The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.

Filing 283

MOTION for Discovery of Putative Class Representatives and Defendant Google Inc.. Document filed by Eric Jager, Harold Bloom, Elliot Abrams, Phyllis Ammons, Jacques Barzun, Nicholas Basbanes, Stephen Bates, Shawn J. Bayern, Michael Behe, Michael Cox, Douglas Crase, Frank Gonzalez-Crussi, Midge Decter, John Derbyshire, Thomas M. Disch, Gerald Early, Mel Eisenberg, Richard A. Epstein, Henry Fetter, David D. Friedman, David Gelernter, Gabrielle Glaser, Mary Ann Glendon, Victor Davis Hanson, Robert Herbold, Arthur Herman, Charles Hill, Manuela Hoelterhoff, Richard Howard, Ishmael Jones, Donald Kagan, David Kuo, Michael Ledeen, Susan Lee, Mary Lefkowitz, David Lehman, John Lehman, Howard Markel, Sherwin B. Nuland, Steven Ozment, Norman Podhoretz, Diane Ravitch, Ralph Reed, Harriet Rubin, Sarah Ruden, Peter Schweizer, Roger Simon, Roy Spencer, Geoffrey R. Stone, Charles Sykes, Terry Teachout, Paco Underhill, Ruth Wisse, Elizabeth Wurtzel, John Yoo, Julia Wright, Wendy Shalit, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Charlotte Allen. Return Date set for 9/18/2009 at 05:00 PM. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Discovery Requests)(Hall, Joseph)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------- x x The Authors Guild, Inc., et al., x x Plaintiffs, x x v. x Case No. 05 CV 8136 JES x Google Inc., x NOTICE OF MOTION x FOR DISCOVERY Defendant. x -------------------------------------------------------------- x MOTION TO TAKE DISCOVERY OF PUTATIVE CLASS REPRESENTATIVES AND DEFENDANT GOOGLE INC. Putative class members Harold Bloom, et al. (the "Bloom Objectors") move this Court for an order directing putative class representatives and Defendant Google Inc. to respond to the attached discovery requests, which conform to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 through 37. These requests are narrowly tailored and flow directly from the Bloom Objectors concurrently filed objections to the proposed class action settlement. See Heerwagen v. Clear Channel Communications, 435 F.3d 219, 233-34 (2d Cir. 2006) ("Discovery on the prerequisites of Rule 23 is plainly appropriate, and in some cases necessary") (internal citation omitted), overruled on other grounds by Miles v. Merrill Lynch & Co., (In re Initial Pub. Offerings Sec. Litig.), 471 F.3d 24 (2d Cir. 2006), as recognized in Teamsters Local 445 Freight Div. Pension Fund v. Bombardier Inc., 546 F.3d 196 (2d Cir. 2008); see also In re Domestic Air Transp. Antitrust Litig., 144 F.R.D. 421, 424-25 (N.D. Ga. 1992) (granting objectors' discovery request that focused on the fairness and value of the proposed settlement). Respectfully submitted, s/ Michael J. Guzman Michael J. Guzman (admitted pro hac) Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036-3209 Tel: (202) 326-7900 Fax: (202) 326-7999 mguzman@khhte.com September 8, 2009 Counsel for Harold Bloom, et al. 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that all counsel of record who are deemed to have consented to electronic service are being served with a copy of this document via the Court's CM/ECF system on September 8, 2009. Any other counsel of record will be served via electronic and first class mail. s/ Michael J. Guzman Michael J. Guzman (admitted pro hac) Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036-3209 Tel: (202) 326-7900 Fax: (202) 326-7999 mguzman@khhte.com Counsel for Harold Bloom, et al.