"The Apple iPod iTunes Anti-Trust Litigation"

Filing 66

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Apple Computer, Inc.. (Strong, Tracy) (Filed on 4/25/2006)

"The Apple iPod iTunes Anti-Trust Litigation" Doc. 66 Case 5:05-cv-00037-JW Document 66 Filed 04/25/2006 Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Michael D. Braun (#167416) BRAUN LAW GROUP, P.C. 12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 920 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Telephone: (310) 442-7755 Facsimile: (310) 442-7756 Roy A. Katriel (pro hac vice) THE KATRIEL LAW FIRM 1101 30TH Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20007 Telephone: (202) 625-4342 Jacqueline Sailer Eric J. Belfi (pro hac vice) MURRAY, FRANK & SAILER LLP 275 Madison Avenue Suite 801 New York, NY 10016-1101 Telephone: (212) 682-1818 Facsimile: (212) 682-1892 Counsel for Plaintiff Robert A. Mittelstaedt #060359 Caroline N. Mitchell #143124 Tracy M. Strong #221540 JONES DAY 555 California Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 626-3939 Facsimile: (415) 875-5700 ramittelstaedt@jonesday.com cnmitchell@jonesday.com tstrong@jonesday.com Counsel for Defendant UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION THOMAS WILLIAM SLATTERY, Individually, And On Behalf Of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. APPLE COMPUTER, INC., Defendant. Case No. C 05 00037 JW CLASS ACTION JOINT FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT Date: May 8, 2006 Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: Courtroom 8, 4th Floor The parties to the above-entitled action jointly submit this Further Case Management Statement. C 05 00037 JW JOINT FURTHER CMC STATEMENT Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:05-cv-00037-JW Document 66 Filed 04/25/2006 Page 2 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The schedule for the case will depend on the Court's decision on the pending motion for leave to file the proposed second amended complaint. In the event that the Court grants the motion, the parties propose the following class discovery schedule. Defendant to serve written discovery to plaintiffs by May 15, 2006. Plaintiffs to respond to written discovery by June 15, 2006. Defendant to respond to previous written discovery served by Slattery by June 15, 2006. Plaintiffs to submit to depositions by August 15, 2006. Defendant proposes that, after that discovery, the parties may move for summary judgment or adjudication on the following schedule. Rule 56 motions: September 15, 2006. Oppositions: October 13, 2006. Reply: November 3, 2006. Hearing: November 20, 2006. Given that the Court has previously limited the initial round of discovery to that germane for plaintiff's class certification motion, plaintiff objects to defendant being allowed to file a motion for summary judgment prior to adjudication on the motion for class certification, and specifically objects to holding a hearing on summary judgment prior to the opportunity to obtain all pertinent discovery. Plaintiff also reserves the right to object to Rule 56 motions before class determination and reserves the right to request discovery necessary to meet any such motion. In defendant's view, plaintiffs will be able to obtain appropriate discovery in that the parties have agreed that plaintiffs can depose any summary judgment declarant not previously deposed. In addition, plaintiffs may use Rule 56(f) if they believe they need additional discovery to meet the summary judgment motions. Defendant proposes that if a party moves for summary judgment or adjudication, the schedule for determination of class certification will be set, if necessary, after the Rule 56 motion is decided. Plaintiff submits that class certification adjudication should proceed before any 2 C 05 00037 JW JOINT FURTHER CMC STATEMENT Case 5:05-cv-00037-JW Document 66 Filed 04/25/2006 Page 3 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 briefing or adjudication on summary judgment. If no party moves for summary judgment or adjudication, the parties agree to the following schedule for determination of class certification. Close of discovery relating to class certification issues: September 1, 2006. Plaintiffs to file motion for class certification: October 2, 2006. Defendant to file opposition to motion for class certification: November 3, 2006. Plaintiffs to file reply: November 20, 2006. Hearing on motion for class certification: December 11, 2006. If the Court denies the motion for leave to file the proposed second amended complaint, the parties will meet and confer on a schedule for any further proceedings. Dated: April 25, 2006 __/s/ Roy Katriel______________________ Roy A. Katriel (pro hac vice) THE KATRIEL LAW FIRM 1101 30TH Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20007 Telephone: (202) 625-4342 Facsimile: (202) 625-6774 Counsel for Plaintiff Dated: April 25, 2006 _/s/ Robert A. Mittelstaedt_______________ Robert A. Mittelstaedt JONES DAY 555 California Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415): 626-3939 Facsimile: (415) 875-5700 Counsel for Apple Computer, Inc. 3 C 05 00037 JW JOINT FURTHER CMC STATEMENT