Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris

c/o Forwarding Agent at:

11230 Gold Express Dr., #310-188

Gold River 95670-4484



In Propria Persona


All Rights Reserved

without Prejudice






District Court of the United States


Eastern Judicial District of California



Paul Andrew Mitchell,         ) No. CIV. S-01-1480 WBS DAD PS


          Plaintiff,          ) STATUS REPORT OF SUMMONS SERVICE,

                              ) NOTICE OF MOTION AND

     v.                       ) MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SERVE

                              ) VIA PRIORITY U.S. MAIL:

AOL Time Warner, Inc. et al., )

                              ) 28 U.S.C. 1746(1)

          Defendants.         )


COMES NOW Paul Andrew Mitchell, Plaintiff in the above entitled case, to summarize the current status of formal service of the SUMMONS and COMPLAINT, and respectfully to request leave to serve outstanding SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS via Priority U.S. Mail with Delivery Confirmation.




There are one hundred twenty-nine (129) named Defendants in the initial COMPLAINT and three (3) SUPPLEMENTS.  See the caption pages of the THIRD SUPPLEMENT for a complete list.

On August 6, 2001 A.D., Plaintiff posted a COMPLAINT and NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS, via parcel post, to all named Defendants for whom Plaintiff had a valid last known address.  Packages to Canadian and European Defendants were posted via Letter‑Post‑Air.  The total bill came to $504.92.

First class U.S. Mail was recently returned from the last known, and only available, addresses of the following named Defendants:


Adit Seth                 Return to Sender

George R. Boyce           Return to Sender

Barrett Owens             Box Closed, No Order

A2Z Computers & Software  Box Closed, No Order

Carrie Malcolm            Addressee Unknown

David W. Starr            Forwarding Order Expired

ALH                       Forwarding Order Expired

EZ2 Network, Inc.         Undeliverable as Addressed

Hacked Archives           No Such Address

INCORPTEK.COM             Forwarding Order Expired

Phreak Network Solutions  No Such Street in Salt Lake City

Transworld Mail Express   Not Here: Return to Sender

Luke Stevens              Return to Sender

The Works BBS             Attempted, Unknown

C.J. Sollien              Undeliverable as Addressed


Total  =  15 undeliverable addresses


The law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, in Sacramento, California, has been retained by ten (10) university Defendants, and one (1) individual, and each has agreed to waive service of SUMMONS and COMPLAINT.  These eleven (11) named Defendants are:


     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

     Indiana University

     Northeastern University

     Pennsylvania State University

     Princeton University

     Stanford University

     Stetson University

     University of Arkansas

     University of Michigan

     California Institute of Technology

     Mitchell Goodkin


     Subtotal  =  11 confirmed waivers


Carnegie Mellon University has also waived formal service of SUMMONS and COMPLAINT.  Pleadings have now been lodged in the wrong court on behalf of Defendant Carnegie Mellon University by the law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Redwood City, California.

Total  =  12 confirmed waivers

To demonstrate the convenience and cost-effectiveness of Priority U.S. Mail with Delivery Confirmation, Plaintiff isolated all named Defendants for which the last known address and only available address was a U.S. Post Office Box.  Plaintiff then posted the Clerk’s original SUMMONS, and a true and correct copy of the initial COMPLAINT and related Clerk’s documents, to the following named Defendants:


                                        Status of Delivery


     James H. Daugherty                 delivered 10/15/2001

     James Daughert—AA Research         delivered 10/15/2001

     Midwest Internet Exchange, Inc.    delivered 10/15/2001

     Leander Pearson                    awaiting pickup at USPO

     Burntfork Rural Systems            awaiting pickup at USPO

     Telecode                           awaiting pickup at USPO

     Desert Video Production            awaiting pickup at USPO

     Dave Alexander                     delivered 10/15/2001

     Cosmic Awareness Communications    delivered 10/15/2001

     Floyd W. Shackelford               delivered 10/15/2001

     Four Peaks Technology Groups       delivered 10/15/2001

     Dan Turkette                       delivered 10/15/2001

     Todd R. Eigenschink                delivered 10/15/2001

     David Feustel                      delivered 10/15/2001


     Total Deliveries  =  10 out of 14


Proofs of delivery, as provided online by the website of the U.S. Postal Service, are attached and incorporated by reference, as if set forth fully herein.  See Attachment “A”.

In anticipation of obtaining leave of this Court to serve all remaining named Defendants via Priority U.S. Mail, with Delivery Confirmation provided by the website of the U.S. Postal Service, Plaintiff has now packaged all remaining SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS in Medium Priority U.S. Mail rigid shipping boxes.

SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS for Defendants in Europe and Canada are packaged in U.S. Postal Service Global Priority Mail envelopes.

All such packages are still open, to allow insertion of this Court’s ORDER granting leave to serve all outstanding SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS in the manner described above.

Serving all remaining Defendants in this manner will be most convenient, cost-effective, and will comply with the duty of all Parties to avoid unnecessary costs.  It will also minimize the time and expense involved in dealing with exceptions as they arise.

For example, some named Defendants are delaying or declining to pickup their Priority U.S. Mail, after receiving written notices from the Post Office that mail is waiting for them. 

Plaintiff speculates that some of the Post Office boxes in question may also be too small to accommodate the Medium Priority cardboard boxes in which each SUMMONS and COMPLAINT was mailed.



All premises having been duly considered, Plaintiff respectfully requests a routine ORDER from this honorable Court, granting leave to serve all outstanding SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS via Priority United States Mail and Delivery Confirmation, with the understanding that Plaintiff will submit an updated STATUS REPORT in advance of the Status Conference tentatively scheduled for October 29, 2001 A.D.



I, Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris, Plaintiff in the above entitled action, hereby verify under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the United States of America, without the “United States” (federal government), that the above statement of facts and laws is true and correct, according to the best of My current information, knowledge, and belief, so help me God, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746(1).


Dated:     October 18, 2001 A.D.


Signed:    /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


Printed:   Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Sui Juris


I, Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris, hereby certify, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the United States of America, without the “United States” (federal government), that I am at least 18 years of age, a Citizen of ONE OF the United States of America, and that I personally served the following document(s):






28 U.S.C. 1746(1)


by placing one true and correct copy of said document(s) in first class United States Mail, with postage prepaid and properly addressed to the following:


Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP         Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley

400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700    1001 Marshall Street

Sacramento 95814-4419           Redwood City 94063



DeForest & Koscelnik            Lonnie G. Schmidt

3000 Koppers Building           Settlement Negotiator

436 Seventh Avenue              11230 Gold Express Dr., #310-188

Pittsburgh 15219                Gold River 95670-4484




Dated:   October 18, 2001 A.D.



Signed:  /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


Printed: Paul Andrew Mitchell, Plaintiff In Propria Persona











Attachment “A”:


Delivery Confirmations




Website of the U.S. Postal Service: