Sollars v. Reid et al.

Sollars v. Reid is civil litigation which challenges the validity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The case, #INND 1:2009-cv-00361, was filed by a pro se Plaintiff in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on 23-Dec-2009 and was assigned to Judge Theresa L. Springmann. The case was closed on 02-Apr-2010.

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set forth a time frame in which a Defendant must answer a Plaintiff's Complaint regardless of the merits of the Complaint. The Senate Daily Digest states that the Senate formally recognized the litigation against it and appointed counsel on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, a full ninety (90) days after summons had been issued by the Court. There is no indication that the Court intended to grant – or did grant – any expansion of the reply period; in fact, a brief filed by the Defendants acknowledges a particular difficulty in denying the averments made by the pro se Plaintiff. [The lesson, boys and girls, is that you ought to hand your work in on time.]

Docket

The docket for this case was last retrieved via PACER and reviewed on 3-Apr-2010. All known docket items are listed below; typically, routine procedural items are listed but are not archived. The initially retrieved docket, which contains a list of parties and counsel, is archived.

0001 - 2009-12-23
Plaintiff's Complaint (pro se)
0002 - 2009-12-23
Plaintiff's Emergency Motion for Injunction
0003 - 2009-12-23
Clerk's Notation - Summons Issued
0004 - 2009-12-23
Order Denying #0002 Motion for Emergency Injunction
0005 - 2010-01-15
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint
0006 - 2010-03-26
Notice of Appearance (Morgan J. Frankel for Defendants)
0007 - 2010-03-26
Notice of Appearance (Thomas E. Caballero for Defendants)
0008 - 2010-03-26
Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
0009 - 2010-03-26
Defendants' Brief in Support of #0008 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
0010 - 2010-03-26
Order and Notice Regarding #0008 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
0011 - 2010-04-01
Plaintiff's Reply to #0008 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
0000 - 2010-04-02
CASE DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Defendants #0008 Motion to Dismiss is DENIED AS MOOT WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Closed
Case closed

Parties

Plaintiff

  • Albert J. Sollars (pro se)

Defendants

  • Harry Reid, United States Senator
  • Bernard Sanders, United States Senator
  • Mary L. Landrieu, United States Senator
  • Patrick J. Leahy, United States Senator
  • Christopher J. Dodd, United States Senator
  • Max Baucus, United States Senator
  • Bill Nelson, United States Senator
  • Mary Doe 1 through 53, United States Senators
  • John Doe 1 through 53, United States Senators