UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
March 29, 2006
JUDY KOPFF, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
ROBERT BATTAGLIA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John D. Bates United States District Judge
Upon consideration of the motions pending in this civil action and the entire record herein, and for the reasons stated in the memorandum opinion issued on this date, it is this 29th day of March, 2006, hereby
ORDERED that the claims against defendants Jeffrey Dupree, Frank Frappier, Joseph A. Garson, Kevin Katz, Erwin Dass, Doug Keller, Matt Clemente, Chris Ricca, Global Communications Consulting Corp., and Florida Reservations, Inc., are DISMISSED without prejudice for want of prosecution, pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; it is further
ORDERED that  defendant Ahmed Sadiq's motion to dismiss is GRANTED; it is further
ORDERED that  plaintiffs' motion to strike  defendant Garry Anzaroot's motion to dismiss is DENIED; it is further
ORDERED that  defendant Anzaroot's motion to dismiss is GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that  defendant Michael Franklin's motion to dismiss is GRANTED; it is further
ORDERED that the claims against defendants Sadiq, Anzaroot, and Franklin are DISMISSED without prejudice for want of personal jurisdiction; it is further
ORDERED that  defendant Robert Battaglia's motion to dismiss is GRANTED IN
PART and DENIED IN PART; and it is further
ORDERED that the claims against defendant Battaglia are DISMISSED insofar as they request damages or injunctive relief under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for the alleged transmission of facsimile messages in violation of sender identification regulations or request damages or injunctive relief for alleged violations of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection and Procedures Act; and it is further
ORDERED that the initial scheduling conference in this matter is set for May 2, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 8. Counsel who attend the scheduling conference must be sufficiently familiar with the case to answer any questions that arise. Parties are welcome to attend. Counsel shall confer in accordance with Rule 16.3(a) of the Local Civil Rules and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and shall submit their Joint Rule 16.3 Report addressing the topics listed in Local Civil Rule 16.3(c) no later than fourteen days following their conference, see L. Civ. R.16.3(d), and in no event less than three business days before the initial scheduling conference. Written communication with the Court is to be by motion, opposition, and reply, rather than letter. See L. Civ. R. 5.1(b). The parties are directed to the requirements of Local Civil Rule 7.1(c) regarding the submission of proposed orders with all motions and oppositions and to the requirements of Local Civil Rule 7.1(m) regarding the duty to confer on all nondispositive motions (including those for enlargements of time).
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