Babbitt v. Lenovo (united States), Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01712

ORDER Granting Plaintiff's Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related. This case is related to C-15-00807-RMW. The Clerk shall reassign case to Judge Ronald M. Whyte for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Grew al is no longer assigned to the case. A Case Management Conference is set for 6/19/2015 10:30 AM before Judge Ronald M. Whyte. All pending dates before Magistrate Judge Grewal are vacated. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 5/12/15.

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1 2 (),/(' 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 STERLING INTERNATIONAL Case No. 5:15-cv-00807-RMW 9 CONSULTING GROUP, on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated, ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S 10 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO Plaintiffs, CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD 11 BE RELATED v. 12 Northern District of California United States District Court LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC., 13 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and SUPERFISH INC., 14 Defendants. 15 This document relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01712-PSG 16 ROSS M. BABBITT, on behalf of himself 17 and all others similarly situated Plaintiffs, 18 v. 19 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., and 20 SUPERFISH, INC., 21 Defendants. 22 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12, Plaintiff Sterling International Consulting Group moves 23 to relate this case, Sterling Int'l Consulting Group v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al., Case No. 24 15-cv-00807-RMW, filed February 23, 2015, to a similar case filed in this district: Babbitt v. 25 Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv-01712-PSG, filed April 15, 2015. See Dkt. No. 26 33. The plaintiff in Babbitt agrees that the cases should be related and supports Sterling's motion, 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 1 1 and Defendants Lenovo and Superfish do not oppose relation. See Dkt. No. 33, at 1. 2 Upon consideration of the foregoing motion, the papers submitted in support, and good 3 cause appearing, the Court hereby GRANTS the motion. The court has reviewed the Babbitt case, 4 and finds that it meets the criteria under Civ. L. R. 3-12 for relating cases. 5 IT IS SO ORDERED that Babbitt v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv- 6 01712-PSG is related to Sterling International Consulting Group v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et 7 al., Case No. 15-cv-00807-RMW, and are assigned to the undersigned Judge. 8 A case management conference is set for June 19, 2015. The parties shall file a joint case 9 management statement in each case by June 12, 2015. 10 11 Dated: May, 2015 12 ______________________________________ Northern District of California United States District Court Ronald M. Whyte 13 United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 2