Gibson Guitar Corporation v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al

Filing 30

MOTION for attorney Mark A. Samuels, Robert M. Schwartz, and William J. Charron to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., MTV Networks, Electronic Arts, Inc.(PHV FEES PAID) (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harwell, Aubrey) Modified on 5/5/2008 (gi).

Gibson Guitar Corporation v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al Doc. 30 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION GIBSON GUITAR CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. WAL-MART STORES INC., TARGET CORPORATION, KMART CORPORATION, SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO., AMAZON.COM, INC., GAMESTOP CORP., TOYS-R-US, INC., HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC., MTV (a division of Viacom International Inc.), and ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Defendants. Civil Action No. 3:08-0279 United States District Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. United States Magistrate Judge Juliet Griffin Jury Demand MOTION OF DEFENDANTS HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC., VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC. (ERRONEOUSLY NAMED IN THE COMPLAINT AS "MTV"), AND ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAR AND PARTICIPATE PRO HAC VICE The undersigned counsel, Aubrey B. Harwell, III, a member in good standing of the bar of this Court, hereby moves for an Order pursuant to Local Rule 83.01(d) granting the admission of Mark A. Samuels, Robert M. Schwartz, and William J. Charron pro hac Dockets.Justia.com vice to appear and participate in the above-captioned matter as counsel for Defendants Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., Viacom International Inc., and Electronic Arts Inc. These three lawyers are members in good standing of the bar of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, as evidenced by the original certificates of good standing submitted contemporaneously herewith. A proposed Order is submitted with this Motion. Dated: April 25, 2008 Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ Aubrey B. Harwell, III Aubrey B. Harwell, III WILLIAM T. RAMSEY AUBREY B. HARWELL, III NEAL & HARWELL, PLC Suite 2000, One Nashville Place 150 4th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37219-2498 Telephone: (615) 244-1713 Facsimile: (615) 726-0573 Attorneys for Defendants Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., Viacom International Inc. (erroneously named in the Complaint as "MTV"), and Electronic Arts Inc. -2- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 25th day of April 2008, I caused a true and correct copy of the foregoing: MOTION OF DEFENDANTS HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC., VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC. (ERRONEOUSLY NAMED IN THE COMPLAINT AS "MTV"), AND ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAR AND PARTICIPATE PRO HAC VICE to be served via the Court's electronic filing system upon the following counsel of record: Samuel D. Lipshie Thor Y. Urness Jonathan D. Rose BOULT CUMMINGS CONNERS BERRY, PLC 1600 Division Street, Suite 700 P.O. Box 340025 Nashville, TN 37203 Telephone: (615) 252-2332 Counsel for Defendants Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sears Roebuck & Co., Target Corporation, Kmart Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., GameStop Corporation, and Toys-R-Us, Inc. Douglas R. Pierce, Esq. KING & BALLOW 315 Union Street, Suite 1100 Nashville, TN 37201 Telephone: (615) 259-3456 Facsimile: (615) 726-5419 Matthew W. Siegal, Esq. Richard Eskew, Esq. Jason M. Sobel, Esq. STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP 180 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038-4982 Telephone: (212) 806-5400 Counsel for Plaintiff Gibson Guitar Corporation -3- /s/ Aubrey B. Harwell, III Aubrey B. Harwell, III -4-