I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL, Inc. et al

Filing 182

Memorandum in Support re 181 MOTION to Seal Exhibit P to the Declaration of Jennifer Ghaussy in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Take 30(b)(1) Depositions MOTION to Seal Exhibit P to the Declaration of Jennifer Ghaussy in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Take 30(b)(1) Depositions filed by AOL Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Target Corporation. (Noona, Stephen)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION I/P ENGINE, INC. Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-512 AOL, INC., et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO SEAL EXHIBIT P TO THE DECLARATION OF JENNIFER GHAUSSY IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO TAKE 30(B)(1) DEPOSITIONS In support of its Motion to Seal pursuant to Local Rule 5, and the Protective Order [Dk. 85] entered in this matter, Defendants AOL Inc. (“AOL”), Gannett Company, Inc. (“Gannett”), Google Inc. (“Google”), IAC Search & Media, Inc. (“IAC”), and Target Corporation (“Target”) (collectively “Defendants”) state the following: 1. Defendants move the Court for leave to file under seal Exhibit P to the Declaration of Jennifer Ghaussy in Support of Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Take 30(b)(1) Depositions (“Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration”). Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration contains data that is confidential under the Protective Order entered in this matter on January 23, 2012 (Dkt. No. 85) (“Protective Order”). 2. There are three requirements for sealing court findings: (1) public notice with an opportunity to object; (2) consideration of less drastic alternatives; and (3) a statement of specific findings in support of a decision to seal and rejecting alternatives to sealing. See, e.g., Flexible Benefits Council v. Feldman, No. 1:08-CV-371, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93039 (E.D. Va. Nov. 13, 2008) (citing Ashcraft v. Conoco, Inc., 218 F.3d 282, 288 (4th Cir. 2000)). Defendants contend that Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration contains data that is and should be kept confidential. An in camera copy of Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration is being provided to the Court. In light of Defendants’ concerns and the Protective Order, there appears to be no alternative that appropriately serves Defendants’ expressed confidentiality concerns. 3. For the sake of consistency with practices governing the case as a whole, Defendants believe Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration should remain sealed and be treated in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Protective Order. Accordingly, and in satisfaction of the requirements of Local Rule 5, Defendants respectfully ask the Court to seal the Exhibit P to Ghaussy Declaration. Dated: July 6, 2012 By: /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 David A. Perlson QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 875-6600 Facsimile: (415) 875-6700 Counsel for Defendants Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Target Corp., and Gannett Company, Inc. By: /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 2 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 Robert L. Burns FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (571) 203-2700 Facsimile: (202) 408-4400 Cortney S. Alexander FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 Telephone: (404) 653-6400 Facsimile: (415) 653-6444 Counsel for Defendant AOL, Inc. 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on July 6, 2012, I will electronically file the foregoing with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send a notification of such filing (NEF) to the following: Jeffrey K. Sherwood Kenneth W. Brothers DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 sherwoodj@dicksteinshapiro.com brothersk@dicksteinshapiro.com Donald C. Schultz W. Ryan Snow Steven Stancliff CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN, P.L.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 1500 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 dschultz@cwm-law.cm wrsnow@cwm-law.com sstancliff@cwm-law.com Counsel for Plaintiff, I/P Engine, Inc. Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3239 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 senoona@kaufcan.com Counsel for AOL Inc., Google, Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., Target Corporation and IAC Search & Media, Inc. 4 /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 senoona@kaufcan.com 11791253v1 5