Davis Wright Tremaine LLP v. Heller Ehrman LLP

Filing 6

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 05/10/2013. (crblc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2013)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 IN RE HELLER EHRMAN LLP, 12 Liquidating Debtor. No. CV 13-01775 CRB CV 13-01890 CRB CV 13-01891 CRB CV 13-01892 CRB 13 14 15 Plaintiff, 16 17 18 v. ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP ET AL., Defendants. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER DENYING MOTIONS FOR LEAVE TO FILE INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL HELLER EHRMAN LLP / These four cases stem from the dissolution of the law firm Heller Ehrman LLP. (“Heller”). Defendants seek leave from this Court to appeal from the Bankruptcy Court’s interlocutory summary judgment ruling on fraudulent transfer claims brought by Heller’s plan administrator. Having considered whether the appeal presents a controlling question of law as to which there is substantial ground for difference of opinion, and whether an immediate appeal would materially advance the ultimate termination of the litigation, see 28 // // // 1 U.S.C. § 158(a)(3); In re Belli, 268 B.R. 851, 858 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2001); Oliner v. 2 Kontrabecki, 305 B.R. 510, 527 (N.D. Cal. 2004), the Court DENIES the motions. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 6 Dated: May 10, 2013 CHARLES R. BREYER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 G:\CRBALL\2013\1775\order re interloc appeal v2.wpd 2