Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. The Unidentified Shipwrecked Vessel

Filing 244

ORDER directing the clerk to electronically delete docket item numbers 239-2 through 239-10 and granting 239 Motion to submit a statement of interest. On or before October 2, 2009 the United States may submit a statement of interest of no more than ten (10) pages; granting 241 Motion for leave to file reponse to statement of interest; granting 242 Motion for leave to reply in support of the objections to the magistrate judges report and recommendation. On or before October 16, 2009, the plaintiff may submit a reply of no more than ten pages. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 9/18/2009. (TKD)

Download PDF
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. The Unidentified Shipwrecked Vessel Doc. 244 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC., Plaintiff, v. UNIDENTIFIED, SHIPWRECKED VESSEL, Defendant, KINGDOM OF SPAIN, et al., Claimants. __________________________________/ ORDER Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 517, the United States moves (Doc. 239) for "Authorization to File Statement of Interest and Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Kingdom of Spain." The plaintiff responds (Doc. 240) in opposition and alternatively moves unopposed for leave to respond to the "Statement of Interest." The United States' unauthorized motion is untimely and fails to comply with Local Rule 3.01, which states that a motion requesting leave to submit a further memorandum "shall not exceed three (3) pages, shall specify the length of the proposed filing, and shall not include, as an attachment or otherwise, the proposed motion, response, reply, or other paper." Accordingly, the "Statement of Interest" (Doc. 239-2) and each exhibit to the "Statement of Interest" is STRICKEN. The Clerk is directed to electronically delete docket item numbers 239-2 through 239-10. Nevertheless the United States' CASE NO: 8:07-cv-614-T-23MAP Dockets.Justia.com motion (Doc. 239) to submit a statement of interest is GRANTED. On or before October 2, 2009, the United States may submit a statement of interest of no more than ten (10) pages. Because the United States asserts an interest only after the opportunity to offer evidence to the magistrate judge and after the report and recommendation, the statement of interest may not include evidentiary matter, such as an exhibit, affidavit, declaration, or any other evidentiary matter not offered to the magistrate judge for consideration. The plaintiff's unopposed motion (Doc. 241) to respond to the statement of interest of the United States is GRANTED. No later than ten (10) days after the United States submits the statement of interest, the plaintiff may file a response of no more than ten (10) pages. Finally, the plaintiff's motion (Doc. 242) for leave to reply in support of the objections to the magistrate judge's report and recommendation is GRANTED. On or before October 16, 2009, the plaintiff may submit a reply of no more than ten pages. ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on September 18, 2009. xc: Magistrate Judge -2-

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.


Why Is My Information Online?