G.P.P., Inc. v. Guardian Protection Products, Inc.

Filing 349

ORDER FOLLOWING REMAND: Telephonic Conference is set for 1/9/2020 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 7 (SKO) before Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto, signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 12/13/2019. (Kusamura, W)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 G.P.P., INC. d/b/a GUARDIAN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, 10 Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 15 16 v. GUARDIAN PROTECTION PRODUCTS, INC., RPM WOOD FINISHES GROUP, INC., Defendants. _____________________________________/ 17 18 GUARDIAN PROTECTION PRODUCTS, INC., 19 Counterclaimant, 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. G.P.P., INC. d/b/a GUARDIAN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, Counter-defendant. _____________________________________/ Case No. 1:15-cv-00321-SKO ORDER FOLLOWING REMAND (Docs. 344 & 347) Following the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s Mandate (Doc. 347) 1 2 and Memorandum (Doc. 344) reversing in part the Court’s “Order Granting in Part and Denying in 3 Part the Parties’ Motions for Summary Judgment” (Doc. 133) and the Court’s granting in part and 4 denying in part Defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(a) 5 (Doc. 266 at 15–16), and remanding for trial (1) Plaintiff/Counter-defendant G.P.P., Inc. d/b/a 6 Guardian Innovative Solutions’ (“GIS”) First Cause of Action; (2) Defendant/Counterclaimant 7 Guardian Protection Products, Inc.’s (“Guardian”) First Counterclaim, insofar as Guardian 8 requested declaratory relief regarding “[w]hether the [electronic] furniture protection plans qualify 9 as a Guardian Product within the scope of the rights granted by the” Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and Cook 10 County Agreements; and (3) GIS’s Third Cause of Action, insofar as GIS alleged that Guardian 11 breached the Bob’s Discount Furniture Agreement by selling products to Bob’s Discount Furniture 12 in the geographic areas covered by the Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and Cook County Agreements 13 (collectively, the “Remanded Claims”), the Court ORDERS as follows: 14 1. The Amended Final Judgment in a Civil Action (Doc. 334) is hereby SET ASIDE. 15 See Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b). The prior adjudications of the parties’ claims not included within the 16 Remanded Claims shall remain in full force and effect; 17 2. The STAY (Doc. 341) of the parties’ bills of costs (Docs. 312, 313, & 314) and 18 motions for attorney’s fees (Docs. 338 & 339) is LIFTED, and the bills of costs and motions for 19 attorney’s fees are hereby DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to renewal following trial of the 20 Remanded Claims; and 21 3. A telephonic conference to discuss setting both the Remanded Claims for trial and a 22 Settlement Conference is hereby SET for January 9, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. (dial-in number: 123 888-557-8511; passcode: 6208204#). 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 Dated: 27 December 13, 2019 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 28 2 .

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