Yves Michel Fotso versus the State of Cameroun in Eugene-Oregon. Biya now Dismissed from the Suit

   
 
 

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U.S. District Court
District of Oregon (Eugene (6))
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 6:12-cv-01415-TC

Fotso v. Cameroon et al
Assigned to: Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin
Demand: $10,000,000
Cause: 28:1350 Alien Action for Tort

Date Filed: 08/06/2012
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 360 P.I.: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question

 

Plaintiff

 

Yves Michael Fotso

represented by

Kelly R. Beckley
Beckley & Bons, P.C.
1257 Hight Street, Suite 2
PO Box 11098
Eugene, OR 97440-3298
(541) 683-0888
Fax: (541) 683-0889
Email: kbeckley@beckley-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Kevin W. Bons
Beckley & Bons
1257 High Street
PO Box 11098
Eugene, OR 97440
(541) 683-0888
Fax: (541) 683-0889
Email: kbons@beckley-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

V.

   

Defendant

   

Republic of Cameroon

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 457-5333
Fax: (202) 457-6482
Email: breiferson@pattonboggs.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 457-5601
Fax: (202) 457-6315
Email: mberger@pattonboggs.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC
1600-1900 Pacwest Center
1211 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-9981
Fax: (503) 796-2900
Email: rhernandez@schwabe.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt (Bend)
360 SW Bond St.
Suite 400
Bend, OR 97702
541-749-4018
Fax: 541-330-1153
Email: ttriplett@schwabe.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Paul Biya
TERMINATED: 02/22/2013

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Pascal Magnaguemabe

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Justice Soh

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Jean Baptiste Bokam

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Colonel Amadou

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

Defendant

   

Innocent Mbouem

represented by

Barry E. Reiferson
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mitchell R. Berger
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roman D. Hernandez
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Thomas M. Triplett
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

     

 

Date Filed

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Docket Text

05/09/2013

51 

Notice of Appearance of Roman D. Hernandez appearing on behalf of All Defendants Filed by on behalf of All Defendants (Hernandez, Roman) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

04/24/2013

50 

Second Notice re Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 of Supplemental Authority Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh (Related document(s): Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 .) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

04/22/2013

49 

Scheduling Order by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin regarding Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 37 . Oral Argument is reset from 4/25/2013 to 5/15/2013 at 02:00PM in Eugene Courtroom 4 before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 04/22/2013)

04/17/2013

48 

Notice re Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 of Supplemental Authority Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh (Related document(s): Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 .) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 04/17/2013)

04/15/2013

47 

Reply to Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 37 Oral Argument requested. Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 04/15/2013)

03/15/2013

46 

Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Related document(s): Response to Motion 45 .) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 1 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons, # 2 Exhibit # 2 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons, # 3 Exhibit # 3 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons, # 4 Exhibit # 4 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons, # 5 Exhibit # 5 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons, # 6 Exhibit # 6 to Affidavit of Kevin W. Bons) (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 03/15/2013)

03/15/2013

45 

Response to Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 37 . Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 03/15/2013)

02/22/2013

44 

ORDER: Adopting Judge Coffin’s Findings and Recommendation 35 . President Paul Biya is dismissed from this suit. Signed on 2/22/2013 by Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken. (lg) (Entered: 02/22/2013)

02/22/2013

43 

ORDER: Granting Motion to Continue 42 . Response to Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 37 is due by 3/15/2013. Reply is due by 4/15/2013. Oral Argument is reset from 4/19/2013 to 4/25/2013 at 10:00AM in Eugene Courtroom 4 before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 02/22/2013)

02/21/2013

42 

Unopposed Motion to Continue (Motion to Reschedule Oral Argument on Motion to Dismiss). Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

02/20/2013

41 

Scheduling Order by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin regarding Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 37 . Oral Argument is set for 4/19/2013 at 10:00AM in Eugene Courtroom 4 before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

02/15/2013

40 

Declaration of Akere T. Muna . Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Related document(s): Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 .) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

02/15/2013

39 

Declaration of Mitchell R. Berger . Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Related document(s): Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 .) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

02/15/2013

38 

Memorandum in Support . Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Related document(s): Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction 37 .) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

02/15/2013

37 

Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction . Oral Argument requested. Filed by Colonel Amadou, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

01/25/2013

36 

Order referring Findings & Recommendation 35 to Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

01/25/2013

35 

Findings & Recommendation: Paul Biya should be dismissed from this suit. Objections to the Findings and Recommendation are due by 2/11/2013. Signed on 1/25/2013 by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

01/22/2013

34 

MINUTES of Proceedings: Telephone Status Conference. Dispositive Motions are due by 2/15/2013. Responses to Dispositive Motions are due by 3/15/2013. Replies to Dispositive Motions are due by 4/15/2013. Previously set Joint ADR Report and Pretrial Order deadlines are vacated and will be reset if necessary after dispositive motions are ruled on. Kelly Beckley present as counsel for plaintiff. Barry Reiferson; Mitchell Berger; Thomas Triplett present as counsel for defendants. Tape No: FTR Gold. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin presiding. (plb) (Entered: 01/27/2013)

12/31/2012

33 

Scheduling Order by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Status Conference is reset from 1/14/2013 to 1/22/2013 at 10:00AM by Telephone before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. The court will initiate the call. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

12/26/2012

32 

Scheduling Order by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Status Conference is set for 1/14/2013 at 10:00AM by Telephone before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. The court will initiate the call. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 12/26/2012)

12/21/2012

31 

Notice re: Suggestion of Immunity Filed by United States (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1) (Diederich, Bryan) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

12/07/2012

30 

Clerk’s Notice of Mailing to Harold H. Koh and S. Amanda Marshall regarding Order on Motion – Miscellaneous 29 . (plb) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

12/07/2012

29 

ORDER: Granting Motion to Solicit the Views of the United States 26 . The United States shall advise the Court no later than fourteen (14) days from entry of this Order whether it intends to file a Statement of Interest in this action, and if so by what date such Statement of Interest shall be filed. Signed on 12/7/2012 by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

11/21/2012

28 

Response to Motion to Solicit the Views of the United States 26 . Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 11/21/2012)

11/16/2012

27 

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Solicit the Views of the United States. Filed by Colonel Amadou, Paul Biya, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Related document(s): Motion – Miscellaneous 26 .) (Berger, Mitchell) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

11/16/2012

26 

Motion to Solicit the Views of the United States. Filed by Colonel Amadou, Paul Biya, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Berger, Mitchell) Modified on 11/16/2012 to remove “Republic of Cameroon” from docket text, at request of attorney Mitchell R. Berger’s office (gw). (Entered: 11/16/2012)

11/15/2012

25 

MINUTES of Proceedings: Telephone Status Conference Held. Order Denying Motion for Entry of Default 14 ; Granting Motion for Extension of Time 17 to the extent that the answer deadline is stayed pending a response by the United States to the court’s forthcoming order. Defendants will file a motion and proposed order requesting the opinion of the United States as to defendants’ status by 11/16/2012. Kelly Beckley present as counsel for plaintiff. Barry Reiferson; Mitchell Berger; Thomas Triplett present as counsel for defendants. (plb) (Entered: 11/15/2012)

11/05/2012

24 

ORDER: Granting Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Barry E. Reiferson for Colonel Amadou,Barry E. Reiferson for Paul Biya,Barry E. Reiferson for Jean Baptiste Bokam,Barry E. Reiferson for Republic of Cameroon,Barry E. Reiferson for Pascal Magnaguemabe,Barry E. Reiferson for Innocent Mbouem,Barry E. Reiferson for Justice Soh. Application Fee in amount of $100 collected. Receipt No. 0979-3084963 issued. Signed on 11/5/12 by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (ljb) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

11/05/2012

23 

ORDER: Granting Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Mitchell R. Berger for Colonel Amadou,Mitchell R. Berger for Paul Biya,Mitchell R. Berger for Jean Baptiste Bokam,Mitchell R. Berger for Republic of Cameroon,Mitchell R. Berger for Pascal Magnaguemabe,Mitchell R. Berger for Innocent Mbouem,Mitchell R. Berger for Justice Soh. Application Fee in amount of $100 collected. Receipt No. 0979-3084932 issued. Signed on 11/5/12 by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (ljb) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

11/05/2012

22 

Scheduling Order by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. Status Conference is set for 11/15/2012 at 10:00AM by Telephone before Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. The court will initiate the call. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (plb) (Entered: 11/05/2012)

11/01/2012

21 

Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Barry E. Reiferson. Filing fee in the amount of $100 collected; Agency Tracking ID: 0979-3084963. Filed by All Defendants. (Triplett, Thomas) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

11/01/2012

20 

Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Mitchell R. Berger. Filing fee in the amount of $100 collected; Agency Tracking ID: 0979-3084932. Filed by All Defendants. (Triplett, Thomas) (Entered: 11/01/2012)

10/31/2012

19 

Declaration of Thomas M. Triplett . Filed by All Defendants. (Related document(s): Motion for Extension of Time 17 .) (Triplett, Thomas) (Entered: 10/31/2012)

10/31/2012

18 

Memorandum in Support . Filed by All Defendants. (Related document(s): Motion for Extension of Time 17 .) (Triplett, Thomas) (Entered: 10/31/2012)

10/31/2012

17 

Motion for Extension of Time . Filed by All Defendants. (Triplett, Thomas) (Entered: 10/31/2012)

10/30/2012

16 

Certificate of Service by Yves Michael Fotso of Motion for Entry of Default 14 Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

10/30/2012

15 

Affidavit of Kelly R. Beckley in Support of Motion for Entry of Default. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Related document(s): Motion for default 14 .) (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

10/30/2012

14 

Motion for Entry of Default . Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Document) (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

10/22/2012

13 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint 1 upon Paul Biya served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) (Entered: 10/22/2012)

10/18/2012

12 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint, 1 upon Innocent Mbouem served on 9/3/2012 Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

10/18/2012

11 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint, 1 upon Jean Baptiste Bokam served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

10/18/2012

10 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint, 1 upon Colonel Amadou served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

10/18/2012

9 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint, 1 upon Justice Soh served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) (Entered: 10/18/2012)

10/18/2012

8 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint 1 upon Pascal Magnaguemabe served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) Modified on 10/18/2012 to link to complaint (cp). (Entered: 10/18/2012)

10/18/2012

7 

Affidavit of Service of Complaint 1 upon Republic of Cameroon served on 9/3/2012. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (cp) Modified on 10/18/2012 to link to complaint(cp). (Entered: 10/18/2012)

08/30/2012

6 

Second Declaration of Jonathan Stewart . Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Related document(s): Notice 4 .) (Bons, Kevin) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

08/30/2012

5 

Declaration of Jonathan Stewart . Filed by Yves Michael Fotso. (Related document(s): Notice 4 .) (Bons, Kevin) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

08/28/2012

4 

Clerk’s Notice of Mailing of Summons Issued 3 , Complaint 1 . (Related document(s): Summons Issued 3 , Complaint 1 ) (cp) (Entered: 08/29/2012)

08/13/2012

3 

Summons Issued Electronically as to Colonel Amadou, Paul Biya, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5. (cp) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

08/07/2012

2 

Notice of Case Assignment to Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin and Discovery and Pretrial Scheduling Order. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5. Discovery is to be completed by 12/5/2012. Expert Discovery to be completed by 12/5/2012. Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report is due by 1/4/2013. Pretrial Order is due by 1/4/2013. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin. (cp) (Entered: 08/07/2012)

08/06/2012

1 

Complaint. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Filing fee in the amount of $350 collected. Agency Tracking ID: 0979-2988354 Jury Trial Requested: Yes. Filed by Yves Michael Fotso against Colonel Amadou, Paul Biya, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Republic of Cameroon, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Innocent Mbouem, Justice Soh (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons). (Beckley, Kelly) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

 

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