Levitte v. Google Inc.

Filing 5

MOTION to Relate C08-3369 JW, C08-3452 RMW, C08-3888 SI Cases filed by Pulaski & Middleman, LLC. (Saveri, Guido) (Filed on 9/2/2008) Modified on 9/3/2008 (cv, COURT STAFF).

Levitte v. Google Inc. Doc. 5 1, 2 J 4 5 6 7 Guido Saveri (022349) guido@saveri.com R. Alexander Saveri (173102) rick@saveri.com Cadio Zirpoli (179108) cadio@saveri.com SAVERI & SAVERI, INC. 1l I Pine Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA 94lll-5619 Telephone: (415) 217 -6810 Facsimile: (415) 217 -6813 I 9 10 11. 12 13 1,4 15 1,6 Terry Gross (103878) teny@gbs-law.com Adam C. Belsky (147800) adam@gba-law.com Monique Alonso (127078) monique@gba-law.com GROSS BELSKY ALONSO LLP 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2200 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 544-0200 Facsimile: (415) 544-0201 Attorneys for Pulaski & Middleman, LLC 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 18 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 19 SAN JOSE DIVISION 20 2't, 22 23 24 HAL K. LEVITTE, individually and on behalf of all others similarlv situated. Plaintiff, Case No. 08-03369-JW PLAINTIFF PULASKI & MIDDLEMAN, LLC'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER \ilHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED GOOGLE, 25 26 27 28 a Delaware corporation, Defendant. ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED cASE NO. 08-03369-JW Dockets.Justia.com 't This Document Relates to: 2 J n PULASKI & MIDDLEMAN, LLC, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, V, 4 5 6 GOOGLE, fNC., a Delaware corporation, Defendant. I 9 TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: 10 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that plaintiff Pulaski & Middleman, LLC submits this 11, Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related pursuant to Civil Local 12 Rule 3-12. 13 1.4 A. I RELATED CASES 1. 2. filed July 17 Levitte v. Google, Inc., ("Levitte") Case No. 08-03369-JW, complaint filed July and assigned to the Honorable James Ware. 15 1.6 l, 2008 in the Northern District of Califomia RK llest, Inc. v. Google, Inc., ("RK West") Case No. 08-03452-RS, complaint ,2008 in the Northern District of California and assigned to the Honorable Ronald 17 18 V/hyte.l 19 3. Pulaski & Middleman, LLC v. Google, Inc., ("Pulaski & Middlemøn") Case No. 20 08-3888-SI, complaint filed August 14, 2008 in the Northern District of California and assigned 21, to the Honorable Susan Illston. 22 23 B. RELATIONSHIP OF THE ACTIONS This administrative motion is made on the grounds that the three actions referred to above 24 involve substantially similar subject matter: Google AdWord's misleading practice of charging 25 26 27 28 ' On August29,2008, plaintiff RK West filed an Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases Should Be Related, also seeking to relate the three above-mentioned actions before the Honorable James Ware. ) ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NO. 08-03369-JW T for ads placed on parked domain and error pages. Plaintiffs in Levitte, RK West, and Pulaski & Middleman all assert claims for violations of California Business and Professions Code asainst the same sole defendant. 2 J 4 5 6 It appears likely that there will be an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense or the possibility of conflicting results if the cases are conducted before different Judges. Relating the cases will help eliminate duplicative discovery, prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings, and conserve the resources ofthe parties, their counsel, and thejudiciary. n 8 9 C. CONCLUSION The actions referred to above satisfy the criteria of Rule 3-12. Therefore plaintiff Pulaski 10 1't. & Middleman, LLC respectfully requests that the cases be deemed related and that they be assigned to the Honorable James Ware, the Judge assigned to the low numbered case, Levitte v. 12 13 Google, Inc., Case No. 08-03369-JV/. 't4 L5 DATED: September 2, 2008 SAVERI & SAVERI.INC. 16 17 18 /s/ Cqdio Zirpoli Guido Saveri (22349) R. Alexander Saveri (173102) Cadio Zirpoli (179108) 111 Pine Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, 19 20 2't CA 94lII Telephone: (415) 217 -6810 22 23 24 25 Terry Gross (103878) Adam C. Belsky (147800) Monique Alonso (127078) GROSS BELSKY ALONSO LLP 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2200 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone : (41 5) 5 44-0200 Attorneys for Pulaski & Middleman, LLC 26 27 28 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NO. 08-03369-JV/