Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al

Filing 459

Consent MOTION for Joinder by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Inc., Sage Publications, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rains, John)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, et al., Plaintiffs, Civil Action File No.1:08-CV-1425-ODE v. MARK P. BECKER, in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al., Defendants. CONSENT MOTION TO JOIN PARTIES Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(c), Plaintiffs respectfully request that Oxford University Press, LLC (OUP, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company, and Oxford University Press USA (OUP USA), an unincorporated branch of The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford trading as Oxford University Press (the “University”), be joined as plaintiffs. Oxford University Press, Inc. (“OUP, Inc.”) was converted into a limited liability company, OUP, LLC, and OUP USA administers the assets that OUP, Inc. transferred to the University in March 2012. Plaintiffs’ counsel have conferred with Defendants’ counsel, and Defendants consent to this motion. 1009288.1 Respectfully submitted this 28th day of September, 2012. /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, Georgia 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 Plaintiffs 1009288.1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that I have this day filed the foregoing CONSENT MOTION TO JOIN PARTIES with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF filing system which will send e-mail notification of such filing to opposing counsel as follows: John W. Harbin, Esq. Natasha H. Moffitt, Esq. Mary Katherine Bates, Esq. KING & SPALDING LLP 1180 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Katrina M. Quicker, Esq. Richard W. Miller, Esq. BALLARD SPAHR, LLP 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Anthony B. Askew, Esq. Stephen M. Schaetzel, Esq. MCKEON, MEUNIER, CARLIN & CURFMAN, LLC 817 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 900 Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Mary Jo Volkert, Esq. Assistant State Attorney General 40 Capitol Square Atlanta, Georgia 30334 This 28th day of September, 2012. /s/ John H. Rains IV John H. Rains IV 1009288.1