Achieve Community SEC case status update (July 2015)
Following a hearing held on July 7th, today we bring you the latest updates in the SEC’s civil case against Achieve Community and its founders.
We’d previously reported Troy Barnes had been ordered to show cause explaining why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for failure to comply with a court order.
Barnes, who had otherwise failed to be a part of the proceedings, filed a response late last month citing ignorance and his son’s illness as the reasons for his non-engagement.
On the promise of attending all future hearings, Barnes had the order to show cause discharged.
Work With Troy Barnes Inc. and Achieve Community LLC were not represented at the hearing, with the court recommending default judgement be entered against the entities.
Seeing as Work With Troy Barnes Inc. (and likely Achieve Community LLC) is obviously owned by Barnes, it’s a bit odd Barnes is now participating but the entities remain unrepresented.
I’d have thought the Judge would have asked Barnes what the story is but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Arla Mendenhall had filed a petition requesting to be assigned plaintiff status alongside the SEC, which the agency recently opposed. Mendenhall has been directed to respond to the SEC’s opposition by July 15th.
Looking forward, a Status Conference has been scheduled for August 20th, with a joint proposed scheduling order to be submitted by July 31st.
Footnote: Our thanks to Don@ASDUpdates for providing a copy of the Courtroom Minutes for the July 7th hearing.