Weitsman et al v. Levesque

Plaintiff: Adam Weitsman and Upstate Shredding, LLC
Defendant: Robert Arthur Levesque, III
Case Number: 3:2017cv00727
Filed: July 5, 2017
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of New York
Office: Binghamton Office
County: Broome
Presiding Judge: David E. Peebles
Presiding Judge: Frederick J. Scullin
Nature of Suit: Assault, Libel, and Slander
Cause of Action: 28:1332
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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August 27, 2018 Opinion or Order Filing 54 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The Court hereby ORDERS that Plaintiffs show cause, if there be any, to this Court by submission on papers as ordered herein, before the Honorable Mae A. D'Agostino, United States District Court Judge at the United States Co urthouse, 445 Broadway, Albany, New York, why the Court should not dismiss this matter for lack of personal jurisdiction or transfer venue to the appropriate district court in California having personal jurisdiction over Defendant; and the Court furt her ORDERS that Plaintiffs' submissions shall be filed on or before September 7, 2018; and the Court further ORDERS that no personal appearance is required the papers will be taken on submission unless otherwise directed by the Court; and the Court further ORDERS that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order on the parties in accordance with the Local Rules. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino on 08/27/2018. (Copy served via regular mail)(bto)
April 25, 2018 Opinion or Order Filing 34 MEMORANDUM-DECISION AND ORDER granting in part 25 Motion for Default Judgment; finding as moot 29 Motion to Strike: The Court hereby ORDERS that Plaintiffs' motion for default judgment against Defendant (Dkt. No. 25) is GRANTED IN PART as to liability for the defamation claim, pending a hearing on damages; and the Court further ORDERS that Plaintiffs' business disparagement/trade libel, tortious interference, and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims are DISM ISSED; and the Court further ORDERS that Defendant Robert Arthur Levesque, III is hereby restrained and enjoined from publishing on the internet, or causing the publication of, any of the following false and defamatory statements, whether directly or indirectly, about Plaintiffs Adam Weitsman and/or Upstate Shredding: (1) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding is a "murderer;" (2) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding conspired to murder Michele Harris; (3) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding assisted, helped, and/or aided Calvin Harris or any other person in disposing of Michele Harris' body; (4) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding conspired, assisted, helped, and/or aided in th e murder of Michele Harris; (5) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding was paid money by Calvin Harris or any other person in connection with the murder or disappearance of Michele Harris; (6) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding conspired, assisted, helped, and/or aided Calvin Harris or any other person from being found guilty, convicted, arrested, detained, liable, responsible, and/or suspected of murdering Michele Harris; (7) that Plaintiff Upstate Shredding or any of its equipment was used to dispose of Michele Harris' body; (8) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding was involved in the disappearance of Michele Harris; (9) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding sold or sells illegal drugs; (10) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding is or has been involved with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; (11) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding engaged or engages in money laundering; (12) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstat e Shredding bribes or has bribed one or more government officials; (13) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding is or has been involved with covering up the death of Michael Burke; and (14) that Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding fool ed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") by removing two feet of contaminated soil at the Jamestown Yard; and the Court further ORDERS that, within FOURTEEN (14) DAYS from the date of this Memorandum-Decision and Order, Defendant s hall remove from all websites, forums, blogs, lists, social media accounts, and any other forum of mass communication (collectively "Forums") all defamatory statement pertaining to Plaintiffs Weitsman or Upstate Shredding; and the Court further ORDERS that the Clerk shall schedule a damages inquest at the earliest convenience of the parties; and the Court further ORDERS that Plaintiffs' motion to strike (Dkt. No. 29) is DENIED as moot; and the Court further ORDERS that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Memorandum-Decision and Order on the parties in accordance with the Local Rules. Signed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino on 4/25/2018. (Copy served via regular and certified mail)(ban)

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Plaintiff: Adam Weitsman
Represented By: Patricia M. Curtin
Represented By: Raeesabbas Mohamed
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Plaintiff: Upstate Shredding, LLC
Represented By: Patricia M. Curtin
Represented By: Raeesabbas Mohamed
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