Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al

Filing 500

Declaration of Holly House in Support of 499 Objection, Oracle's Objections to Order of Discovery Magistrate Granting Defendants' Motion for Preclusion of Certain Damages Evidence Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 37(c) and 16(f) filed byOracle EMEA Limited, Oracle International Corporation, Oracle USA Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Exhibit Q)(Related document(s) 499 ) (House, Holly) (Filed on 10/1/2009)

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Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al Doc. 500 Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page1 of 6 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 BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP DONN P. PICKETT (SBN 72257) GEOFFREY M. HOWARD (SBN 157468) HOLLY A. HOUSE (SBN 136045) ZACHARY J. ALINDER (SBN 209009) BREE HANN (SBN 215695) Three Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111-4067 Telephone: 415.393.2000 Facsimile: 415.393.2286 donn.pickett@bingham.com geoff.howard@bingham.com holly.house@bingham.com zachary.alinder@bingham.com bree.hann@bingham.com DORIAN DALEY (SBN 129049) JENNIFER GLOSS (SBN 154227) 500 Oracle Parkway, M/S 5op7 Redwood city, CA 94070 Telephone: 650.506.4846 Facsimile: 650.506.7114 dorian.daley@oracle.com jennifer.gloss@oracle.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Oracle USA, Inc., Oracle International Corporation, Oracle EMEA Limited, and Siebel Systems, Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION ORACLE USA, INC., et al., v. Plaintiffs, Case No. 07-CV-01658 PJH (EDL) DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE IN SUPPORT OF ORACLE'S OBJECTIONS TO ORDER OF DISCOVERY MAGISTRATE GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR PRECLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES EVIDENCE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 37(c) AND 16(f) SAP AG, et al., Defendants. 1 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE Dockets.Justia.com Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page2 of 6 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 I, Holly A. House, declare as follows: 1. I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California and a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, counsel of record for Plaintiffs Oracle USA, Inc., Oracle International Corporation, Oracle EMEA Ltd. and Siebel Systems, Inc. (collectively, "Oracle"). I make this declaration in support of Oracle's Objections to Order of Discovery Magistrate Granting Defendants' Motion for Preclusion of Certain Damages Evidence Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 37(c) and 16(f). I have personal knowledge of the facts stated within this Declaration and could testify competently to them if required. Justification for Consideration of Attached Additional Evidence re Cross-Sell and Up-Sell Damages. 2. Oracle did not include the attached additional discovery conference transcripts cites, additional background evidence on the discussion surrounding the need for the customer lists and the backup for those customers on the lists, Defendants' deposition questioning of customers on that list, Defendants' questioning of Oracle witnesses using longago produced up-sell and cross-sell documents and Defendants' focus on cross-sell and up-sell opportunities at the time SAP acquired TomorrowNow in support of its Opposition to Defendants' Rule 37 Motion before Magistrate Laporte because (1) the Motion was not just about the cross-sell and up-sell lost profits that are the focus of the Objections, but covered several categories of potential lost profits damages, all of which had to be addressed but in a way that did not overwhelm Magistrate Laporte with paper; moreover, Oracle had used its allotted 25 pages in its Opposition; (2) given what was already in the record and given Defendants' counsel's and Magistrate Laporte's extensive involvement in setting discovery parameters to test Oracle's up-sell and cross-sell damages claims, Oracle did not believe that further evidence showing that all lost profits for the agreed upon list of TomorrowNow customers was "in play" was required; (3) moreover the bulk of additional support comes from the discovery conferences in which all parties and the Magistrate participated; indeed, Magistrate Laporte cites the many discovery conferences over which she presided (and which Oracle now cites in support of its Objections) as a basis for her Order (Order at 2:17-18), so in effect, these conferences are already 2 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page3 of 6 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 part of the record below; (4) the cited Oracle depositions showing (a) no cross-sell and up-sell analyses exist that were not cited below and (b) showing Defendants' use of long-ago produced cross-sell and up-sell exhibits had not occurred when the Motion was briefed and heard; (5) if the Order were treated as meriting de novo review (which Oracle argues in its Objections it does, with citation to authority) then this additional evidence could and should be considered; (6) the Ninth Circuit's and this District's interest in having damages decided on the merits (see authorities cited in Objections) further justifies considering the additional evidence regardless of whether the Order is treated as dispositive or nondispositive. Discovery Conference Transcript Excerpts and Orders (in chronological order): 3. Attached as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the May 28, 2008 Discovery Conference Transcript at 23:23-26:16; 30:13-20. 4. Attached as Exhibit B is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the June 24, 2008 Joint Discovery Conference Statement [Dkt. No. 102] at 6:24-7:2. 5. Attached as Exhibit C is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the July 1, 2008 Discovery Conference Transcript [Dkt. No. 105] at 57:21-63:8. 6. Attached as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of the July 3, 2008 Order Regarding Scope of Discovery [Dkt. No. 107] at 5:6-16. 7. Attached as Exhibit E is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the July 24, 2008 Discovery Conference Transcript at 21:12-26:17. 8. Attached as Exhibit F is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the August 28, 2008 Discovery Conference Transcript [Dkt. No. 176] at 16:1-18:10, 23:3-29:9. 9. Attached as Exhibit G is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the Transcript of May 26, 2009 Discovery Conference Transcript at 10:11-17. Meet and Confer Correspondence: 10. Attached as Exhibit H is a true and correct copy of a February 23, 2009 Letter from Lucia MacDonald to Elaine Wallace. Questions Asked by Defendants At Customer Depositions About Cross-Sell and Up-Sell Damages: 3 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page4 of 6 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 11. No customer deposition occurred prior to Defendants' receipt of Oracle's May 22, 2009 Supplemented and Amended Initial Disclosure, so even if that had been the first time Defendants had been told about Oracle's claims for cross-sell and up-sell damages for lost TomorrowNow customers (the record shows that is not the case), then Defendants were not prejudiced in their questioning of customers by that disclosure. The following attached customer deposition excerpts are examples of the types of questions SAP's counsel has asked customers on the TomorrowNow customer list to defend against Oracle's cross-sell and up-sell damages claims. 12. Attached as Exhibit I is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the July 23, 2009 deposition of Robert Wasson on behalf of McClennan County at 104:6-22. 13. Attached as Exhibit J is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the August 21, 2009 deposition of Bruno Singh on behalf of Universal City Studios at 71:9-12. 14. Attached as Exhibit K is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the September 15, 2009 deposition of Lexmark International at 37:3-5. The parties have not yet received a final version of this deposition transcript, therefore the rough transcript is attached. Early Oracle Witness Testimony Regarding Cross-Sell and Up-sell 15. Attached as Exhibit L is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the February 26, 2009 deposition of Charles Homs at 189:10-190:13. Questioning of Oracle Witnesses Using Long-Ago Produced Cross-Sell and UpSell Documents and Confirming No Non-Produced Analyses 16. Attached as Exhibit M is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the August 28, 2009 deposition of Douglas Kehring at 92:8-13; 92:24-97:18 and 202:21-204:3. The testimony references Exhibits 591 and 596 and confirms each discussed cross-sell and up-sell metrics as to PeopleSoft and JDE customers; Oracle produced Exhibit 591 to Defendants on February 6, 2009 and Exhibit 596 to Defendants on March 10, 2008. 17. Attached as Exhibit N is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the September 2, 2009 deposition of Judith Sim at 66:23-70:22. These excerpts confirm that the "Next Likely Purchase" analyses used by Oracle's Marketing group concern what marketing 4 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page5 of 6 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 events might drive purchases not what products a customer is likely to purchase. Also part of Exhibit N are excerpts of questioning of Ms. Sim by SAP's counsel [122:20-125:17] about Ex. 615, which, as the questions show, is an Oracle document titled "Protect & Grow the PeopleSoft Installed Base" that extensively discusses Oracle's plans to maximize its acquisition of PeopleSoft by up-selling and cross-selling into that base. I had identified another copy of this document that was produced to Defendants on January 18, 2008 in my Declaration in Support of Oracle's Opposition to Defendants' Rule 37 Motion [Dkt Nos. 375, 470] at 27e (discussing examples of up-sell and cross-sell documents Oracle had produced). 18. Attached as Exhibit O is a true and correct copy of excerpts from the September 17, 2009 deposition of Keith Block at 133:12-134:23. This testimony confirms that Oracle's North American Sales organization does not have or use analyses of what products a customer is likely to purchase. SAP's Early Acknowledgement of How Oracle Customers Lured to SAP by SAP's Safe Passage Program by TomorrowNow Exposed SAP to Damages Claims by Oracle 19. Attached as Exhibit P is a true and correct copy of an excerpt from Plaintiffs' Deposition Exhibit 430, Bates Number SAP-OR 00002183-2191 at SAP-OR 00002184, produced by SAP in the course of discovery in response to requests for production from Oracle. This document has been identified and testified to in the depositions of SAP witnesses Thomas Zieman and CFO Werner Brandt, among other SAP witnesses. Excerpts from Oracle's Initial Complaint and First, Second, Third, and Fourth Amended Complaints 20. While Oracle cited the following attached excerpts of its Complaints in its Opposition to Defendants' Rule 37 Motion, it attaches them here for ease of reference. 21. Attached as Exhibit Q is a true and correct copy of excerpts from Oracle's March 22, 20097 Complaint at 106, 116; June 1, 2007 First Amended Complaint at 92, 137, July 28, 2008 Second Amended Complaint at 140, 144; October 8, 2008 Third Amended Complaint at 141, 145, 191-192; and August 18, 2009 Fourth Amended Complaint at 148, 152, 197, and 207. 5 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE Case4:07-cv-01658-PJH Document500 Filed10/01/09 Page6 of 6 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 I declare under the laws of the United States and the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct and that this Declaration was executed on October 1, 2009, in San Francisco, California. /s/ Holly A. House Holly A. House 6 DECLARATION OF HOLLY A. HOUSE

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