Levi Strauss & Co. v. Self Edge et al

Filing 51

ORDER. Signed by Judge Hamilton on 2/23/2009. (pjhlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LEVI STRAUSS & CO., Plaintiff, v. TOYO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., et al. Defendants. _______________________________/ The above-entitled action was originally filed on January 12, 2007. On July 25, 2007, plaintiff filed an amended complaint naming eleven defendants, all of which are located in Japan. Plaintiff subsequently filed notices of dismissal as to four of those eleven defendants. On November 21, 2008, plaintiff filed a request seeking entry of default by the Clerk of the Court as to six defendants Samauri Co., Ltd.; Studio D'Artisan International Co., Ltd.; Full Count Co., Ltd., John Bull Co., Ltd.; Flat Head Co., Ltd. and Yugen Kaisha Seiaiya. Court staff contacted plaintiff's counsel to advise that the proofs of service of the summons and complaint were insufficient as to two of the defendants (Flat Head Co., Ltd.; and Yugen Kaisha Seiaiya), and requested that plaintiff's counsel call the court. Plaintiff's counsel did not do so. On December 5, 2008, the court ordered plaintiff to file a motion for dismissal or default judgment, or a stipulated judgment as to the remaining defendants by February 4, 2009. On February 4, 2009, plaintiff filed a motion for default judgment as to the six defendants listed above. On February 5, 2009, the court referred the motion to Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James for a report and recommendation. No. C 07-0245 PJH ORDER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Having been made aware thereafter that default had not been entered by the Clerk, court staff contacted plaintiff's counsel and requested that she call the court. Plaintiff's counsel did not do so. On February 20, 2009, the Clerk entered the default of defendants Samauri Co., Ltd.; Studio D'Artisan International Co., Ltd.; Full Count Co., Ltd., and John Bull Co., Ltd.; and declined the default as to defendants Flat Head Co., Ltd.; and Yugen Kaisha Seiaiya. This order is to clarify that the reference to Judge James is for a report and recommendation as to defendants Samauri Co., Ltd.; Studio D'Artisan International Co., Ltd.; Full Count Co., Ltd., and John Bull Co., Ltd. only. In addition, no later than March 13, 2009, plaintiff is ORDERED to file a proof of receipt of the summons and complaint as to defendants Flat Head Co., Ltd.; and Yugen Kaisha Seiaiya, or SHOW CAUSE IN WRITING why the claims against those two defendants should not be dismissed. Plaintiff is further ORDERED, no later than February 27, 2009, to file a request for entry of default against the remaining defendant, Works, Inc., and no later than March 13, 2009, to file a motion for default judgment as to that defendant (assuming the default has been entered). United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 23, 2009 ______________________________ PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON United States District Judge 2

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