Dunbar v. Google, Inc.

Filing 279

ORDER RE: MDL PANEL RULING. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on April 8, 2013. (lhklc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/8/2013)

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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 11 12 13 14 15 16 KEITH DUNBAR, individually and on Behalf of ) those similarly situated, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GOOGLE, INC., ) ) Defendant. ) ) Case No.: 5:12-cv-003305-LHK ORDER RE: MDL PANEL RULING 17 On April 1, 2013, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL 18 Panel”) ordered that this action be consolidated for pre-trial purposes with five other actions 19 pending in several districts. See ECF No. 272. The cases have been assigned to the undersigned 20 judge. See id. There is a motion for class certification pending in the instant action, which is 21 scheduled to be heard on April 18, 2013. By noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the parties to the 22 instant action shall file a joint status report in which the parties shall state: (1) the parties’ 23 understanding as to whether the plaintiffs who opposed consolidation will object to transfer and the 24 time-frame for resolution of those objections, if any1, and (2) the parties’ position(s) with respect to 25 how the Court should proceed in light of the MDL Panel’s Order. 26 27 28 1 As set forth in the transfer order, the Plaintiffs in the Northern District of Florida, District of Maryland, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania actions all opposed consolidation. See ECF No. 272 at 1. 1 Case No.: 12-CV-03305-LHK ORDER RE: MDL PANEL RULING 1 IT IS SO ORDERED. 2 Dated: April 8, 2013 _________________________________ LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge 3 4 5 6 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 2 Case No.: 12-CV-03305-LHK ORDER RE: MDL PANEL RULING