter Judgment or Amend Judgment by Robert M Davidson, Vanessa E
Komar (mfw) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/12/2007 (mfw). (Entered:
01/12/2007)
02/01/2007 62 RESPONSE filed by Albany Medical College re 61 MOTION to Alter Judgment
(Gamble, David) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/01/2007 63 RESPONSE filed by Jay Grossman re 61 MOTION to Alter Judgment (Artz, Daniel)
(Entered: 02/01/2007)

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02/01/2007 64 RESPONSE filed by Vivra Holdings Inc, Gambro Healthcare Inc, Gayle F Petrillo,
Charles W Ott, Joanne C Wray re 61 MOTION to Alter Judgment (McFarland, David)
(Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/02/2007 65 ORDER denying 61 Motion to Alter Judgment or Amend Judgment. (Signed by Judge
Barbara M. G. Lynn on February 2, 2007) (mfw) (Entered: 02/05/2007)
02/12/2007 66 TRANSCRIPT of Motion for Summary Judgment Proceedings held on 01/04/2007
before Judge Barbara MG Lynn. Court Reporter Name/Phone Number: Sue Engledow
at 214/753-2325. District Clerk Phone Number: 214/753-2200. ***The Official Record
of the transcript is on file with the clerk's office. Contact either the clerk's office or the
court reporter at phone numbers listed above to obtain a copy of the Official
Record.*** (axm) (Entered: 02/12/2007)

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