Webster Shultz v. Lenovo (united States) Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01270

STIPULATION AND ORDER {{6}} Relating Case to C-15-00807-RMW. The Clerk is to reassign case to Judge Ronald M. Whyte for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Grewal is no longer assigned to the case. All pending dates before Magistrate Judge Grewal will be vacated. A Case Management Conference is set for 6/19/2015 10:30 AM before Judge Ronald M. Whyte. Joint Case Management Statement due 6/12/2015. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 3/25/15.

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2 1 JONATHAN K. LEVINE (SBN: 220289) ELIZABETH C. PRITZKER (SBN: 146267) 2 SHIHO YAMAMOTO (SBN: 264741) PRITZKER LEVINE LLP 3 180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1390 Oakland, California 94612 (),/(' 4 Telephone: (415) 692-0772 5 Facsimile: (415) 366-6110 Email: jkl@pritzkerlevine.com; 6 ecp@pritzkerlevine.com; sy@pritzkerlevine.com 7 Counsel for Plaintiff Sterling 8 International Consulting Group 9 [Additional Counsel Appear on Signature Page] 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 STERLING INTERNATIONAL Case No. 5:15-cv-00807-RMW 13 CONSULTING GROUP, on behalf of itself 14 and all others similarly situated, STIPULATION AND Plaintiff, [] ORDER 15 16 v. 17 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC., LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and 18 SUPERFISH INC., 19 Defendants. 20 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND ] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-00964-RMW 2 CHRISTOPHER HALL, MATTHEW KELSO, MICHAEL MORICI, JAYNE 3 COSTANZO, RYAN BAUMGARTNER, LAURA BURNS, THOMAS CARNEY, 4 BEATRIZ DAVIS, DENNIS HASTY, WENDY DURAN and GABE DURAN, 5 individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 6 Plaintiff, 7 v. 8 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., 9 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED and SUPERFISH, INC., 10 Defendants. 11 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01044-RMW 12 RHONDA ESTRELLA, SONIA FEREZAN, 13 JOHN WHITTLE, and ALAN WOYT on behalf of themselves and all others similarly 14 situated, 15 Plaintiffs, 16 v. 17 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC. and SUPERFISH, INC., 18 Defendants. 19 This document also relates to: Case No. 3:15-cv-01069-RMW 20 KEN MARTINI, individually and on behalf 21 of all others similarly situated, 22 Plaintiff, 23 v. 24 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), Inc. 25 and SUPERFISH, INC., 26 Defendants. 27 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT 28 PAGE STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01113-RMW 2 JGX, INC. d/b/a LEFTY O'DOUL'S' individually and on behalf of a class of those 3 similarly situated, 4 Plaintiff, 5 v. 6 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, LENOVO 7 (UNITED STATES), INC., and SUPERFISH, INC., 8 9 Defendants. 10 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01122-RMW 11 STANLEY D. JOHNSON, individually and 12 on behalf of all others similarly situated, 13 Plaintiff, 14 v. 15 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., 16 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and SUPERFISH, INC., 17 Defendants. 18 19 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01125- RMW 20 MICHAEL SIMONOFF, individually and on 21 behalf of all others similarly situated, 22 Plaintiff, v. 23 24 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., and SUPERFISH, INC., 25 26 Defendants. 27 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE 28 STIPULATION AND [ ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01166-RMW 2 RUSSELL WOOD and THOMAS WILSON, individually and on behalf of all 3 others similarly situated, 4 Plaintiffs, 5 v. 6 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC., 7 LENOVO HOLDING COMPANY, INC., LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, and 8 SUPERFISH, INC., 9 Defendants. 10 11 This document also relates to: Case No. 3:15-cv-01177-RMW 12 MICHELLE BEHREN and MARY JANE BARBOSA, individually and on behalf of all 13 others similarly situated, 14 Plaintiffs, 15 v. 16 LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC. and 17 SUPERFISH INC., 18 Defendants. 19 This document also relates to: Case No. 3:15-cv-01206-RMW 20 21 ROBERT RAVENCAMP, on behalf of Himself and all others similarly situated, 22 Plaintiff, 23 v. 24 LENOVO (UNITED STATES), INC. and 25 SUPERFISH, INC., 26 Defendants. 27 CAPTION CONTINUED ON THE NEXT 28 PAGE STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 This document also relates to: Case No. 5:15-cv-01270-PSG 2 SUSAN WEBSTER SCHULTZ, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, 3 4 Plaintiff, 5 v. 6 LENOVO GROUP LIMITED, LENOVO 7 (UNITED STATES) INC. and SUPERFISH INC., 8 9 Defendants. 10 11 WHEREAS the above-referenced Plaintiffs filed the above-captioned cases; 12 WHEREAS the Schultz action was filed after the third motion to relate was filed and 13 has not yet been related to the other actions referenced above; 14 WHEREAS ten other putative class actions complaints have been filed to-date in 15 federal district courts throughout the United States by Plaintiffs asserting claims on behalf of 16 purchasers of computers manufactured by Lenovo containing software manufactured by 17 Defendant Superfish, Inc. ("Superfish") (collectively, including the above-captioned matters, 18 the "In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases"); 19 WHEREAS a motion is pending before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 20 ("JPML") to transfer and coordinate the In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases for pretrial 21 proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1407 ("MDL Motion"), and has not yet been set for 22 hearing before the JPML; 23 WHEREAS the parties uniformly support transfer and consolidation and disagree only 24 on the issue of where the cases should be consolidated; 25 WHEREAS the MDL Motion is not on the docket for the JPML's upcoming hearing 26 session, scheduled for March 26, 2015, and the next hearing session is scheduled for May 28, 27 2015; 28 -1- STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 WHEREAS, the parties anticipate that one or more consolidated complaints will be 2 filed in the In re Lenovo Adware Litig. cases; 3 WHEREAS the above-referenced Plaintiffs and Defendants Superfish and Lenovo 4 (United States) Inc. ("Lenovo") have agreed that an orderly schedule for any response to the 5 pleadings in the In re Lenovo Litig. cases would be more efficient for the parties and for the 6 Court; 7 WHEREAS the above-referenced Plaintiffs agree, subject to court approval, that the 8 deadline for Defendants Superfish and Lenovo to answer or otherwise respond to their 9 respective complaints shall be extended until forty-five days after the JPML issues an order 10 deciding the MDL Motion, or as otherwise ordered by the MDL transferee Court if the MDL 11 Motion is granted; 12 WHEREAS, the above-referenced Plaintiffs and Defendants Superfish and Lenovo 13 agree that preservation of evidence in the case is vital, that Defendants have received litigation 14 hold letters, that they are complying with and will continue to comply with all of their 15 evidence preservation obligations under governing law; 16 WHEREAS this Stipulation does not constitute a waiver by the parties of any of their 17 respective claims, defenses or any other rights or positions they may have with respect to the 18 same, including, with respect to Defendants, the defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, lack 19 of subject matter jurisdiction, improper venue, sufficiency of process or service of process; 20 Now, therefore, the above-referenced Plaintiffs and Defendants Superfish and Lenovo, 21 by and through their respective counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows: 22 1. The Schultz action shall be related to the other above-referenced actions and 23 transferred to this Court because it meets all of the criteria set forth in Civil L.R. 3-12 for a 24 related case; 25 2. The deadline for Defendants Superfish and Lenovo to answer or otherwise 26 respond to any of the complaints in the above-referenced cases shall be extended until forty- 27 five days after the JPML issues an order deciding the MDL Motion, or as otherwise ordered 28 by the MDL transferee Court if the MDL Motion is granted; -2- STIPULATION AND [ ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 3. This Stipulation does not constitute a waiver by the parties of any of their 2 respective claims, defenses or any other rights or positions they may have with respect to the 3 same, including, with respect to Defendants, the defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction, lack 4 of subject matter jurisdiction, improper venue, sufficiency of process, or service of process. 5 4. The parties agree that they are complying with and will continue to comply 6 with all evidentiary preservation obligations under governing law. 7 8 Dated: March 24, 2015 Respectfully submitted, 9 PRITZKER LEVINE LLP 10 By:_/s/ Jonathan K. Levine____________ 11 Jonathan K. Levine 12 Elizabeth C. Pritzker Shiho Yamamoto 13 180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1390 Oakland, California 94612 14 Telephone: (415) 692-0772 15 Facsimile: (415) 366-6110 Email: jkl@pritzkerlevine.com; 16 ecp@pritzkerlevine.com sy@pritzkerlevine.com 17 18 Counsel for Plaintiff in Sterling v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv- 19 807-RMW 20 KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP Laurence D. King 21 Linda Fong Mario Choi 22 By: /s/ Laurence D. King___________ 23 350 Sansome Street, Suite 400 24 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-4700 25 Facsimile: (415) 772-4707 lking@kaplanfox.com 26 lfong@kaplanfox.com 27 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Hall, et al. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv- 28 964-RMW -3- STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 GIRARD GIBBS LLP Daniel C. Girard 2 Eric H. Gibbs Adam E. Polk 3 By: /s/ Daniel C. Girard___________ 4 601 California Street, Suite 1400 5 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 981-4800 6 Facsimile: (415) 981-4846 dcg@girardgibbs.com 7 ehg@girardgibbs.com aep@girardgibbs.com 8 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Estrella, et al. v. 9 Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv-1044-RMW 10 COHELAN KHOURY & SINGER 11 Timothy D. Cohelan Isam C. Khoury 12 J. Jason Hill 13 By: /s/ Timothy D. Cohelan__________ 14 605 C Street, Suite 200 San Diego, California 92101 15 Telephone: (619) 595-3001 Facsimile: (619) 595-3000 16 tcohelan@ckslaw.com ikhoury@ckslaw.com 17 jhill@ckslaw.com 18 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Martini v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 4:15-cv- 19 1069-RMW 20 COTCHETT, PITRE & McCARTHY, LLP 21 Steven N. Williams Matthew K. Edling 22 By: /s/ Matthew K. Edling _________ 23 San Francisco Airport Office Center 24 840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200 Burlingame, CA 94010 25 Telephone: (650) 697-6000 Facsimile: (650) 697-0577 26 medling@cpmlegal.com 27 Counsel for Plaintiff in JGX, Inc. v. Lenovo Group Limited, et al., Case No. 5:15-cv-1113- 28 RMW -4- STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD William Federman 2 By: /s/ William Federman__________ 3 10205 N. Pennsylvania Avenue 4 Oklahoma City, OK 73120 Telephone: (405) 235-1560 5 Facsimile: (405(239-2112 wbf@federmanlaw.com 6 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Johnson v. Lenovo 7 (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv- 1122-RMW 8 SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL 9 KONECKY WOTKYNS LLP Todd M. Schneider 10 Mark T. Johnson 11 By: /s/ Todd M. Schneider 12 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000 13 San Francisco, California 94104 14 Telephone: (415) 421-7100 Facsimile: (415) 421-7105 15 tschneider@schneiderwallace.com 16 mjohnson@schneiderwallace.com 17 Counsel for Plaintiff in Simonoff v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-cv- 18 1125-RMW 19 WEITZ & LUXENBERG, P.C. 20 Robin L. Greenwald 21 James J. Bilsborrow Christopher B. Dalbey 22 By: /s/ Christopher B. Dalbey____ 23 24 700 Broadway New York, NY 10003 25 Telephone: (212) 558-5500 26 Facsimile: (212) 344-5461 27 1880 Century Park East, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90067 28 Telephone: (310) 247-0921 -5- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 Facsimile: (310) 786-9927 cdalbey@weitzlux.com 2 rgreenwald@weitzlux.com jbilsborrow@weitzlux.com 3 4 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Wood, et al. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 5 5-15-cv-1166-RMW 6 FARMER, JAFFE, WEISSING, 7 EDWARDS, FISTOS & LEHRMAN, P.L. Seth M. Lehrman 8 Steven R. Jaffe 9 By: /s/ Steven R. Jaffe_________________ 10 11 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 12 Telephone: (954) 524-2820 Facsimile: (954) 524-2822 13 seth@pathtojustice.com 14 steve@pathtojustice.com 15 Counsel for Plaintiff in Behren, et al. v. 16 Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-1177-RMW 17 STUEVE SIEGEL HANSON LLP 18 Jason S. Hartley 19 By: /s/ Jason S. Hartley__________ 20 21 550 West C Street, Suite 1750 22 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 400-5822 23 Facsimile: (619) 400-5832 24 hartley@stuevesiegel.com 25 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Ravencamp v. 26 Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-1206-RMW 27 SAVERI & SAVERI, INC. 28 R. Alexander Saveri -6- STIPULATION AND [ ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 Cadio Zirpoli Carl N. Hammarskjold 2 By: ___/s/ Cadio Zirpoli______________ 3 4 706 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94111 5 Telephone: (415) 217-6810 6 Facsimile: (415) 217-6813 rick@saveri.com 7 cadio@saveri.com carl@saveri.com 8 9 Counsel for Plaintiffs in Schultz v. Lenovo Group Limited, et al., Case No. 5:15-cv- 10 1270-PSG 11 FENWICK & WEST LLP Tyler G. Newby (CSB No. 205790) 12 By: /s/ Tyler G. Newby 13 555 California Street, 12th Floor 14 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 875-2300 15 Facsimile: (415) 281-1350 16 Counsel for Defendant Superfish, Inc. 17 DYKEMA GOSSETT LLP Daniel J. Stephenson 18 By: /s/ Daniel J. Stephenson___________ 19 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100 20 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Phone: (213) 457-1800 21 Fax: (213) 457-1850 dstephenson@dykema.com 22 Counsel for Defendant Lenovo (United States), 23 Inc. 24 25 26 27 28 -7- STIPULATION AND [] ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW 2 1 ORDER 2 Pursuant to Stipulation, it is SO ORDERED. 3 4 5 DATED: ___________ ___________________________________ HONORABLE RONALD M. WHYTE 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 7,W LV IXUWKHU RUGHUHG WKDW D &DVH 0DQDJHPHQW &RQIHUHQFH LV VHW IRU -XQH 8 DW D P 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -8- STIPULATION AND [ORDER CASE NO. 5:15-CV-00807-RMW