Teece v. Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) B.S.C. et al

Filing 110

ORDER APPOINTING THE HONORABLE RICHARD KRAMER (RETIRED) AS SPECIAL MASTER. Richard A. Kramer appointed.. Signed by Judge Alsup on 5/1/17. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/1/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 DAVID JOHN TEECE, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff, 12 13 14 No. C 13-3603 WHA v. KUWAIT FINANCE HOUSE (BAHRAIN) B.S.C., ABDULHAKEEM AL-KHAYYAT, ADNAN MALIK, and PAUL MERCER, 15 ORDER APPOINTING THE HONORABLE RICHARD KRAMER (RETIRED) AS SPECIAL MASTER Defendants. 16 / 17 18 1. THE HONORABLE RICHARD KRAMER (RETIRED) IS HEREBY APPOINTED AS A 19 SPECIAL MASTER to determine the reasonable amount of attorney’s fees to which defendants 20 are entitled under the prior order granting in part their motion for fees and the subsequent award 21 of fees on appeal (Dkt. Nos. 67, 80, 95). He shall have all powers set forth in Rule 53(c) with 22 respect to this dispute but shall not revisit prior rulings in this case. 23 2. The procedure set forth in the prior order dated September 2, 2016 (Dkt. No. 98), 24 to which neither party objected, is incorporated into and deemed a part of this order. By MAY 25 8, the parties shall provide the special master with copies of all documents relevant to this 26 dispute in a tabbed binder sent by mail, along with electronic text-searchable copies of all such 27 documents. 28 3. By JULY 13, the special master shall file a written report and recommendation that includes his proposed findings, the recommended award of attorney’s fees, and the 1 recommended allocation of the special master’s fees among the parties. Any objections to or 2 motions regarding the special master’s report and recommendation must be filed by JULY 26 AT 3 NOON, 4 response to any such objection or motion shall be due SEVEN DAYS from the filing thereof and 5 shall also not exceed TEN PAGES in length. No reply briefing, please. 6 to be heard on the normal 35-day track, and shall not exceed TEN PAGES in length. The 4. The Court will then review and consider any timely objections to or motions 7 regarding the special master’s report and recommendation pursuant to Rule 53(f). An order on 8 this dispute over attorney’s fees will follow. 9 5. Ex parte communications with the special master should be avoided if possible. Any objection to an ex parte communication or motion to disqualify must be filed within SEVEN 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 CALENDAR DAYS 12 6. of discovery. Any proposed modification to this order must be promptly raised in a joint letter 13 brief, not to exceed THREE PAGES in length, to be filed only after the parties have met and 14 conferred — either in person or telephonically — under the special master’s supervision. 15 7. Judge Kramer’s request for a waiver of PACER fees is GRANTED. 16 17 IT IS SO ORDERED. 18 19 Dated: May 1, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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