United Pacific Energy Operations And Consulting, Inc. et al v. Gas And Oil Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 116

ORDER to U.S. Marshal to Release Funds 111 , 114 , signed by District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 3/14/14. (Hellings, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 UNITED PACIFIC ENERGY OPERATIONS AND CONSULTING, INC., 10 Plaintiff, 11 12 13 CASE NO. CV F 11-0756 LJO SMS ORDER TO U.S. MARSHAL TO RELEASE FUNDS (Docs. 111, 114.) vs. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 GAS AND OIL TECHONOLOGIES, INC., et al., Defendants. ______________________________/ Claimants Tearlach Resources, Inc., Tearlach Resources (California), Ltd., Charles Ross and Malcolm Fraser (collectively "claimants") have secured a Kern County Superior 21 Court judgment against United Pacific Energy Corporation, Western States International, Inc. 22 and Ingrid Aleit-Gass (collectively "judgment debtors"), who are defendants in this action. 23 Claimants have also secured a writ of execution for the judgment, which was issued by the 24 Kern County Superior Court. In this action, claimants filed their February 6, 2014 application 25 ("application") to seek this Court's order to require the U.S. Marshal to release to claimants 26 more than $34,000 ("funds") and interests in Kern County oil and gas leases ("leases"), 27 pursuant to the writ of execution. The release of the funds apparently was not addressed by the 28 prior district judge assigned to this case before his retirement. 1 1 This Court's February 14, 2014 order required any response to claimants' application to 2 be filed and served no later than March 13, 2014. No response to the application was filed. As 3 such and on the basis of good cause, this Court: 4 1. DIRECTS the U.S. Marshal to release to claimants in care of their attorney Law 5 Offices of Richard D. Farkas, Client Trust Account, 15300 Ventura Bld., Suite 504, Sherman 6 Oaks, CA 91403 all funds held by the U.S. Marshal pursuant to seizures in actions against 7 judgment debtors United Pacific Energy Corporation, Western States International, Inc. and 8 Ingrid Aleit-Gass; and 9 2. ORDERS claimants, no later than March 20, 2014, to make arrangements with 10 the U.S. Marshal register their interests in the leases and to submit to this Court the appropriate 11 proposed order to register their interests in the leases based on information provided and 12 required by the U.S. Marshal. 13 14 15 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Lawrence J. O’Neill March 14, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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