In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation

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ORDER REGARDING JULY 12, 2013 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT LETTER. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on 7/14/2013. (lhklc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/14/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 IN RE HIGH-TECH EMPLOYEE ANTITRUST LITIGATION Master Docket No. 11-CV-2509-LHK 13 THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: ORDER REGARDING JULY 12, 2013 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT LETTER 14 ALL ACTIONS 11 12 15 16 On July 12, 2013, Class Counsel filed a letter informing the Court that Class Counsel has 17 reached an agreement with Defendants Pixar and Lucasfilm Ltd. to settle all individual and class 18 claims alleged in the Consolidated Amended Complaint on behalf of the proposed Technical Class. 19 See ECF No. 453. The Court looks forward to all parties’ Joint Settlement Status Report on Friday, 20 July 19, 2013. 21 In light of these anticipated settlements, as well as others that may be noticed by July 19, 22 2013, the Court believes that these settlements may impact the pending Supplemental Motion for 23 Class Certification. Accordingly, by Friday, July 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., each side in this litigation 24 may file a brief, not to exceed five pages, explaining the impact of the settlements on the pending 25 Supplemental Motion for Class Certification, which is currently set for hearing on August 8, 2013. 26 The Court will not allow responsive or reply briefs. Therefore, prior to filing these briefs, lead trial 27 counsel shall meet and confer in person and exchange draft briefs, on a schedule to be determined 28 by Class Counsel and Defense Counsel. The Court will not permit any new legal theories or Master Docket No. 11-CV-02509-LHK ORDER REGARDING JULY 12, 2013 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT LETTER 1 arguments. The briefs shall be limited to what impact, if any, the settlements have on the fully 2 briefed Supplemental Motion for Class Certification. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 6 Dated: July 14, 2013 _________________________________ LUCY H. KOH 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 Master Docket No. 11-CV-02509-LHK ORDER REGARDING JULY 12, 2013 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT LETTER