"The Apple iPod iTunes Anti-Trust Litigation"

Filing 573

MOTION for Leave to File Brief Response to Apples Objections to Plaintiffs Evidence Filed in Support of Reply in Support of Plaintiffs Renewed Motion for Class Certification filed by Melanie Tucker. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Bernay, Alexandra) (Filed on 4/11/2011)

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1 ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP 2 JOHN J. STOIA, JR. (141757) BONNY E. SWEENEY (176174) 3 THOMAS R. MERRICK (177987) ALEXANDRA S. BERNAY (211068) 4 CARMEN A. MEDICI (248417) 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 5 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619/231-1058 6 619/231-7423 (fax) johns@rgrdlaw.com 7 bonnys@rgrdlaw.com tmerrick@rgrdlaw.com 8 xanb@rgrdlaw.com cmedici@rgrdlaw.com 9 THE KATRIEL LAW FIRM 10 ROY A. KATRIEL (pro hac vice) 1101 30th Street, N.W., Suite 500 11 Washington, DC 20007 Telephone: 202/625-4342 12 202/330-5593 (fax) rak@katriellaw.com 13 Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs 14 [Additional counsel appear on signature page.] 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 16 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 17 SAN JOSE DIVISION 18 THE APPLE IPOD ITUNES ANTI-TRUST ) Lead Case No. C-05-00037-JW(HRL) 19 LITIGATION ) ) CLASS ACTION 20 ) ) REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF This Document Relates To: 21 ) RESPONSE TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO ) PLAINTIFFS’ EVIDENCE FILED IN ALL ACTIONS. 22 ) SUPPORT OF REPLY IN SUPPORT OF ) PLAINTIFFS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR 23 ) CLASS CERTIFICATION 24 JUDGE: DATE: TIME: CTRM: 25 26 27 28 617469_1 Hon. James Ware TBD TBD 8, 4th Floor 1 TO: ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD 2 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that as soon as the Court’s schedule allows, plaintiffs Melanie 3 Tucker, Mariana Rosen, and Somtai Charoensak (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) hereby move this Court 4 for leave to file a brief response to Apple’s Objections to Plaintiffs’ Evidence Filed in Support of 5 Reply in Support of Plaintiffs’ Renewed Motion for Class Certification (“Objections”). Plaintiffs 6 seek leave because matters raised in Apple’s Objections are contrary to the clear record and misstate 7 critical matters raised in the Reply Declaration of Roger G. Noll and in the Declaration of Alexandra 8 S. Bernay in Support of Reply Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Renewed Motion for Class 9 Certification (“Bernay Declaration”). Plaintiffs seek to submit a response of not more than four pages to address the Objections and 10 11 seek to cure certain alleged issues by submitting copies of documents cited in the Bernay 12 Declaration. 13 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES On Monday, April 4, 2011, Apple filed its Objections. This document makes a number of 14 15 objections to matters raised by Plaintiffs’ expert, Professor Roger G. Noll, in his Reply Declaration 16 and seeks to strike a number of paragraphs in the Bernay Declaration. Apple’s contentions regarding these critical evidentiary issues cannot go uncontested by 17 18 Plaintiffs. Without an opportunity to respond to the Objections, Plaintiffs will be severely 19 prejudiced prior to the planned April 18, 2011 hearings on Plaintiffs’ renewed motion for class 20 certification and Apple’s renewed motion for summary judgment. By this request, Plaintiffs seek 21 leave to file a brief response – no more than four pages – that addresses the issues raised by the 22 Objections. Plaintiffs also request leave to submit as exhibits copies of documents cited in the 23 Bernay Declaration to lay to rest Apple’s claimed objection to Plaintiffs’ citation to discovery24 related correspondence as well as a short Declaration from former Plaintiffs’ attorney Paula M 25 Roach. 26 Moreover, the Objections improperly include further argument on the motion in 27 contravention of Local Rule 7-3(d)(1) which provides that an objection to reply evidence “may not 28 include further argument on the motion.” Here, Apple has made a number of statements in its 617469_1 REQ FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF RESPONSE TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO PLTFS’ EVIDENCE FILED IN SUPPORT OF REPLY TO PLTFS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR CC - C-05-00037-JW(HRL) -1- 1 Objections that plainly constitute further argument on the motion. This further demonstrates why 2 Plaintiffs’ brief submission should be considered by the Court. 3 Plaintiffs’ request the Court consider this request on an expedited basis because of the 4 pending schedule for oral argument. 5 6 CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiffs’ request to respond to Apple’s Objections should be 7 granted. 8 DATED: April 11, 2011 Respectfully submitted, 9 ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP JOHN J. STOIA, JR. BONNY E. SWEENEY THOMAS R. MERRICK ALEXANDRA S. BERNAY CARMEN A. MEDICI 10 11 12 13 14 s/ Alexandra S. Bernay ALEXANDRA S. BERNAY 15 16 17 18 19 20 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619/231-1058 619/231-7423 (fax) THE KATRIEL LAW FIRM ROY A. KATRIEL 1101 30th Street, N.W., Suite 500 Washington, DC 20007 Telephone: 202/625-4342 202/330-5593 (fax) 21 Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs 22 27 BONNETT, FAIRBOURN, FRIEDMAN & BALINT, P.C. ANDREW S. FRIEDMAN FRANCIS J. BALINT, JR. ELAINE A. RYAN TODD D. CARPENTER 2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1000 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Telephone: 602/274-1100 602/274-1199 (fax) 28 BRAUN LAW GROUP, P.C. 23 24 25 26 617469_1 REQ FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF RESPONSE TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO PLTFS’ EVIDENCE FILED IN SUPPORT OF REPLY TO PLTFS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR CC - C-05-00037-JW(HRL) -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MICHAEL D. BRAUN 10680 West Pico Blvd., Suite 280 Los Angeles, CA 90064 Telephone: 310/836-6000 310/836-6010 (fax) MURRAY, FRANK & SAILER LLP BRIAN P. MURRAY JACQUELINE SAILER 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10016 Telephone: 212/682-1818 212/682-1892 (fax) GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP MICHAEL GOLDBERG 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 311 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: 310/201-9150 310/201-9160 (fax) 11 Additional Counsel for Plaintiffs 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 617469_1 REQ FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF RESPONSE TO APPLE’S OBJECTIONS TO PLTFS’ EVIDENCE FILED IN SUPPORT OF REPLY TO PLTFS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR CC - C-05-00037-JW(HRL) -3- 1 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on April 11, 2011, I authorized the electronic filing of the foregoing with 3 the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the 4 e-mail addresses denoted on the attached Electronic Mail Notice List, and I hereby certify that I 5 caused to be mailed the foregoing document or paper via the United States Postal Service to the non6 CM/ECF participants indicated on the attached Manual Notice List. 7 I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the 8 foregoing is true and correct. 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