Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al

Filing 453

NOTICE Of Filing of Defendants' Third Supplemental Statement to Defendants' 444 Detailed Request for an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Other Costs by J. L. Albert, C. Dean Alford, Mark P. Becker, Kenneth R. Bernard, Jr, Larry R. Ellis, Rutledge A. Griffin, Jr, Robert F. Hatcher, C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr, W. Mansfield Jennings, Jr, James R. Jolly, Donald M. Leebern, Jr, William NeSmith, Jr, Risa Palm, Doreen Stiles Poitevint, Willis J. Potts, Jr, Neil L. Pruitt, Jr, Nancy Seamans, Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III, Richard L. Tucker, Larry Walker, Philip A. Wilheit, Sr (Askew, Anthony) Modified on 9/12/2012 in order to correct document link (anc).

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS; OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, INC.; SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC., Plaintiffs v. MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as President of Georgia State University, et al. Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08-CV-1425-ODE DEFENDANTS’ THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT TO DEFENDANTS’ DETAILED REQUEST FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND OTHER COSTS Defendants respectfully provide the following third supplemental statement to their Detailed Request for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Other Costs. Defendants filed their Detailed Request for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs and accompanying Memorandum in Support (hereinafter referred to as “Detailed Request”) on August 24, 2012. Defendants thereafter filed a Supplemental Statement to Defendants’ Detailed Request for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Other Costs (hereinafter referred to as “First Supplemental Statement”) on September 6, 2012. After conferring with opposing counsel regarding Plaintiffs’ 1 objections to the Detailed Request, Defendants filed a Second Supplemental Statement to Defendants’ Detailed Request for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Other Costs (hereinafter referred to as “Second Supplemental Statement”) on September 7, 2012. Plaintiffs filed their Objections to Defendants’ Request for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs (hereinafter referred to as “Plaintiffs’ Objections”) on September 10, 2012. At the request of the Court in its August 10, 2012 Order, Defendants conferred with Plaintiffs’ counsel regarding Plaintiffs’ objections to the Detailed Request. In Defendants’ Second Supplemental Statement, Defendants withdrew their request for attorneys’ fees related to raising the sovereign immunity defense. See Dkt. No. 448 at 2. In Plaintiffs’ Objections, Plaintiffs identified additional time entries related to raising the sovereign immunity defense. See Dkt. No. 451, at 10 and Ex. 5. After reviewing these additional time entries, Defendants agree that the additional time entries identified by Plaintiffs do relate to raising the sovereign immunity defense. The attorneys’ fees associated with these additional time entries are in the amount of $16,577.25. Defendants hereby withdraw their request for attorneys’ fees as to these additional time entries related to raising the sovereign immunity defense. 2 Therefore, based on the foregoing, Defendants respectfully request that the award of attorneys’ fees and costs be adjusted to the following amounts: Attorneys’ fees: Costs: $2,953,493.71 $85,746.39 Defendants further note that in Plaintiffs’ Objections, Plaintiffs moved this Court to stay a determination of attorneys’ fees and costs pending appeal. Defendants will oppose such a stay and will respond by the deadline for such a response. Defendants will address Plaintiffs’ objections to the Detailed Request at the hearing on September 14, 2012. Respectfully submitted this 11th day of September, 2012. SAMUEL S. OLENS Georgia Bar No. 551540 Attorney General R.O. LERER Georgia Bar No. 446962 Deputy Attorney General DENISE E. WHITING-PACK Georgia Bar No. 558559 MARY JO VOLKERT Georgia Bar No. 728755 Assistant Attorney General McKEON, MEUNIER, CARLIN & CURFMAN, LLC 3 /s/ Anthony B. Askew Anthony B. Askew Georgia Bar No. 025300 Special Assistant Attorney General Stephen M. Schaetzel Georgia Bar No. 628653 Robin L. Gentry Georgia Bar No. 289899 McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC 817 W. Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 900 Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Phone: (404) 645-7700 Fax: (404) 645-7707 Email: taskew@m2iplaw.com sschaetzel@m2iplaw.com Katrina M. Quicker Special Assistant Attorney General Georgia Bar No. 590859 Richard W. Miller Georgia Bar No. 065257 BALLARD SPAHR LLP 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30309-3915 Telephone: (678) 420-9300 Facsimile: (678) 420-9301 Email: quickerk@ballardspahr.com Counsel for Defendants 4 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’ THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT TO DEFENDANTS’ DETAILED REQUEST FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND OTHER COSTS 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/ Anthony B. Askew Anthony B. Askew Georgia Bar No. 025300 McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC 817 W. Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 900 Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Phone: (404) 645-7700 Fax: (404) 645-7707 Email: taskew@m2iplaw.com 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS; OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, INC.; SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC., Plaintiffs v. MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as President of Georgia State University, et al. Defendants ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08-CV-1425-ODE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that, on this 11th day of September 2012, I have electronically filed the foregoing DEFENDANTS’ THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT TO DEFENDANTS’ DETAILED REQUEST FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND OTHER COSTS 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 6 record: Edward B. Krugman krugman@bmelaw.com 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 Telephone: (404) 881-4100 Facsimile: (404) 881-4111 R. Bruce Rich Jonathan Bloom 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/ Anthony B. Askew Anthony B. Askew Georgia Bar No. 025300 McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC 817 W. Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 900 Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Phone: (404) 645-7700 Fax: (404) 645-7707 Email: taskew@m2iplaw.com 7