Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital, Inc. v. Yelp! Inc.
Supplemental MOTION to Appoint Lead Plaintiff and Lead Counsel and Proposed Six-Month Discovery Plan filed by Astro Appliance Service, Bleeding Heart, LLC, California Furnishings, Inc., Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital, Inc., Celibre, Inc, J.L. Ferri Entertainment, Inc., Le Petite Retreat Day Spa, LLC, San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises, LLC, Wag My Tail, Inc., Zodiac Restaurant Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Composite Exhibit A)(Beck, Jared) (Filed on 7/26/2010)
Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital, Inc. v. Yelp! Inc.
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Jared H. Beck
Jared H. Beck was born in Albany, New York and grew up in upstate New York. His father is a lifelong union worker, and his mother is a public librarian. Jared grew up in a home that instilled in him the values of hard work, fair play and gratitude for life's blessings. Jared was raised with an appreciation for the advantages of his upbringing, as his grandfather came of age during the Great Depression, the youngest in a family of 13 children with a blind mother and a father who died young. Jared took to heart the stories of hunger and desperation that afflicted not only the family but gripped the nation as a whole. His lifelong lessons from growing up with his grandfather included an understanding of the power of perseverance during difficult times, and an appreciation for tragedies that can befall individuals. Jared entered the practice of law because it seemed the avenue that had the greatest potential for impacting people's daily lives. After law school, he gained valuable experience by practicing at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP -- one of the top litigation firms in Los Angeles -- where he represented clients including Cadbury Schweppes PLC, General Motors, Snapple Beverage Corp., Waste Management Inc., Blockbuster Inc., and the owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. He was a member of a Quinn Emanuel trial team that won a $128 million federal jury verdict in a patent dispute in the telecommunications industry. Jared thereafter practiced at the Miami office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, an international law firm, where he litigated on behalf of large corporations and financial institutions in federal and state court. However, the desire to represent plaintiffs proved too strong, and three years out of law school, he founded Beck & Lee Business Trial Lawyers with his wife and law partner, dedicating his practice to obtaining justice for individuals and small businesses. Education Harvard Law School, J.D. with honors Harvard University, M.A. Harvard College, B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Member of the California and Florida bars.
Elizabeth Lee Beck
Elizabeth Lee Beck is the comanaging partner of Beck & Lee Business Trial Lawyers. Prior to her career as a lawyer, Elizabeth held many jobs, including as a department store salesperson, pizza maker, and public high school math teacher in Los Angeles. Elizabeth was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the Koreatown/PicoUnion district of Los Angeles. She is fluent in Korean. Elizabeth credits her mother as her biggest influence and inspiration: a single parent who raised her only child while struggling on welfare. Elizabeth first stepped inside a courtroom at the age of nine when she cycled through the California foster care and juvenile court system when her mother lost custody of her, and ever since then, Elizabeth has always felt at home in the courts. Elizabeth attended UCLA for college, majoring in mathematics, and graduated from Yale Law School. She is licensed by both the California and Florida bars.
Gregory S. Weston
Gregory S. Weston is the The Weston Firm's founder and represents consumers and small businesses in public interest cases against large corporations. Mr. Weston is a member in good standing of the state bars of California and Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. In April 2009 Mr. Weston obtained a $1.35 million class action settlement on behalf of 95 Los Angelesarea condo purchasers. Mr. Weston's antitrust class action practice includes Red v. Unilever PLC (C.D. Cal.); Kenneally v. Bank of Nova Scotia (S.D. Cal.); In re Korean Air Lines Co. LTD. Antitrust Litigation (C.D. Cal.); In re LTL Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ga.); and several unfiled cases under investigation. In Korean Air he represents Korean American victims of economic discrimination and illegal price fixing. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Weston was an attorney at the San Diego office of Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins LLP, where he worked on a number of highprofile class actions, many as lead counsel, including: 1. The Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) 2. In re Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation (D. Mass.) 3. In re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) 4. In re Graphics Processing Units Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) 5. In re International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) 6. In re Medical Waste Services Antitrust Litigation 7. Ross et al. v. Metropolitan Live Insurance Company ("The MetLife Juvenile Smoker Litigation")(W.D. Pa.) 8. Williams v. Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club ("The Auto Club Premium Litigation") (S.D. Co. Sup. Ct.) Mr. Weston holds a B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was senior editor of 1
the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, a Harvard College Teaching Fellow, research assistant to Professor Louis Kaplow in the area of taxation policy and econometric models, and president of the HLS Target Shooting Club. Mr. Weston was born and raised in the Detroit area. His father is a legal aid lawyer in Ohio, and his mother is a public school teacher.
Jack Fitzgerald is an accomplished litigator with significant experience devising and implementing creative and effective solutions to complex legal problems. He represents consumers and small businesses in public interest cases against large corporations. Mr. Fitzgerald obtained a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. Prior to joining The Weston Firm, Mr. Fitzgerald was associated with two large, international law firms. Mr. Fitzgerald's practice specializes in complex commercial and consumer rights litigation. He has served as counsel in securities federal class action lawsuits and various antitrust, false advertising and other consumer cases. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member in good standing of the bars of California and New York and is admitted to practice before the following courts: 1. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2. United States District Court for the Northern District of California 3. United States District Court for the Central District of California 4. United States District Court for the Southern District of California 5. United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 6. United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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