Scottsdale Capital Advisors Sues me

Scottsdale Capital Advisors (referred to here and in many court filings as SCA) sued me personally and my company, MorningLightMountain LLC (referred to here and in many court filings as MLM), in The Kalamazoo County Circuit Court in Michigan. My lawyers removed it to federal court (Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp. v. MorningLightMountain, LLC (1:18-cv-00533) U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan) and then agreed with SCA’s lawyers to remand it back to state court. You can see all the initial filings and the filings that happened at the federal level for free at the Court Listener website:

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6627318/scottsdale-capital-advisors-corp-v-morninglightmountain-llc/

Full federal case docket

(Note that the links that are not PDFs are OCR text of the filings performed by CourtListener.com and will have errors):

1. May 11, 2018 Main Doc Notice of Removal Download PDF

Att 1 Exhibit 1 – Summons & Complaint Download PDF

Att 2 Exhibit 2 – First Amended Complaint Download PDF

Att 3 Exhibit 3 – State Court Register of Actions Download PDF

Att 4 Exhibit 4 – FINRA Amended Extended Hr’g Panel Decision Download PDF

Att 5 Exhibit 5 – Scottsdale Schedule of Commission & Fees Download PDF

Att 6 Exhibit 6 – Proof of Service for Notice of Removal Download PDF

2. May 14, 2018 Main Doc Notice Regarding Assignment of Case Download PDF

3. May 14, 2018 Main Doc Corporate Disclosure Statement Download PDF

4. May 18, 2018 Main Doc Stipulation and Order (Proposed-one document) Download PDF

State Court Docket

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court does not yet allow the public electronic access to court records. To keep my readers updated, I will be posting a copy of the register of actions (docket) every so often as well as posting scans of all documents publicly available in the case.

The case is 2018-0153-CZ in the Civil Division of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Michigan.

Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.

v

Does 1-10
Michael Goode
MorningLightMountain, LLC

Michigan State case register of actions (2018-0153-CZ)

Register of Actions as of 4/11/2019 (PDF)
[All links below are to PDF files]

4/16/2018 – Summons and Complaint – Civil – New Filing
Service To: Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode,
Michael; Defendant Does 1
10

4/17/2018 – Notice of Review by Business Court Judge

4/20/2018 – Amended Complaint
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.

5/11/2018 – Notice of Removal to Federal Court
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.; Defendant MorningLightMountainLLC; Defendant Goode, Michael; Defendant Does 110
[This is the same as the notice of removal filed in the federal case; the exhibits are not included in this scan because they were included with the federal case linked above]

5/25/2018 – Stipulation with Order Regarding:
Fixing Deadline to Response to First Amended Complaint

5/25/2018 – Substitution of Attorney and Order
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.

5/29/2018 – Court of Appeals- Supreme Court – Remand for:
Remanded from the Western Distict of Michigan

6/7/2018 –  Answer to Amended Complaint
Party:
 Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael

6/7/2018 –  Motion for Summary Disposition
Party: Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
First Amended Complaintwith Brief in Support

6/7/2018 –  Praecipe

6/7/2018 –  Proof of Service

6/7/2018 –  Notice of Scheduled Proceeding
on Defendants Motion for Summary Disposition

6/27/2018 – Civil Proceedings Scheduling Order MCR 2.401
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.; Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael

8/2/2018 – Stipulation
Stipulation to Amend Scheduling Order

8/14/2018 – Adjournment Stipulation and Order
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.; Defendant MomingLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael; Defendant Does 110
to Amend Scheduling Order

8/15/2018 –  Notice of Scheduled Proceeding

8/17/2018 –  Response to: (Specify)
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.
in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of First Amended Complaint

8/17/2018 –  Proof of Service
Reply in support of Defendants’ Motion for Summary Disposition of First Amended Complaint

8/20/2018 –  Response to: (Specify)
Party: Defendant MomingLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
Reply in support of Defendants‘ Motion for Summary Disposition of First Amended Complaint

8/20/2018 –  Proof of Service
on Plaintiffs Response in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of First Amended Complaint

8/20/2018 –  Motion for Pro Hac Vice 
Plaintiffs Motion for Temporary Admission of Out of State Attorney, Nicholas A. Kurtz with supporting documentation

8/20/2018 –  Proof of Service
on Plaintiffs Motion for Temporary Admission of Out of State Attorney, Nicholas A. Kurtz with supporting documentation

8/21/2018 –  Order for Pro Hac Vice
as to Nicholas A. Kurtz

8/22/2018 – Motion for Summary Disposition (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer: Lipsey, Alexander C.)
Events: 06/07/2018 Motion for Summary Disposition

9/14/2018 – Notice of Scheduled Proceeding
Amended Trial date – original set for the wrong date

9/18/2018 – Proof of Service
Plaintiffs First Set of Interrogatories to Defendants; Request for Production to Defendants

10/4/2018 – Opinion

10/9/2018 – Miscellaneous Filing
Notice of Withdrawal of Plaintiffs Counsel Nicholas A. Kurtz
10/09/2018

10/9/2018 – Proof of Service
of Notice of Withdrawal of Plaintiffs Counsel Nicholas A. Kurtz

10/22/2018 – Transcript
Motion for Summary Disposition Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10/22/2018 – List of Witnesses that may be Produced
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp
.

10/22/2018 – Proof of Service
of Plaintiffs Witness List

10/22/2018 – Proof of Service
Served” Defendants’ First Interrogatories, and First Request for Records

10/22/2018 – Proof of Service
Defendant‘s Answers to Plaintiff’s First set of Interrogatories and Request for Production

10/25/2018 – Motion for Reconsideration Relief from Judgment
Party: Defendant
MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
with Proof of Service

10/25/2018 – Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration
Order Denying Defendants’ Motion for Reconsideration with proof of service

10/30/2018 – Return of Document
Party: Defense
Attorney Pinsky, H Rhett

11/13/2018 – Amended Complaint
Party: Defendant
MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
Defendants‘ Consent for Plaintiff to File Second Amended Complaint with Reliance on Jury Demand

11/13/2018
Proof of Service
of DefendantsConsent for Plaintiff to File Second Amended Complaint and Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint and Reliance on Jury Demand

11/15/2018 – Answer to Amended Complaint
Party: Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC
; Defendant Goode, Michael
Answer to PlaintiffsFirst Amended Complaint with Affirmative and Other Defenses and Reliance on Jury Demand

11/15/2018 – Motion for Summary Disposition
Party: Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC
; Defendant Goode, Michael
of Second Amended Complaint

11/15/2018 – Brief – Memorandum
Supporting Motion for Summary Disposition of Second Amended Complaint

11/15/2018
Praecipe

11/15/2018 – Proof of Service
of Motion for Summary Disposition of Second Amended Complaint, Answer to Plaintiffs First
Amended Complaint with Affirmative and Other Defenses

11/15/2018 – Notice of Scheduled Proceeding
of Motion for Summary Disposition scheduled for December 6 @ 1:30 pm

11/26/2018 –  Motion for Pro Hac Vice
Plaintiffs Motion for Temporary Admission of Out of State Attorney with supporting documentation

11/27/2018 –  Order for Pro Hac Vice
as to Jordan Susman

11/29/2018 –  List of Witnesses that may be Produced
Party: Defendant MomingLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
Preliminary Witness List

11/29/2018 –  Proof of Service
of Defendants‘ Preliminary Witness list, Defendants‘ Second Interrogatories, and Defendants’ Second Requests for Records

11/30/2018 –  Notice of Scheduled Proceeding
DefendantsMotion for Summary Disposition rescheduled from 12/06/2018 due to court scheduling conflictparties also emailed notice on 11/30/2018

12/3/2018 –  Response to: (Specify)
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.
Plaintiffs Response in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of Second Amended Complaint

12/3/2018 –  Proof of Service
Plaintiffs Response in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of Second Amended Complaint

12/10/2018 –  Response to: (Specify)
Party: Defendant Goode, Michael; Defendant Does 110
Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Disposition of Second Amended Complaint

12/10-2018 – Proof of Service
of DefendantsReply in Support of Motion for Summary Disposition on Second Amended Complaint

12/10/2018 –  Motion for Pro Hac Vice
Plaintiffs Motion for Temporary Admission of Out of State Attorney with supporting documentation

12/11/2018 –  Order for Pro Hac Vice

12/14/2018  – Motion for Summary Disposition (2:30 PM) (Judicial Officer: Lipsey, Alexander C.)
Events: 11/15/2018 Motion for Summary Disposition
Rescheduled from 12/06/2018parties were emailed notice of the change in date and time on 11/30/2018 – tjc

12/19/2018 – Transcript
of Hearing on Motion for Summary Disposition that was held on Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 2:45 pm

1/11/2019 – Amended Complaint
Party: Plaintiff Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.
Plaintiffs Third Amended Complaint and Jury Demand

1/11/2019 – Proof of Service
of Plaintiffs Third Amended Complaint, Plaintiffs Responses to DefendantsSecond Requests for Records, and Plaintiffs Answers to Defendants’ Second Interrogatories

2/1/2019 – Motion for Summary Disposition
Party: Defendant MorningLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael

2/1/2019 – Brief – Memorandum
Brief in support of Defendants’ Motion for Summary Disposition

2/1/2019 – Praecipe
Defendants‘ Motion for Summary Disposition

2/1/2019 – Proof of Service
Defendants’ Motion for Summary Disposition; Brief in support; Praecipe

2/1/2019 – Answer to Amended Complaint
Party: Defendant MomingLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
Defendants’ Joint Answer to Third Amended Complaint with Reliance on Jury Demand

2/4/2019 – Notice of Scheduled Proceeding
of Motion for Summary Disposition

2/6/2019 – CANCELED – Settlement Conference (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer: Lipsey, Alexander C.Other (specify)
12/26/2018 Continued to 02/06/2019 Stipulation and Order Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.; MorningLightMountain, LLC; Goode, Michael; Does 1-10

3/20/2019 – Opposition to:
Plaintiff’s Response in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of Third Amended Complaint

3/20/2019 – Proof of Service
Plaintiff’s Response in Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition of Third Amended Complaint

3/22/2019 – Response to: (specify)
Party: Defendant MomingLightMountain, LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael; Defendant Does 110
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Disposition of Third Amended Complaint

3/25/2019 – Proof of Service
Defendants Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Disposition of Third Amended Complaint

3/26/2019 – Motion for Summary Disposition (10:00 AM) (Judicial Officer: Lipsey, Alexander C.)
Events: 02/01/2019 Motion for Summary Disposition

4/4/2019 – Order Denying Motion for Summary Disposition
Party: Defendant MomingLightMountain,
LLC; Defendant Goode, Michael
Omnibus Order Denying Motion for Summary Disposition and Granting Stay of Proceedings Pending Completion of Interlocutory Appeal

4/8/2019 – Reporter -Recorder Certificate- Ordering Transcript on Appeal

4/8/2019 – Transcript
March 26, 2019 – Motion for Summary Disposition

CANCELED 4/9/2019 –  Civil Jury Trial (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer: Lipsey, Alexander C.)
Other (specify)
01/15/2019 Continued to 04/16/2019Stipulation and OrderScottsdale Capital Advisors Corp.; MomingLightMountain, LLC; Goode, Michael; Does 110

[Filings and Circuit Court register of actions last updated 4/11/2019]

Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) Docket

Online docket (case #348702)

04/25/2019  #1  App For Leave to Appeal – Civil
Proof of Service Date: 04/25/2019
Register of Actions: Y
Answer Due: 05/16/2019
Fee Code: EPAY
Attorney: 70902 – RICHOTTE JOSEPH E
Comments: voluminous efiled appendices not printed for file

04/04/2019  #2  Order Appealed From
From: KALAMAZOO CIRCUIT COURT
Case Number: 2018-000153-CZ
Trial Court Judge: 28305 LIPSEY ALEXANDER C
Nature of Case: Summary Disposition Denied

04/25/2019  #3  Transcript Filed By Party
Date: 04/25/2019
Reporter: 8376 – QUARRY REBECCA S
Filed By Attorney: 70902 – RICHOTTE JOSEPH E
Hearings:
03/26/2019 mot summary dispo
Comments: appendix volume I, page 19a

05/06/2019  #4  Notice Of Filing Transcript
Date: 04/08/2019
Reporter: 8376 – QUARRY REBECCA S
Hearings:
03/26/2019 mot summary dispo
Comments: NFT originally received by COA on 4/11/19

05/16/2019  #5  Answer – Application
Proof of Service Date: 05/16/2019
Event No: 1 App For Leave to Appeal – Civil
For Party: 1 SCOTTSDALE CAPITAL ADVISORS CORPORATION PL-AE
Filed By Attorney: 18920 – PINSKY H RHETT

05/16/2019  #6  Motion: Strike
Proof of Service Date: 05/16/2019
Filed By Attorney: 18920 – PINSKY H RHETT
For Party: 1 SCOTTSDALE CAPITAL ADVISORS CORPORATION PL-AE
Fee Code: EPAY
Answer Due: 05/30/2019

05/23/2019  #7  Answer – Motion
Proof of Service Date: 05/23/2019
Event No: 6 Strike
For Party: 2 MORNINGLIGHTMOUNTAIN LLC DF-AT
Filed By Attorney: 70902 – RICHOTTE JOSEPH E

06/06/2019  #8 Reply to Answer – Application
Proof of Service Date: 06/06/2019
Event No: 5 Answer – Application
For Party: 2 MORNINGLIGHTMOUNTAIN LLC DF-AT
Filed By Attorney: 70902 – RICHOTTE JOSEPH E

9/10/2019 #11 Submitted on Motion Docket
Event: 1 App For Leave to Appeal – Civil
Event: 6 Strike
District: G

9/13/2019 #12 Order: Application – Grant
Event: 1 App For Leave to Appeal – Civil
Event: 6 Strike
Panel: MTB,JMB,DBS
Attorney: 70902 – RICHOTTE JOSEPH E
Comments: deny motion to strike

Due to the litigation I will not be providing my opinion on this case or on any of the parties involved so please do not ask.

Disclaimer: I and MorningLightMountain LLC of which I am the sole member are being sued for defamation and false light invasion of privacy by Scottsdale Capital Advisors. This blog has a terms of use that is incorporated by reference into this post; you can find all my disclaimers and disclosures there as well.

3 thoughts on “Scottsdale Capital Advisors Sues me”

  1. Wow, no rest for the wicked Michael Goode. Keep up the Goode work! you must be doing something right to piss them off that much.

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