Zimmerman et al v. Facebook, Inc. et al

Filing 19

PRETRIAL ORDER NO. 24: ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE (ZIMMERMAN) Zimmerman's Case Management Statement due by 10/31/2019 - to be filed in MDL case 18-md-02843-VC. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 10/9/2019. The deputy clerk hereby certifies that on 10/9/2019 a copy of this order was served by sending it via first-class mail to the address of each non-CM/ECF user listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing. (knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/9/2019)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA IN RE: FACEBOOK, INC. CONSUMER MDL No. 2843 PRIVACY USER PROFILE LITIGATION ROBERT ZIMMERMAN and UXOR Case Nos. 18-md-02843-VC, 19-cv04591-WHO PRESS, Plaintiffs, v. PRETRIAL ORDER NO. 24: ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE (ZIMMERMAN) Re: Dkt. No. 307 (18-md-02843-VC) FACEBOOK, INC. et al. Defendants. The motion to relate Zimmerman v. Facebook, Inc., No. 3:19-cv-04591-WHO (N.D. Cal.) to the MDL proceeding is granted. The standards for relating cases under Local Rule 3-12 are met here, because the actions “concern substantially the same parties, property, transaction, or event” and litigating the Zimmerman case separately from the MDL would be “an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense.” Furthermore, relating the cases will serve the “convenience of parties and witnesses and will promote the just and efficient conduct of such actions.” 28 U.S.C. § 1407. As previously ordered, a case management conference in the MDL is scheduled for November 4, 2019. In their joint case management statement, due October 28, Facebook and the co-lead plaintiffs should address whether Zimmerman should be treated differently from the other member cases. The plaintiffs in Zimmerman are ordered to file a separate case management statement by October 31, 2019, in advance of the case management conference. Facebook need not file a response to the Zimmerman complaint until some time after the case management conference. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 9, 2019 ______________________________________ VINCE CHHABRIA United States District Judge 2

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