O'Bannon, Jr. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al

Filing 167

MOTION for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement; Memorandum of Points and Authorities In Support Of filed by Edward C. O'Bannon, Jr.. Motion Hearing set for 7/3/2014 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2, 4th Floor, Oakland before Hon. Claudia Wilken. Responses due by 6/13/2014. Replies due by 6/20/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum In Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Declaration of Michael D. Hausfeld, # 4 Declaration of Steve W. Berman, # 5 Declaration of Leonard W. Aragon)(Scherrer, Hilary) (Filed on 5/30/2014) Modified on 6/2/2014 (cpS, COURT STAFF).

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP Robert B. Carey (Pro Hac Vice) Leonard W. Aragon (Pro Hac Vice) 11 West Jefferson Street, Suite 1000 Phoenix, Arizona 85003 Telephone: (602) 840-5900 Facsimile: (602) 840-3012 E-mail:rob@hbsslaw.com leonard@hbsslaw.com [Additional Counsel Listed on Signature Page] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 SAMUEL KELLER et al., 11 12 13 14 15 Michael P. Lehmann (Cal. Bar No. 77152) Arthur N. Bailey, Jr. (Cal. Bar No. 248460) HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery St., 34th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 633-1908 Facsimile: (415) 358-4980 Email: mlehmann@hausfeldllp.com abailey@hausfeldllp.com Case No. 09-cv-1967 CW Plaintiffs, v. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION; COLLEGIATE LICENSING COMPANY; and ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., 16 Defendants. PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Judge: Date: Time: Courtroom: Honorable Claudia Wilken July 3, 2014 2:00 p.m. Fourth Floor, No. 2 17 18 EDWARD O’BANNON, et al., 19 20 Case No. 09-cv-3329 CW Plaintiffs, v. 21 22 23 24 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION; COLLEGIATE LICENSING COMPANY; and ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Defendants. 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT   1 2 3 4 5 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, upon the Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, the Declarations of Michael D. Hausfeld and Steve W. Berman, and all other papers and proceedings herein, Plaintiffs move this Court, pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to enter an Order: (1) 6 Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) with an Execution Date of May 15, 2014 (the 7 “EA Settlement Agreement”), on the grounds that its terms are sufficiently 8 fair, reasonable, and adequate for notice to be issued to the Settlement Classes as 9 10 defined in the EA Settlement Agreement (the “Settlement Classes”); (2) 11 14 Settlement Class; (3) approving the form of notice and the notice plan; and (4) appointing the following law firms as Class Counsel: Hausfeld LLP, Hagens 15 Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, The McKenna Law Firm LLC, and Lum, Positan & 16 17 18 19 20 certifying the Settlement Classes for purposes of settlement only, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c), and authorizing Plaintiffs to represent the 12 13 preliminarily approving the Settlement Agreement between Plaintiffs and Drasco LLP; and (5) granting such other and further relief as may be appropriate. Oral argument on this motion, if any, will be held on July 3, 2014 at 2 p.m., before the Honorable Claudia Wilken, United States District Judge, at the United States Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California 94612. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT 1 Dated: May 30, 2014 Respectfully submitted, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 By: /s/ Leonard W. Aragon Robert B. Carey (Pro Hac Vice) Leonard W. Aragon (Pro Hac Vice) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 11 West Jefferson Street, Suite 1000 Phoenix, Arizona 85003 Telephone: (602) 840-5900 Facsimile: (602) 840-3012 Email: rob@hbsslaw.com leonard@hbsslaw.com By: /s/ Michael P. Lehmann Michael P. Lehmann (Cal. Bar No. 77152) Arthur N. Bailey, Jr. (Cal. Bar No. 248460) HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery St., 34th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 633-1908 Facsimile: (415) 358-4980 E-mail: mlehmann@hausfeldllp.com abailey@hausfeldllp.com Steve W. Berman HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 1918 Eighth Ave., Suite 3300 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-7292 Facsimile: (206) 623-0594 Email: steve@hbsslaw.com Michael D. Hausfeld (pro hac vice) Hilary K. Scherrer (Cal. Bar No. 209451) Sathya S. Gosselin (Cal. Bar. No. 269171) HAUSFELD LLP 1700 K Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 540-7200 Facsimile: (202) 540-7201 E-mail: mhausfeld@hausfeldllp.com hscherrer@hausfeldllp.com sgosselin@hausfeldllp.com Stuart M. Paynter (226147) Celeste H.G. Boyd (Pro Hac Vice) THE PAYNTER LAW FIRM PLLC 1200 G Street N.W., Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 626-4486 Facsimile: (866) 734-0622 Email: stuart@smplegal.com   cboyd@smplegal.com Counsel for the Antitrust Plaintiffs By: /s/ Keith McKenna Keith McKenna THE MCKENNA LAW FIRM, LLC 96 Park Street Montclair, NJ 07042 Telephone: 973-509-0050 Facsimile: 973-509-3580 Email: keith.mckenna@mcklaw.net Counsel for the Keller Right of Publicity Plaintiffs 18 19 20 Dennis J. Drasco Arthur M. Owens LUM, DRASCO & POSITAN LLC 103 Eisenhower Pkwy. Roseland, NJ 07068 Telephone: 973-403-900 Facsimile: 973-403-9021 Email: ddrasco@lumlaw.com aowens@lumlaw.com 21 22 23 24 25 Counsel for the Hart Right of Publicity Plaintiffs 26 27 28 -2- PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT 1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 2 3 4 I, Hilary K. Scherrer, declare that I am over the age of eighteen (18) and not a party to the entitled action. I am a partner in the law firm of HAUSFELD LLP, and my office is located at 1700 K Street NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20006. 5 On May 30, 2014, I caused to be filed the following: 6 (1) PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT; 7 8 (2) MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT and EXHIBIT 1 thereto; 9 10 (3) DECLARATION OF MICHAEL D. HAUSFELD; 11 (4) DECLARATION OF STEVE W. BERMAN; and 12 (5) DECLARATION OF LEONARD W. ARAGON 13 with the Clerk of Court using the Official Court Electronic Document Filing System, which 14 served copies on all interested parties registered for electronic filing. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. 15 16 /s/ Hilary K. Scherrer Hilary K. Scherrer 17 18 19 20 21   22   23   24 25 26       27 28 -3- PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

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