In Re Sony PS3 "Other OS" Litigation

Filing 40

Declaration of Daniel L. Warshaw in Support of 39 MOTION to Relate Case Plaintiff Jonathan Huber's Administrative Motion to Relate Cases filed byJonathan Huber. (Related document(s) 39 ) (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 DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. WARSHAW IN SUPPORT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES The Honorable Richard Seeborg UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND DIVISION 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 814848.1 10-CV-02213 (DMR) DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. WARSHAW IN SUPPORT OF 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 28 814848.1 I, DANIEL L. WARSHAW, declare: 1. I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California and the Northern 10-CV-02213 (DMR) 2 DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. WARSHAW IN SUPPORT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES 1 District of California. I am a partner with the firm of Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, LLP, 2 one of the law firms representing Plaintiff Jonathan Huber. I am making this declaration in 3 support of Mr. Huber's administrative motion to relate cases. I have personal knowledge of the 4 facts set forth herein and could competently testify to them if called as a witness. 5 2. Attached hereto as Exhibit "A" is a true and correct copy of the Complaint filed in 6 Huber v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC, formerly Sony Computer Entertainment 7 America, Inc. ("Huber"). Huber is currently assigned to the Honorable Donna M. Ryu, Magistrate 8 Judge. The Huber case is a putative nationwide class action brought on behalf of purchasers of 9 PlayStation® 3s ("PS3") with the "Other OS" feature. It arises from Sony Computer 10 Entertainment America, LLC's release of the Firmware Update 3.21, which disabled the "Other 11 OS" feature. It alleges causes of action for breaches of express and implied warranties, 12 conversion, and violations of numerous California and federal consumer protection laws. 13 3. No defendants have yet appeared in Huber or the apparently related cases. Civil 14 Local Rule 3-12 requires parties to "promptly file" any motions to relate cases. Accordingly, 15 Plaintiff was unable to obtain a stipulation to relate these cases. 16 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the 17 foregoing is true and correct. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 814848.1 Executed this 26th day of May, 2010, at Sherman Oaks, California. By: /s/ DANIEL L. WARSHAW 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 10-CV-02213 (DMR) 3 DECLARATION OF DANIEL L. WARSHAW IN SUPPORT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES