Tiwari v. NBC Universal, Inc.

Filing 23

STIPULATION AND ORDER extending stay of action; Signed by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel on 4/15/2009. (Attachments: # 1 CertServ)(awb, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 THOMAS R .BURKE (CA State Bar No. 141930) JEFF GLASSER (CA State Bar No. 252596) DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 276-6500 Facsimile: (415) 276-6599 Email: thomasburke@dwt.com; jeffglasser@dwt.com Attorneys for Defendant NBC Universal, Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 11 12 ANURAG TIWARI, 13 Plaintiff, 14 vs. 15 NBC UNIVERSAL, INC., 16 Defendant. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff Anurag Tiwari, proceeding in propria persona, and Defendant NBC Universal, Inc., through its counsel of record, pursuant to F.R.C.P. 26(c), together ask this court to again stay all proceedings in this civil action pending the earlier of either the resolution of the criminal action pending in Sonoma County Superior Court against Plaintiff (see Second Amended Complaint at 32) or July 30, 2009. See, e.g., Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604, 607 (9th Cir.1992) ("The district court is given broad discretion in supervising the pretrial phase of litigation, and its decisions ... will not be disturbed unless they evidence a clear abuse of discretion."); Federal Sav. & Loan Ins. Corp. v. Molinaro, 889 F.2d 899, 902 (9th Cir. 1989) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C08-3988 MHP JOINT STIPULATION FURTHER STAYING ALL PROCEEDINGS IN THIS CIVIL ACTION PENDING RESOLUTION OF THE CRIMINAL ACTION PENDING AGAINST PLAINTIFF and [PROPOSED] ORDER FURTHER STAYING ALL PROCEEDINGS JOINT STIPULATION STAYING ALL PROCEEDINGS AND (PROPOSED) ORDER DWT 12709092v1 0020040-000084 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 (noting that discretion may be exercised to order a stay of civil proceedings pending the resolution of criminal proceeding); Iannelli v. Long, 487 F.2d 317, 318 (3d. Cir. 1973) (civil proceedings properly may be deferred until the conclusion of related criminal proceedings). Plaintiff s criminal case is now scheduled for trial beginning on July 13, 2009. Plaintiff and Defendant together also ask this Court to order that the 60-day period in which Defendant may file an anti-SLAPP motion under California Code of Civil Procedure 425.16 will not begin to run until the stay in this civil action is lifted. See Code of Civ. Proc. 425.16(f) (stating that the special motion to strike may be filed in the court s discretion, at any time upon terms it deems proper ). Finally, in accordance with Local Rule 6-1(a), Plaintiff and Defendant together ask this Court to allow Defendant to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff s Second Amended Complaint within 60 days after the stay is lifted. Respectfully submitted this 10th day of April, 2009. DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP 15 16 17 18 19 So Ordered: By:_/s/ Thomas R. Burke____________ Thomas R. Burke Attorneys for Defendant NBC Universal, Inc. By:_ /s/ Anurag Tiwari___________ Anurag Tiwari In Propria Persona UNIT ED 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 S S DISTRICT TE C TA 4/15/2009 DATE: __________________ ER N F D IS T IC T O R 2 JOINT STIPULATION STAYING ALL PROCEEDINGS AND (PROPOSED) ORDER DWT 12709092v1 0020040-000084 A C LI FO RDER _______________________________________ S SO O IT I Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel U.S. District Court Judge tel n H . Pa e Marily Judg R NIA NO ED RT U O RT H

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