Ansfield v. Infoblox, Inc. et al

Filing 11

Order by Hon. Vince Chhabria granting 10 Motion to Relate Cases 14-2644-BLF and 14-2564-PJH to case 14-2500-VC.(knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/26/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Robert S. Green (SBN 136183) rsg@classcounsel.com Lesley E. Weaver (SBN 191305) lew@classcounsel.com GREEN & NOBLIN, P.C. 700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 275 Larkspur, CA 94939 Tel: 415-477-6700 Fax: 415-477-6710 Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com GARDY & NOTIS, LLP Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 Counsel for Plaintiff Paul Ansfield UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 14 15 PAUL ANSFIELD, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly 17 Situated, 16 Plaintiff, 18 19 20 21 22 v. INFOBLOX INC., ROBERT D. THOMAS, and REMO E. CANESSA, Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULES 3-12(b) AND 7-11 Defendants. 23 24 25 26 27 28 ADMIN. MOTION RELATE CASES, CASE NO. 3:14-CV-2500-VC 1 Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 3-12(b) and 7-11 of the United States 2 District Court for the Northern District of California, Paul Ansfield, the plaintiff 3 in the putative related Ansfield case (as defined below), hereby moves the Court 4 to consider whether the following three cases, all filed in the Northern District 5 of California, qualify as related actions: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Case Name Ansfield v. Infoblox Inc., et. al. (“Ansfield”) Beqaj v. Infoblox Inc., et al. (“Beqaj”) Case Number No. 14-cv02500-VC Judge Assigned Hon. Vince Chhabria Date Filed May 30, 2014 No. 14-cv02564-PJH Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton June 4, 2014 Achey, et al. v. Infoblox Inc., et al. (“Achey”) No. 14-cv02644-BLF Hon. Beth Labson Freeman June 9, 2014 Civil Local Rule 3-12(a) provides that an action is related to another 13 when “(1) The actions concern substantially the same parties, property, 14 transaction or event; and (2) It appears likely that there will be an unduly 15 burdensome duplication of labor and expense or conflicting results if the cases 16 are conducted before different Judges.” These criteria are met here. 17 All three cases are putative class actions, brought on behalf of Infoblox 18 Inc. stockholders. Plaintiffs in all the actions name the same defendants and 19 allege similar claims of securities fraud pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of 20 the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. 21 Given that the same parties, transactions and events are involved in all 22 three cases, it appears likely that there will be an unduly burdensome 23 duplication of labor and expense and possible conflicting results, if the three 24 cases are conducted before different Judges. Accordingly, the Court should 25 relate these actions under Civil Local Rule 3-12. 26 In compliance with Local Rule 7-11, movant obtained a stipulation from 27 the plaintiffs in both actions, agreeing that the cases should be related. Movant 28 also conferred with counsel for the defendant, who stated defendant has no - 1- ADMIN. MOTION RELATE CASES, CASE NO. 3:14-CV-2500-VC 1 objection to the filing of this Administrative Motion, nor to the relation of the 2 actions. For the foregoing reasons, plaintiff respectfully requests the Court 3 enter an order relating the Ansfield, Beqaj and Achey actions. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Dated: June 16, 2014 GARDY & NOTIS, LLP s/ Jennifer Sarnelli Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 Robert S. Green (SBN 136183) rsg@classcounsel.com Lesley E. Weaver (SBN 191305) lew@classcounsel.com GREEN & NOBLIN, P.C. 700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 275 Larkspur, CA 94939 Tel: 415-477-6700 Fax: 415-477-6710 Counsel for Plaintiff Ansfield 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - 2- ADMIN. MOTION RELATE CASES, CASE NO. 3:14-CV-2500-VC 1 2 CERTIFICATION OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on June 16, 2014, I authorized the electronic filing of 3 the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will 4 send notification of such filing to the e-mail addresses denoted on the attached 5 Electronic Mail Notice List, and I hereby certify that I caused to be mailed the 6 foregoing document or paper via email to any non-CM/ECF participants. 7 I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of 8 America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on June 16, 2014. 9 10 GARDY & NOTIS, LLP 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 s/ Jennifer Sarnelli Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - 3- ADMIN. MOTION RELATE CASES, CASE NO. 3:14-CV-2500-VC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Robert S. Green (SBN 136183) rsg@classcounsel.com Lesley E. Weaver (SBN 191305) lew@classcounsel.com GREEN & NOBLIN, P.C. 700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 275 Larkspur, CA 94939 Tel: 415-477-6700 Fax: 415-477-6710 Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com GARDY & NOTIS, LLP Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 Counsel for Plaintiff Paul Ansfield UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 14 15 16 Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC 18 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RELATING ACTIONS PAUL ANSFIELD, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly 17 Situated, 19 20 21 22 Plaintiff, v. Date Filed: May 30, 2014 INFOBLOX INC., ROBERT D. THOMAS, and REMO E. CANESSA, Defendants. 23 24 [Additional captions on the following page.] 25 26 27 28 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC DONNA L. ACHEY and LINDSAY E. DURHAM, Individually and on Behalf 2 of All Others Similarly Situated 1 5 6 v. INFOBLOX INC., ROBERT D. THOMAS, and REMO E. CANESSA, Defendants. 7 8 9 SAFEDIN BEQAJ, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, 10 11 12 13 Date Filed: June 9, 2014 Plaintiffs, 3 4 Case No. 5:14-cv-02644-BLF Case No. 4:14-cv-02564-PJH Date Filed: June 4, 2014 v. INFOBLOX INC., ROBERT D. THOMAS, and REMO E. CANESSA, Defendants. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC 1 WHEREAS, between May 30, 2014 and June 9, 2014, the above- 2 captioned actions (“Related Actions”) were filed; 3 WHEREAS, each action is a purported class action brought by, and on 4 behalf of, the Infoblox Inc. public stockholders. Plaintiffs in all the Related 5 Actions name the same defendants and allege similar claims of securities fraud 6 pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 7 Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. 8 WHEREAS, all parties to the Related Actions agree that these matters 9 should be related before one Judge; 10 WHEREAS, all parties to the Related Actions agree that the actions are 11 likely to result in unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense or 12 conflicting results if the cases are conducted before different Judges; 13 THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the 14 Parties to these Related Actions, by and through their respective undersigned 15 counsel, and agreed that the above captioned actions should be Related pursuant 16 to Civil Local Rules 3-12, 7-11 and 7-12. 17 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 18 Respectfully Submitted By: 19 20 Dated: June 16, 2014 GARDY & NOTIS, LLP 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 s/ Jennifer Sarnelli Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 28 -1Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC 1 2 3 4 5 6 Robert S. Green (SBN 136183) rsg@classcounsel.com Lesley E. Weaver (SBN 191305) lew@classcounsel.com GREEN & NOBLIN, P.C. 700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 275 Larkspur, CA 94939 Tel: 415-477-6700 Fax: 415-477-6710 Counsel for Plaintiff Ansfield 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP By: s/ Robert V. Prongay Lionel Z. Glancy Michael M. Goldberg Robert V. Prongay 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, California 90067 Telephone: (310) 201-9150 Facsimile: (310) 201-9160 Email: info@glancylaw.com POMERANTZ LLP Jeremy A. Lieberman Francis P. McConville 600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor New York, New York 10016 Telephone: 212-661-1100 Facsimile: 212-661-8665 POMERANTZ LLP Patrick V. Dahlstrom 10 South La Salle Street, Suite 3505 Chicago, Illinois 60603 Telephone: (312) 377-1181 BRONSTEIN GEWIRTZ & GROSSMAN LLP Peretz Bronstein 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 4600 New York, New York 10165 Telephone: 212-697-6484 Counsel for Plaintiffs Donna L. Achey and Lindsay E. Durham 26 27 28 -2Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC 1 Dated: June 16, 2014 GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP By: s/ Robert V. Prongay Lionel Z. Glancy Michael Goldberg Robert V. Prongay Elaine Chang 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 201-9150 Facsimile: (310) 201-9160 2 3 4 5 6 LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD G. SMITH Howard G. Smith 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112 Bensalem, PA 19020 Telephone: (215) 638-4847 Facsimile: (215) 638-4867 7 8 9 10 Counsel for Plaintiff Safedin Beqaj 11 Dated: June 16, 2014 FENWICK & WEST LLP 12 By: /s/ Kevin P. Muck Kevin P. Muck (CSB No. 120918) kmuck@fenwick.com Catherine D. Kevane (CSB No. 215501) ckevane@fenwick.com Alexis I. Caloza (CSB No. 278804) acaloza@fenwick.com FENWICK & WEST LLP 555 California Street, 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: 415.875.2300 Facsimile: 415.281.1350 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Counsel for Defendants Infoblox Inc., Robert D. Thomas and Remo E. Canessa 20 NO 28 RT J nce Ch u d g e Vi habr ia H -3Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case E R 3:14-cv-2500-VC No. N R NIA 27 DERED O OR IT IS S FO 26 RT U O June 26, 2014 Hon. 25 DATED: ___________ C TA LI 24 Based on the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing, the Court hereby approves the Stipulation. IT IS SO ORDERED. ES DISTRICT T A 23 [PROPOSED] ORDER S 22 UNIT ED 21 F D IS T IC T O R C 1 LOCAL RULE 5-1(i)(3) CERTIFICATION 2 3 I Jennifer Sarnelli hereby attest that concurrence in the filing of the 4 document has been obtained from each of the other signatories to this 5 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Relate Cases. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 GARDY & NOTIS, LLP s/ Jennifer Sarnelli Jennifer Sarnelli (SBN 242510) jsarnelli@gardylaw.com Mark C. Gardy mgardy@gardylaw.com James S. Notis jnotis@gardylaw.com Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-905-0509 Fax: 212-905-0508 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -4Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Relating Actions Case No. 3:14-cv-2500-VC

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