Eolas Technologies Incorporated v. Amazon.com, Inc.

Filing 378

STIPULATION AND ORDER re 376 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Regarding Supplemental Briefing on Eolas's Motion to Disqualify Latham & Watkins LLP filed by Amazon.com Inc. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on August 8, 2017. (wsn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/8/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 KELLY TIDWELL (pro hac vice) kbt@texarkanalaw.com GEOFFREY CULBERTSON (pro hac vice) gpc@texarkanalaw.com PATTON TIDWELL & CULBERTSON, LLP 2800 Texas Boulevard Texarkana, TX 75503 Telephone: (903) 792 7080 Facsimile: (903) 792 8233 Counsel for Plaintiff EOLAS TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED DOUGLAS E. LUMISH, Bar No. 183863 doug.lumish@lw.com RICHARD G. FRENKEL, Bar No. 204133 rick.frenkel@lw.com JEFFREY G. HOMRIG, Bar No. 215890 jeff.homrig@lw.com NICHOLAS YU, Bar No. 298768 nicholas.yu@latham.com LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 140 Scott Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 Telephone: (650) 328-4600 Facsimile: (650) 463-2600 8 [additional counsel listed on signature page] 9 Counsel for Defendant AMAZON.COM, INC. 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 13 14 15 EOLAS TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED, Plaintiff, 16 17 18 19 v. Case No: 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY LATHAM & WATKINS LLP AMAZON.COM, INC., Defendant. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ATTORNEYS AT LAW SILICON VA LLE Y Case Nos. 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY 1 Pursuant to the Court’s guidance at the Case Management Conference held August 2, 2 2017, counsel for Plaintiff Eolas Technologies Incorporated (“Eolas”) and Defendant 3 Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”), met and conferred by telephone on August 4, 2017, regarding 4 Eolas’s pending motion to disqualify Latham & Watkins LLP from representing Amazon. The 5 parties were unable to reach an agreement about what body of law should govern that motion in 6 light of the transfer of the case to this district. Eolas’s position is that California law should 7 apply; Amazon’s position is that Texas law, as already briefed, should apply. But although the 8 parties did not reach agreement on the applicable law, they agreed on and hereby stipulate to the 9 following course of action concerning further briefing: 10 1. In accordance with the Court’s guidance, the parties will file simultaneous 11 supplemental briefs of not more than 10 pages (excluding attachments, which would be limited 12 to items from the prior record or unpublished legal authorities) by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 13 2017. 14 2. 15 Those briefs will address three topics: a. 16 Whether Texas or California law should govern Eolas’s motion to disqualify. 17 b. Any relevant differences between Texas and California law. 18 c. If the Court decides to apply California law, whether or how those 19 20 differences impact the resolution of Eolas’s motion. 3. The parties will file simultaneous response briefs of not more than 7 pages 21 (excluding attachments, limited as noted above) by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017. The 22 parties will not file replies. 23 4. The parties agree, except as set forth in their supplemental briefs, that Texas and 24 California law are substantially similar with respect to Eolas’s motion to disqualify, and given 25 that the parties have already fully developed the factual record in the existing briefing, fully re- 26 briefing the disqualification motion is unnecessary and would waste the Court’s and the parties’ 27 time and resources. 28 1 ATTORNEYS AT LAW SILICON VA LLE Y Case Nos. 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY 1 DATED: August 7, 2017 Respectfully submitted, 2 By /s/ Geoffrey Culbertson KELLY TIDWELL (pro hac vice) kbt@texarkanalaw.com GEOFFREY CULBERTSON (pro hac vice) gpc@texarkanalaw.com PATTON TIDWELL & CULBERTSON, LLP 2800 Texas Boulevard Texarkana, TX 75503 Telephone: (903) 792-7080 Facsimile: (903) 792-8233 3 4 5 6 7 8 Counsel for Plaintiff EOLAS TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED 9 10 By /s/ Richard Frenkel DOUGLAS E. LUMISH, Bar No. 183863 doug.lumish@lw.com RICHARD G. FRENKEL, Bar No. 204133 rick.frenkel@lw.com JEFFREY G. HOMRIG, Bar No. 215890 jeff.homrig@lw.com NICHOLAS YU, Bar No. 298768 nicholas.yu@latham.com LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 140 Scott Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 Telephone: (650) 328-4600 Facsimile: (650) 463-2600 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 JOSEPH H. LEE, Bar No. 248046 joseph.lee@lw.com LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925 Telephone: (714) 540-1235 Facsimile: (714) 755-8290 18 19 20 21 AMIT MAKKER, Bar No. 280747 amit.makker@lw.com LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94111-6538 Telephone: (415) 395-8034 Facsimile: (415) 395-8095 22 23 24 25 MELISSA ARBUS SHERRY (pro hac vice) melissa.sherry@lw.com ELANA NIGHTINGALE DAWSON (pro hac vice) elana.nightingaledawson@lw.com GRAHAM E. PHILLIPS (pro hac vice) graham.phillips@lw.com 26 27 28 2 ATTORNEYS AT LAW SILICON VA LLE Y Case Nos. 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY 1 LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 555 Eleventh Street, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20004-1304 Telephone: (202) 637-2200 Facsimile: (202) 637-2201 2 3 4 Counsel for Defendant AMAZON.COM, INC. 5 6 7 8 ATTESTATION I, Rick Frenkel, am the ECF user whose userid and password authorized the filing of this 9 10 document. Under Civil L.R. 5-1(i)(3), I attest that all signatories to this document have 11 concurred in this filing. 12 DATED: August 7, 2017 13 /s/ Richard Frenkel Richard Frenkel 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 ATTORNEYS AT LAW SILICON VA LLE Y Case Nos. 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER 2 Plaintiff Eolas Technologies Incorporated (“Eolas”) and Defendant Amazon.com, Inc. 3 (“Amazon”), stipulated to the following briefing schedule: 4 5 1. By 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017, Eolas and Amazon will file simultaneous 6 briefs regarding (a) whether Texas or California law applies to Eolas’s pending motion to 7 disqualify, (b) the relevant differences between Texas and California law, and (c) how 8 those differences impact the resolution of Eolas’s motion. These briefs shall not exceed 9 10 pages (excluding attachments, which shall be limited to items from the prior record or 10 unpublished legal authorities) but shall otherwise comply with Civil Local Rule 7 in all 11 respects. 12 13 2. By 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, Eolas and Amazon will file simultaneous 14 response briefs. These briefs shall not exceed 7 pages (excluding attachments, limited as 15 noted above) but shall otherwise comply with Civil Local Rule 7 in all respects. 16 17 3. No further briefs shall be filed without permission of the Court. 18 19 The parties’ joint stipulation is GRANTED. The parties shall submit briefs pursuant to 20 the above schedule. 21 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 August 8, 2017 DATED: ____________________ 24 __________________________ Honorable Jon S. Tigar United States District Judge 25 26 27 28 4 ATTORNEYS AT LAW SILICON VA LLE Y Case Nos. 3:17-cv-03022-JST JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ON EOLAS’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY

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