Paylocity Corporation v. Cangrade, Inc. et al

Filing 92

ORDER following hearing. The Court GRANTED in part 52 Synopsys's motion to dismiss. The Court GRANTED the several pending administrative motions to seal. The Court resolved the parties' discovery letter brief 85 and orders discove ry STAYED until the pleadings are settled. The Court extends the briefing schedule for Paylocity's pending motion for leave to file an amended complaint 78 as set forth herein. Signed by Judge Araceli Martinez-Olguin on May 8, 2024. (amolc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/8/2024)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 PAYLOCITY CORPORATION, Plaintiff, 8 SYNOPSYS, INC., Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California ORDER v. 9 10 Case No. 23-cv-06349-AMO 12 Synopsys, Inc.’s (“Synopsys”) motion to dismiss, ECF 52, came on for hearing before this 13 14 Court on May 8, 2024. The Court issued several rulings from the bench, which it memorializes 15 and clarifies below. The Court GRANTED Synopsys’s motion to dismiss in part and DISMISSED Paylocity 16 17 Corporation’s (“Paylocity”) causes of action for declaratory judgment in the Complaint for the 18 reasons stated at the hearing. The Court did not resolve the motion to dismiss as to the cause of 19 action for professional negligence against Synopsys – the Court will consider the survival of that 20 claim in resolving Paylocity’s pending motion for leave to file an amended complaint. See ECF 21 78. 22 Paylocity’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint remains pending. See ECF 78. 23 Paylocity filed multiple proposed amended complaints on the docket, but moving forward, the 24 Court considers the proposed amended complaint at ECF 88 (sealed version at ECF 87) to be 25 operative for purposes of Paylocity’s motion. Paylocity may not file another proposed amended 26 complaint until the Court resolves the motion. In light of the “shifting sands” of Paylocity’s 27 proposed amended complaint and following the discussion at the hearing, the Court sua sponte 28 extends the briefing schedule on the motion. Synopsys shall FILE its response to the motion for 1 leave to file an amended complaint on or before May 22, 2024, and Paylocity shall FILE its reply 2 brief on or before May 29, 2024. The Court VACATES the August 1, 2024 hearing date and will 3 decide the motion on the papers. 4 5 6 The Court GRANTED the administrative motions to seal for the reasons stated on the record. ECF 5, ECF 39, ECF 44, ECF 50, ECF 62, ECF 66, ECF 77, ECF 82. The Court resolved the joint discovery letter brief and GRANTED Synopsys’s request for 7 a stay of discovery in light of Paylocity’s statement of non-opposition. The Court orders 8 discovery STAYED until the pleadings are settled. 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 8, 2024 12 13 ARACELI MARTÍNEZ-OLGUÍN United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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