Rigby update – Judge Senter’s latest order and the “new kid on the block” files first motion

A “Joe Friday-just the facts, mam” update on the two items posted since the round of briefs on the dispositive motions in ex rel Rigsby v State Farm.

First, Judge Senter’s Order:

If the United States files no objection on or before January 17, 2009, the Relators’ motions…to dismiss this action as to Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Jade Engineering, Exponent, Inc., and Structures Group will be GRANTED. Signed by Senior Judge L. T. Senter, Jr, on 11/14/2008 (kbo) (Entered: 11/17/2008)

Second, the Joinder filed by Robert Gholson who recently filed an appearance to represent Forensic Analysis Engineering Corporation:  Gholson, interestingly, devotes 20% of his practice to intellectual property law, and his firm’s practice areas have a great deal of relevance to other aspects of the case as well.

The Joinder he filed is so straight forward that it provides a great checklist of what’s currently on the table (thank you)

Joinder to MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 9 MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 9 MOTION to Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 9 filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Rebuttal,,, filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company,  Rebuttal filed by E. A. Renfroe, Inc.,  Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Jana Renfroe, Gene Renfroe, E. A. Renfroe, Inc.,  MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to Comply With Rules 12(B)(6) and 9(B) filed by E. A. Renfroe, Inc.,  MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company,  Rebuttal filed by E. A. Renfroe, Inc., Rebuttal filed by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by E. A. Renfroe, Inc.,  Notice (Other), Notice (Other), Notice (Other) filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Attachment filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Response to Motion filed by E. A. Renfroe, Inc., Response to Motion filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company,  MOTION for Summary Judgment Under 31 U.S.C. 3730(e)(4) filed by Jana Renfroe, Gene Renfroe, E. A. Renfroe, Inc., Rebuttal, filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company,  Memorandum in Support of Motion, filed by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company (Gholson, Robert) (Entered: 11/18/2008)

At this point, the ball is in Judge Senter’s court – literally – and we watch and wait.

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