Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc.
ORDER RE DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMENTATORS ON ISSUES IN THIS CASE. Signed by Judge Alsup on August 7, 2012. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/7/2012)
1 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 4 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 7 ORACLE AMERICA, INC., 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff, v. ORDER RE DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMENTATORS ON ISSUES IN THIS CASE GOOGLE INC., Defendant. / 12 13 No. C 10-03561 WHA The Court is concerned that the parties and/or counsel herein may have retained or paid 14 print or internet authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have and/or may publish 15 comments on the issues in this case. Although proceedings in this matter are almost over, they 16 are not fully over yet and, in any event, the disclosure required by this order would be of use on 17 appeal or on any remand to make clear whether any treatise, article, commentary or analysis on 18 the issues posed by this case are possibly influenced by financial relationships to the parties or 19 counsel. Therefore, each side and its counsel shall file a statement herein clear identifying all 20 authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have reported or commented on any issues in 21 this case and who have received money (other than normal subscription fees) from the party or 22 its counsel during the pendency of this action. This disclosure shall be filed by NOON ON 23 FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012. 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 27 28 Dated: August 7, 2012. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE