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World Championship v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al

CLOSED,JGM,REFDIS

U.S. District Court
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:98-cv-00925-PCD


World Championship v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al
Assigned to: Judge Peter C. Dorsey
Referred to: Judge Joan G. Margolis
Demand: $2,000,000
Case in other court: lead case, 3:96-cv-01139
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Cause: 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)

Date Filed: 05/18/1998
Date Terminated: 07/21/2000
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 190 Contract: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
World Championship Wrestling, Inc represented byDavid Dunn
Hogan Lovells US LLP
875 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212 918-3515
Fax: 212-918-3100
Email: david.dunn@hoganlovells.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James T. Shearin
Pullman & Comley
850 Main St., Po Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
203-330-2000
Email: jshearin@pullcom.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jeanne Edna Thelwell
Davis, Weber & Edwards
100 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
212 685-8000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

John H. Pope
Davis, Weber & Edwards
100 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
212 685-8000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sheila Anne Denton
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
900 Ridgebury Rd.
PO Box 368
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-798-9988
Email: sdenton@rdg.boehringer-ingelheim.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Defendant
Titan Sports, Inc.
doing business as
World Wrestling Federation
represented byJerry S. McDevitt
K&L Gates LLP
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2312
412-355-8608
Fax: 412-355-6501
Email: jerry.mcdevitt@klgates.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mark E. Kozar
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
1500 Oliver Bldg.
535 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5379
412-355-6500
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mary A. Gambardella
Wiggin & Dana LLP-Stfd
Two Stamford Plaza
281 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
203-363-7662
Fax: 203-363-7676
Email: mgambardella@wiggin.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Terry Budd
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Henry W. Oliver Bldg
535 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2312
412-355-6500
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
USA Network represented byDorit S. Heimer
5 Bonnie Brook Rd.
Westport, CT 06880
203-454-3151
Fax: 203-227-9562
Email: doritheimer@yahoo.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Peter N. Wang
Foley & Lardner LLP - NY
90 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
212-682-7474
Fax: 212-490-3654
Email: pwang@foley.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Robert A. Scher
Friedman, Wang & Bleiberg
90 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stephen Michael Cowherd
Jeffers Cowherd P.C.
55 Walls Dr.
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-7900
Fax: 203-259-1070
Email: scowherd@jeffers-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stephen Thomas Vehslage , Jr.
Levett Rockwood, PC
33 Riverside Ave., Po Box 5116
Westport, CT 06881
203-222-0885
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Counter Claimant
Titan Sports, Inc.
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
doing business as
World Wrestling Federation
represented byJerry S. McDevitt
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mark E. Kozar
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mary A. Gambardella
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Terry Budd
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Counter Defendant
World Championship Wrestling, Inc
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
represented byDavid Dunn
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James T. Shearin
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jeanne Edna Thelwell
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sheila Anne Denton
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 01/05/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed#Docket Text
05/18/1998COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 150.00 Receipt # 167515 (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 05/19/1998)
05/18/1998 SUMMONS(ES) issued for Titan Sports, Inc., USA Network (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 05/19/1998)
05/18/1998APPEARANCE of Attorney for World Championship -- Sheila Anne Denton (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 05/19/1998)
05/18/1998APPEARANCE of Attorney for World Championship -- James T. Shearin (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 05/19/1998)
05/18/1998ORDER on Pretrial Deadlines handed to counsel. Discovery cutoff 11/17/98 ; Dispositive Motions due 12/17/98 Amended Pleadings due 7/18/98 Motions to Dismiss due 8/18/98 (Sbalbi, B.) (Entered: 05/19/1998)
05/27/1998APPEARANCE of Attorney for Titan Sports, Inc. -- Mary A. Gambardella (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
05/27/1998MOTION by Titan Sports, Inc. for Mark E. Kozar to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
05/27/199810 MOTION by Titan Sports, Inc. for Terri Budd to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
05/27/199811 MOTION by Titan Sports, Inc. for Jerry S. McDermitt to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
05/28/1998MOTION by Titan Sports, Inc. to Extend Time to 6/29/98 to respond (Montgomery, C.) (Entered: 05/28/1998)
06/01/1998MOTION by USA Network to Extend Time to 6/29/98 to answer complaint (Montgomery, C.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
06/01/1998APPEARANCE of Attorney for USA Network -- Stephen Thomas Vehslage Jr., Dorit S. Heimer (Wood, R.) (Entered: 06/02/1998)
06/02/199812 MOTION by USA Network for Robert A. Scher & Peter N. Wang to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/08/1998)
06/03/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [6-1] motion to Extend Time to answer complaint, 26(f) Report of Conference Due 7/1/98 ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Montgomery, C.) Modified on 06/03/1998 (Entered: 06/03/1998)
06/03/199813 MOTION by World Championship for David Dunn to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/08/1998)
06/03/199814 MOTION by World Championship for Jeanne Edna Thelwell to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/08/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [9-1] motion for Mark E. Kozar to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/09/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [10-1] motion for Terri Budd to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/09/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [11-1] motion for Jerry S. McDermitt to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Blue,A.) (Entered: 06/09/1998)
06/09/199815 SUMMONS Returned Executed on 5/19/98 as to Titan Sports, Inc., USA Network (Wood, R.) (Entered: 06/09/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT denying [12-1] motion for Robert A. Scher & Peter N. Wang to Appear Pro Hac Vices ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/10/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [14-1] motion for Jeanne Edna Thelwell to Appear Pro Hac Vice Jeanne Edna Thelwell ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/10/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [5-1] motion to Extend Time to 6/29/98 to respond. Discovery is to start immediately & not wait for the 26(f) report to be filed ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/10/1998)
06/09/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [13-1] motion for David Dunn to Appear Pro Hac Vice David Dunn ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/10/1998)
06/10/199816 ORDER - mormal discovery to commence immediately. Plaintiff is to file a copy of this order by registered mail on all defendants (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/12/1998)
06/12/199817 MOTION by World Championship to Transfer Case , & to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) (Brief Due 7/3/98 ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/18/1998)
06/12/199818 MEMORANDUM by World Championship in support of [17-1] motion to Transfer Case, & [17-2] motion to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/18/1998)
06/24/1998 CASE reassigned to Judge Peter C. Dorsey (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 06/24/1998)
06/24/199819 MOTION by USA Network for Robert A. Scher & Peter N. Wang to Appear Pro Hac Vices (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/25/1998)
06/24/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [17-1] motion to Transfer Case, granting & [17-2] motion to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) ( signed by Judge Dominic J. Squatrito ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 06/25/1998)
06/25/199820 APPEARANCE of Attorney for World Championship -- David Dunn, Jeanne Edna Thelwell (Wood, R.) (Entered: 06/26/1998)
06/26/199821 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Titan Sports, Inc. -- Mark E. Kozar (Wood, R.) (Entered: 06/26/1998)
06/29/199822 MOTION by Titan Sports, Inc., USA Network to Dismiss pursuant to FRCvP 12(b)(6) (Brief Due 7/20/98) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 06/29/1998)
06/29/199823 MEMORANDUM by Titan Sports, Inc., USA Network in support of [22-1] motion to Dismiss pursuant to FRCvP 12(b)(6) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 06/29/1998)
07/02/199829 OPPOSITION by Titan Sports, Inc., USA Network to [17-2] motion to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) by World Championship (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/24/1998)
07/06/199824 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Titan Sports, Inc. --Jerry S. McDevitt (Former Employee) (Entered: 07/06/1998)
07/13/1998 Consolidated Member Case . Lead Case Number: 3:96cv1139 (Depino, F.) (Entered: 07/23/1998)
07/17/199825 REPLY by World Championship to response to [17-2] motion to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) by World Championship (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/17/1998)
07/20/199826 REPORT of Parties Planning Meeting (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/20/1998)
07/21/199827 ORDER of referral to Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis for discovery purposes (signed by Judge Peter C. Dorsey) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/21/1998)
07/22/199828 ORDER re courtesy copies: copies of all filings should be forwarded to chambers ( Signed by Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis ) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/22/1998)
07/23/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [19-1] motion for Robert A. Scher & Peter N. Wang to Appear Pro Hac Vices ( signed by Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis ) (Depino, F.) (Entered: 07/23/1998)
07/28/1998 ENDORSEMENT approving and adopting [26-1] report, resetting Discovery deadline to 3/19/99 , resetting Dispositive Motions due by 4/30/99 ( signed by Judge Peter C. Dorsey ) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 07/29/1998)
08/03/199830 APPEARANCE of Attorney for USA Network --Robert A. Scher, Peter N. Wang (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/04/1998)
09/02/199831 CLARIFICATION RULING granting [17-2] motion to Consolidate Case with docket number(s) 3:98cv1139(PCD) ( signed by Judge Peter Dorsey ) 1 Page(s) (Former Employee) Modified on 09/03/1998 (Entered: 09/03/1998)
11/16/199832 SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULING ORDER IN 1998 ACTION setting Dispositive Motions due 7/30/99 (Signed by Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis) (Lopez, B.) (Entered: 11/16/1998)
12/11/199833 MOTION by World Championship to Extend Time until 12/18/98 to respond to interrogatories for production of documents (Sherman, M.) (Entered: 12/14/1998)
12/21/1998 ENDORSEMENT granting [33-1] motion to Extend Time until 12/18/98 to respond to interrogatories for production of documents ( signed by Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/21/1998)
02/26/199934 MEMORANDUM by World Championship in opposition to [22-1] motion to Dismiss pursuant to FRCvP 12(b)(6) by USA Network, Titan Sports, Inc. (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/26/1999)
04/21/199935 ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES to Complaint by USA Network (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/21/1999)
04/26/199936 ANSWER and Defenses to Complaint and COUNTERCLAIM by Titan Sports, Inc. against World Championship (Depino, F.) (Entered: 04/26/1999)
05/04/199937 MOTION by World Championship to Extend Time until 5/17/99 to answer or respond to the complaint and counterclaim (Sherman, M.) (Entered: 05/05/1999)
05/05/1999 ENDORSEMENT [37-1] motion to Extend Time until 5/17/99 to answer or respond to the complaint and counterclaim -- ordered accordingly ( signed by Clerk ) (Sherman, M.) (Entered: 05/05/1999)
06/10/199938 Memorandum in response by World Championship to Titan Sports Motion for Status Conference to Frame Discovery Schedule (NO MOTION FOR CONFERENCE FILED PER DEFENDANT'S COUNSEL) (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/16/1999)
07/02/199939 REPLY by World Championship to response to [22-1] motion to Dismiss pursuant to FRCvP 12(b)(6) by USA Network, Titan Sports, Inc. FILED UNDER SEAL (Former Employee) (Entered: 07/02/1999)
07/26/199940 APPEARANCE of Attorney for World Championship -- John H. Pope (Sherman, M.) (Entered: 07/27/1999)
01/05/200041 RULING dismissing Counterclaim ( signed by Judge Peter C. Dorsey ) 4 Page(s) SEE Order for details (Brown, S.) (Entered: 01/05/2000)
01/18/200042 APPEARANCE of Attorney for USA Network -- Stephen Michael Cowherd (Sherman, M.) (Entered: 01/19/2000)
07/21/200043 JUDGMENT Cases dismissed per settlement agreement ( signed by Clerk ) (Ruocco, M.) (Entered: 07/25/2000)
07/21/2000 Case closed (Ruocco, M.) (Entered: 07/25/2000)
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