Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al

Filing 239

MOTION to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c) with Brief In Support by J. L. Albert, Mark P. Becker, Kenneth R. Bernard, Jr, James A. Bishop, Frederick E. Cooper, Larry R. Ellis, Robert F. Hatcher, Felton Jenkins, W. Mansfield Jennings, Jr, James R. Jolly, Donald M. Leebern, Jr, William NeSmith, Jr, Risa Palm, Doreen Stiles Poitevint, Willis J. Potts, Jr, Wanda Yancey Rodwell, Nancy Seamans, Kessel Stelling, Jr, Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III, Richard L. Tucker, Allan Vigil, Larry Walker. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Brief Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c))(Quicker, Katrina)

Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al Doc. 239 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 DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER RULES 12(b)(1) AND 12(c) COME NOW all Defendants in this action and file this Motion to Dismiss under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) and 12(c). Plaintiffs Cambridge University Press; Oxford University Press, Inc.; and SAGE Publications, Inc.'s (collectively, "Plaintiffs'") copyright infringement claims against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Georgia State University Administrators (collectively, "Defendants") in their official capacities fail for want of subject matter jurisdiction under Rule 12(b)(1) and on the pleadings under Rule 12(c). Dockets.Justia.com WHEREFORE, for all the reasons stated in Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c), Defendants hereby move for dismissal of Plaintiffs' Complaint. A proposed order is attached for the Court's consideration. Respectfully submitted this 4th day of November, 2010. 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 /s/ Katrina M. Quicker 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 2 KING & SPALDING LLP 1180 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 572-4600 (404) 572-5100 (facsimile) Katrina M. Quicker Georgia Bar No. 590859 BALLARD SPAHR LLP 999 Peachtree St., Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 303039-3915 (678) 420-9300 (678) 420-9301 (facsimile) Attorneys for Defendants 3 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' MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER RULES 12(b)(1) AND 12(c) 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/ Katrina M. Quicker Katrina M. Quicker Georgia Bar No. 590859 BALLARD SPAHR LLP 999 Peachtree St., Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 303039-3915 (678) 420-9300 (678) 420-9301 (facsimile) Attorney for Defendants 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, et al., Plaintiffs, -vs.MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al., Defendants. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that, on this 4th day of November, 2010, I have electronically filed the foregoing DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER RULES 12(b)(1) AND 12(c) 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: Civil Action No. 1:08-CV-1425-ODE 5 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/ Katrina M. Quicker Katrina M. Quicker Georgia Bar No. 590859 BALLARD SPAHR LLP 999 Peachtree St., Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 303039-3915 (678) 420-9300 (678) 420-9301 (facsimile) Email of filer: QuickerK@BallardSpahr.com Attorney for Defendants 6