The County of Santa Clara v. Astra USA, Inc et al

Filing 23

ORDER re 22 EXTENDING TIME FOR ALL DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT. Signed by Judge Alsup on 9/22/05. (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2005)

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The County of Santa Clara v. Astra USA, Inc et al Doc. 23 Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD LLP PAUL J. RIEHLE (SBN 115199) paul.riehle@sdma.com MATTHEW A. FISCHER (SBN 191451) matthew.fischer@sdma.com One Market Plaza Steuart Tower, 8th Floor San Francisco, California 94105 Telephone: (415) 781-7900 Facsimile: (415) 781-2635 Attorneys for Defendant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION - THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, On Behalf of Itself and All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. ASTRA USA, INC., ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP, AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC., BAYER CORPORATION, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY, BURROUGHS WELLCOME CO., GLAXO WELLCOME INC., PFIZER INC., SCHERINGPLOUGH CORPORATION, TAP PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INC., WYETH-AYERST LABORATORIES, INC., ZENECA INC., ZLB BEHRING LLC, and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive. Defendants. CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR ALL DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT 23 24 25 26 27 28 /// /// /// /// /// CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT SF/1287235v3 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 2 of 7 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 SF/1287235v3 PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 6.2, counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for Defendants submit this stipulation and proposed order regarding the timing of Defendants' responses to Plaintiff's Complaint. WHEREAS, Plaintiff filed the Complaint in this action in the Superior Court for the County of Alameda on August 16, 2005; WHEREAS, on September 15, 2005, Defendants removed this case to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; WHEREAS, on September 20, 2005, the case was reassigned to the Honorable William H. Alsup for all further proceedings; WHEREAS, Defendants' time to respond to the Complaint is "within 20 days after the receipt through service or otherwise of a copy of the initial pleading . . . or within 5 [business] days after the filing of the petition for removal, whichever period is longest" pursuant to Fed. Rules of Civ. Proc. 6(a), 81(c); WHEREAS, Plaintiff has not decided whether to file a motion to remand; WHEREAS, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1447(c), Plaintiff has thirty (30) days after the removal notice was filed in federal court to file a motion to remand; WHEREAS, Defendants intend to file one or more motions to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 12(b), as well as perhaps other responsive pleadings;1 WHEREAS, the parties believe it would be in the best interests of the parties and the Court to postpone the filing by Defendants of their responses to the Complaint until after Plaintiff's motion to remand, if any, has been decided; and WHEREAS, this is the first request to the Court by the parties in this action for an extension of time. IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by the parties, by and through their respective counsel, that the time of any Defendant to respond to the Complaint in this Court is By filing this stipulation and proposed order, Defendants do not submit to personal jurisdiction. On the contrary, one or more Defendants may challenge the Court's exercise of personal jurisdiction in this matter by filing a motion to dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2). -1 1 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 3 of 7 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 SF/1287235v3 extended until either thirty (30) days after the Court rules on a motion to remand by Plaintiff or thirty (30) days after Defendants receive written notice that Plaintiff has decided not to file a motion to remand, whichever comes first. For the foregoing reasons, the parties respectfully request that the Court approve the requested extension of time. DATED: September 21, 2005 LERACH COUGHLIN STOIA GELLER RUDMAN & ROBBINS LLP PATRICK J. COUGHLIN JACQUELINE E. MOTTEK AELISH M. BAIG JENNIE LEE ANDERSON S\ Jacqueline Mottek JACQUELINE E. MOTTEK 100 Pine Street, Suite 2600 San Francisco, CA 941111 Tel: (415) 288-4545 / Fax: (415) 288-4534 HAGENS BERMAN LLP STEVE W. BERMAN 1301 Fifth Ave., Suite 2900 Seattle, WA 98101 Tel: (206) 623-7292 / Fax: (206) 623-0594 OFFICE OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY COUNSEL ANN MILLER RAVEL 70 W. Heading Street 9th Floor East Wing San Jose, CA 95110 Tel: (408) 299-5900 / Fax: (408) 292-7240 Attorneys for Plaintiff THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA DATED: September 21, 2005 ARNOLD & PORTER, LLP SHARON DOUGLASS MAYO S\ Sharon Douglass Mayo SHARON DOUGLASS MAYO 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel.: 415.356.3000 / Fax: 415.356.3099 Attorneys for Defendants ASTRA USA, INC.; ZENECA INC; ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP /// -2 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 4 of 7 1 2 3 DATED: September 21, 2005 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP ALICIA J. DONAHUE SARA ROMANO S\ Alicia Donahue 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 S\ Timothy Scott 12 13 14 15 16 DATED: September 20, 2005 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 SF/1287235v3 ALICIA J. DONAHUE 333 Bush Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94104-2828 Tel.: 415.544.1900 / Fax: 415.391.0281 Attorneys for Defendants AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.; ZLB BEHRING LLC DATED: September 21, 2005 SIDLEY AUSTIN BROWN & WOOD LLP TIMOTHY T. SCOTT PAUL YANOSY TIMOTHY T. SCOTT 555 California Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94104-1715 Tel.: 415.772.1200 / Fax: 415.772.7400 Attorneys for Defendant BAYER CORPORATION DECHERT LLP FREDERICK G. HEROLD VALERIE M. WAGNER PHILIP BARILOVITS S\ Frederick G. Herold FREDERICK G. HEROLD 1117 California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94304 Tel.: 650.813.4800 / Fax: 650.813.4848 Attorneys for SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION, successor in interest to named but defunct Defendants BURROUGHS WELLCOME CO. and GLAXO WELLCOME, INC. /// /// /// /// -3 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 5 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DATED: September 21, 2005 SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD LLP PAUL J. RIEHLE MATTHEW A. FISCHER S\ Paul Riehle PAUL J. RIEHLE One Market Plaza Steuart Tower, 8th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel.: 415.781.7900 / Fax: 415.781.2635 Attorneys for Defendant BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY DATED: September 21, 2005 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 SF/1287235v3 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP MOLLY M. LANE TERA HEINTZ ______________S\ Molly Lane________________________ MOLLY M. LANE One Market, Spear Street Tower San Francisco, CA 94105-1126 Tel.: 415.442.1000 / Fax: 415.442.1001 Attorneys for Defendant PFIZER INC. /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// -4 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 6 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DATED: September 21, 2005 PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP KIRKE M. HASSON COLIN T. KEMP _________S\ Kirke M. Hasson________________ KIRKE M. HASSON 50 Fremont Street San Francisco, CA 94105-2228 Tel.: 415.983.1000 / Fax: 415.983.1200 Attorneys for Defendant SCHERING-PLOUGH CORPORATION DATED: September 21, 2005 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 SF/1287235v3 JONES DAY PETER N. LARSON _________S\ Peter Larson ______________ PETER N. LARSON 555 California Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Tel.: 415.626.3939 / Fax: 415.875.5700 Attorneys for Defendant TAP PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INC. DATED: September 21, 2005 GORDEN & REES LLP FLETCHER C. ALFORD _____________S\ Fletcher Alford_______________ FLETCHER C. ALFORD 275 Battery Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel.: 415.986.5900 / Fax: 415.986.8054 Attorneys for Defendant "WYETH-AYERST LABORATORIES, INC." /// /// /// /// /// /// -5 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT Case 3:05-cv-03740-WHA Document 23 Filed 09/22/2005 Page 7 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DATED: 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 September 22, 2005 ORDER BASED ON THE FOREGOING AND GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: Based on the parties' stipulation agreeing to extend the time for any Defendant to file a responsive pleading, the deadline for any Defendant to answer, file a Federal Rule 12(b) motion or otherwise respond to the Complaint in this Court shall be extended to thirty (30) days after the Court rules on a motion to remand by Plaintiff or thirty (30) days after Defendants receive written notice that Plaintiff will not file a motion to remand, whichever comes first. UNIT ED PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. S S DISTRICT TE C TA ER N F D IS T IC T O R HONORABLE JUDGE WILLIAM H. ALSUP -6 SF/1287235v3 - CASE NO. C 05-03740 WHA STIP. & ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT A C LI FO Judge W illiam A lsup R NIA IT IS S O ORD ERED RT U O NO RT H

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