Jenkins et al v. Mod.com

Filing 86

ORDER Re Supplemental Briefing and/or Evidence. Signed by Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen on 5/4/2009. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/4/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 v. ROBERT POOKE, et al., Defendants. ___________________________________/ ANN JENKINS, et al., Plaintiffs, ORDER RE SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING AND/OR EVIDENCE (Docket No. 79) No. C-07-3112 JSW (EMC) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiffs Ann Jenkins and Ernest F. Jenkins, Jr. ("Plaintiffs") have filed suit against Defendants Robert Pooke and Kevin Dillon for conversion and trover. See Docket No. 50 (second amended complaint). In January 2009, Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims against Mr. Dillon, leaving Mr. Pooke as the only remaining Defendant. After Mr. Pooke failed to respond to the summons and complaint, his default was entered on March 20, 2009. See Docket No. 78 (notice of entry of default). Thereafter, Plaintiffs filed a motion for default judgment against Mr. Pooke which the presiding judge, Judge White, referred to the undersigned for a report and recommendation. The Court has reviewed the papers submitted by Plaintiffs and hereby orders that they provide supplemental briefing and/or evidence as to their claim that there is personal jurisdiction over Mr. Pooke, who appears to be a resident of Great Britain. In their second amended complaint, Plaintiffs, who are residents of Massachusetts, claim that there is personal jurisdiction over Mr. Pooke "because the tort of conversion of the domain name <mod.com> occurred where the actual conversion took place, namely the situs of the domain name <mod.com>, which is at Ver[i]sign, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Inc., the registry for the domain name," located in California. SAC 6. In their supplemental papers, Plaintiffs should be sure to cite any legal authority to support their claim of personal jurisdiction. The Court is particularly interested in any personal jurisdiction cases in which there has been an alleged tort in cyberspace. The supplemental papers shall be filed -- and served on Mr. Pooke -- within one week of the date of this order. Plaintiffs are also to serve a copy of this order on Mr. Pooke within three days of the date of this order. IT IS SO ORDERED. United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California Dated: May 4, 2009 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States Magistrate Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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