Owens, et al v. Republic of Sudan, et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2001-cv-02244

ORDER denying {{49}} the Sudan defendants' motion to dismiss, denying {{53}} plaintiffs' motion to strike the motion to dismiss, denying {{59}} & {{60}} plaintiffs' motions for leave to take deposition, denying {{71}} plaintiffs' motion to strike the affidavits of John E. Cloonan and Timothy Michael Carney, denying {{96}} plaintiffs' motion for discovery, and denying {{97}} plaintiffs' motion for issuance of letters rogatory; requiring plaintiffs to submit an amended complaint consistent with the accompanying Memorandum Opinion by not later than May 9, 2005; and setting a status conference for April 20, 2005, at 9:15 a.m. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 3/29/2005. (lcjdb2)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JAMES OWENS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 01-2244 (JDB) REPUBLIC OF SUDAN, et al., Defendants. ORDER Upon consideration of [49] the Sudan defendants' motion to dismiss, [53] plaintiffs' motion to strike the motion to dismiss, [59] & [60] plaintiffs' motions requesting leave to take the depositions of John E. Cloonan and Timothy Michael Carney, [71] plaintiffs' motion to strike the affidavits of John E. Cloonan and Timothy Michael Carney, [96] plaintiffs' motion for jurisdictional discovery, and [97] plaintiffs' motion for issuance of letters rogatory, and the entire record in this case, and for the reasons set out in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion issued on this date, it is this 29th day of March, 2005, hereby ORDERED that the Sudan defendants' motion to dismiss is denied; it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion to strike the motion to dismiss is denied; it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs' motions requesting leave to take the depositions of John E. Cloonan and Timothy Michael Carney are denied; it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion to strike the affidavits of John E. Cloonan and Timothy Michael Carney is denied; it is further 1 ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion for jurisdictional discovery is denied; it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion for issuance of letters rogatory is denied; it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs shall submit an amended complaint consistent with the accompanying Memorandum Opinion by not later than May 9, 2005; and it is further ORDERED that a status conference is set for April 20, 2005, at 9:15 a.m. /s/ John D. Bates JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge Copies to: Thomas Fortune Fay 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. No. 900 – South Building Washington, DC 20004 (202) 638-4534 Steven R. Perles 1615 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Suite 200 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 745-1300 Douglas K. Bemis, Jr. John F. Dienelt Hunton & Williams LLP 1900 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 955-1886 2