TimesLines, Inc v. Facebook, Inc.

Filing 133

MOTION by Plaintiff TimesLines, Inc, Counter Defendant TimesLines, Incin limine No. 5 to Bar Evidence or Reference to Advice of Counsel Defense (Albritton, Douglas)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION TIMELINES, INC. Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant v. FACEBOOK, INC. Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No.: 11 CV 6867 HONORABLE JOHN W. DARRAH Jury Trial Demanded TIMELINES’ MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 5 TO BAR ARGUMENTS AND EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AN ADVICE OF COUNSEL DEFENSE Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Timelines, Inc. (“Timelines”), through its attorneys, Reed Smith LLP, moves this Court, under Federal Rules of Evidence 401, 402 and 403, to enter an order in limine barring Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), as well as Facebook’s attorneys, witnesses, and all other persons involved in this case on its behalf, from introducing evidence of, or otherwise asserting, either directly or indirectly, an advice of counsel defense to Timelines’ claims that Facebook’s infringement, deceptive practices, and other unlawful conduct was willful and intentional for the reasons set forth in the accompanying memorandum of law. DATED: April 8, 2013 Respectfully submitted, TIMELINES, INC., Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant By: /s/ Douglas A. Albritton______________ James T. Hultquist (SBN 6204320) Douglas A. Albritton (SBN 6228734) Michael L. DeMarino (SBN 6298337) Bruce R. Van Baren (SBN 6310375) REED SMITH LLP 10 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606-7507 Telephone: +1 312 207 1000 Facsimile: +1 312 207 6400 Counsel for Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant US_ACTIVE-112577125 Timelines, Inc. -2- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned attorney, certify that I electronically filed TIMELINES’ MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 5 TO BAR ARGUMENTS AND EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AN ADVICE OF COUNSEL DEFENSE. Pursuant to Rule 5(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 5.9, I have thereby electronically served all Filing Users. DATED: April 8, 2013 Respectfully submitted, TIMELINES, INC., Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant By: /s/ Douglas A. Albritton James T. Hultquist (SBN 6204320) Douglas A. Albritton (SBN 6228734) Michael L. DeMarino (SBN 6298337) Bruce R. Van Baren (SBN 6310375) REED SMITH LLP 10 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606-7507 Telephone: +1 312 207 1000 Facsimile: +1 312 207 6400 Counsel for Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Timelines, Inc. -3-