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

Filing 222

DECLARATION of Allan I. Young, Esq. in Support re: 221 MOTION for Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. to Withdraw as Attorney for Defendants.. Document filed by Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton, Greg Bildson. (Young, Allan)

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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; and GREG BILDSON, Defendants. ALLAN I. YOUNG, an attorney duly admitted to practice law before this Court, hereby declares the following to be true under penalty of perjury: 1. I am an attorney admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the CIVIL ACTION NO. 06 CV 5936 (KMW) DECLARATION OF ALLAN I. YOUNG, ESQ. IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The facts set forth herein are based upon my personal knowledge. 2. I am counsel with the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. My firm was retained to act as local New York counsel for defendants/counterclaimants, LIME WIRE, LLC, LIME GROUP, LLC, MARK GORTON and GREG BILDSON in the above matter. We ceased representing Mr. Bildson two years ago and he is no longer a party to this action. 3. Our clients have changed counsel and are currently represented in this matter by attorneys Michael S. Sommer, Chul Pak and Tonia O. Klausner of the law firm Wilson Sonsini 1365002 Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. These attorneys entered an appearance for the clients in March of 2010 and are currently representing them. 4. Jeffrey R. Farmer, Senior Counsel of Lime Wire LLC has authorized Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., and the individual attorneys of the firm who may have entered an appearance in this matter, to withdraw as counsel. 5. Accordingly, I respectfully request that Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., and the individual attorneys of the firm, including Joseph Maddaloni and myself, be permitted to withdraw as counsel for defendants/counterclaimants, LIME WIRE, LLC, LIME GROUP, LLC and MARK GORTON. As previously noted, defendant GREG BILDSON is no longer a party to this action. 6. Granting this motion will not cause any delay in the proceedings as the above- named parties have been and will continue to be represented by counsel. I HEREBY DECLARE and certify under penalty of perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746 that the foregoing statements made by me are true and correct. I am aware that if any of the foregoing statements made by me are willfully false, I am subject to punishment. Dated: May 18, 2010 s/Allan I. Young ALLAN I. YOUNG 1365002