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Oceanic Exploration (Petrotimor) v. ConocoPhillips et. al.

In Houston TX, March 2007 - May 2008

This page is adapted by La'o Hamutuk from the U.S. District Court docket for documents filed by Oceanic Exploration Company and Petrotimor in their civil lawsuit against ConocoPhillips and others. It starts with the newest documents, and will be updated as the case proceeds.

The case was originally filed in Washington DC in March 2004. Follow this link to see the earlier docket and filings.

Go directly to the currently active complaint, ConocoPhillips' answer to the charges, or the court order allowing the case to proceed. Link to the list of attorneys in this case.

Most of this page is copied from the court's website. Commentary added by La'o Hamutuk is in purple. The most important substantive filings are highlighted in green. Links to numbered documents will function except when the link is gray, in which case you will need a PACER account with the U.S. Court System to access them. These are usually older or less important filings, about legal technicalities.

Key points in the docket below:

  •  1 March 2004: Oceanic Exploration and Petrotimor file case against ConocoPhillips, the TSDA and others in Washington, DC.

  •  7 March 2007: After ConocoPhillips wins a change of Venue, the case is transferred to Houston, TX.

  •  22 April 2008: The judge dismisses the case, ruling that the defendants owe nothing to the plaintiffs.

U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:07-cv-00815

OCEANIC EXPLORATION COMPANY et al
v. CONOCOPHILLIPS, INC. et al

Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes
Case in other court: US District Court for District of Columbia, 1:04cv00332-EGS
Cause: 18:1962 Racketeering (RICO) Act
Date Filed: March 9, 2007
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 470 Racketeer/Corrupt Organization
Jurisdiction: Federal Question

Date Filed

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Docket Text

  

[future filings will be added as they occur.]

05/28/2008182Transmittal Letter on Appeal Certified re: 177 Notice of Appeal,. A paper copy of the electronic record is being transmitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 38 volumes, filed.(hler, ) (Entered: 05/28/2008)
05/28/2008 181DKT-13 TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM by James D. McCarthy. Transcript is already on file in Clerk's Office. This order form relates to the following: 177 Notice of Appeal, 68 Transcript, 153 Transcript, 108 Transcript, 80 Transcript, filed. (cpeebles,) (Entered: 05/28/2008)
05/19/2008 180Notice of the Filing of an Appeal. DKT13 transcript order form WAS NOT mailed to appellant. Fee status: PAID. The following Notice of Appeal and related motions are pending in the District Court: 177 Notice of Appeal,, filed.(hler, ) (Entered: 05/19/2008)
05/16/2008 179Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 170 Order,, filed. (ltrevino,) (Entered: 05/16/2008)
05/16/2008 178Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 169 Order of Dismissal, filed (ltrevino,) (Entered: 05/16/2008)
05/15/2008 177NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re: 121 Order, 122 Order, 169 Interlocutory Order, 173 Final Judgment by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L. (Filing fee $ 455, receipt number 05410000000003779408), filed.(Searle, Julie) Linked to orders on 5/19/2008 (ltien, ). (Entered: 05/15/2008)
05/13/2008 176Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 173 Final Judgment, filed. (lfilmore, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/05/2008 175Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 168 Memorandum and Opinion, filed. (ltrevino, ) (Entered: 05/05/2008)
04/25/2008 174Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Richard A Schirtzer re: 170 Order,, filed. (jbradford, ) (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/22/2008 173FINAL JUDGMENT: Oceanic Exploration Company and Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos SARL take nothing from the defendants. Case terminated on 4/22/2008. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/22/2008)
04/17/2008 172Email from law clerk to Kristen Kelly re: 4/18/08 hearing canceled, filed. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/18/2008)
04/17/2008 171STIPULATION re: Request to Cancel Conference and Entry of Final Judgment by ConocoPhillips Company, ConocoPhillips, Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/17/2008)
04/16/2008 170ORDER denying 136 MOTION to Strike 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c). To resolve remaining issues, a Conference is set for 4/18/2008 at 02:30 PM in Room 11122 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/16/2008)
04/16/2008169INTERLOCUTORY ORDER: Oceanic Exploration Company and Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, SARL, will take nothing from the defendants, including: ConocoPhillips (95-19) Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips (96-16) Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips (96-20) Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips Australia Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips Australia Gas H. Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips, Inc., ConocoPhillips jpda Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips Pipeline Australia Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips Stl Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips Wa-248 Pty. Ltd., Pertamina (Persero), Phillips Indonesia, Inc., Phillips International Investment, Inc., ConocoPhillips (00-21) Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips (91-12) Pty. Ltd., ConocoPhillips (91-13) Pty. Ltd., Phillips Petroleum (96-20), Inc., Phillips Petroleum Company Zoc, Phillips Petroleum Company Indonesia, Phillips Petroleum Lng Pty. Ltd., Phillips Petroleum Prod. Indonesia, Inc., Phillips Petroleum Timor Sea Pty. Ltd., Phillips Petroleum Timor Sea, Inc., The Timor Sea Designated Authority for the Joint Petroleum Development Area, TheTimor Gap Joint Authority for the Zone of Cooperation, and Badan Pelaksana Kegiatan Usaha Hulu Minyak Dan Gas Bumi (BP Migas). ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/16/2008)
04/16/2008 168OPINION ON DISMISSAL: Oceanic Exploration Company and Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, SARL will take nothing from ConocoPhillips and ConocoPhillips Company. ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/16/2008)

06/27/2007

167RESPONSE to Oceanic's Notice of Supplemental Authority, filed by ConocoPhillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/14/2007166NOTICE of Supplemental Authority by all plaintiffs, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/12/2007165OBJECTIONS to 163 Notice (Other), filed by all plaintiffs. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 06/12/2007)
06/04/2007164Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 162 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, filed. (jegonzalez, ) (Entered: 06/11/2007)

05/30/2007

163

NOTICE of Supplemental Authority by ConocoPhillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Supplemental Authority)(Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 05/30/2007) 05/23/2007
05/23/2007162ORDER granting 141 MOTION for Herbert M. Wachtell to Appear Pro Hac Vice by ConocoPhillips and ConocoPhillips Company.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 05/23/2007)
05/10/2007161Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 139 Protective Order, filed. (jegonzalez, ) (Entered: 05/16/2007)
04/27/2007160REPLY in Support of 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c), filed by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007159RESPONSE to Oceanic's Opposition to Request for Judicial Notice and Evidentiary Objections to Lynch Exhibits, filed by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007158Supplemental REPLY in Support of 136 MOTION to Strike 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c), filed by all plaintiffs. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/20/2007157Binder of Unreported Authorities by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Tab 1# 2 Tab 2# 3 Tab 3)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/20/2007)
04/20/2007156RESPONSE to 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c) Opposition to ConocoPhillips' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, filed by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/20/2007)
04/20/2007155Opposition to Request for Judicial Notice and Evidentiary Objections to Lynch Exhibits by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed.(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/20/2007)
04/19/2007154Mail Returned Undeliverable as to attorney Michael David Nolan re: 146 Order, filed. (cpeebles, ) (Entered: 04/19/2007)
04/17/2007152Memorandum with Reference to Preclusive Effect of Prior Australian Action by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed.(Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/17/2007)
04/16/2007153TRANSCRIPT of Hearing held on 4/5/07 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes. Court Reporter: Mayra Malone. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk, filed. (cpeebles, ) (Entered: 04/19/2007)
04/13/2007151SEALED EXHIBITS, filed. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007150MOTION to Seal Exhibit A to Plaintiffs' Submission in Response to Court's Order of 4/6/07 by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/3/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007149RESPONSE to 146 Order, filed by all plaintiffs. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007148RESPONSE to 146 Order of April 6, 2007, filed by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Concessions in the Timor Gap# 2 Exhibit History of Conoco, Phillips and ConocoPhillips in the Southwest Pacific# 3 Exhibit The Combination of Conoco and Phillips)(Pluchinsky, David) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007147Joint Chronology of Australian Litigation by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Joint Chronology of Australian Litigation)(Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/06/2007146ORDER ON SCHEDULE.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/06/2007)
04/05/2007145Minute Entry for STATUS HEARING held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes on 4/5/2007. Appearances:Berg, Corey, Quinn, Searle, Diamond, Cowan, Wachtel, Lynch, Kriss, Yannucci, Bierne.(Court Reporter: M. Malone) Argument heard on all pending motions. Order to be entered.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/06/2007)
04/03/2007144RESPONSE to 119 Brief, 118 Opposed MOTION to Stay Discovery, filed by all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Jon Corey# 2 Exhibit A to Affidavit of Jon Corey# 3 Proposed Order)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007143RESPONSE in Opposition to 136 MOTION to Strike 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c), filed by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/02/2007142MOTION for John F. Lynch to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Conocophillips Company, filed.Motion Docket Date 4/23/2007. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007141MOTION for Herbert M. Wachtell to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Conocophillips Company, filed.Motion Docket Date 4/23/2007. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007140RESPONSE to 138 MOTION to Expedite Submission and Hearing of Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Defendants' Rule 12(c) Motion MOTION to Expedite Submission and Hearing of Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Defendants' Rule 12(c) Motion, filed by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips. (Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
03/30/2007139AGREED CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
03/30/2007138MOTION to Expedite Submission and Hearing of Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Defendants' Rule 12(c) Motion by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed.Motion Docket Date 4/19/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
03/30/2007137MEMORANDUM of Points and Authorities in Support re: 136 MOTION to Strike 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c) by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed.(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
03/30/2007136MOTION to Strike 115 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rule 12(c) by Oceanic Exploration Company, Petrotimor Companhia de Petroleos, S.A.R.L., filed.Motion Docket Date 4/19/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
03/29/2007135Unopposed MOTION for Entry of Order re: Confidentiality by Conocophillips Company, filed.Motion Docket Date 4/18/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Agreed Confidentiality Order)(Kelly, Kristen) (Entered: 03/29/2007)
03/29/2007134***Entered in error. Redocketed at 135*** PROPOSED ORDER Confidentiality, filed.(Kelly, Kristen) Modified on 3/30/2007 (dkelly, ). (Entered: 03/29/2007)
03/22/2007133CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of 132 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 131 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 129 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 130 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed.(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/22/2007132ORDER granting 127 MOTION for James J. Webster to Appear Pro Hac Vice for all plaintiffs.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/22/2007131ORDER granting 126 MOTION for Richard A. Schirtzer to Appear Pro Hac Vice for all plaintiffs.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/22/2007130ORDER granting 125 MOTION for Jon D. Corey to Appear Pro Hac Vice for all plaintiffs. ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/22/2007129ORDER granting 124 MOTION for John B. Quinn to Appear Pro Hac Vice for all plaintiffs.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/21/2007128CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of 124 MOTION for John B. Quinn to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 127 MOTION for James J. Webster to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 125 MOTION for Jon D. Corey to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 126 MOTION for Richard A. Schirtzer to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed.(Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007127MOTION for James J. Webster to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/10/2007. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007126MOTION for Richard A. Schirtzer to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/10/2007. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007125MOTION for Jon D. Corey to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/10/2007. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007124MOTION for John B. Quinn to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/10/2007. (Searle, Julie) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/16/2007122Order: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 4/5/2007 at 10:00 AM in Room 11122 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/16/2007121NOTICE in a Removed or Transferred Case. Parties notified.(ltien, ) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/2007120MOTION for Status Conference by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/4/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Proposed Order)(Beirne, Martin) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/14/2007123Letter from Allan Diamond re: request for status conference, filed. (Attachments not included because they are already a part of the record.) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/14/2007119BRIEF in Support re: 64 Opposed MOTION to Stay Discovery by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Addendum)(Beirne, Martin) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007118Opposed MOTION to Stay Discovery by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/3/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Beirne, Martin) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/13/2007117Binder of Unreported Authorities Accompanying Defendants' 115 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings pursuant to Rule 12(c) by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4)(Beirne, Martin) Modified on 3/20/2007 - linked to #115 (ltien, ). (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/13/2007116MEMORANDUM of Law in Support re: 115 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings pursuant to Rule 12(c) by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Lynch Affidavit# 2 Exhibit 1 to Lynch Affidavit# 3 Exhibit 2 to Lynch Exhibit# 4 Exhibit 3 to Lynch Affidavit# 5 Exhibit 4 to Lynch Affidavit# 6 Exhibit 5 to Lynch Affidavit# 7 Exhibit 6 to Lynch Affidavit# 8 Exhibit 7 to Lynch Affidavit# 9 Exhibit 8 to Lynch Affidavit# 10 Exhibit 9 to Lynch Affidavit# 11 Exhibit 10 to Lynch Affidavit# 12 Exhibit 11 to Lynch Affidavit# 13 Exhibit 12 to Lynch Affidavit# 14 Exhibit 13 to Lynch Affidavit# 15 Exhibit 14 to Lynch Affidavit)(Beirne, Martin) Modified on 3/20/2007 (ltien, ). (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/13/2007115MOTION for Judgment on the Pleading pursuant to Rule 12(c) by Conocophillips Company, ConocoPhillips, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/2/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Beirne, Martin) Modified on 3/20/2007 (ltien, ). (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/09/2007114Case transferred in from District of Columbia (Washington, DC). Case Number 1:04cv332-EGS certified copy of transfer order, certified docket sheet, and transfer letter received filed by all parties.(kcarr, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/16/2007 (ltien, ). Modified on 4/2/2007 (sbyrum, ). (Entered: 03/10/2007)
9 March 2007

case re-filed in Houston, Texas, USA

 ***Party Phillips Petroleum Production Indonesia, Inc. rep by Martin Douglas Beirne, Jr, William Bruce Stanfill, Thomas D Yannucci, David Allen Pluchinsky, Jeffrey T Nobles, Brant W Bishop, Michael D Jones, and Phillips Indonesia, Inc. rep by Martin Douglas Beirne, Jr, Jeffrey T Nobles, Michael D Jones, William Bruce Stanfill, Thomas D Yannucci, David Allen Pluchinsky, Brant W Bishop, and Phillips International Investment, Inc. rep by Martin Douglas Beirne, Jr, Jeffrey T Nobles, Michael D Jones, William Bruce Stanfill, Thomas D Yannucci, David Allen Pluchinsky, Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (00-21) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (91-12) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and ConocoPhillips (91-13) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and ConocoPhillips (95-19) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (96-16) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (96-20) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips Australia PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips Australia Gas Holdings PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips JPDA PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips Pipeline Australia PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips STL PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips WA-248 PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Phillips Petroleum LNG PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Phillips Petroleum Timor Sea PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Phillips Petroleum Company ZOC/Australia rep by Brant W Bishop, and Timor Sea Designated Authority for the Joint Petroleum Development Area, and Timor Gap Joint Authority for the Zone of Cooperation, and Pertamina, and Badan Pelaksana Kegiatan Usaha Hula Minyak Dan Gas Bumi, and Does 1 To 50, and Conocophillips (03-12) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (03-13) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (03-16) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (03-19) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (03-20) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips (03-21) PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Conocophillips Company rep by Brant W Bishop, and ConocoPhillips rep by Brant W Bishop, and Darwin LNG PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Phillips Petroleum Company ZOC PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop, and Tokyo Timor Sea PTY LTD rep by Brant W Bishop added. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/10/2007)

Proceedings below took place in Washington, DC, before a different judge.

Feb. 5, 2007113MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on February 5, 2007. (lcegs2) (Entered: February 5, 2007)
Feb. 5, 2007112ORDER granting 106 ConocoPhillips' Motion to Transfer Venue. This case shall be transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on February 5, 2007. (lcegs2) (Entered: February 5, 2007)
  Previous activities in this case were conducted before a different judge, in Washington, DC. Follow this link to the docket for that portion of the case.  Only the most important are included below.
Nov. 17, 2006109The judge reaffirms his decision to allow the case to proceed to trial, once it is decided whether to move it to Texas.

ORDER denying 93 ConocoPhillips' Motion for Reconsideration, denying as moot 94 ConocoPhillips' Motion to Stay Deadlines, denying [95] ConocoPhillips' Motion for Certificate of Appealability.
Discovery in this matter is stayed pending resolution of 106 ConocoPhillips' Motion to Transfer Venue.
Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on November 17, 2006. (lcegs2) (Entered: Nov. 17, 2006)

Sep. 21, 200692The judge dismissed the case against the TSDA and all other non-U.S. defendants, but allowed it to proceed against ConocoPhillips.

MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 21, 2006. (lcegs2) (Entered: Sep. 21, 2006)

Sep. 21, 200691ORDER granting 83 Defendant Timor Sea Designated Authority's Motion to Dismiss, and granting in part and denying in part 84 defendants ConocoPhillips' Motion to Dismiss. Defendants ConocoPhillips' Answer/Responsive Pleading to plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint is due no later than October 10, 2006; parties' meet and confer report in accordance with Local Civil Rule 16.3 is due no later than October 25, 2006; and an Initial Scheduling Conference is scheduled for November 3, 2006 at 12:30 PM in Courtroom 24A.
Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 21, 2006. (lcegs2) (Entered: Sep. 21, 2006)
March 1, 200581To meet the judge's concerns, Oceanic files a new complaint, replacing the one filed earlier 20.

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-12) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-13) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-16) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-19) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-20) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS (03-21) PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, CONOCOPHILLIPS, DARWIN LNG PTY. LTD., PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY ZOC PTY. LTD., TOKYO TIMOR SEA PTY. LTD., TOKYO TIMOR SEA RESOURCES INC., PHILLIPS PETROLEUM (96-20) INC., PHILLIPS PETROLEUM PRODUCTION INDONESIA, INC., PHILLIPS INDONESIA, INC., PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT, INC., CONOCOPHILLIPS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS AUSTRALIA GAS HOLDINGS PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS JPDA PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS PIPELINE AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS STL PTY. LTD., CONOCOPHILLIPS WA-248 PTY. LTD., TIMOR SEA DESIGNATED AUTHORITY FOR THE JOINT PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT AREA, DOES 1 TO 50, PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY ZOC, PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY INDONESIA
filed by Oceanic et. al.. (nmw, )
(Entered: March 2, 2005)

[The file linked to above was OCR'd from the court document.]

Feb. 9, 200579The judge dismissed the case, but allowed the defendants to file it again (81 above)

ORDER DISMISSING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 20 plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint and DENYING AS MOOT 21 23 64 65 defendants' Motions to Dismiss. Plaintiffs are directed to file a Second Amended Complaint in compliance with this Order by no later than March 1, 2005. Defendants' renewed motions to dismiss due by 3/21, 2005; responses by April 11, 2005; replies by April 21, 2005.
Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on February 9, 2005. (lcegs2) (Entered: Feb. 9, 2005)

May 26, 200420Oceanic revised their complaint from the original (1), changing the allegations significantly.

AMENDED COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS filed by Oceanic et. al.. (jf, ) (Entered: June 03, 2004)

March 1, 20041COMPLAINT against defendants (Filing fee $ 150.) , filed by Oceanic et. al..
(Burgess, Joe) (Entered: March 1, 2004)

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