Johnson v. Lenovo (united States) Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01122

ORDER Granting Plaintiff's Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should be Related. The Clerk shall reassign the case to Judge Ronald M. Whyte for all further proceedings. Magistrate Grewal is no longer assigned to the case. All pending dates are vacated and a Case Management Conference is set for 6/19/2015 10:30 AM before Judge Ronald M. Whyte. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 3/19/15.

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1 2 (),/(' 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 STERLING INTERNATIONAL Case No. 5:15-cv-00807-RMW CONSULTING GROUP, on behalf of 9 itself and all others similarly situated, ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S 10 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO Plaintiffs, 11 CONSIDER WHETHER CASES v. SHOULD BE RELATED 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC., LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and 14 SUPERFISH INC., 15 Defendants. 16 This document relates to: 17 Case No. 5:15-cv-00819-NC 18 DAVID HUNTER, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 19 20 Plaintiffs, 21 v. 22 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., a 23 Delaware corporation, and SUPERFISH, INC., a Delaware corporation, 24 25 Defendants. 26 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 1 This document also relates to: 1 Case No. 5:15-cv-00964-NC 2 CHRISTOPHER HALL, MATTHEW KELSO, MICHAEL MORICI, JAYNE 3 COSTANZO, RYAN BAUMGARTNER, 4 LAURA BURNS, THOMAS CARNEY, BEATRIZ DAVIS, DENNIS HASTY, 5 WENDY DURAN and GABE DURAN, individually, and on behalf of all others 6 similarly situated, 7 Plaintiffs, 8 9 v. 10 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., LENOVO GROUP LIMITED and 11 SUPERFISH, INC., 12 Northern District of California United States District Court Defendants. 13 14 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01044-LHK 15 RHONDA ESTRELLA, SONIA FEREZAN, JOHN WHITTLE, and ALAN 16 WOYT on behalf of themselves and all 17 others similarly situated, 18 Plaintiffs, 19 v. 20 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., and 21 SUPERFISH, INC., 22 Defendants. 23 24 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 2 This document also relates to: 1 Case No. 3:15-cv-01069-DMR 2 KEN MARTINI, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 3 4 Plaintiffs, 5 v. 6 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC., 7 and SUPERFISH INC., 8 Defendants. 9 This document also relates to: 10 Case No. 5:15-cv-01113-NC JGX, INC. d/b/a LEFTY O'DOUL'S, 11 individually and on behalf of a class of 12 those similarly situated, Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Plaintiffs, 14 v. 15 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, LENOVO 16 (UNITED STATES), INC., and 17 SUPERFISH, INC., 18 Defendants. 19 20 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 3 This document also relates to: 1 Case No. 5:15-cv-01122-PSG 2 STANLEY D. JOHNSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly 3 situated, 4 Plaintiffs, 5 v. 6 7 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and 8 SUPERFISH, INC., 9 Defendants. 10 11 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01125-LHK 12 MICHAEL SIMONOFF, individually and Northern District of California United States District Court 13 on behalf of all others similarly situated, 14 Plaintiffs, 15 v. 16 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., and 17 SUPERFISH, INC., 18 Defendants. 19 20 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT 21 PAGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 4 This document also relates to: 1 Case No. 5:15-cv-01166-PSG 2 RUSSELL WOOD and THOMAS WILSON, individually and on behalf of all 3 others similarly situated, 4 Plaintiffs, 5 v. 6 7 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC., LENOVO HOLDING COMPANY, INC., 8 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and 9 SUPERFISH INC., 10 Defendants. 11 This document also relates to: Case No. 3:15-cv-01177-LB 12 Northern District of California United States District Court MICHELLE BEHREN and MARY JANE 13 BARBOSA, individually and on behalf of 14 all others similarly situated, 15 Plaintiffs, 16 v. 17 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC. and 18 SUPERFISH INC., 19 Defendants. 20 21 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT 22 PAGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 5 This document also relates to: 1 Case No. 3:15-cv-01206-KAW 2 ROBERT RAVENCAMP, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, 3 4 Plaintiffs, 5 v. 6 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., a 7 Delaware corporation, and SUPERFISH, INC. 8 Defendants. 9 10 11 12 Northern District of California Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12, plaintiff Sterling International Consulting Group moves United States District Court 13 to relate this case to several similar cases filed in this district. Plaintiff initially moved to relate this 14 case to one other, but thereafter filed two more administrative motions to relate which, all told, 15 seek to relate this case to eight others. See Dkt. Nos. 12, 13, 17. Defendants responded, agreeing 16 that the cases identified by plaintiff should be related to the instant case. Dkt. No. 20. Defendants 17 also identified two additional cases they believe should be related to this case. Id. The cases are as 18 follows: 19 20 Case Name Case Number Date Filed 21 Sterling Int'l Consulting Group v. Lenovo (United 5:15-cv-00807 2/23/15 States), Inc., et al. 22 Hunter v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 5:15-cv-00819 2/23/15 23 Hall, et al. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 3:15-cv-00964 3/2/15 Estrella, et al. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 5:15-cv-1044 3/5/15 24 Martini v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 4:15-cv-1069 3/9/15 25 JGX, Inc. d/b/a/ Lefty O'Doul's v. Lenovo Group 5:15-cv-01113 3/10/15 Limited, et al. 26 Johnson v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 5:15-cv-01122 3/10/15 27 Simonoff v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 5:15 cv 01125 3/10/15 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 6 Wood, et al. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 5:15-cv-01166 3/12/15 1 Behren, et al. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 3:15-cv-01177 3/12/15 2 Ravencamp v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. 3:15-cv-01206 3/13/15 3 Upon consideration of the foregoing motion, the papers submitted in support, and good 4 cause appearing, the Court hereby GRANTS the motion. The court has also reviewed the two 5 cases identified by defendants, and finds both meet the criteria under Civ. L. R. 3-12 for relating 6 cases. 7 IT IS SO ORDERED that Hunter v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15- 8 cv-00819-NC, Hall, et al. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-00964-NC, 9 Estrella, et al. v. Lenovo (Untied States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv-01044-LHK, Martini v. 10 Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-01069-DMR, JGX, Inc. v. Lenovo Group 11 Ltd., et al., Case No. 15-cv-01113-NC, Johnson v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 12 15-cv-01122-PSG, Simonoff v. Lenovo (Untied States) Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv-01125-LHK, Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Wood, et al. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv-01166-PSG, Behren, et al. v. 14 Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv-01177-LB, and Ravencamp v. Lenovo (United 15 States), Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-01206-KAW are related to Sterling International 16 Consulting Group v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv-00807-RMW, and are 17 assigned to the undersigned Judge. 18 A case management conference is set for June 17, 2015. The parties shall file a joint case 19 management statement in each case by June 12, 2015. 20 21 Dated: March 1, 2015 22 ______________________________________ Ronald M. Whyte 23 United States District Judge 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE 15-cv-00807-RMW 7