Rupa Marya v. Warner Chappell Music Inc

Filing 50

Second STIPULATION to Consolidate Cases as to CV 13-05164-GHK (MRQx) with Lead Case CV 13-04460-GHK (MRWx) filed by plaintiffs Good Morning to You Productions Corp, Rupa Marya, Robert Siegel. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Betsy C. Manifold In Support Thereof, # 2 Proposed Order Granting Stipulation to Consolidate Cases)(Manifold, Betsy)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 FRANCIS M. GREGOREK (144785) gregorek@whafh.com BETSY C. MANIFOLD (182450) manifold@whafh.com RACHELE R. RICKERT (190634) rickert@whafh.com MARISA C. LIVESAY (223247) livesay@whafh.com WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP 750 B Street, Suite 2770 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619/239-4599 Facsimile: 619/234-4599 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Good Morning to You Productions Corp., Robert Siegel, and Rupa Marya [Additional Counsel Appear on Signature Page] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 13 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 14 WESTERN DIVISION 15 16 RUPA MARYA, et al., 17 18 19 Plaintiffs, v. 20 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, 21 INC., 22 Defendant. 23 24 25 26 27 28 [caption continued on following page] ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Lead Case No. CV 13-04460-GHK (MRWx) STIPULATION CONSOLIDATING RELATED ACTIONS FOR ALL PURPOSES; AND COORDINATING SCHEDULE FOR FILING OF AND RESPONSE TO CONSOLIDATED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT; AND DECLARATION OF BETSY C. ) MANIFOLD IN SUPPORT ) THEREOF ) ) Room: 650 (Roybal) ) Judge: Hon. George H. King, Chief Judge ) ) 1 MAJAR PRODUCTIONS, LLC, On Behalf of Itself and All Others 2 Similarly Situated, 3 Plaintiff, 4 5 v. 6 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, 7 INC.; SUMMY-BIRCHARD, INC., 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Defendants. ) Case No. CV 13-05164-GJK (MRWx) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Room: 650 (Roybal) ) Judge: Hon. George H. King, Chief Judge ) 1 WHEREAS, upon the stipulation of the parties to the following related 2 actions, Siegel v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Case No. CV 13-04418-GHK 3 (MRWx), filed June 19, 2013, and Marya v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Case No. 4 CV 13-04460 GHK (MRW) (the “Lead Case”), filed June 20, 2013, these actions 5 were consolidated by Order of the Court entered July 16, 2013 [ECF No. 17] (the 6 “Consolidation Order”) for all purposes (the “Consolidated Action”); and 7 WHEREAS pursuant to the Consolidation Order, Plaintiffs Good Morning To 8 You Productions Corp. (“GMTY”), Robert Siegel (“Siegel”), and Rupa Marya 9 (“Marya”), filed with the Court a Consolidated First Amended Class Action 10 Complaint against Defendant Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (“Warner/Chappell”), on 11 or about July 26, 2013 [ECF No. 29]; and 12 WHEREAS, on July 17, 2013, Plaintiff Majar Productions, LLC (“Majar”) 13 commenced an action entitled Majar Productions, LLC, v. Warner/Chappell Music, 14 Inc., et al., Case No. CV 13-05164-GHK (MRWx) (the “Majar Action”) against 15 defendants Warner/Chappell and Summy-Birchard, Inc., (“Summy”), that has been 16 deemed related to the Consolidated Actions and subsequently reassigned for all 17 purposes to the Honorable George H. King, Chief Judge, as of July 22, 2013 [Majar 18 Action ECF No. 5]; and 19 WHEREAS the Consolidated Action and the Majar Action (collectively 20 referred to as the “Related Actions”) involve substantially similar questions of law 21 and allegations against defendant Warner/Chappell and/or Summy; and 22 WHEREAS, plaintiffs GMTY, Siegel, Marya, and Majar (collectively 23 “Plaintiffs”) 24 “Defendants”) have agreed that consolidation of the Related Actions is appropriate 25 under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 42(a) in that consolidation would save time 26 and effort by avoiding unnecessary costs, inconvenience, and delay; provided that 27 nothing in this stipulation or proposed order shall be construed to indicate 28 Defendants’ agreement that class certification is appropriate for either of the Related 21434065.1 and defendants Warner/Chappell -1- and Summy (collectively 1 Actions, for the proposed consolidated class action, or for any other subsequently 2 related action; and 3 WHEREAS, the Plaintiffs and Defendants have agreed that Plaintiff Majar 4 Productions, LLC shall be added as a named party plaintiff and Defendant Summy 5 shall be added as a named party defendant to the Consolidated Action; Plaintiffs 6 shall, within two (2) days of the filing of this stipulation, hand-serve or 7 electronically deliver to Defendants’ counsel a Consolidated Second Amended Class 8 Action Complaint, solely to conform the allegations and claims in the Consolidated 9 First Amended Class Action Complaint and the complaint in the Majar Action to 10 each other, as provided by this stipulation (“Consolidated Second Amended Class 11 Action Complaint”); and Plaintiffs shall, within two (2) days of the entry of the 12 Order on this stipulation, file the Consolidated Second Amended Class Action 13 Complaint; and 14 WHEREAS, the parties have agreed that, because the Consolidated Second 15 Amended Class Action Complaint will not make any substantive changes to the 16 allegations or claims as previously filed in the Consolidated First Amended Class 17 Action Complaint or the complaint in the Majar Action, the schedule established by 18 the Court’s Consolidation Order for Defendant Warner/Chappell’s response to the 19 Consolidated 20 Warner/Chappell and Summy shall respond to the Consolidated Second Amended 21 Class Action Complaint on or before August 30, 2013. The parties shall follow all 22 additional briefing schedules pursuant to the applicable Local Rules and/or Orders 23 of the Court; and 24 25 Complaint shall remain unchanged, and that Defendants NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the undersigned counsel, as follows: 26 27 28 -2- CONSOLIDATION OF RELATED ACTIONS 1 2 3 1. shall be consolidated for all purposes to the Lead Case: 4 Abbreviated Case Name 5 Good 6 to You CV 13-04460 GHK (MRW) Date Filed July 26, 2013 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. 8 Majar Productions, LLC. v. CV 13-05164 GHK (MRW) 9 July 17, 2013 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., et 10 al. 11 13 Morning Case Number Productions Corp., et al. v. 7 12 Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 42(a), the following cases 2. That the docket and caption for the Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint (and all further filings in this Docket) shall be: 14 15 16 GOOD MORNING TO YOU 17 PRODUCTIONS CORP.; ROBERT SIEGEL; RUPA MARYA; MAJAR 18 PRODUCTIONS, LLC; On Behalf of 19 Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated, 20 21 22 23 Plaintiffs, v. 24 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, INC., and SUMMY-BIRCHARD, 25 INC., 26 Defendants. 27 28 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) -3- Lead Case No. CV 13-04460-GHK (MRWx) [DOCUMENT TITLE] Room: 650 (Roybal) Judge: Hon. George H. King, Chief Judge 1 3. Plaintiffs shall, within two (2) days of the filing of this stipulation, 2 hand-serve or electronically deliver to Defendants’ counsel a Consolidated Second 3 Amended Class Action Complaint, solely to conform the allegations and claims in 4 the Consolidated First Amended Class Action Complaint and the complaint in the 5 Majar Action to each other, as provided by this stipulation; and Plaintiffs shall, 6 within two (2) days of the entry of the Order on this stipulation, file the 7 Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint, unless otherwise ordered 8 by the Court. 9 4. Provided that the Court enters the [Proposed] Order on this stipulation 10 without change to the timing of the filing or content of the Consolidated Second 11 Amended Class Action Complaint, Defendants will respond to the Consolidated 12 Second Amended Class Action Complaint on or before August 30, 2013. 13 5. The parties shall follow the briefing schedule on any motion in 14 response to the Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint in 15 accordance with the Local Rules and the Court’s Consolidation Order. 16 6. Nothing in Defendant’s agreement to consolidation under Fed. R. Civ. 17 P. 42(a) shall be construed to indicate Defendant’s agreement that class certification 18 is appropriate for either of the Related Actions, for the proposed consolidated class 19 action, or for any other related action. 20 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 21 22 Respectfully Submitted, Dated: August 28, 2013 WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP FRANCIS M. GREGOREK BETSY C. MANIFOLD RACHELE R. RICKERT MARISA C. LIVESAY 23 24 25 26 27 By: /s/ Betsy C. Manifold BETSY C. MANIFOLD 28 -4- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 750 B Street, Suite 2770 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619/239-4599 Facsimile: 619/234-4599 gregorek@whafh.com manifold@whafh.com rickert@whafh.com livesay@whafh.com WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP MARK C. RIFKIN (pro hac vice) rifkin@whafh.com JANINE POLLACK (pro hac vice) pollack@whafh.com BETH A. LANDES (pro hac vice) landes@whafh.com GITI BAGHBAN (284037) baghban@whafh.com 270 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Telephone: 212/545-4600 Facsimile: 212/545-4753 HUNT ORTMANN PALFFY NIEVES DARLING & MAH, INC. KATHERINE J. ODENBREIT (184619) odenbreit@huntortmann.com TINA B. NIEVES (134384) tina@nieves-law.com 301 North Lake Avenue, 7th Floor Pasadena, CA 91101 Telephone 626/440-5200 Facsimile 626/796-0107 Facsimile: 212/797-3172 DONAHUE GALLAGHER WOODS LLP WILLIAM R. HILL rock@donahue.com -5- ANDREW S. MACKAY andrew@donahue.com DANIEL J. SCHACHT daniel@donahue.com 1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor Oakland, CA 94612-3520 Telephone: 510/451-0544 Facsimile: 510/832-1486 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RANDALL S. NEWMAN PC RANDALL S. NEWMAN (190547) rsn@randallnewman.net 37 Wall Street, Penthouse D New York, NY 10005 Telephone: 212/797-3737 Facsimile: 212/797-3172 8 9 10 11 12 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Good Morning To You Productions Corp., Robert Siegel, and Rupa Marya 13 14 15 16 Dated: August 28, 2013 17 GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG, LLP By: 18 19 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: 310/201-9150 Facsimile: 310/201-9160 info@glancylaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Majar Productions, LLC 20 21 22 23 24 25 /s/ Lionel Z. Glancy LIONEL Z. GLANCY Dated: August 28, 2013 MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON LLP 26 27 28 By: /s/ Glenn D. Pomerantz GLENN D. POMERANTZ -6- 355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: 213/683-9100 Facsimile: 213/687-3702 glenn.pomerantz@mto.com Attorneys for Defendants Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. and Summy-Birchard, Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DECLARATION REGARDING CONCURRENCE I, Betsy C. Manifold, am the ECF User whose identification and password are being used to file this STIPULATION CONSOLIDATING CASES FOR ALL PURPOSES AND SETTING SCHEDULE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT. In compliance with L.R. 5-4.3.4(2)(i), I hereby attest that Lionel Z. Glancy and Glenn D. Pomerantz have concurred in this filing’s content and have authorized its filing. DATED: August 28, 2013 By: /s/ Betsy C. Manifold BETSY C. MANIFOLD 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -7-

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