Fathom Exploration, LLC v. The Unidentified Shipwrecked Vessel or Vessels
||October 27, 2004
||US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
||Bert W. Milling
||William H. Steele
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||Other Statutory Actions
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|August 6, 2012
Order granting 218 Second Motion to Approve Notice filed by Fathom Exploration, LLC. Plf is ordered to amend the "Notice of Action in Rem and Arrest" found at Exhibit A to its Motion, and to cause such Notice to be published in the London Times & the Press Register three times per week for two consecutive weeks, with the first such publication to occur by 9/10/2012. Plf is ordered to file proof of publication as further set out. A joint proposed discovery plan due by 11/30/2012. Signed by Chief Judge William H. Steele on 8/6/2012. (sdb)
|March 12, 2012
Order entered as follows: 1. The Court finds that Shipwreck #1 in the admiralty arrest area is not the Clipper Ship ROBERT H. DIXEY and that, consequently, the DIXEY Claimants have no right, claim or interest to that shipwreck site;2. The Court provi sionally finds that Shipwreck #1 is the British Barque AMSTEL;3. Plaintiff is ordered to continue diligently performing the archival research and diving activities described herein pertaining to Shipwreck #1, and promptly to notify the Court and oppo sing counsel of any material findings tending to shed further light on the identity of the vessel, irrespective of whether such data points strengthen or weaken the AMSTEL hypothesis; and 4. The parties are ordered to file a joint status report, on o r before April 9, 2012, setting forth a joint proposal (or, if they cannot reach one, their competing proposals) for the procedure that should be followed to litigate and resolve theabandonment issue as to Shipwreck #1. Signed by Chief Judge William H. Steele on 3/9/2012. (mbp)
|July 1, 2011
Order lifting the stay imposed in 141 Order as to the shipwreck that Fathom identified as AMSTEL. Discovery cutoff 10/3/2011. Any party wishing to be heard on the issues of the identity of the vessel that Fathom is calling the AMSTEL must file a memorandum of law by 12/2/2011 as further set out. Any party wishing to respond to any other party's evidentiary submission and brief may file a response by 12/16/2011. With respect to all other wreck sites within the admiralty arrest area in this case, the stay remains in place. Signed by Chief Judge William H. Steele on 7/1/2011. copies to parties. (sdb)
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