Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al

Filing 243

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time Complete Briefing on Defendants' 239 MOTION to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c) by J. L. Albert, Mark P. Becker, Kenneth R. Bernard, Jr, James A. Bishop, Cambridge University Press, Hugh A. Carter, Jr, William H. Cleveland, Robert F. Hatcher, Ronald Henry, Felton Jenkins, W. Mansfield Jennings, Jr, James R. Jolly, Donald M. Leebern, Jr, Eldridge McMillan, William NeSmith, Jr, Oxford University Press, Inc., Doreen Stiles Poitevint, Willis J. Potts, Jr, Wanda Yancey Rodwell, Sage Publications, Inc., Nancy Seamans, Kessel Stelling, Jr, Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III, Richard L. Tucker, Allan Vigil. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rains, John) Modified on 11/17/2010 in order to update docket text (ank).

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, et al., Plaintiffs, -vMARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al., Defendants. JOINT MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO COMPLETE BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS Plaintiffs Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Inc., and Sage Publications, Inc. (collectively "Plaintiffs") and Defendants Mark P. Becker, Ron Henry, Nancy Seamans, J.L. Albert, Kenneth R. Bernard, 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. Leebern, 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 in their official capacities only (collectively "Defendants"), by and through their undersigned counsel, respectfully request that 818391.1 Civil Action File No.1:08-CV-1425-ODE this Court enter an order extending the parties' time to file opposition and reply briefs on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c). In support of their motion the parties show as follows: 1. On November 4, 2010, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss Under Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(c). Dkt. No. 239. Pursuant to this Court's Local Rules, Plaintiffs' opposition brief is currently due on November 22, 2010 and Defendants' reply brief is due on December 9, 2010. 2. Because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and because two of Plaintiffs' counsel are currently on trial in another matter, the parties agree and consent to a two-week extension for Plaintiffs' to respond to Defendants' motion. The proposed extension would be until December 6, 2010. To account for the December holidays and to afford Defendants an equal extension, the parties also agree and consent that Defendants' reply brief should be due on January 6, 2011. The parties therefore respectfully request that this Court grant the requested extensions. For the Court's convenience, a proposed order is attached hereto as Exhibit A. 818391.1 2 Respectfully submitted this 16th day of November, 2010. /s/ John H. Rains IV Edward B. Krugman Georgia Bar No. 429927 John H. Rains IV Georgia Bar No. 556052 BONDURANT, MIXSON & ELMORE, LLP 1201 West Peachtree Street NW Suite 3900 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 881-4100 R. Bruce Rich (pro hac vice) Randi Singer (pro hac vice) Jonathan Bloom (pro hac vice) Todd D. Larson (pro hac vice) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 767 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10153 Attorneys for the Plaintiffs /s/ Stephen M. Schaetzel (with express permission) 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 KING & SPALDING, LLP 1180 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309 818391.1 3 Kristina M. Quicker Georgia Bar No. 590859 BALLARD SPAHR, LLP 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Mary Jo Volkert Georgia Bar No. 728755 Assistant Attorney General 40 Capitol Square Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Attorneys for the Defendants 818391.1 4 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(D), I hereby certify that this document complies with the font and point selections set forth in Local Rule 5.1. This document was prepared in Times New Roman 14 point font. /s/ John H. Rains IV John H. Rains IV 818391.1 5 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that I have this day filed the foregoing JOINT MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO COMPLETE BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF filing system which will automatically send e-mail notification of such filing to the following attorneys of record: Anthony B. Askew, Esq. Stephen M. Schaetzel, Esq. Kristen A. Swift, Esq. C. Suzanne Johnson, Esq. King & Spalding 1180 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Kristina M. Quicker, Esq. BALLARD SPAHR, LLP 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309 Mary Jo Volkert, Esq. Assistant S. Attorney General 40 Capitol Square Atlanta, Georgia 30334 This 16th day of November, 2010. /s/ John H. Rains IV John H. Rains IV 818391.1 6