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

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01496

STIPULATION AND ORDER {{14}} for Continuance of Time for Defendants to Respond to Complaint. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 5/6/15.

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1 RODGER R. COLE (CSB No. 178865) rcole@fenwick.com 2 FENWICK & WEST LLP Silicon Valley Center 3 801 California Street (),/(' Mountain View, CA 94041 4 Telephone: 650.988.8500 Facsimile: 650.938.5200 5 Attorneys for Defendant Superfish, Inc. 6 Additional counsel listed on the signature page 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION 10 11 BILL CULLIFER, LIZ EDWARDS, DOUGLAS CASE NO. 5:15-CV-01496-RMW IRWIN, JOSEPH GUERRA, AUSTIN ARDMAN, 12 HANK BAUMER, THOMAS BEHRENDT, F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 ALLAN BOGH, RICHARD BROOKS, JILL STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW CAZAUBON, JENNIFER COLE, LAUREN OF TIME FOR DEFENDANTS TO AT 14 DANNHEIM, JENNIFER DAVIS, EDWARD RESPOND TO COMPLAINT AND ATTO RNEY S DRESSEL, CHRISTOPHER DUNN, DONALD [] ORDER 15 GEARHART, KENG GEE, BRIAN UTTERMAN, HEATHER HARE, JOSE HIDALGO, NEERAJ 16 KALRA, RYAN KEMPER, JIM KOPPS, 17 RAJKUMAR KOTHAPA, MICHELE LARGÉ, ARUL LOUIS, THOMAS LUCAS, TOM MILLER, 18 ERIC MORETTI, TREVOR MURDOCK, TRAVIS PALMER, ELIZABETH PRATT, ROBERT 19 QAKISH, TINA RICHMAN, CANDACE ROSE, DANIELLE ROUGIER, RAY SCHMALZER, 20 ZESHAN SHEIKH, CHRIS SHOUTS, ALICE 21 SPALITTA, ZACHARY STEIN, CONNIE SUPERNAULT, RUSS TAKLE, NATE TALLEY, 22 NIKOLAS THERIOT, ARIELLA VASQUEZ, KATE WOODS, KYLE YOUNGS, AND 23 LIANGFANG ZHAO, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY 24 SITUATED, 25 Plaintiffs, vs. 26 SUPERFISH, INC., and LENOVO (UNITED 27 STATES), INC. Defendants. 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 32152/00401/SF/5514941.1 1 WHEREAS the above-referenced Plaintiffs filed the above-captioned case; 2 WHEREAS 26 other complaints have been filed to-date in federal district courts 3 throughout the United States by Plaintiffs purporting to bring consumer class actions on behalf of 4 purchasers of computers manufactured by Defendant Lenovo (United States), Inc. ("Lenovo") 5 containing software manufactured by Defendant Superfish, Inc. ("Superfish") (collectively, 6 including the above-captioned matter, the "In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases"); 7 WHEREAS a motion is pending before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 8 ("JPML") to transfer the In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases for coordinated and consolidated 9 pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1407 ("MDL Motion"), and has not yet been set 10 for hearing before the JPML; 11 WHEREAS the next JPML hearing session is scheduled for May 28, 2015; 12 WHEREAS the parties anticipate that one or more consolidated complaints will be filed F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 following transfer and consolidation of the In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases; LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 WHEREAS Plaintiffs and Defendants Superfish and Lenovo have agreed that an orderly ATTO RNEY S 15 schedule for any response to the pleadings in the In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases would be more 16 efficient for the parties and for the Court; 17 WHEREAS Plaintiffs agree that the deadline for Defendants Superfish and Lenovo to 18 answer, move, or otherwise respond to their complaint shall be extended until forty-five days 19 after the JPML issues an order deciding the MDL Motion, or as otherwise ordered by the MDL 20 transferee Court if the MDL Motion is granted; 21 WHEREAS Plaintiffs and Defendants agree that preservation of evidence in the case is 22 vital, that Defendants have received litigation hold letters, that they are complying with and will 23 continue to comply with all of their evidence preservation obligations under governing law; 24 WHEREAS this Stipulation does not constitute a waiver by the parties of any of their 25 respective claims, defenses or any other rights or positions they may have with respect to the 26 same, including, with respect to Defendants, the defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, lack of 27 subject matter jurisdiction, improper venue, sufficiency of process or service of process; 28 Now, therefore, pursuant to Local Rule 7-12, Plaintiffs and Defendants, by and through STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 2 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 1 their respective counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows: 2 1. The deadline for Defendants Superfish and Lenovo to answer, move, or otherwise 3 respond to the complaint shall be extended until forty-five days after the JPML issues an order 4 deciding the MDL Motion, or as otherwise ordered by the MDL transferee Court if the MDL 5 Motion is granted; 6 2. This Stipulation does not constitute a waiver by the parties of any of their 7 respective claims, defenses or any other rights or positions they may have with respect to the 8 same, including, with respect to Defendants, the defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, lack of 9 subject matter jurisdiction, improper venue, sufficiency of process, or service of process. 10 3. The parties agree that they are complying with and will continue to comply with 11 all evidentiary preservation obligations under governing law. 12 4. Nothing herein precludes any of the parties from moving to lift the stay prior to the F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 extended deadlines requested herein. LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 ATTO RNEY S 15 Dated: April 28, 2015 By: /s/ Rodger R. Cole Rodger R. Cole (CSB No. 178865) 16 rcole@fenwick.com 17 FENWICK & WEST LLP 801 California Street 18 Mountain View, CA 94041 Ph: (650) 988-8500 19 Fax: (650) 938-5200 20 Attorneys for Defendant Superfish, Inc. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 3 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 1 By: /s/ Laurence M. Rosen Laurence M. Rosen 2 lrosen@rosenlegal.com 3 THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A. Los Angeles, CA 90071 4 Tel: (213) 785-2610 Fax: (213) 226-4684 5 Phillip Kim 6 pkim@rosenlegal.com 7 THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor 8 New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 9 Christopher S. Hinton 10 chinton@hintonlegal.com 11 THE HINTON LAW FIRM 275 Madison Ave., 34th Floor 12 New York, NY 10016 Tel: (646) 723-3377 F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 Fax: (212) 202-3827 LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 ATTO RNEY S Attorneys for Plaintiffs 15 16 By: /s/ Daniel J. Stephenson Daniel J. Stephenson 17 DYKEMA GOSSETT LLP 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100 18 Los Angeles, CA 90071 19 Phone: (213) 457-1800 Fax: (213) 457-1850 20 dstephenson@dykema.com 21 Attorneys for Defendant Lenovo (United States), Inc. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 4 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 1 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 2 3 Dated: Honorable Ronald M. Whyte 4 United States District Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 ATTO RNEY S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 5 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 1 ATTESTATION PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 5-1(i)(3) 2 I, Rodger R. Cole, am the ECF User whose identification and password are being used to 3 file this STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE OF TIME FOR DEFENDANTS TO 4 RESPOND TO COMPLAINT AND [PROPOSED] ORDER. In compliance with Civil Local 5 Rule 5-1(i)(3), I hereby attest that all signatories have concurred in this filing. 6 Dated: April 28, 2015 /s/ Rodger R. Cole Rodger R. Cole 7 8 9 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 LAW MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 ATTO RNEY S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 6 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW 1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 2 I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT on the 28th day of April, 2015, I caused the foregoing 3 document to be filed with the Court, and have caused a copy to be served on: 4 Laurence M. Rosen  By CM/ECF lrosen@rosenlegal.com  United States Mail, First Class 5  By Messenger THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.  By Facsimile 6 Los Angeles, CA 90071  By Overnight Courier Tel: (213) 785-2610  By Email 7 Fax: (213) 226-4684 8 Phillip Kim pkim@rosenlegal.com 9 THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A. 10 275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10016 11 Tel: (212) 686-1060 12 Christopher S. Hinton F ENWICK & W ES T LLP 13 chinton@hintonlegal.com LAW THE HINTON LAW FIRM MOUNTAI N VI EW AT 14 275 Madison Ave., 34th Floor ATTO RNEY S New York, NY 10016 15 Tel: (646) 723-3377 Fax: (212) 202-3827 16 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 17 Daniel J. Stephenson  By CM/ECF 18 DYKEMA GOSSETT LLP  United States Mail, First Class 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100  By Messenger 19  By Facsimile Los Angeles, CA 90071  By Overnight Courier 20 Phone: (213) 457-1800  By Email Fax: (213) 457-1850 21 dstephenson@dykema.com 22 Attorneys for Defendant Lenovo (United 23 States), Inc. 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION FOR CONTINUANCE 7 Case No. 5:15-cv-01496-RMW