In Re Sony PS3 "Other OS" Litigation

Filing 39

MOTION to Relate Case Plaintiff Jonathan Huber's Administrative Motion to Relate Cases filed by Jonathan Huber. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Warshaw, Daniel) (Filed on 5/26/2010)

1 BRUCE L. SIMON (Bar No. 96241) bsimon@pswplaw.com 2 PEARSON, SIMON, WARSHAW & PENNY, LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450 3 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 433-9000 4 Facsimile: (415) 433-9008 5 MICHAEL P. LEHMANN (Bar No. 77152) mlehmann@hausfeldllp.com 6 HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3400 7 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 633-1908 8 Facsimile: (415) 358-4980 9 [Additional counsel listed on signature pages] 10 Attorneys for Plaintiff Jonathan Huber and All Others Similarly Situated 11 12 13 14 15 ANTHONY VENTURA, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, 16 Plaintiff, 17 vs. 18 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT 19 AMERICA INC., 20 Defendant. Case No. CV 10-1945 EDL The Honorable Elizabeth D. Laporte Case No. CV 10-1811 RS PLAINTIFF JONATHAN HUBER'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND DIVISION The Honorable Richard Seeborg 21 This document also relates to: 22 TODD DENSMORE and ANTAL HERZ, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly 23 situated, 24 25 vs. Plaintiffs, 26 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., a Delaware corporation, 27 Defendant. 28 814846.1 10-CV-02213 (DMR) PLAINTIFF JONATHAN HUBER'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES 1 This document also relates to: 2 JASON BAKER, SEAN BOSQUETT, FRANK BACHMAN, PAUL GRAHAM , and 3 PAUL VANNATA, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, 4 Plaintiffs, 5 vs. 6 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT 7 AMERICA, LLC successor to SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT 8 AMERICA, INC., 9 Defendant. Case No. 10-cv-1897 SC The Honorable Samuel Conti 10 This document also relates to: 11 KEITH WRIGHT, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, 12 Plaintiff, 13 vs. 14 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT 15 AMERICA INC.; and SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, LLC., 16 Defendants. 17 This document also relates to: 18 JONATHAN HUBER, on Behalf of Himself 19 and All Others Similarly Situated, 20 21 vs. Plaintiff, Case No. 10-cv-1975 JL The Honorable James Larson Case No. 10-cv-2213 DMR The Honorable Donna M. Ryu 22 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, LLC, formerly SONY 23 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., a Delaware corporation, 24 Defendant. 25 26 27 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12, Plaintiff Jonathan Huber, on behalf of himself and all 28 others similarly situated, brings this administrative motion to relate Huber v. Sony Computer 814846.1 10-CV-02213 (DMR) 2 PLAINTIFF JONATHAN HUBER'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES 1 Entertainment America, LLC, formerly Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Case No. 102 CV-02213 (DMR), filed May 21, 2010 and currently assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu, 3 to the following earlier-filed cases: 4 5 (RS); 6 2. Baker, et al. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC., successor to Sony 1. Ventura v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Case No. 10-CV-01811 7 Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Case No. 10-CV-01897 (SC); 8 3. Densmore, et al. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.., Case No. 10-CV- 9 01945 (EDL); and 10 4. Wright v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-CV- 11 01975 (JL). 12 Civil Local Rule 3-12(a) states that an action is related to another when the actions 13 "concern substantially the same parties, property, transaction or event" and it "appears likely that 14 there will be an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense or conflicting results if the 15 cases are conducted before different Judges." Each of the cases listed above meet Local Rule 316 12's criteria for relatedness. All are putative nationwide class actions brought on behalf of 17 purchasers of PlayStation® 3s ("PS3") with the "Other OS" feature. All arise from Sony 18 Computer Entertainment America, LLC's release of the Firmware Update 3.21, which disabled the 19 "Other OS" feature. All allege overlapping causes of action, such as breaches of warranty and 20 violation of California consumer laws. Finally, all of the cases involve the same defendant. 21 On May 20, 2010, the Honorable Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California 22 issued an order relating the cases Densmore, et al. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., 23 Baker, et al. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC., and Wright v. Sony Computer 24 Entertainment America, Inc., et al to the case Ventura v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, 25 Inc. See Ventura v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Case No. 10-cv-01811, Docket 26 No. 37. 27 Based on the above mentioned similarities, and on the Honorable Richard Seeborg's order 28 relating the foregoing cases, there will be an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense 814846.1 10-CV-02213 (DMR) 3 PLAINTIFF JONATHAN HUBER'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES 1 or conflicting results if these cases are not deemed related and assigned to a single Judge. Relating 2 these cases will promote the just and efficient conduct of these actions. Accordingly, Plaintiff 3 Jonathan Huber, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, respectfully requests that 4 this case be deemed related to the above-listed cases. 5 DATED: May 26, 2010 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 814846.1 By: /s/ DANIEL L. WARSHAW BRUCE L. SIMON (Bar No. 96241) bsimon@pswplaw.com PEARSON, SIMON, WARSHAW & PENNY, LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 433 9000 Facsimile: (415) 433 9008 MICHAEL P. LEHMANN (Bar No. 77152) mlehmann@hausfeldllp.com HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3400 Telephone: (415) 633-1908 Facsimile: (415) 693-0770 DANIEL L. WARSHAW (Bar No. 185365) dwarshaw@pswplaw.com PEARSON, SIMON, WARSHAW & PENNY, LLP 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 400 Sherman Oaks, California 91403 Telephone: (818) 788-8300 Facsimile: (818) 788-8104 MICHAEL D. HAUSFELD* mhausfeld@hausfeldllp.com JAMES J. PIZZIRUSSO* HAUSFELD LLP 1700 K Street NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 540-7200 Facsimile: (202) 540-7201 Attorneys for Plaintiff Jonathan Huber and All Others Similarly Situated *Admission to practice pro hac vice to be submitted 10-CV-02213 (DMR) 4 PLAINTIFF JONATHAN HUBER'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES