Arista Records LLC et al v. Lime Wire LLC et al

Filing 197

MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Old Attorney: Charles S. Baker, Porter & Hedges, LLP, New Attorney: Charles S. Baker, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. Document filed by M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership, Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Baker, Charles)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ARISTA RECORDS LLC; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION; BMG MUSIC; CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.; ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; LAFACE RECORDS LLC; MOTOWN RECORD COMPANY, L.P.; PRIORITY RECORDS LLC; SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; UMG RECORDINGS, INC., VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA, INC.; and WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., Plaintiffs, v. LIME WIRE LLC; LIME GROUP LLC; MARK GORTON; GREG BILDSON; and M.J.G. LIME WIRE FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Defendants. CIVIL ACTION NO. 06 CV. 5936 (GEL) DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL Defendants Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton and the M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership (collectively, the "Lime Wire Defendants") file this their motion to substitute counsel, and in support thereof would show the following: 1. Lead counsel for the Lime Wire Defendants, Charles S. Baker, has recently left the law firm of Porter & Hedges, L.L.P. and has joined the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., as a partner. The Lime Wire Defendants have asked that Mr. Baker's former firm cease their representation and to transfer all files to Mr. Baker, and that Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. be substituted in its place. In addition, the Lime Wire Defendants have also requested that their local counsel, Porzio, Bromberg, and Newman P.C., be relieved from their 75791643.1 duties and that Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., which has attorneys licensed to practice in this Court, replace them as local counsel. 2. No delay in these proceedings will occur as a result of this substitution of counsel. WHEREFORE, the Lime Wire Defendants respectfully request that the Court grant their motion. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Charles S. Baker Charles S. Baker (pro hac vice) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P. Fulbright Tower 1301 McKinney, Suite 5100 Houston, TX 77010-3095 Telephone: (713) 651-5151 Facsimile: (713) 651-5246 csbaker@fulbright.com Attorneys for the Lime Wire Defendants 75791643.1 2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE I, the undersigned attorney, hereby certify to the Court that I have conferred with opposing counsel on July 2, 2009, regarding the issues contained in this motion without the necessity of Court intervention, and opposing counsel has indicated that she does not oppose this motion. Certified this 7th day of July, 2009 /s/ Charles S. Baker Charles S. Baker CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was served upon opposing counsel on the 7th day of July, 2009 via the Court's ECF system: Katherine B. Forrest Joanne M. Gentile CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE, LLP Worldwide Plaza 825 Eight Avenue New York, New York 10019-7475 (212) 474-1000 Telephone Attorneys for Plaintiffs /s/ Charles S. Baker Charles S. Baker 75791643.1 3