Timeline and Narrative, Pt 2 – “EVENTS OF THE LEGAL EFFORT IN COLORADO” (Ananda Parivara Issue 3) – Oct 15, 2010

October 23, 2009 — SS Ac. Vimalananda Avt. reconstitutes the membership of the Board of Directors of Ananda Marga, Inc. with a formal declaration. It carries the ratification of GS Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha, Central — AMPS(C).

February 12, 2010 — Attorneys for the reconstituted Ananda Marga, Inc. Board of Directors send letters to each of the former Ananda Marga, Inc. Board of Directors, giving them notice of removal and asking for cooperation in the hand over of Ananda Marga, Inc. assets and overall control to the newly reconstituted board. The letter requests cooperation within ten-days.

February 21, 2010 — The former board of Ananda Marga, Inc. files the 2010 annual report with the Colorado Secretary of State, with an attachment listing eight directors of the board; none of the members of the reconstituted board is included.

February 22, 2010 — An attorney representing the former Ananda Marga, Inc. board, contacts the attorney for the reconstituted board and initiates what is believed to be good-faith efforts to understand and reconcile the matter.

February 26, 2010 — GS AMPS(C) sends a letter to Dada Tiirthananda announcing that all of his religious titles and certificates of Tattvika, Acarya and Avadhuta had been seized due to his non-response to charges of gross violations of code of conduct of Whole Time workers.

February 26, 2010 — GS AMPS(C) sends letter to Acarya Rainjitananda Avadhuta noting his non-compliance with charge hand-over and posting orders and general gross violations of the conduct rules for Whole Time workers, repeating the requests of earlier letters.

March 10, 2010 — Attorney for both sides have a phone conversation of substantive issues surrounding the letter of February 12th.

March 10, 2010 — A legal suit is filed in Denver District Court by Ananda Marga, Inc. and the former Board of Directors (Plaintiffs) against the newly reconstituted Board of Directors (Defendants) by two new attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

April 9, 2010 — The Plaintiff’s file an amended complaint. The changes include the addition of fourteen Plaintiff parties; all of them purported to be Ananda Marga, Inc.’s corporate subsidiary affiliates, increasing the number of Plaintiff parties to a total of twenty-three.

May 10, 2010 — The reconstituted Board of Directors (Defendants) file “Joint Answer to First Amended Complaint, Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaims”, essentially responding to the initial complaint from the Plaintiffs.
May 14, 2010 — To correct a number of small but substantive errors, the Defendants resubmit the Joint Answer along with Amended Counterclaims.

June 18, 2010 — The Plaintiffs file their “Joint Answer To First Amended Counterclaims And Affirmative Defenses”. This filing is the final pleading permitted by the court.

July 22, 2010 — Each of the parties submit their disclosures to the other. The disclosures include a list of documents they may seek and a list of potential witnesses that may be interviewed via interrogatories (written interviews) and depositions (in-person interviews) during the Discovery period.

July 23, 2010 — Defendants attorney initiates a discussion to explore the possibility of a settlement with Plaintiffs attorney.

August 2, 2010 — The court-scheduled Discovery period begins.