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Randall L. Little v. Royal Dutch Shell Plc

By John Donovan

In 2006 federal auditors employed by the U.S. Minerals Management Service of the United States Department of the Interior issued civil legal proceedings against Royal Dutch Shell Plc and related Shell companies under the False Claims Act.

Randall L. Little and Joel F. Arnold issued the proceedings in the name of the United States Government. They allege that Shell filed false information on Form MMS-2014 returns with the intention of reducing royalties owed to the U.S. government arising from the production of minerals from leases on Federal land.

Under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, U.S. citizens can file actions on behalf of the United States and share in any recovery.

Proceedings were originally filed in the Western District of Oklahoma but were subsequently transferred to the Southern District of of Texas and consolidated into one case – No. 4:07-cv-00871.

The Complaint

The court docket printed below shows the slow progress of the case over several years. Shell moved to have the action dismissed on jurisdictional ground and won a final judgement in its favor in April 2011. The plaintiffs acting for the U.S. government has subsequently filed a Notice of Appeal.

The appeal is likely to move upwards through the U.S. courts.

Previous similar cases have ultimately resulted in Shell paying fines for knowingly underpaying royalties to the U.S. government.

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Little et al v. Royal Dutch Shell plc et al: COURT RECORDS

U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:07-cv-00871

Little et al v. Royal Dutch Shell plc et al
Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes
Member case: (View Member Case)

Case in other court: Western District of Oklahoma, 5:06cv00156

Cause: 31:3729 False Claims Act

Date Filed: 03/12/2007
Date Terminated: 04/08/2011
Jury Demand: Both
Nature of Suit: 890 Other Statutory Actions
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
Randall L Little represented by Michael Steven Porter
4465 Kipling Street
Ste 200
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-940-8370
Fax: 303-421-4309
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Eric Fisher
Reilly Pozner LLP
511 16th St Ste 700
Denver, CO 80202
303-893-6100
Fax: 303-893-6110
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Leif Alexander Olson
Welsh & Chapoton L.L.P.
8 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1120
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 554-7766
Fax: 713-554-7771
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Plaintiff
Joel F Arnold
Bringing this Action On Behalf of the United States Government
represented by Michael Steven Porter
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Eric Fisher
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Leif Alexander Olson
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Defendant
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
TERMINATED: 12/11/2006
represented by Daniel M McClure
Fulbright & Jaworski
1301 McKinney St
Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77010-3095
713-651-5159
Fax: 713-651-5246
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY
Defendant
Shell Exploration & Production Company represented by Daniel M McClure
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Gregory A McKenzie
Gregory A McKenzie PC
19100 Saddle River Dr
Edmond, OK 73003
405-232-3722
Fax: 405-330-2604
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc. represented by Daniel M McClure
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Gregory A McKenzie
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Shell Offshore Inc represented by Daniel M McClure
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Gregory A McKenzie
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/15/2006 1 COMPLAINT and Jury Demand against Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc, Shell Offshore Inc, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Shell Exploration & Production Company (Filing fee $ 350) filed by all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
02/15/2006 2 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
02/15/2006 3 SEALED DOCUMENT by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
02/17/2006 4 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
02/21/2006 5 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
02/21/2006 6 SEALED DOCUMENT by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
02/21/2006 7 SEALED DOCUMENT by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/07/2006 8 SEALED DOCUMENT by Joel F Arnold, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/10/2006 9 SEALED MOTION, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/10/2006 10 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/13/2006 11 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/21/2006 12 SEALED MOTION, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/26/2006 13 SEALED DOCUMENT by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
04/26/2006 14 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/21/2006 15 SEALED MOTION, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/21/2006 16 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/21/2006 17 SEALED MOTION, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/21/2006 18 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/27/2006 19 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
06/27/2006 20 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
09/08/2006 21 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
09/14/2006 22 ORDER The United States having declined to intervene in this action pursuant to the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3730(b)(4)(B), it is this 14th day of September, 2006, ORDERED that: 1. The seal be lifted on the complaint and served upon defendants by the relator; 2. All other contents of the Court’s file in this action remain under seal and not be made public or disclosed to or served upon the defendants, except this order and the Government’s Notice of Election to Decline Intervention, which the relator will serve upon the defendants only after service of the complaint; The seal be lifted as to all other matters occurring in this action after the date of this order; See ORDER more fully set out. Signed by Judge Joe Heaton on 9/14/06..() Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
09/25/2006 23 PRAECIPE for 4 Summons(es) by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
09/25/2006 24 Summons Issued as to Shell Offshore Inc, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/06/2006 25 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Royal Dutch Shell plc served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006, filed. (Attachments: # 1Return of Service # 2Certified Mail Receipt – Registered Agent # 3Certificate of Service)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/06/2006 26 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc. served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Return of Service# 2 Certified Mail Receipt-Registered Agent# 3 Certificate of Service)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/06/2006 27 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Shell Exploration & Production Company served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Return of Service# 2 Certified Mail Receipt-Registered Agent# 3 Certificate of Service)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/06/2006 28 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Shell Offshore Inc served on 9/29/2006, answer due 10/19/2006, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Return of Service# 2 Certified Mail Receipt-Registered Agent# 3 Certificate of Service)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/26/2006 29 NOTICE of Appearance by Gregory A. McKenzie on behalf of all defendants, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/26/2006 30 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by all defendants, filed.Motion Docket Date 11/15/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/30/2006 31 ORDER granting 30 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc answer due 12/1/06; Shell Offshore Inc answer due 12/1/06; Royal Dutch Shell PLC answer due 12/1/06; Shell Exploration & Production Company answer due 12/1/06. Counsel for defendants are reminded of the requirements of LCvR7.2(g) (submission of proposed order). ( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/30/2006 32 ORDER Granting 21 Sealed Document.( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/30/2006 33 MOTION for Daniel Mead McClure to Appear Pro Hac Vice by all defendants, filed.Motion Docket Date 11/20/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Request for Admission Pro Hac Vice)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/30/2006 *** Disregard Doc. # 32 Order filed in wrong case., filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
10/31/2006 34 ORDER granting 33 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
11/01/2006 35 Receipt for Money Received from all defendants in the amount of $50.00, receipt number 118987 regarding 33 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Daniel Mead McClure, filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
11/13/2006 36 NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel M. McClure on behalf of all defendants, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
11/29/2006 37 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by all defendants, filed.Motion Docket Date 12/19/2006. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
12/04/2006 38 ORDER granting 37 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc answer due 12/15/06; Shell Offshore Inc answer due 12/15/06; Royal Dutch Shell PLC answer due 12/15/06; Shell Exploration & Production Company answer due 12/15/06..( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
12/07/2006 39 NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Randall L Little, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
12/11/2006 *** Party Royal Dutch Shell PLC terminated. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
12/15/2006 40 ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
12/15/2006 41 MOTION to Transfer Case by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Pam Williams)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
12/27/2006 42 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 41 MOTION to Transfer Case by Randall L Little by Randall L Little, filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
12/27/2006 43 ORDER granting 42 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 41 MOTION to Transfer Case Responses due by 1/16/07..( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/03/2007 44 NOTICE of Appearance by Robert Don Evans, Jr on behalf of United States of America, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/04/2007 45 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by United States of America, filed. (kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/05/2007 46 ORDER granting 45 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Ronny D Pyle terminated.( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/16/2007 47 OBJECTIONS of Relators to 41 MOTION to Transfer Case Venue and Brief in Support filed by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Joel F. Arnold# 2 Exhibit Affidavit of Randall L. Little)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/19/2007 48 MOTION for Oral Argument on Plaintiff’s Motion To Transfer Venue by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
01/23/2007 49 ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion 48 MOTION for Oral Argument on Plaintiff’s Motion To Transfer Venue, 41 MOTION to Transfer Case: Motion Hearing set for 2/16/07 10:00 AM in Courtroom #304 before Honorable Joe Heaton.( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
02/16/2007 50 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joe Heaton: Motion Hearing held on 2/16/2007 re 48 MOTION to Transfer Case MOTION for Oral Argument on Plaintiff’s Motion to Transfer Venue filed by Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc, Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company. Motion taken under advisement, written order to follow (Court Reporter: Jeanne Ring), filed.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
03/02/2007 51 ORDER granting 41 Motion to Transfer Case to Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, as more fully set out.( Signed by Judge Joe Heaton ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
03/12/2007 52 Case transferred in from Western District of Oklahoma. Case Number 5:06cv156 certified copy of transfer order, certified docket sheet, and transfer letter received filed by all parties.(sbyrum, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/27/2007 (kcarr, ). (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/27/2007 53 NOTICE in a Removed or Transferred Case.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(kcarr, ) (Entered: 03/27/2007)
03/28/2007 54 Order: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 4/23/2007 at 10:00 AM in Room 11122 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 03/28/2007)
04/09/2007 56 MOTION for John C. Condren to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/30/2007. (esmith, ) (Entered: 04/12/2007)
04/11/2007 55 Agreed MOTION to Consolidate Lead Case No. 4:07-cv-00871 and Member Case No. H-07-1040 by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. Motion Docket Date 5/1/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order ORDER)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/12/2007 57 ORDER granting 56 Motion for John Condren to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Randall Little and Joel F. Arnold.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/12/2007)
04/16/2007 58 ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION: Cases are consolidated into 4:07-cv-871. Use only this style and number. Lead Case No. 4:07cv871; Member Case No. 4:07cv1040; granting 55 Agreed MOTION to Consolidate Cases 4:07-cv-00871 and 4:07-cv-1040.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/17/2007)
04/23/2007 59 CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM: Appearances: John C Condren, Daniel M McClure, Bob Ballentine, Carlos Rainer. Ct Reporter: M. Malone. The parties will work. The depositions will be taken before May 11, 2007. Pretrial Conference set for 5/18/2007 at 10:00 AM in Room 11122 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/24/2007)
04/25/2007 60 NOTICE Request for Electronic Notification by United States, filed. (Zingaro, Mary) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
04/25/2007 ***Parties added for notice only: United States of America rep by William C Edgar, Mary Michelle Zingaro. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
04/25/2007 *** United States of America represented by William C. Edgar and Michelle Zingaro added for noticing purposes only. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
05/02/2007 61 TRANSCRIPT of Conference held on 04/23/07 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes. Court Reporter: Malone. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk, filed. (pcrawford, ) (Entered: 05/07/2007)
05/18/2007 62 CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM: Appearances: John C Condren, Daniel M McClure, Carlos Ranier. Ct Reporter: G. Dye. By 6/15/2007, Shell Exploration will move for summary judgment. By 07/18/2007, Little will respond. By 07/20/2007, Shell will request permission to reply, if necessary.Review deadline: 7/23/2007.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
06/15/2007 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. Motion Docket Date 7/5/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order ORDER# 2 Affidavit Ballentine Affidavit)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 64 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex 1-4# 2 Exhibit Ex. 5-7# 3 Exhibit Ex. 8# 4 Exhibit EX. 9-13# 5 Exhibit EX. 14-19# 6 Exhibit EX. 20-25# 7 Exhibit EX. 26-27# 8 Exhibit EX. 28-35)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 65 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit EX. 42-46# 2 Exhibit EX. 47# 3 Exhibit EX. 48# 4 Exhibit EX. 49)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 66 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 36 – 41# 2 Exhibit Ex. 50 – 60)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 67 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 62 – 66# 2 Exhibit Ex. 67 – 69# 3 Exhibit Ex. 70 & 71)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 68 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed.(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 69 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 61c# 2 Exhibit Ex. 72 – 81)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 70 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 82b# 2 Exhibit Ex. 83# 3 Exhibit Ex. 84# 4 Exhibit Ex. 85 – 88)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 71 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 90# 2 Exhibit Ex. 91# 3 Exhibit Ex. 92# 4 Exhibit Ex. 93a# 5 Exhibit Ex. 93b)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
06/15/2007 72 EXHIBITS re: 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 95a# 2 Exhibit Ex. 95b# 3 Exhibit Ex. 96# 4 Exhibit Ex. 97 & 98)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
07/13/2007 73 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time To Respond to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/2/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Application for Extension of Time to Respond to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment)(Condren, John) (Entered: 07/13/2007)
07/16/2007 74 ORDER granting 73 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiffs have through 07/25/2007 to respond. By 7/27/2007, the defendants will request permission to reply, if necessary.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 07/16/2007)
07/16/2007 ***Set/Reset Deadlines: Miscellaneous Review due by 7/30/2007 (dkelly, ) (Entered: 07/16/2007)
07/25/2007 75 RESPONSE in Opposition to 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order of Relators# 2 Affidavit of J. Chris Condren# 3 Exhibit 1-Complaint Filed February 15, 2006# 4 Exhibit 2-Complaint Filed March 14, 2006# 5 Exhibit 3-Affidavit of Randall L. Little# 6 Exhibit 4-Affidavit of Joel F. Arnold# 7 Exhibit 5-Dear Operator Letter# 8 Exhibit 6-OCS lease between MS and Shell Offshore, Inc.# 9 Exhibit 7-Administrative Decision (IBLA 97-16)# 10 Exhibit 8-Transportation Deduction Spreadsheet (Bates Shell-RL 0687-0688)# 11 Exhibit 9-Transportation Deduction Spreadsheet (Bates Shell-JA 0572-0586)# 12 Exhibit 10-Transportation Deduction Spreadsheet (Bates Shell-RL 0465-0486)# 13 Exhibit 11-September 13, 2005 email from Walker to Arnold# 14 Exhibit 12-December 2005 email from Shell to Kimball# 15 Exhibit 13-January 16, 2006 eamil from Kimball to Shell)(Condren, John) (Entered: 07/25/2007)
07/27/2007 76 STATEMENT Regarding Filing Reply Brief re: 75 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., filed.(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 07/27/2007)
08/10/2007 77 MOTION for Leave to File Supplement to Response to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 8/30/2007. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit -1 Boothe v. Sun HealthCare Group, Appeal from the USDC New Mexico (D.C. No. CIV-03-1276 RB/DJS)# 2 Proposed Order of Plaintiffs Granting Leave to File Supplemental to Response to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment)(Condren, John) Motion for Leave added on 8/17/2007 (ltien, ). (Entered: 08/10/2007)
08/13/2007 78 RESPONSE to 77 MOTION for Leave to File Supplement to Response to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc.. (McClure, Daniel) Modified on 8/20/2007 (ltien, ). (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/15/2007 79 ORDER ON SUPPLEMENT: Little may supplement his response to Shell Exploration’s motion for summary judgment.( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 08/15/2007)
09/22/2008 80 MOTION for Leave to File Submit Additional Authority and Agrument in Response to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/14/2008. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Condren, John) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
09/22/2008 81 Supplemental RESPONSE to 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Condren, John) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
10/06/2008 82 ORDER granting 80 Motion for Leave to submit additional authority. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 10/06/2008)
04/02/2009 83 MOTION for Michael S. Porter to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/22/2009. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2009)
04/02/2009 84 MOTION for Richard C. LaFond to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/22/2009. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2009)
04/02/2009 85 NOTICE of Appearance by Michael S. Porter on behalf of Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2009)
04/02/2009 86 NOTICE of Appearance by Richard C. LaFond on behalf of Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2009)
04/06/2009 87 MOTION for Michael S. Porter to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/27/2009. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/06/2009)
04/06/2009 88 MOTION for Richard C. Lafond to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/27/2009. (Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/06/2009)
04/06/2009 89 ORDER granting 83 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice ; granting 87 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 04/06/2009)
04/06/2009 90 ORDER granting 84 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice ; granting 88 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 04/06/2009)
04/07/2009 91 MOTION for John Chris Condren to Withdraw as Attorney by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/27/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Condren, John) (Entered: 04/07/2009)
04/13/2009 92 ORDER granting 91 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney John C Condren terminated.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 04/13/2009)
05/11/2009 93 MOTION for Daniel M. Reilly to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/1/2009. (pjameson, ) (Entered: 05/12/2009)
05/11/2009 94 MOTION for Eric Fisher to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/1/2009. (pjameson, ) (Entered: 05/20/2009)
08/03/2009 95 ORDER granting 93 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 08/03/2009)
08/03/2009 96 ORDER granting 94 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 08/03/2009)
08/10/2009 97 NOTICE of Appearance by Leif A. Olson on behalf of Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (Olson, Leif) (Entered: 08/10/2009)
09/11/2009 98 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Response Opposing Shell’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Request for Oral Argument by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/5/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Leave to Supplement Response Oppsoing Shell’s Motion for Summary Judgment)(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 09/11/2009)
09/11/2009 99 Supplemental RESPONSE in Opposition to 63 MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Proposed Order Order Denying Summary Judgment)(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 09/11/2009)
09/16/2009 100 RESPONSE in Opposition to 98 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Response Opposing Shell’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Request for Oral Argument, filed by Shell Offshore Inc, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 09/16/2009)
09/16/2009 101 ORDER denying 98 Motion for Leave to File.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(esmith, ) (Entered: 09/17/2009)
09/21/2009 102 NOTICE of Designation of Counsel re: 101 Order on Motion for Leave to File by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (Olson, Leif) (Entered: 09/21/2009)
09/22/2009 103 MOTION for ELIZABETH R. SHARROCK to Withdraw as Attorney by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. Motion Docket Date 10/13/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Condren, John) (Entered: 09/22/2009)
09/22/2009 104 ORDER granting 103 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ccarnew, ) (Entered: 09/22/2009)
12/16/2009 105 Unopposed MOTION for Status Conference by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed. Motion Docket Date 1/6/2010. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Olson, Leif) (Entered: 12/16/2009)
12/18/2009 106 ORDER denying 105 Motion for Conference.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(ghassan, ) (Entered: 12/20/2009)
06/09/2010 107 Renewed MOTION for Status Conference Conference by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/30/2010. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 06/09/2010)
08/11/2010 108 MOTION for Discovery by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed. Motion Docket Date 9/1/2010. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 08/11/2010)
08/31/2010 109 RESPONSE in Opposition to 108 MOTION for Discovery, filed by Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Offshore Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McClure, Daniel) Modified on 8/31/2010 (ncavazos, ). (Entered: 08/31/2010)
10/20/2010 110 Renewed MOTION for Status Conference by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed. Motion Docket Date 11/10/2010. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Setting Status Conference)(Olson, Leif) (Entered: 10/20/2010)
11/09/2010 111 RESPONSE in Opposition to 110 Renewed MOTION for Status Conference, filed by Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Offshore Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 11/09/2010)
03/23/2011 112 DENIAL. Plaintiff’s Motions for Status Conference are denied without prejudice. [107, 110].(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(chorace) (Entered: 03/24/2011)
03/24/2011 113 DENIAL. Plaintiff’s motion for discovery is denied. 108 (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified.(chorace) (Entered: 03/24/2011)
03/30/2011 114 NOTICE (Conditional) of Intent to Seek Writ of Mandamus and Request for Status Conference by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 03/30/2011)
03/31/2011 115 CERTIFICATE of Conference re: 114 Notice (Other) by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed.(Olson, Leif) (Entered: 03/31/2011)
04/01/2011 116 FINAL JUDGMENT. Randall L. Little’s and Joel F. Arnold’s claims are dismissed with prejudice. 63 Randall L. Little and Joel F. Arnold take nothing from: Royal Dutch Shell, PLC; Shell Exploration & Production Company; Shell Deepwater Development Systems, Inc.; and Shell Offshore, Inc. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (ghassan, ) (Entered: 04/01/2011)
04/08/2011 117 OPINION on Summary Judgment terminating 63 . (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (ghassan, ) (Entered: 04/08/2011)
04/25/2011 118 Unopposed MOTION to Alter Judgment by Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc., Shell Exploration & Production Company, Shell Offshore Inc, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/16/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(McClure, Daniel) (Entered: 04/25/2011)
04/26/2011 119 Amended Final JUDGMENT terminating 118 Motion to Alter Judgment. Randall L. Little’s and Joel F. Arnold’s claims are dismissed with prejudice. 63 Royal Dutch Shell, PLC, was dismissed without prejudice. Randall L. Little and Joel F. Arnold take nothing from: Shell Exploration & Production Company; Shell Deepwater Development Systems, Inc.; and Shell Offshore, Inc. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (ghassan, ) (Entered: 04/26/2011)
04/28/2011 120 NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re: 116 Final Judgment, by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed.(Porter, Michael) (Entered: 04/28/2011)
04/28/2011 USCA Appeal Fees received $ 455, receipt number HOU012207 re: 120 Notice of Appeal, filed.(mmapps, ) (Entered: 04/28/2011)
05/04/2011 121 Notice of the Filing of an Appeal. DKT13 transcript order form was mailed to appellant (1 copies). Fee status: Paid. The following Notice of Appeal and related motions are pending in the District Court: 120 Notice of Appeal, filed.(blacy, ) (Entered: 05/04/2011)
05/05/2011 122 Notice of Assignment of USCA No. 11-20320 re: 120 Notice of Appeal, filed.(saustin, ) (Entered: 05/05/2011)
05/05/2011 123 Docketed in Error. See Corrected Entry in Case 4:09cv2060. NOTICE of Receipt of Record on Appeal from US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re: 120 Notice of Appeal (USCA No. 11-20261). Record received by USCA on 4/29/2011, filed.(saustin, ) Modified on 5/9/2011 (saustin, ). (Entered: 05/05/2011)
05/12/2011 124 REQUEST for Electronic Copy of Certified Record on Appeal re: 120 Notice of Appeal by Joel F Arnold, Randall L Little, filed.(Porter, Michael) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/3/2011: # 1 UPS Tracking #) (hler, ). (Entered: 05/12/2011)
05/13/2011 125 CD Request: Response re Certified Record on Appeal re: 124 Request for Record filed by Randall L Little, Joel F Arnold, filed. (smurdock, ) (Entered: 05/13/2011)
05/16/2011 126 DKT-13 TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM by Michael S. Porter. Transcript is already on file in Clerks office. Conference held on 4/23/2007 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes (a copy). Court Reporter/Transcriber: Jeanne King. This order form relates to the following: 61 Transcript, filed.(mfoley) (Entered: 05/17/2011)
06/01/2011 Electronic record on appeal certified to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals re: 120 Notice of Appeal USCA No. 11-20320, filed.(hler, ) (Entered: 06/01/2011)
06/02/2011 127 Transmittal Letter on Appeal Certified re: 120 Notice of Appeal. A paper copy of the electronic record is being transmitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 15 volumes., filed.(hler, ) (Entered: 06/02/2011)
06/02/2011 128 Transmittal Letter on Appeal Certified re: 120 Notice of Appeal. CDs containing the electronic record are being sent to Porter and McClure. (USCA No. 11-20320), filed.(hler, ) (Entered: 06/02/2011)
06/07/2011 129 Transmittal Letter on Appeal Certified re: 120 Notice of Appeal. A paper copy of the electronic record is being transmitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Volumes 16 & 17 volumes.. (USCA No. 11-20320), filed.(hler, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/7/2011: # 1 UPS Tracking #) (hler, ). (Entered: 06/07/2011)
06/20/2011 130 NOTICE of Receipt of Record on Appeal from US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit re: 120 Notice of Appeal (USCA No. 11-20320). Record received by USCA on 6/09/2011, filed.(pcrawford, ) (Entered: 06/20/2011)
06/30/2011 Appeal Remark re: 120 Notice of Appeal. (USCA No. 11-20320), filed.(hler, ) CD renoticed to Mr. Porter. (Entered: 06/30/2011)

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