Gallagher et al v. Bayer AG et al

Filing 147

ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES by Hon. William H. Orrick granting 146 Stipulation. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/13/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Jonathan F. Cohn (pro hac vice) jcohn@sidley.com Benjamin M. Mundel (pro hac vice) bmundel@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 1501 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Telephone: (202) 736.8000 Facsimile: (202) 736.8711 Ryan M. Sandrock (SBN 251781) rsandrock@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 772.1200 Facsimile: (415) 772.7400 Attorneys for Defendants Bayer AG, Bayer Corporation, and Bayer HealthCare LLC 12 13 14 17 18 KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP Robert N. Kaplan (pro hac vice) rkaplan@kaplanfox.com 850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 687-1980 Facsimile: (212) 687-7714 STANLEY LAW GROUP Stephen Henry Gardner (pro hac vice) steve@consumerhelper.com Amanda Howell (pro hac vice) ahowell@stanleylawgroup.com 6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1500 Dallas, Texas 75206 Telephone: (214) 443-4316 Facsimile: (214) 447-9469 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 15 16 Laurence D. King (SBN 206423) lking@kaplanfox.com Linda M. Fong (SBN 124232) lfong@kaplanfox.com 350 Sansome Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-4700 Facsimile: (415) 772-4707 COLLEEN GALLAGHER, ILANA FARAR, ANDREA LOPEZ, JOANN CORDARO, and ROSANNE COSGROVE, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, 19 Case No. 14-cv-04601-WHO STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES Plaintiffs, 20 21 22 23 24 v. BAYER AG, BAYER CORPORATION, and BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC, Defendants. 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 6-2, the parties stipulate to and jointly request a brief extension of case deadlines. A brief 30-day extension of deadlines is requested to provide Bayer with adequate time to depose the survey expert Plaintiffs disclosed on July 7, 2017 and prepare its reply brief. Procedural History and Prior Extensions. An initial case management scheduling order was entered on October 16, 2014. Dkt. 5. By stipulation, the Court entered an amended case management scheduling order on December 22, 2014. Dkt. 38. Following an in person meet and confer, on December 11, 2015 the Court entered a revised briefing and discovery schedule. Dkt. 92. During a discovery hearing on June 7, 2016, the Court extended the close of fact discovery from May 9, 2016 until July 9, 2016. Dkt. 115. On July 8, 2016 the parties filed a stipulation and proposed order on discovery and scheduling. Dkt. 119. Pursuant to the stipulation, the Court extended the discovery schedule which included extending the close of fact discovery from July 9, 2016 to September 9, 2016. Dkt. 120. On September 6, 2016, Bayer filed a motion for extension of case deadlines to complete discovery which Plaintiffs did not oppose. Dkt. 124. The Court granted the motion and extended all case deadlines by 60 days. Dkt. 125. On February 1, 2017, the parties filed a joint stipulation for further extension of the case deadlines to permit Bayer to depose Plaintiff’s expert witness Dr. Blonz on March 8, who was unavailable before that date, and have adequate time to prepare its response brief. The Court granted the motion for extension of case deadlines and moved the Class Certification Response deadline from March 13, to March 24, 2017, the Class Certification Reply from April 27, to May 10, 2017 and the Class Certification Hearing from May 17, to May 30, 2017. On April 7, 2017, the parties filed a joint stipulation for further extension of the case deadlines. The parties requested the extension to allow Plaintiffs time to depose both of Bayer’s expert witnesses, Dr. Blumberg and Dr. Kivetz, who were available for deposition April 14 and May 25 12 respectively, and time to prepare its responses to Bayer’s opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for 26 Class Certification and Bayer’s Motion for Summary Judgement. The Court granted the motion and 27 moved the date for Plaintiffs’ Summary Judgment Response from April 7, 2017 to July 7, 2017, 28 (1) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Plaintiffs’ Class Certification Reply from May 10, 2017 to July 7, 2017, Defendant’s Summary Judgment Reply from April 14, 2017 to August 7, 2017, and the hearing on both motions from May 31, 2017 to August 23, 2017. Dkt. 139. Scheduling of Expert Deposition. On July 7, 2017, with their Class Certification Reply and Opposition to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment, Plaintiffs’ disclosed an additional expert witness, Dr. Jonathan Hibbard. Bayer is seeking to depose Dr. Hibbard, who is available for deposition on August 1, 2017. Currently, the date for Bayer’s response to Plaintiffs’ opposition to Bayer’s Motion for Summary Judgement is August 7, 2017. Additionally, lead counsel for Bayer has numerous hearings and briefs due between the current date and August 7. A brief 30-day extension of deadlines is requested to provide Bayer with adequate time to depose Dr. Hibbard and prepare its reply brief. Requested Extension. The parties respectfully request that the Court extend the following case deadlines as follows: 14 15 Deadline Current Date Requested Date 16 Summary Judgment Reply August 7, 2017 September 6, 2017 17 Class Certification and August 23, 2017 September 22, 2017 18 Summary Judgment Hearing 19 This request does not impact any other deadlines in the case. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (2) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO 1 Dated: July 11, 2017 Dated: July 11, 2017 STANLEY LAW GROUP 2 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP By: /s/ Stephen Gardner By: /s/ Jonathan F. Cohn Laurence D. King (SBN 206423) lking@kaplanfox.com Linda M. Fong (SBN 124232) lfong@kaplanfox.com 350 Sansome Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-4700 Facsimile: (415) 772-4707 Jonathan F. Cohn (admitted pro hac vice) jcohn@sidley.com Benjamin M. Mundel (admitted pro hac vice) bmundel@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 1501 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Telephone: (202) 736.8000 Facsimile: (202) 736.8711 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP Robert N. Kaplan (admitted pro hac vice) rkaplan@kaplanfox.com 850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 687-1980 Facsimile: (212) 687-7714 Ryan Sandrock (SBN 251781) rsandrock@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 772.1200 Facsimile: (415) 772.7400 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 -andSTANLEY LAW GROUP Stephen Henry Gardner (admitted pro hac vice) steve@consumerhelper.com Amanda Howell (admitted pro hac vice) ahowell@stanleylawgroup.com 6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1500 Dallas, Texas 75206 Telephone: (214) 443-4316 Facsimile: (214) 447-9469 Attorneys for Defendants Bayer AG, Bayer Corporation, and Bayer HealthCare LLC 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (3) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO 1 SIGNATURE ATTESTATION 2 3 4 5 6 I am the ECF User whose identification and password are being used to file the foregoing Stipulation and Proposed Order for Further Extension of Case Deadlines. In compliance with Civil Local Rule 5-1(i)(3), I hereby attest that the signatory has concurred in this filing. Dated: July 11, 2017 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 7 8 By: /s/ Ryan Sandrock 9 Ryan Sandrock 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (4) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO 1 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS ORDERED: 2  The Summary Judgment Reply deadline is extended from August 7, 2017 to September 6, 2017.  The Class Certification and Summary Judgment hearing is continued from August 23, 2017 to September 22, 2017 or later. 3 4 5 6 7 Dated: July 13, 2017 ___________________________ The Honorable William H. Orrick United States District Judge 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (5) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES—14-CV-04601-WHO

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