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Law Funder LLC Case at the Fifth Circuit in a Veil of Secrecy as it Involves a Lawmaker, a Judge and Illegal Acts

ORAL ARGUMENT HEARD before Judges King, Smith, Willett. Arguing Person Information Updated for: John F. Carroll arguing for Appellants Sergio Munoz, Et Al; Arguing Person Information Updated for: Michael Jonathan Smikun arguing for Appellee Law Funder.

Fifth Cir. Opinion, Default Judgment Stands, Total Amount Needs Recalculated.

Opinion on Remand, Jury Trial it is.

The Sealed US District Court Case is also Sealed on Appeal, but not the Oral Arguments

Munoz, State Bar of Texas Profile

A South Texas lawmaker must pay nearly $3 million for not disclosing a significant conflict of interest in a divorce case in which he was an attorney, a federal district judge has ruled.

The hefty tab that state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. must pay stems from a suit filed at Law Funder, a firm that helps clients fund lawsuits and provides clients cash advances in hopes for a payday in the courtroom.

Law Funder hired Muñoz, a Democrat from Palmview, to handle a divorce case in Hidalgo County, but Muñoz didn’t disclose to the company that he had a business relationship with the judge in the case, company officials said in the suit.

From the (McAllen) Monitor:

In July 2012, a hearing was heard before state senior District Judge Dick Alcala, of San Antonio, where the court ruled to disqualify Contreras from hearing the divorce case “because of the corporate association with defendant Sergio Muñoz Jr., that was in existence when they were lawyers together and continued through the time Muñoz appeared for Law Funder,” court documents further read.

Alcala also disqualified Contreras “because Judge Contreras arguably had an interest in the subject matter of the litigation and the court resolved that doubt in favor of disqualification,” according to court documents. Alcala then entered an order disqualifying Contreras.

Law Funder “sustained a significant amount of damages,” which eventually led to Law Funder retaining the representation of McAllen attorney Francisco Tinoco, who then filed suit in federal court against Muñoz and his law offices for legal malpractice, court documents read.

In all. Muñoz must pay $2.9 million.

From the Texas Tribune:

Muñoz denied committing malpractice, but a federal district judge ruled against him in February, saying any responsible person in Muñoz’s position “would know that failing to disclose or withdraw from the conflict in question could lead to disqualification of [the judge in the divorce case], nullification of his orders, and the consequent waste of [Law Funder’s] time and paid attorney’s fees.”

Federal District Judge Micaela Alvarez seemed to be frustrated with Muñoz in his ruling, citing his “refusal to cooperate in the discovery process” as a reason for delays in the federal case.

Muñoz gave conflicting answers about the suit when talking to reporters.

The state representative did not return multiple calls from the McAllen-based Monitor reporter. Instead, he went over the reporter’s head to the executive editor and called the suit a “private matter.”

Muñoz did speak to the Texas Tribune, where he told a reporter the case was “political” and that he plans to appeal.

U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (McAllen)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 7:14-cv-00981

The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. et al
Assigned to: Judge Micaela Alvarez
Demand: $1,500,000,000
Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Other Contract
Date Filed: 12/12/2014
Jury Demand: Defendant
Nature of Suit: 190 Contract: Other
Jurisdiction: Diversity

There are proceedings for case 7:14-cv-00981 but none satisfy the selection criteria.

18-40320 Law Funder, L.L.C. v. Sergio Munoz, Jr., et al

 

Associated Case Short Title Type Start End Status

 

Originating Case Lead Case Filed Execution Date Judgment NOA Originating Judge Court Reporter
7:14-CV-981 12/12/2014 04/06/2018 Jones, Candis Gail
7:14-CV-981 12/12/2014 04/06/2018 Rodriguez, Ricardo
7:14-CV-981 12/12/2014 04/06/2018 Alvarez, Micaela

 

Party Party Type Terminated from Case Attorney
Munoz, Sergio Jr. Defendant-Appellant Carroll,John F.
Rodriguez,Francisco Javier
Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C. Defendant-Appellant Carroll,John F.
Rodriguez,Francisco Javier
Law Funder, L.L.C. Plaintiff-Appellee Tinoco,Juan Francisco
Smikun,Michael Jonathan

 

Attorney Party Type(s) Represented Representation End
Carroll, John F. Defendant-Appellant
Rodriguez, Francisco Javier Defendant-Appellant
Tinoco, Juan Francisco Plaintiff-Appellee
Smikun, Michael Jonathan Plaintiff-Appellee
General Docket
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court of Appeals Docket #: 18-40320 Docketed: 04/09/2018
Nature of Suit: 4190 Other Contract Actions
Law Funder, L.L.C. v. Sergio Munoz, Jr., et al
Appeal From: Southern District of Texas, McAllen
Fee Status: Fee Paid
Case Type Information:
     1) Private Civil Diversity
     2) Private
     3)
Originating Court Information:
     District: 0541-7 : 7:14-CV-981
     Court Reporter: Candis Gail Jones, Court Reporter
     Court Reporter: Ricardo Rodriguez, Court Reporter
     Originating Judge: Micaela Alvarez, U.S. District Judge
     Date Filed: 12/12/2014
     Date NOA Filed:      Date Rec’d COA:
     04/06/2018      04/09/2018

11/20/2018 Open Restricted Document PROPOSED SUFFICIENT BRIEF filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. in 18-40320 [8912554-2] Brief has been deemed insufficient. Corrections required: the citations to the record. Additional corrections required: The Name of this court should be corrected; “Table of Authorities” is misspelled. Instructions to Attorney: PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED NOTICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REMEDY THE DEFAULT. Sufficient Brief deadline satisfied. Sufficient Brief deadline updated to 11/30/2018 for Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. [18-40320]
REVIEWED AND/OR EDITED – The original text prior to review appeared as follows: PROPOSED SUFFICIENT BRIEF filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. [8912554-2] Date of service: 11/20/2018 via email – Attorney for Appellant: Carroll; Attorney for Appellees: Smikun, Tinoco; US mail – Attorney for Appellant: Rodriguez [18-40320] (Michael Jonathan Smikun ) [Entered: 11/20/2018 09:53 AM]
11/20/2018 Open Document SUFFICIENT RECORD EXCERPTS FILED. Sufficient Record Excerpts deadline satisfied. Paper Copies of Record Excerpts due on 12/04/2018 for Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C.. [18-40320]
REVIEWED AND/OR EDITED – The original text prior to review appeared as follows: RECORD EXCERPTS FILED. Record Excerpts NOT Sufficient -Name of this court should be corrected; Caption has misspelled words; The Table of Contents is Misspelled; Record Citations are incorrect. Instructions to Attorney: PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED NOTICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REMEDY THE DEFAULT. # of Copies Provided: 0 Sufficient Record Excerpts due on 11/30/2018 for Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. [18-40320] REVIEWED AND/OR EDITED – The original text prior to review appeared as follows: RECORD EXCERPTS FILED by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C.. Date of service: 11/20/2018 via email – Attorney for Appellant: Carroll; Attorney for Appellees: Smikun, Tinoco; US mail – Attorney for Appellant: Rodriguez [18-40320] (Michael Jonathan Smikun ) [Entered: 11/20/2018 09:55 AM]
11/26/2018 Paper copies of Appellant Reply Brief filed by Appellants Mr. Sergio Munoz, Jr. and Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C. in 18-40320 received. Paper copies match electronic version of document? Yes # of Copies Provided: 7. Paper Copies of Brief due deadline satisfied. [18-40320] (SBS) [Entered: 11/28/2018 02:08 PM]
11/29/2018 Open Restricted Document PROPOSED SUFFICIENT BRIEF filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. [8912554-2] Date of service: 11/29/2018 via email – Attorney for Appellants: Carroll, Rodriguez; Attorney for Appellees: Smikun, Tinoco; US mail – Attorney for Appellant: Rodriguez [18-40320] (Michael Jonathan Smikun ) [Entered: 11/29/2018 12:31 PM]
11/29/2018 Open Restricted Document PROPOSED SUFFICIENT RECORD EXCERPTS filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. [8924093-2] Date of service: 11/29/2018 via email – Attorney for Appellants: Carroll, Rodriguez; Attorney for Appellees: Smikun, Tinoco; US mail – Attorney for Appellant: Rodriguez [18-40320] (Michael Jonathan Smikun ) [Entered: 11/29/2018 12:33 PM]
12/03/2018 Paper copies of Appellee Brief filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. in 18-40320 received. Paper copies match electronic version of document? Yes # of Copies Provided: 7. Paper Copies of Brief due deadline satisfied. [18-40320] (SBS) [Entered: 12/04/2018 08:11 AM]
12/03/2018 Paper copies of Record Excerpts filed by Appellee Law Funder, L.L.C. in 18-40320 received. Paper copies match electronic version of document? Yes # of Copies Provided: 4. Paper Copies of Record Excerpts due deadline satisfied. [18-40320] (SBS) [Entered: 12/04/2018 08:13 AM]
01/30/2019 Open Document CASE TENTATIVELY calendared for oral argument for the week of 04/01/2019. [18-40320] (GAM) [Entered: 01/30/2019 03:22 PM]
02/15/2019 CASE CALENDARED for oral argument on Wednesday, 04/03/2019 in New Orleans in the En Banc Courtroom — AM session. In accordance with our policy, lead counsel only will receive via email at a later date a copy of the court’s docket and an acknowledgment form. All other counsel of record should monitor the court’s website for the posting of the oral argument calendars.. [18-40320] (GAM) [Entered: 02/15/2019 12:32 PM]
04/03/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT HEARD before Judges King, Smith, Willett. Arguing Person Information Updated for: John F. Carroll arguing for Appellants Sergio Munoz, Et Al; Arguing Person Information Updated for: Michael Jonathan Smikun arguing for Appellee Law Funder. [18-40320] (PFT) [Entered: 04/03/2019 09:13 AM]

The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. (S.D. Tex. 2014)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Document #2 

… Request for Issuance of Summons as to All Defendants, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation Additional Summons)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/12/2014) 12 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #1 

… COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0541-14175020) filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/12/2014) 12 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Civil Cover Sheet — Document #1, Attachment #1 

… COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0541-14175020) filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/12/2014) 12 December 2014 Attachment The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Summons Issued as to Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. Issued summons returned to plaintiff by: In person, filed.(jengonzalez, 7) 15 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #3 

… ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 3/4/2015 at 09:00 AM before Judge Randy Crane(by Judge Randy Crane) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 12/15/2014) 15 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Te…

Document #5 

… CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of 1 Complaint by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/29/2014) 29 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #4 

… CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of 1 Complaint by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/29/2014) 29 December 2014 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #7 

… ANSWER to Complaint by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed.(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 01/13/2015) 13 January 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #6 

… **FILED IN ERROR: ANSWER to Writ of Garnishment by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Calvillo, David) Modified on 1/13/2015 (bgarces, 7). (Entered: 01/13/2015) 13 January 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #8 

… INITIAL DISCLOSURES by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 02/24/2015) 24 February 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #9 

… INITIAL DISCLOSURES by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed.(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/25/2015) 25 February 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #10 

… Agreed JOINT DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 02/26/2015) 26 February 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #11 

… RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER. Amended Pleadings due by 9/11/2015. Joinder of Parties due by 9/11/2015 Pltf Expert Report due by 10/2/2015. Deft Expert Report due by 10/16/2015. Discovery due by 11/6/2015. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 11/20/2015. Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 11/20/2015. Joint Pretrial Order due by 12/28/2015. Pretrial Conference set for 1/4/2016 at 09:30 AM before Judge Randy Crane. Jury Selection set for 1/5/2016 at 09:30AM before Judge Randy Crane. Motion Hearing …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randy Crane. Initial PRETRIAL and Scheduling CONFERENCE held on 3/4/2015. Counsel confirmed that these parties have another case pending in state court. After discovery in this case may raise jurisdictional issue. The Court noted no pending motions at this time and issued a scheduling order, copy tendered to counsel, setting trial for January 2016. Appearances: Juan Francisco Tinoco; David N. Calvillo.(ERO: Candis Jones [9:11-9:15]) (Law Clerk…

Document #12 

… NOTICE Vacation Letter Notice by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. (Calvillo, David) (Entered: 06/04/2015) 4 June 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #13 

… NOTICE of Change of Address by David N. Calvillo, counsel for Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. (Calvillo, David) (Entered: 09/11/2015) 11 September 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #14 

… Agreed MOTION for Extension of Time Rule 16 Scheduling Order by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/22/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/01/2015) 1 October 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd M…

Document #15 

… Expert Report of J. Hampton Skelton by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit “1”, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit “1-A”, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit “1-B”, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit “1-C”)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/02/2015) 2 October 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #16 

… AMENDED RULE 16 SCHEDULING ORDER. Pltf Expert Report due by 12/24/2015. Deft Expert Report due by 1/8/2016. Discovery due by 1/29/2016. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 2/12/2016. Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 2/12/2016. Joint Pretrial Order due by 3/28/2016. Pretrial Conference set for 4/4/2016 at 09:30 AM before Judge Randy Crane. Jury Selection set for 4/5/2016 at 09:30AM before Judge Randy Crane. Motion Hearing set for 3/11/2016 at 09:30 AM before Judge Randy Crane.(Signed by Ju…

Document #17 

… Opposed MOTION to Compel Motion to Compel Discovery Responses by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/29/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 – Plaintiff’s RFP, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2- Defendants’ Responses to Plaintiff’s RFP)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/08/2015) 8 October 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: …

Document #18 

… RESPONSE to 17 Opposed MOTION to Compel Motion to Compel Discovery Responses filed by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Order)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 10/29/2015) 29 October 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D.…

Document #19 

… ORDER ON PENDING DISCOVERY DISPUTES re 17 Motion to Compel.(Signed by Judge Randy Crane) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 11/16/2015) 16 November 2015 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #20 

… DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESS LIST by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit David Calvillo Resume, # 2 Exhibit Thomas Rayfield Expert Report, # 3 Exhibit Thomas Rayfield Resume)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 01/08/2016) 8 January 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, …

Document #21 

… NOTICE by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Calvillo, David) (Entered: 01/13/2016) 13 January 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #23 

… Opposed MOTION for Extension of Time Discovery Deadline, Opposed MOTION for Discovery( Motion Docket Date 2/5/2016.) by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Extension of Discovery Deadline)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 01/15/2016) 15 January 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas…

Document #22 

… Opposed MOTION for Sanctions by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 2/5/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh 1, # 2 Exhibit Exh 2, # 3 Exhibit Exh 3, # 4 Proposed Order Granting Sanctions)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 01/15/2016) 15 January 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #24 

… MOTION for Continuance of Trial Setting and Motion to Withdraw as Counsel by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 2/12/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Proposed Order)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 01/22/2016) 22 January 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defend…

Document #26 

… MOTIONUnopposed Request for Emergency Hearing on Defendants Motion to Continue Trial Setting and Motion to Withdraw as Counsel by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/02/2016) 2 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #25 

… MOTION for David N.Calvillo to Withdraw as Attorney by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 2/23/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/02/2016) 2 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #27 

… ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge Randy Crane recused. Case reassigned to Judge Micaela Alvarez for all further proceedings(Signed by Judge Randy Crane) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 02/04/2016) 3 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #28 

… RESPONSE to 22 Opposed MOTION for Sanctions filed by Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/04/2016) 4 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #29 

… MOTION for Status Conference by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 3/4/2016. (Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/12/2016) 12 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #30 

… Unopposed MOTION for Request for Emergency Status Conference Conference by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 3/16/2016. (Calvillo, David) (Entered: 02/24/2016) 24 February 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micael…

Document # 

… CORRECTIVE ENTRY TO 31 ORDER: Motion Hearing re 25 MOTION for David N.Calvillo to Withdraw as Attorney set for 4/12/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez. (inadvertently set as a pretrial conference) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) 5 April 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #31 

… ORDER 25 MOTION for David N.Calvillo to Withdraw as Attorney ( Pretrial Conference reset for 4/12/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(cvillegas, 7) (Entered: 04/05/2016) 5 April 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez. MOTION HEARING held on 4/12/2016. The parties appeared before the Court for a hearing on Mr. Calvillo’s motion to withdraw as counsel for Defendants. Despite Mr. Calvillo’s late appearance, the Court proceeded with the hearing. After hearing from counsel for both parties, the Court found that granting Mr. Calvillo permission to withdraw as counsel of record for Defendants in this case was proper, and consequently, the Court gr…

Document #32 

… ORDER re: 25 MOTION for David N.Calvillo to Withdraw as Attorney. ( Motion Hearing set for 6/6/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez). The Court ORDERS Mr. Calvillo to pay $100 as sanctions to the Clerk of the Court on or before 4/20/2016. Attorney David N Calvillo terminated(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 04/14/2016) 14 April 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 …

Document #33 

… ORDER re: The Court ORDERS Mr. Calvillo to pay $200.00 as sanctions to the Clerk of the Court on or before May 10, 2016 at 4 p.m.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 05/06/2016) 6 May 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Mic…

Document #34 

… ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: Show Cause Hearing for Mr. Calvillo set for 6/27/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 05/31/2016) 31 May 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez. MOTION HEARING held on 6/6/2016. Plaintiff appeared before the Court for a hearing on the pending discovery motions. Defendants did not appear. Thus, the Court noted that it would be setting Defendants to show cause, and proceeded with the hearing. The Court then overruled Defendants’ objections as to Plaintiff’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th request for…

Document #36 

… ORDER re 23 Motion to Compel Discovery Responses..(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 06/06/2016) 6 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #35 

… EXHIBITS re: 17 Opposed MOTION to Compel Motion to Compel Discovery Responses by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 06/06/2016) 6 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #39 

… MOTION for Continuance by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. Motion Docket Date 7/1/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order order granting continuance)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 06/10/2016) 10 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvare…

Document #38 

… NOTICE of Appearance by Francisco J Rodriguez on behalf of Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. (Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 06/10/2016) 10 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #37 

… MOTION for Continuance by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. Motion Docket Date 7/1/2016. (Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 06/10/2016) 10 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #40 

… NOTICE OF HEARING by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 06/14/2016) 14 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #41 

… by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed.(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 06/21/2016) 21 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #42 

… ORDER re Sanctions due by 7/1/2016 at 3:00 PM. Show Cause Hearing cancelled.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 06/23/2016) 23 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #43 

… ORDER re: 37 MOTION for Continuance, 39 MOTION for Continuance ( Show Cause Hearing set for 8/16/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez, Status Conference set for 8/16/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 07/01/2016) 30 June 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other …

Document #44 

… Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Jury Trial by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/3/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 07/13/2016) 13 July 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #45 

… ORDER re: 44 Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Jury Trial ( Show Cause Hearing reset for 9/13/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez, Status Conference reset for 9/13/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 08/12/2016) 12 August 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Oth…

Document #46 

… ORDER: Show Cause Hearing set for David Calvillo for 9/13/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez. (Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 09/01/2016) 1 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #47 

… Letter to Judge Alvarez by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Calvillo, David) (Entered: 09/06/2016) 6 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #48 

… ORDER re: the Court STRIKES its previous order 46, and the September 13, 2016 show cause hearing is hereby CANCELLED, Deadlines terminated.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(cvillegas, 7) (Entered: 09/08/2016) 8 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #50 

… NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Status Conference set for 10/18/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez, filed. (ibelmares, 7) (Entered: 09/19/2016) 13 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez. STATUS CONFERENCE held on 9/13/2016. Plaintiff appeared before the Court for a status conference. Defendants Sergio Munoz, Jr. and Law Offices of Sergio Munoz Jr., P.C. failed to appear for both the status conference and their show cause hearing. The Court found that Sergio Sergio Munoz, Jr. and Law Offices of Sergio Munoz Jr., P.C. failed to show good cause for their failure to appear at the June 6, 2016 motion hearing. Defen…

Document #49 

… ORDER re: The Court ORDERS Defense counsel to pay a fine of $500 total to the McAllen Clerk’s Office by 9/20/2016. Show Cause Hearing set for 10/18/2016 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 09/15/2016) 15 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant …

Document # 

… Contempt of Court Fines in amount of $ 500.00 MCA014456 paid by SERGIO MUNOZ, JR, filed. (mcodina, 7) 20 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #51 

… ORDER regarding 22 Motion for Sanctions.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 09/27/2016) 27 September 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez. STATUS CONFERENCE & SHOW CAUSE HEARING held on 10/18/2016. The parties appeared for a status conference, and Defendants’ counsel Francisco Javier Rodriguez appeared for his show cause hearing for failure to appear at the September 13, 2016 conference. The Court determined that there was no good cause for the failure to appear, with an order to follow. Defendants counsel then apprised the Court that he would file a motion to st…

Document #53 

… ORDER re Francisco Javier Rodriguezs failure to appear; payment due by 10/28/2016.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 10/19/2016) 19 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #52 

… SCHEDULING ORDER. Discovery due by 2/15/2017. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 2/15/2017. Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 2/15/2017. Joint Pretrial Order due by 3/31/2017. Pretrial Conference set for 4/24/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(bgarces, 7) (Entered: 10/19/2016) 19 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-…

Document # 

… Contempt of Court Fines in amount of $ 150.00 paid by Francisco Javier Rodriguez receipt no. MCA014602, filed. (jengonzalez, 7) 20 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #55 

… MEMORANDUM In Support of Motion to Withdraw or Amend Deemed Admissions by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Proposed Order)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/21/2016) 21 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District…

Document #54 

… Opposed MOTION for Sanctions by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 11/14/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 7)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/21/2016) 21 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 …

Document #56 

… RESPONSE to 55 Memorandum, Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ Opposed Motion and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Withdraw or Amend Deemed Admissions, filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Denying, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/31/2016) 31 October 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 C…

Document #57 

… ORDER re: 55 MEMORANDUM In Support of Motion to Withdraw; 56 RESPONSE to 55 Memorandum.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 11/09/2016) 9 November 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #58 

… MOTION for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 12/22/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/01/2016) 1 December 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #59 

… ORDER re: 54 Motion for Sanctions.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 12/09/2016) 9 December 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #60 

… MOTION for Entry of Judgment by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 1/3/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/12/2016) 12 December 2016 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… ***Set Hearing: Hearing set for 3/14/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez. (jengonzalez, 7) 2 February 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #63 (6 pages)

… ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT against Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr. ; re: 58 MOTION for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support. Hearing set for 3/14/2017 at 9:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 02/06/2017) 2 February 2017 PACER Document Case 7:14-cv-00981 Document 63 Filed on 02/02/17 in TXSD Page 1 of 6 …

Document #62 

… Clerks ENTRY OF DEFAULT against Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Clerks Entry of Default Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr.) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 02/06/2017) 2 February 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #61 

… ORDER re: 60 MOTION for Entry of Judgment. (Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 02/06/2017) 2 February 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #65 

… Amended Exhibit List by The Law Funder, LLC(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/07/2017) 7 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #64 

… Exhibit List by The Law Funder, LLC(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/07/2017) 7 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #67 

… Opposed MOTION for Approval of Witness Testimony Via Skype or Telephone or Other Electronic Means by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 3/29/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Allowing)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/08/2017) 8 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D.…

Document #66 

… Opposed MOTION to Seal Certain Exhibits Offered in Support of Evidentiary Hearing on Damages by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 3/29/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/08/2017) 8 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #69 

… MOTION to Expedite Hearing on Plaintiff’s Pending Motions [DKT #66] AND [DKT #67] by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 3/30/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Setting, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/09/2017) 9 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant Distri…

Document #68 

… MOTION to Expedite Hearing on Plaintiff’s Pending Motions [DKT #66] AND [DKT #67] by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 3/30/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Setting)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 03/09/2017) 9 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #70 

… ORDER re: 67 Opposed MOTION for Approval of Witness Testimony Via Skype or Telephone or Other Electronic Means (Hearing reset for 4/11/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 03/13/2017) 13 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, …

Document #71 

… Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Damages Hearing by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 4/18/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 03/28/2017) 28 March 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #72 

… ORDER re 71 Motion for Continuance. Damages Hearing reset for 6/26/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(BelindaSaenz, 7) (Entered: 04/03/2017) 3 April 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #73 

… Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Evidentiary Hearing by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 7/7/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A – Scheduling Order, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order – Granting Continuance)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 06/16/2017) 16 June 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. T…

Document #74 

… ORDER re: 73 Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Evidentiary Hearing ( Damages Hearing reset for 8/21/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 06/19/2017) 19 June 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #75 

… Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Evidentiary Hearing by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/31/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Motion for Continuance)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 08/10/2017) 10 August 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #76 

… ORDER re: 75 Unopposed MOTION for Continuance of Evidentiary Hearing ( Damages Hearing reset for 9/12/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(cvillegas, 7) (Entered: 08/15/2017) 15 August 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #77 

… NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Miscellaneous Conference set for 9/12/2017 at 01:00 PM at Courtroom of Honorable Micaela Alvarez before Judge Micaela Alvarez, filed. -ORAL ORDER ( *as to TIME only) (JulieSanchez, 7) (Entered: 09/11/2017) 11 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Te…

Document #83 

… Bench Trial EXHIBITS by The Law Funder, LLC. Attached documents may be viewed in the Office of the Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 2, # 2 Exhibit 3, # 3 Exhibit 4, # 4 Exhibit 4-2, # 5 Exhibit 4-3, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 16, # 18 Exhibit 17, # 19 Exhibit 18, # 20 Exhibit 19, # 21 Exhibit 20, # 22 Exhibit 21)(jengonzalez, 7)…

Document #82 

… Exhibit and Witness List by The Law Funder, LLC(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 09/29/2017) 12 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #81 

… Plaintiff’s Exhibit List by The Law Funder, LLC(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 09/29/2017) 12 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez BENCH TRIAL held on 9/12/2017. The parties appeared before the Court for a damages hearing. Defendants demanded a jury trial on damages, which the Court denied with citation to Fifth Circuit precedent specifically indicating that defaulting defendants have no Constitutional right to a jury trial. Plaintiff then presented its case, submitting exhibits and examining three witnesses: Mr. Loren Kleinman, Mr. Michael Smikun, and Mr.…

Document #80 

… ORDER re: 79 Motion for Danielle C. Rodriguez to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(cvillegas, 7) (Entered: 09/12/2017) 12 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #79 

… MOTION for DANIELLE C. RODRIGUEZ to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 10/3/2017. (Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 09/12/2017) 12 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #78 

… Amended Exhibit List by The Law Funder, LLC(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 09/12/2017) 12 September 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #84 (1 page)

… FINAL JUDGMENT. Case terminated on 9/29/2017.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 09/29/2017) 29 September 2017 PACER Document United States District Court Southern District of Texas …

Document # 

… Abstract of Judgment Issued, filed.(jengonzalez, 7) 18 October 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #85 

… MOTION for New Trial by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 11/16/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/26/2017) 26 October 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #88 

… NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit re: 84 Final Judgment by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr. (Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0541-19125645), filed. (Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/27/2017) 27 October 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. T…

Document #87 

… MOTION for Relief from Judgment by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 11/17/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Proposed Order)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/27/2017) 27 October 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Co…

Document #86 

… PROPOSED ORDER re: 85 MOTION for New Trial, filed.(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/27/2017) 27 October 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Appeal Review Notes re: 88 Notice of Appeal. Fee status: Paid. The appeal filing fee has been paid or an ifp motion has been granted.Hearings were held in the case. DKT13 transcript order form(s) due within 14 days of the filing of the notice of appeal.Hearings were held in the case – transcripts were produced. Number of DKT-13 Forms expected: 1, filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 1 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 …

Document #89 

… Clerks Notice of Filing of an Appeal. The following Notice of Appeal and related motions are pending in the District Court: 85 MOTION for New Trial, 88 Notice of Appeal, 87 MOTION for Relief from Judgment. Fee status: Paid. Reporter(s): Candis Jones, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Appeal, # 2 Final Judgment, # 3 Docket Sheet) (SandraSilva, 7) (Entered: 11/01/2017) 1 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 …

Document #92 

… Supplemental EXHIBITS re: 90 Response in Opposition to Motion, 91 Response in Opposition to Motion, by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 11/06/2017) 6 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #91 

… RESPONSE in Opposition to 87 MOTION for Relief from Judgment, filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 – Deposition Transcript, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order – Denying Motion from Relief from Judgment)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 11/06/2017) 6 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.…

Document #90 

… RESPONSE in Opposition to 85 MOTION for New Trial, filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 – Deposition Transcript, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order – Denying Motion for New Trial)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 11/06/2017) 6 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. …

Document #100 

… Amended REPLY to Response to 87 MOTION for Relief from Judgment, filed by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #99 

… Amended REPLY to Response to 85 MOTION for New Trial, filed by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #98 

… REPLY to Response to 87 MOTION for Relief from Judgment, filed by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #97 

… REPLY to Response to 85 MOTION for New Trial, filed by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #96 

… Unopposed MOTION for Protective Order by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 12/4/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela A…

Document #95 

… Opposed MOTION for Protective Order by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 12/4/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alv…

Document #94 

… Opposed MOTION to Stay Execution of Judgment by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 12/4/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Mi…

Document #93 

… NOTICE of Appearance by John F. Carroll on behalf of Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. (Carroll, John) (Entered: 11/13/2017) 13 November 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #101 

… RESPONSE in Opposition to 94 Opposed MOTION to Stay Execution of Judgment, filed by The Law Funder, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Denying Motion to Stay Execution of Judgment)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 12/02/2017) 2 December 2017 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Document #103 

… RETURN of Service Executed as to Zaragoza Hinojosa, Jr. on 3/19/2018 re: Subpoena, filed.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 03/21/2018) 20 March 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #102 

… RETURN of Service Executed as to Mario Hinojosa on 3/19/2018 re: Subpoena, filed.(jengonzalez, 7) (Entered: 03/21/2018) 20 March 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #105 

… Amended NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed.(Carroll, John) (Entered: 04/06/2018) 6 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #104 

… ORDER re 85 Motion for New Trial; 87 Motion for Relief from Judgment.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(BelindaSaenz, 7) (Entered: 04/06/2018) 6 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Appeal Review Notes re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal. Fee status: Not Paid. The appeal filing fee has not been paid, and the appellant is represented by counsel.Hearings were held in the case. DKT13 transcript order form(s) due within 14 days of the filing of the notice of appeal.Hearings were held in the case – transcripts were produced. Number of DKT-13 Forms expected: 1, filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 9 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, L…

Document #106 

… Clerks Notice of Filing of an Appeal. The following Notice of Appeal and related motions are pending in the District Court: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal. Fee status: Not Paid. Reporter(s): Candis Jones, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Appeal, # 2 DE #59 Order, # 3 DE #84 Final Judgment, # 4 DE #104 Order, # 5 Docket Sheet) (SandraSilva, 7) (Entered: 04/09/2018) 9 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12…

Document #107 

… ORDER re: 94 Motion to Stay; 96 Motion for Protective Order.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(klopez, 7) (Entered: 04/10/2018) 10 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #110 

… DKT13 TRANSCRIPT ORDER REQUEST by Sergio Munoz, Jr./John F. Carroll. This is to order a transcript of Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 3/4/2015 before Judge Crane. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Exceptional Reporting Services. This order form relates to the following: Pretrial Conference,, 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, filed.(Carroll, John) Electronically forwarded to Exceptional Reporting Services on 4/16/18. Estimated Completion Date: 5/18/18 (cjones, 7). (Entered: 04/16/2018…

Document #109 

… DKT13 TRANSCRIPT ORDER REQUEST by Sergio Munoz, Jr./John F. Carroll. This is to order a transcript of Status Conference and Show Cause Hearing on 10/18/2016 before Judge Alvarez; Bench Trial on 9/12/2017 before Judge Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Exceptional Reporting Services. This order form relates to the following: Status Conference,,, 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, Bench Trial,,,, filed.(Carroll, John) Electronically forwarded to Exceptional Reporting Services on 4/16/18. Esti…

Document #108 

… DKT13 TRANSCRIPT ORDER REQUEST by Sergio Munoz, Jr./John F. Carroll. This is to order a transcript of Motion Hearing on 4/12/2016 before Judge Alvarez; Motion Hearing on 6/6/2016 before Judge Alvarez; Status Conference on 9/13/2016 before Judge Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Exceptional Reporting Services. This order form relates to the following: Pretrial Conference,, Motion Hearing,,,, 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, Motion Hearing,,, Status Conference,,,,, filed.(Carroll, John) (M…

Document #115 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/21/2018) 21 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #114 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/21/2018) 21 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #113 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/21/2018) 21 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #112 

… NOTICE of Appearance by Marianne G. Robak on behalf of Marianne G. Robak, filed. (Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 04/21/2018) 21 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #111 

… NOTICE of Appearance by M. H. Cersonsky on behalf of M. H. Cersonsky, filed. (Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 04/21/2018) 21 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #116 

… Notice of Non-Compliance. Appellant has failed to: Pay the notice of appeal filing fee. Parties notified, filed. (SandraSilva, 7) (Entered: 04/23/2018) 23 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document #117 

… ORDER re 113 Sealed Motion; 114 Sealed Motion; 115 Sealed Motion.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(BelindaSaenz, 7) (Entered: 04/27/2018) 27 April 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… USCA Appeal Fees received $ 505, receipt number MCA018164 re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal, filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 7 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

USCA Order — Document #118 

… Order of USCA; Judgment issued as mandate 05/07/18 re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal ; USCA No. 18-40320, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Letter)(klopez, 7) (Entered: 05/07/2018) 7 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Sealed Motion — Document #121 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 05/08/2018) 8 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Sealed Motion — Document #120 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 05/08/2018) 8 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Sealed Motion — Document #119 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 05/08/2018) 8 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Sealed Order — Document #123 

… Sealed Order, filed. (Entered: 05/09/2018) 9 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Miscellaneous Relief — Document #122 

… Opposed MOTION Disclosure of Ex Parte Filings by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed. Motion Docket Date 5/30/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Carroll, John) (Entered: 05/09/2018) 9 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela…

Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief — Document #124 

… ORDER re: 122 Motion. (Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(klopez, 7) (Entered: 05/10/2018) 10 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

USCA Letter — Document #132 

… Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals LETTER advising The court has granted appellant’s motion to reinstate the appeal.; reinstating 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended (USCA No. 18-40320), filed.(BelindaSaenz, 7) (Entered: 05/22/2018) 18 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Transcript — Document #125 

… TRANSCRIPT re: INITIAL CONFERENCE held on 3/4/15 before Judge Randy Crane. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party JOHN CARROLL Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/20/2018) 20 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. …

Notice of Filing of Official Transcript – (FORM, noticing) — Document #131 

… Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 127 Transcript – Appeal, 126 Transcript – Appeal, 128 Transcript – Appeal, 130 Transcript – Appeal, 129 Transcript – Appeal. Party notified, filed. (cjones, 7) (Entered: 05/22/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Transcript – Appeal — Document #130 

… APPEAL TRANSCRIPT re STATUS CONFERENCE / BENCH TRIAL held on 9/12/17 before Judge Micaela Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party: JOHN F. CARROLL. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Cou…

Transcript – Appeal — Document #129 

… APPEAL TRANSCRIPT re SHOW CAUSE HEARING held on 10/18/16 before Judge Micaela Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party: JOHN F. CARROLL. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Tex…

Transcript – Appeal — Document #128 

… APPEAL TRANSCRIPT re STATUS CONFERENCE AND SHOW CAUSE HEARING held on 9/13/16 before Judge Micaela Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party: JOHN F. CARROLL. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant Dis…

Transcript – Appeal — Document #127 

… APPEAL TRANSCRIPT re MOTION HEARING held on 6/6/16 before Judge Micaela Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party: JOHN F. CARROLL. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas …

Transcript – Appeal — Document #126 

… APPEAL TRANSCRIPT re MOTIONS HEARING held on 4/12/16 before Judge Micaela Alvarez. Court Reporter/Transcriber EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING. Ordering Party: JOHN F. CARROLL. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/20/2018., filed. (thudson, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 21 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas …

Other Notice — Document #134 

… NOTICE of Garnishment by Marianne G. Robak, filed. (Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 05/22/2018) 22 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Return of Service Executed — Document #133 

… RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Lone Star National Bank served on 5/11/2018, answer due 6/1/2018, filed.(Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 05/22/2018) 22 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Answer to Writ of Garnishment — Document #135 

… ANSWER to Writ of Garnishment by Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Letter)(klopez, 7) (Entered: 05/24/2018) 24 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Notice of Filing of Official Transcript – (FORM, noticing) — Document #136 

… Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 125 Transcript. Party notified, filed. (rirodriguez, 7) (Entered: 05/25/2018) 25 May 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Return of Service Executed — Document #138 

… RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP served on 5/22/2018, answer due 6/12/2018, filed.(Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 06/06/2018) 6 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Return of Service Executed — Document #137 

… RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. served on 5/16/2018, answer due 6/6/2018, filed.(Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 06/06/2018) 6 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Other Notice — Document #140 

… NOTICE of Garnishment and COSM by Marianne G. Robak, filed. (Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 06/07/2018) 7 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Other Notice — Document #139 

… NOTICE of Writ of Garnishment and COSM by Marianne G. Robak, filed. (Cersonsky, M) (Entered: 06/07/2018) 7 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Electronic record on appeal certified to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal USCA No. 18-40320, filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 8 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Sealed Document — Document #141 

… Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 06/08/2018) 8 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Document # 

… Electronic Access to Record on Appeal Provided re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal to counsel. Attorneys of record at the Circuit may download the record from the Court of Appeals. (USCA No. 18-40320), filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 19 June 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. …

Document # 

… Electronic Access to Record on Appeal Provided re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended, 88 Notice of Appeal to counsel. Attorneys of record at the Circuit may download the record from the Court of Appeals. (USCA No. 18-40320), filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 23 July 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. …

Miscellaneous Relief — Document #142 

… Opposed MOTION Motion for Appointment of a Receiver and Turnover by The Law Funder, LLC, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/24/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Appointing Receiver and Turnover After Judgment)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/03/2018) 3 October 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. …

Affidavit — Document #143 

… AFFIDAVIT of George Prussin re: 142 Opposed MOTION Motion for Appointment of a Receiver and Turnover, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit I)(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 10/04/2018) 4 October 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 …

Document # 

… Electronic Access to Record on Appeal Provided re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended to counsel. Attorneys of record at the Circuit may download the record from the Court of Appeals. (USCA No. 18-40320), filed.(SandraSilva, 7) 4 October 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd …

Response — Document #144 

… RESPONSE to 142 Opposed MOTION Motion for Appointment of a Receiver and Turnover After Judgment, filed by Sergio Munoz, Jr.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Order)(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 10/24/2018) 24 October 2018 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela …

USCA Order — Document #146 (1 page)

… Order of USCA; Judgment issued as mandate 06/07/2019 re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended ; USCA No. 18-40320. The Judgment of the District Court is affirmed in part and reversed in part. The case is remanded to the District Court for further proceedings. Case reopened on 6/7/2019, filed.(NelidaLosoya, 7) (Entered: 06/07/2019) 7 June 2019 PACER Document Case: 18-40320 Document: 00514987091 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/07/2019 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF AP…

USCA Order — Document #145 

… Per Curiam of USCA re: 105 Notice of Appeal – Amended ; USCA No. 18-40320, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Letter)(NelidaLosoya, 7) (Entered: 06/07/2019) 7 June 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Order — Document #147 

… ORDER Status Conference set for 8/13/2019 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(AdrianDeLaRosa, 7) (Entered: 06/14/2019) 14 June 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Jury Demand — Document #148 (2 pages)

… DEMAND for Trial by Jury by Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed.(Rodriguez, Francisco) (Entered: 08/12/2019) 12 August 2019 PACER Document IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MCALLEN DIVISION THE LAW FUNDER, LLC, § Plaintiff § V. § § …

Document #150 

… Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Micaela Alvarez. STATUS CONFERENCE held on 8/13/2019. Counsel for Plaintiff, Defendants, and Garnishee appeared before the Court for a status conference following the Fifth Circuit’s remand and vacatur of this Court’s final judgment. After briefly discussing the Fifth Circuit’s opinion and the September 12, 2017 bench trial, the Court addressed Defendants’ jury demand filed the afternoon preceding the status conference. The Court noted Defenda…

Order — Document #149 

… ORDER re 142 Opposed MOTION Motion for Appointment of a Receiver and Turnover. Defendants to file a brief by 09/05/2019. (Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(klopez, 7) (Entered: 08/15/2019) 14 August 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alva…

Status Conference — Document # 

… 16 August 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Memorandum — Document #151 

… MEMORANDUM of Law on Right to Conduct Discovery and Right to a Jury Trial by Law Offices of Sergio Munoz, Jr. P.C., Sergio Munoz, Jr., filed.(Carroll, John) (Entered: 09/04/2019) 4 September 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Brief — Document #152 

… BRIEF Opposition to Defendants Request for Discovery and Jury Trial by The Law Funder, LLC, filed.(Tinoco, Juan) (Entered: 09/24/2019) 24 September 2019 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Order — Document #153 (10 pages)

… OPINION AND ORDER (Final Pretrial Conference and trial scheduling set for 6/15/2020 at 09:00 AM before Judge Micaela Alvarez)(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(AdrianDeLaRosa, 7) (Entered: 04/16/2020) 16 April 2020 PACER Document Case 7:14-cv-00981 Document 153 Filed on 04/16/20 in TXSD Page 1 of 10 United States District Court …

Order — Document #155 

… 15 June 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Pretrial Conference — Document # 

… 15 June 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Order — Document #154 

… 10 June 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Mail Returned Undeliverable — Document #156 

… 30 June 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Other Notice — Document #157 

… 30 July 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

ADR Questionnaire – FORM (ADR Administrator Use Only) — Document #159 

… 12 August 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

ADR Memorandum (filed after mediation) — Document #158 

… 12 August 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

~Util – Terminate Deadlines AND Order — Document #161 

… 1 September 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Order — Document #162 

… 15 September 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Other Notice — Document #160 

… 19 August 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Scheduling Conference — Document # 

… 17 September 2020 PACER Document The Law Funder, LLC v. Munoz, Jr. 12 December 2014 29 September 2017 7:14-cv-00981 190 Contract: Other Defendant District Court, S.D. Texas S.D. Tex. txsd Micaela Alvarez …

Why Was this Article Deleted by News Outlet ‘The Monitor’ on Jan 15, 2021?

State Rep. Muñoz ordered to pay nearly $3 million in legal malpractice case

MITCHELL FERMAN | STAFF WRITER Follow @mitchellferman Oct 21, 2017 (…)

A federal judge ordered state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. to pay nearly $3 million in restitutions in connection with legal malpractice after concluding that the lawmaker failed to disclose a business relationship with state District Judge Jesse Contreras during a case Muñoz took in Contreras’ courtroom.

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez “ordered, adjudged and decreed” in a nearly three-year-old lawsuit that the plaintiff — Law Funder LLC — recover $2.98 million from Muñoz and the Law Offices of Sergio Muñoz Jr., according to court documents.

Muñoz, D-Palmview, previously represented Law Funder, which is a litigation funding company. In May 2011, Law Funder retained the services of Muñoz for representation in a divorce case in which Contreras was the presiding judge.

Almost a year later, multiple motions were filed to disqualify and/or recuse Contreras due to a corporate relationship with Muñoz, according to court documents.

Muñoz and his counsel did not return multiple calls requesting comment. Muñoz did, however, contact the executive editor of The Monitor and called this a private matter.

“At no point did defendants advise Law Funder that they had a pre-existing business relationship or a professional corporation, Contreras & Muñoz P.C., with Judge Contreras,” court documents read.

In July 2012, a hearing was heard before state senior District Judge Dick Alcala, of San Antonio, where the court ruled to disqualify Contreras from hearing the divorce case “because of the corporate association with defendant Sergio Muñoz Jr., that was in existence when they were lawyers together and continued through the time Muñoz appeared for Law Funder,” court documents further read.

Alcala also disqualified Contreras “because Judge Contreras arguably had an interest in the subject matter of the litigation and the court resolved that doubt in favor of disqualification,” according to court documents. Alcala then entered an order disqualifying Contreras.

Law Funder “sustained a significant amount of damages,” which eventually led to Law Funder retaining the representation of McAllen attorney Francisco Tinoco, who then filed suit in federal court against Muñoz and his law offices for legal malpractice, court documents read.

Muñoz was served with an initial request to produce documents and failed to produce any, court documents state. Law Funder then filed a motion to compel production, in which Muñoz “promised to act in good faith and turn over appropriate documentation.”

Law Funder served Muñoz with its second request to produce documents in September 2016, but Muñoz never responded.

“Defendants and defendants’ counsel have also failed to appear or have arrived late at three hearings held specifically for the purpose of resolving discovery disputes,” court documents state. “Plaintiff’s counsel also informs the court that defendants failed to ‘produce a single document’ in response to the plaintiff’s subpoena duces tecum . In sum, this case was filed in federal court in December of 2014, and after almost two years, discovery has not been completed.”

Law Funder’s motion was granted by Alvarez.

“The court grants plaintiff’s motion,” Alvarez ruled, according to court documents. “Defendants’ answer is stricken.”

Meanwhile, in NYC, Law Funder had it’s own Partner issues and Kickbacks Galore…

Former Part-Owner Of Litigation Funding Company Admits Defrauding Business Partners In $869,492 Kickback Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – The former part-owner and underwriter for New York-based litigation funding company The Law Funder LLC, admitted today in Newark federal court to participating in a secret kickback scheme that defrauded his former business partners of approximately $869,492, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Mathew Sheldon, 39, of New York, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh to a superseding information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud through the deprivation of honest services.

According to documents filed in this case and statements in court:

The Law Funder, which extends loans to plaintiffs in pending civil litigation, did business with Montclair Funding Group LLC (“MFG”) – at one time headquartered in Union City, N.J. – and its owner Rory Donadio, 43, of New York. MFG was a broker between plaintiffs seeking advances against potential recoveries in pending litigation and private entities such as Law Funder. In exchange for a broker’s fee, MFG would, among other things, gather necessary information and documents in support of funding opportunities so Law Funder could evaluate whether to fund a case and for how much. Sheldon was a 25 percent owner in Law Funder and supervised the underwriting process for the company.

Sheldon admitted that from approximately February 2005 through July 2009, he conspired with Donadio to design and execute a secret kickback scheme. Sheldon would offer certain of Law Funder’s investment opportunities to MFG in exchange for personally receiving a portion of each broker’s commission Law Funder paid MFG. Sheldon and Donadio agreed to conceal their fee-splitting arrangement from Law Funder and Sheldon’s three partners. The kickback scheme resulted in approximately $869,492 in fraudulent payments to Sheldon, which were paid by wire transfer and other means.

Sheldon also admitted that he and Donadio concealed the scheme by, among other methods, using code such as “Giants” or the letter “G” in records referring to related transactions. He acknowledged he regularly communicated with Donadio to identify the coded transactions and calculate the amount payable to Sheldon pursuant to the kickback scheme.

The conspiracy count to which Sheldon pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross amount of pecuniary gain or loss resulting from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 7, 2013.

Donadio also has pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme and awaits sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, and inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Newark Division, under the direction of Maria L. Kelokates, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph B. Shumofsky, Mala Ahuja Harker and Jenny Kramer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit, and Evan Weitz of the office’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit.

This case was brought in coordination with President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The task force was established to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. With more than 20 federal agencies, 94 U.S. Attorneys’ offices and state and local partners, it’s the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat fraud. Since its formation, the task force has made great strides in facilitating increased investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state and local authorities; addressing discrimination in the lending and financial markets and conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions and other organizations. Over the past three fiscal years, the Justice Department has filed nearly 10,000 financial fraud cases against nearly 15,000 defendants including more than 2,900 mortgage fraud defendants. For more information on the task force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.

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Defense counsel: Assistant Federal Public Defender Patrick N. McMahon Esq.

Sheldon Superseding Information

$870K Kickback Scheme Gets NY Attorney Mathew Sheldon Disbarred

Matter of Sheldon

Matter of Sheldon 2015 NY Slip Op 09291 Decided on December 16, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department Per Curiam. Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on December 16, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department
RANDALL T. ENG, P.J.
REINALDO E. RIVERA
MARK C. DILLON
RUTH C. BALKIN
LEONARD B. AUSTIN, JJ.
2014-00898

[*1]In the Matter of Mathew R. Sheldon, admitted as Mathew Ross Sheldon, a suspended attorney. Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts, petitioner; Mathew R. Sheldon, respondent. (Attorney Registration No. 3017977)

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING instituted by the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts. The respondent was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department on January 12, 2000, under the name Mathew Ross Sheldon.

Diana Maxfield Kearse, Brooklyn, NY (Thomas Graham Amon of counsel), for petitioner.

PER CURIAM.OPINION & ORDER

By affirmation dated January 28, 2014, the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts advised this Court that on June 17, 2013, the respondent pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to one count of attempt and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 USC § 1349, a class B felony. On October 21, 2013, the respondent was sentenced to a 30-month term of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, and directed to make restitution in the sum of $869,492 and pay a special assessment of $100.

By decision and order on motion of this Court dated April 22, 2014, the respondent was immediately suspended from the practice of law pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(f) as a result of his conviction of a serious crime, continuing until further order of this Court; the Grievance Committee was authorized to institute and prosecute a disciplinary proceeding against the respondent; the issues raised by the petition and any answer thereto were referred to David I. Ferber, Esq., as Special Referee, to hear and report; the Grievance Committee was directed to serve upon the respondent and the Special Referee, and file with the Court, a petition within 30 days of receipt of our decision and order on motion; and the respondent was directed to serve and file an answer to the petition within 20 days of service of the petition upon him.

On June 4, 2014, the respondent was personally served with this Court’s decision and order on motion dated April 22, 2014, together with the Grievance Committee’s petition dated May 5, 2014. That petition contained one charge of professional misconduct, alleging that the respondent was convicted of a serious crime in violation of Rules of Professional Conduct (22 NYCRR 1200.0) rule 8.4(b). To date, the respondent has failed to serve and file an answer to the petition.

The Grievance Committee now moves to deem the charge against the respondent [*2]established, and to impose such discipline upon him as this Court deems appropriate, based upon his default. Although the motion papers were served upon the respondent on May 22, 2015, he has neither opposed the instant motion, nor interposed any response thereto.

Accordingly, the Grievance Committee’s motion is granted, the charge in the petition dated May 5, 2014, is deemed established and, effective immediately, the respondent is disbarred and his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law.

ENG, P.J., RIVERA, DILLON, BALKIN and AUSTIN, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that the Grievance Committee’s motion is granted; and it is further,

ORDERED that, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90, effective immediately, the respondent, Mathew R. Sheldon, admitted as Mathew Ross Sheldon, a suspended attorney, is disbarred, and his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law; and it is further,

ORDERED that the respondent, Mathew R. Sheldon, admitted as Mathew Ross Sheldon, shall continue to comply with this Court’s rules governing the conduct of disbarred, suspended, and resigned attorneys (see 22 NYCRR 691.10); and it is further,

ORDERED that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90, the respondent, Mathew R. Sheldon, admitted as Mathew Ross Sheldon, is commanded to continue to desist and refrain from (1) practicing law in any form, either as principal or as agent, clerk, or employee of another, (2) appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, Judge, Justice, board, commission, or other public authority, (3) giving to another an opinion as to the law or its application or any advice in relation thereto, and (4) holding himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law; and it is further,

ORDERED that if the respondent, Mathew R. Sheldon, admitted as Mathew Ross Sheldon, has been issued a secure pass by the Office of Court Administration, it shall be returned forthwith to the issuing agency and the respondent shall certify to the same in his affidavit of compliance pursuant to 22 NYCRR 691.10(f).

ENTER:Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

Monday, June 17, 2013

Former Part-Owner Of Litigation Funding Company Admits Defrauding Business Partners In $869,492 Kickback Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – The former part-owner and underwriter for New York-based litigation funding company The Law Funder LLC, admitted today in Newark federal court to participating in a secret kickback scheme that defrauded his former business partners of approximately $869,492, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Mathew Sheldon, 39, of New York, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh to a superseding information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud through the deprivation of honest services.

According to documents filed in this case and statements in court:

The Law Funder, which extends loans to plaintiffs in pending civil litigation, did business with Montclair Funding Group LLC (“MFG”) – at one time headquartered in Union City, N.J. – and its owner Rory Donadio, 43, of New York. MFG was a broker between plaintiffs seeking advances against potential recoveries in pending litigation and private entities such as Law Funder. In exchange for a broker’s fee, MFG would, among other things, gather necessary information and documents in support of funding opportunities so Law Funder could evaluate whether to fund a case and for how much. Sheldon was a 25 percent owner in Law Funder and supervised the underwriting process for the company.

Sheldon admitted that from approximately February 2005 through July 2009, he conspired with Donadio to design and execute a secret kickback scheme. Sheldon would offer certain of Law Funder’s investment opportunities to MFG in exchange for personally receiving a portion of each broker’s commission Law Funder paid MFG. Sheldon and Donadio agreed to conceal their fee-splitting arrangement from Law Funder and Sheldon’s three partners. The kickback scheme resulted in approximately $869,492 in fraudulent payments to Sheldon, which were paid by wire transfer and other means.

Sheldon also admitted that he and Donadio concealed the scheme by, among other methods, using code such as “Giants” or the letter “G” in records referring to related transactions. He acknowledged he regularly communicated with Donadio to identify the coded transactions and calculate the amount payable to Sheldon pursuant to the kickback scheme.

The conspiracy count to which Sheldon pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross amount of pecuniary gain or loss resulting from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 7, 2013.

Donadio also has pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme and awaits sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, and inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Newark Division, under the direction of Maria L. Kelokates, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph B. Shumofsky, Mala Ahuja Harker and Jenny Kramer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit, and Evan Weitz of the office’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit.

This case was brought in coordination with President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The task force was established to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. With more than 20 federal agencies, 94 U.S. Attorneys’ offices and state and local partners, it’s the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat fraud. Since its formation, the task force has made great strides in facilitating increased investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state and local authorities; addressing discrimination in the lending and financial markets and conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions and other organizations. Over the past three fiscal years, the Justice Department has filed nearly 10,000 financial fraud cases against nearly 15,000 defendants including more than 2,900 mortgage fraud defendants. For more information on the task force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.

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Defense counsel: Assistant Federal Public Defender Patrick N. McMahon Esq.

The Ninth Circuit Quickly Disposes of Selia Law. We Doubt it’s Over.

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the CID issued to Seila Law was validly ratified by Director Kraninger and affirmed the district court’s decision granting the CFPB’s petition to enforce the CID.

The Swiss Verein Law Firm Dentons ends Up Being Carved Up by a few Judges Armed and Skilled using Swiss Knives

If you represent yourself to the public as Dentons, then you will be held accountable as Dentons whether you have a Swiss verein structure or not.

Fifth Circuit Says No Texas Lawyer is Gonna Pay $3M as it Orders a New Trial in Hopes Law Funder LLC is Out of Cash

Unbeknownst to Law Funder, Munoz had a close professional relationship with Judge Jesus Contreras, who was presiding over the Garcia divorce: Munoz and Judge Contreras were coprincipals in a professional corporation, Contreras & Munoz, P.C. About a year after Law Funder retained Munoz, an intervenor in the Garcia divorce with a competing claim to the SLM receiver funds discovered this conflict and moved to disqualify Judge Contreras.

Law Funder LLC Case at the Fifth Circuit in a Veil of Secrecy as it Involves a Lawmaker, a Judge and Illegal Acts
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