Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al

Filing 203

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Plaintiffs' 202 Motion to Exclude the Putative Expert Testimony of Kenneth D. Crews with Brief In Support by J. L. Albert, Kenneth R. Bernard, Jr, James A. Bishop, Robert F. Hatcher, Felton Jenkins, W. Mansfield Jennings, Jr, James R. Jolly, Donald M. Leebern, Jr, William NeSmith, Jr, Doreen Stiles Poitevint, Willis J. Potts, Jr, Wanda Yancey Rodwell, Kessel Stelling, Jr, Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III, Richard L. Tucker, Allan Vigil, Mark P. Becker, Nancy Seamans, Risa Palm, Frederick E. Cooper, Larry R. Ellis, Larry Walker. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Courtney) Modified on 4/26/2010 in order to update docket text (ank).

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al., Defendants. Case No. 1:08-CV-1425-ODE MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUTATIVE EXPERT TESTIMONY OF KENNETH D. CREWS, AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT Defendants Mark P. Becker, Ron Henry, Nancy Seamans, J.L. Albert, Kenneth R. Bemar1' Jr. , James A. Bishop, Hugh A. Carter, Jr. , William H. Cleveland, Robert F. Hatcher, Felton Jenkins, W. Mansfield Jennings, Jr., James R. Jolly, Donald M. Leebem, Jr., Elridge McMillan, William NeSmith, Jr., Doreen Stiles Poitevint, Willis J. Potts, Jr., Wanda Yancey Rodwell, Kessel Stelling, Jr., Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III, Richard L. Tucker, and Allan Vigil (collectively "Defendants"), pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(b), respectfully request a fourteen (14) day extension of time for Defendants to move, plead, or ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' Motion to Exclude the Putative Expert Testimony of Kenneth D. Crews (the "Motion") (Doc. No. 202). Defendants received a copy of Plaintiffs' Motion on April 13, 2010. Under the local rules of this Court, Defendants must respond to the Motion within fourteen (14) days -- on or before April 27, 2010. See L.R. 7.1B. This fourteenday period overlaps with Defendants' work on their Reply brief in support of their Motion for Summary Judgment (due to this Court on Monday, April 26, 2010). Although Defendants believe that the Motion is unjustified, Defendants are compelled to respond in detail to the Motion to avoid any risk of a decision by this Court to grant the Motion. Because of the timing of the Motion, Defendants believe a fourteen (14) day extension will allow for a thorough investigation and detailed response from Defendants. Prior to filing this motion for extension of time, Defendants requested consent from counsel for Plaintiffs. Counsel indicated that they would not consent to the requested period of fourteen (14) days for the extension and instead indicated that they would only consent to a three (3) day extension. Defendants believe that a three (3) day extension will not provide a sufficient amount of time for an adequate response to the Motion. 2 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 Accordingly, Defendants respectfully move this Court for an extension of time to and including May 11, 2010 within which Defendants may move, plead, or otherwise respond to the Motion. For the Court's convenience, a Proposed Order Extending Time is attached hereto as Exhibit A. Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of April, 2010. 3 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 THURBERT E. BAKER Georgia Bar No. 033887 Attorney General R. O. LERER Georgia Bar No. 446962 Deputy Attorney General DENISE E. WHITING-PACK Georgia Bar No. 558559 Senior Assistant Attorney General MARY JO VOLKERT Georgia Bar No. 728755 Assistant Attorney General KING & SPALDING LLP /s/ C. Suzanne Johnson Anthony B. Askew Georgia Bar No. 025300 Special Assistant Attorney General Stephen M. Schaetzel Georgia Bar No. 628653 Kristen A. Swift Georgia Bar No. 702536 C. Suzanne Johnson Georgia Bar No. 321398 Attorneys for Defendants 4 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE I hereby certify, pursuant to L.R. 5.1B and 7.1D of the Northern District of Georgia, that the foregoing Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Exclude the Putative Expert Testimony of Kenneth D. Crews, and Memorandum in Support complies with the font and point selections approved by the Court in L.R. 5.1B. The foregoing pleading was prepared on a computer using 14-point Times New Roman font. /s/ C. Suzanne Johnson C. Suzanne Johnson Georgia Bar No. 321398 5 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al., Defendants. Case No. 1:08-CV-1425-ODE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that, on this 23rd day of April, 2010, I have electronically filed the foregoing Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Exclude the Putative Expert Testimony of Kenneth D. Crews, and Memorandum in Support with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system, which will automatically send e-mail notification of such filing to the following attorneys of record: 6 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1 Edward B. Krugman krugman@bmelaw.com Georgia Bar No. 429927 Corey F. Hirokawa hirokawa@bmelaw.com Georgia Bar No. 357087 John H. Rains IV Georgia Bar No. 556052 BONDURANT, MIXSON & ELMORE, LLP 1201 West Peachtree Street NW Suite 3900 Atlanta, GA 30309 Telephone: (404) 881-4100 Facsimile: (404) 881-4111 R. Bruce Rich Randi Singer Todd D. Larson WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 767 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10153 Telephone: (212) 310-8000 Facsimile: (212) 310-8007 /s/ C. Suzanne Johnson C. Suzanne Johnson Georgia Bar No. 321398 7 ATL_IMANAGE-6912203.1