Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al
MOTION to Continue Hearing by Paul D. Ceglia. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Jeffrey A. Lake in Support of Motion to Continue)(Lake, Jeffrey)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
PAUL D. CEGLIA,
MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBURG and
CIVIL ACTION NO. 10-CV-00569(RJA)
PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A
On June 2, 2011, Defendants filed a motion to conduct discovery on an expedited
basis (Dkt. No. 44) and, on June 17, 2011, Plaintiff Ceglia filed a cross-motion to conduct
discovery on an expedited basis. (Dkt. No. 57.)
By Minute Order dated June 20, 2011, the Court set a briefing schedule on the
Defendants’ motion and Plaintiff’s cross-motion and a hearing on the motions for June 30, 2011
at 2:00 p.m.
Subsequent to the June 20, 2011 Minute Order, Plaintiff filed a notice to
substitute Lake APC for and in place of DLA Piper Gray Cary US LLP (Christopher P. “Kip”
Hall, Carrie S. Parikh, Robert W. Brownlie, John Allcock, and Gerard A. Trippitelli), and Lippes
Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP (Dennis C. Vacco, Kevin J. Cross, and Richard M. Scherer).
(Dkt. No. 75.)
In addition to retaining Lake APC, Plaintiff is currently engaged in discussions
with several nationally recognized law firms to lead this litigation. (See Declaration of Jeffrey
In light of the fact that Lake APC was only retained yesterday, June 28, 2011, and
given Plaintiff’s expectation that he will imminently retain lead counsel, Plaintiff requires a short
three (3) week continuance of the hearing on the motions for expedited discovery to allow the
attorneys at Lake APC and the potential additional counsel sufficient time to become acclimated
with the case and prepare for the hearing on the motions for expedited discovery. (See Lake
At approximately 1:40 p.m. EST, Jeffrey Lake of Lake APC called Orin Snyder,
Esq., counsel of record for Defendants, and requested that he stipulate to continue the subject
hearing for three weeks for the reasons set forth herein. Mr. Snyder refused to stipulate. (See
This motion is not being brought for purposes of delay or any improper purpose
and no party will be prejudiced by the Court granting the relief requested herein.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff Paul Ceglia, prays that the Court: (a) grant this motion, (b)
continue the hearing set for June 30, 3011, by three (3) weeks or for such time as the Court
deems appropriate, and (c) award such other and further relief as the Court deems equitable and
JEFFREY A. LAKE, A.P.C.
By: s/ Jeffrey A. Lake___________
835 5th Avenue, Suite 200A
San Diego, California 92101
Attorneys for Plaintiff Paul
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