TimesLines, Inc v. Facebook, Inc.
MOTION by [Timelines, Inc.'s To Excuse James T. Hultquist From Attending The Pretrial Conference] by TimesLines, Inc (Albritton, Douglas) (Docket text modified by Clerks Office Staff)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Civil Action No.: 11 CV 6867
Jury Trial Demanded
TIMELINES, INC.’S MOTION TO EXCUSE JAMES T. HULTQUIST FROM
ATTENDING THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Timelines, Inc. (“Timelines”), through its counsel Reed
Smith LLP, moves this Court for an Order excusing attorney James T. Hultquist, trial counsel for
Timelines, from attending the pretrial conference. In support of its Motion, Timelines states as
On January 26, 2012, the Court entered an order that, among other things, scheduled a
pretrial conference for April 18, 2013.
On January 28, 2013, the Judge’s staff informed counsel for Timelines that all attorneys
who will appear at trial must appear at the pretrial conference.
Attorney James T. Hultquist is trial counsel for Timelines but due to a schedule conflict
cannot appear at the pretrial conference.
On the same day as the pretrial conference, Mr. Hultquist must appear at a Markman
hearing in a patent infringement suit— in which he is lead counsel—that is currently pending
before Judge Susan Illston in the Northern District of California: Mount Hamilton Partners LLC
v. Groupon, Inc., Case Number: 3:12-cv-01700-SI.
Attorney Douglass A. Albritton, who is also trial counsel for Timelines and who has
represented Timeline since this suit was first filed, will be attending the pretrial conference with
other attorneys from Reed Smith and has full authority to act on behalf of Timelines.
Given Mr. Hultquist’s scheduling conflict, Timelines respectfully requests that the Court
excuse his attendance at the pretrial conference.
WHEREFORE, Timelines, Inc. requests that this Court enter an order excusing attorney
James T. Hultquist from attending the pretrial conference scheduled for April 18, 2013 and such
other relief that the Court deems just and proper.
Dated: January 30, 2013
By: /s/ Douglas A. Albritton______
James T. Hultquist (SBN 6204320)
Douglas A. Albritton (SBN 6228734)
Raven Moore (SBN 6280665)
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