Flowbee International, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc.

Filing 2

ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 9/23/2009 at 01:15 PM before Judge Janis Graham Jack. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order) Parties notified.(dterrell, )

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Flowbee International, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc. Doc. 2 Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 Filed08/13/09 Page1 of 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION Flowbee International et al VS. Google, Inc. ORDER FOR CONFERENCE AND DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Counsel or Pro Se Party shall appear for an initial pretrial and scheduling conference before: The Honorable Janis Graham Jack on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 at 1:15 p.m. United States District Courthouse 1133 North Shoreline Boulevard 3rd Floor Courtroom, 319-A Corpus Christi, Texas COUNSEL SHALL FILE WITH THE CLERK WITHIN 15 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THIS ORDER A CERTIFICATE LISTING ALL PERSONS, ASSOCIATIONS OF PERSONS, FIRMS, PARTNERSHIPS, CORPORATIONS, AFFILIATES, PARENT CORPORATIONS, OR OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE FINANCIALLY INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS LITIGATION (EACH, AN "INTERESTED PARTY"). IT IS PRESUMED THAT ANY PERSON, ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, CORPORATION, AFFILIATE, PARENT CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT OWNS OR OTHERWISE EXERCISES CONTROL OVER AT LEAST 10% OF A FINANCIALLY INTERESTED ENTITY IS AN INTERESTED PARTY AND MUST BE LISTED. FOR PURPOSES OF THE COURT DETERMINING POSSIBLE CONFLICTS, UNDERLINE THE NAME OF EACH CORPORATION WHOSE SECURITIES ARE PUBLICLY TRADED AND INDICATE THE TRADING SYMBOL OF SUCH PUBLICLY TRADED CORPORATION. COUNSEL SHALL ALSO FILE WRITTEN NOTICE OF ANY NON-PUBLICLYTRADED CORPORATION THAT BECOMES PUBLICLY TRADED ALONG WITH THAT CORPORATION'S TRADING SYMBOL WITHIN TEN DAYS OF ANY INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING. IF YOUR INTERESTED PARTY IS NOT PUBLICLY TRADED BUT IS OWNED IN WHOLE OR IN PART (I.E., A 10% OR GREATER OWNERSHIP OR ANY OTHER CONTROLLING INTEREST) BY A PUBLICLY TRADED ENTITY, IDENTIFY THAT ENTITY BY NAME AND TRADING SYMBOL. THE COURT SHALL BE NOTIFIED BY NOTICE PLEADING WITHIN 15 DAYS OF ANY CHANGES OF OWNERSHIP DURING THIS LITIGATION. IF INTERESTED PARTIES ARE IDENTIFIED (OR A NON-INTERESTED PARTY BECOMES AN INTERESTED PARTY) AT ANY TIME DURING THE PENDENCY OF THIS LITIGATION, THEN EACH COUNSEL SHALL PROMPTLY FILE AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE WITH THE CLERK WITHIN 15 DAYS OF IDENTIFICATION. FOR THOSE FILING Dockets.Justia.com CIVIL ACTION NO. C-09-199 2. Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 Filed08/13/09 Page2 of 7 ELECTRONICALLY, ONE PAPER COPY OF ANY NOTICE FILED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COURT THROUGH THE CLERK'S OFFICE, CLEARLY MARKED, "COURTESY COPY FOR THE COURT." 3. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) requires defendant(s) to be served within 120 days after the filing of the complaint. The failure of plaintiff(s) to file proof of service within 120 days after the filing of the complaint may result in dismissal of this action by the court on its own initiative. After the parties confer as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(f), counsel shall prepare and file not less than 10 days before the conference a joint report of meeting and joint discovery/case management plan containing the information required on the attached form. The court will enter a scheduling order and may rule on any pending motions at the conference.7 Counsel who file or remove an action must serve a copy of this order with the summons and complaint or with the notice of removal. Attendance by an attorney who has authority to bind the party is required at the conference. Counsel shall discuss with their clients and each other whether alternative dispute resolution is appropriate and at the conference shall advise the court of the results of their discussion. A person litigating pro se is bound by the requirements imposed upon counsel in this Order. Failure to comply with this order may result in sanctions, including dismissal of the action and assessment of fees and costs. By Order of the Court 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Rev. 7/05 Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 Filed08/13/09 Page3 of 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION /// Plaintiff v. /// Defendant CIVIL ACTION NO. C- JOINT DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN UNDER RULE 26(f) FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Please restate the instruction before furnishing the information 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. State when the conference of the parties required by Rule 26 was held, and identify the counsel who attended for each party. List the cases related to this one that are pending in any state or federal court, with the case number and court. Briefly describe what this case is about. Specify the allegation of federal jurisdiction. Name the parties who disagree and the reasons. List anticipated additional parties that should be included, when they can be added, and by whom they are wanted. List anticipated interventions. Describe class-action issues. State whether each party represents that it has made the initial disclosures required by Rule 26(a). If not, describe the arrangements that have been made to complete the disclosures. Describe the proposed agreed discovery plan, including: A. B. C. Responses to all the matters raised in Rule 26(f). When and to whom the plaintiff anticipates it may send interrogatories. When and to whom the defendant anticipates it may send interrogatories. 10. Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 Filed08/13/09 Page4 of 7 D. E. F. G. H. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Of whom and by when the plaintiff anticipates taking oral depositions. Of whom and by when the defendant anticipates taking oral depositions. When the plaintiff (or the party with the burden of proof on an issue) will be able to designate experts and provide the reports required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B), and when the opposing party will be able to designate responsive experts and provide their reports. List expert depositions the plaintiff (or the party with the burden of proof on an issue) anticipates taking and their anticipated completion date. See Rule 26(a)(2)(B) (expert report). List expert depositions the opposing party anticipates taking and their anticipated completion date. See Rule 26(a)(2)(B) (expert report). If the parties are not agreed on a part of the discovery plan, describe the separate views and proposals of each party. Specify the discovery beyond initial disclosures that has been undertaken to date. State the date the planned discovery can reasonably be completed. Describe the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case that were discussed in your Rule 26(f) conference. Describe what each party has done or agreed to do to bring about a prompt resolution. From the attorneys' discussions with the client, state the alternative dispute resolution techniques that are reasonably suitable, and state when such a technique may be effectively used in this case. Magistrate judges may hear jury and non-jury trials. Indicate the parties' joint position on a trial before a magistrate judge. State whether a jury demand has been made and if it was made on time. Specify the number of hours it will take to present the evidence in this case List pending motions that could be ruled on at the initial pretrial and scheduling conference. List other pending motions. Indicate other matters peculiar to this case, including discovery, that deserve the special attention of the Court at the conference. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 23. Filed08/13/09 Page5 of 7 Certify that all parties have filed Disclosures of Interested Parties as directed in the Order of Conference and Disclosure of Interested Parties, listing the date of filing for original and any amendments. List the names, bar numbers, addresses, and telephone numbers of all counsel. 24. Counsel for Plaintiff(s) Date Counsel for Defendant(s) Date Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 Rev. 9/02 Filed08/13/09 Page6 of 7 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION Flowbee International, et al VS. Google, Inc. SCHEDULING ORDER 1. TRIAL IS SET FOR Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 8:00 am , before Judge Janis Civil Action No. C-09-199 Graham Jack at the United States District Court, 1133 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas. If the parties prepare this case for trial sooner than this date, a final pretrial order may be prepared and filed with a joint motion stating that the case is ready for trial and that an earlier trial date is requested. 2. FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE IS SET FOR Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., before Judge Janis Graham Jack at the United States District Court, 1133 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas. The attorney-in-charge for each party is required to be present. 3. THE ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY OF YOUR JOINT PRETRIAL ORDER SHALL BE FILED NO LATER THAN Friday, August 20, 2010 BY 3:00 PM This satisfies the requirement of FRCP 26 (a)(3). Plaintiff will be responsible for the filing of a joint pretrial order, executed by the attorney-in-charge for each party, and conforming fully with the form set out in Appendix B of the Local Rules of the Southern District of Texas (1994). Plaintiff shall allow all parties at least fifteen (15) working days for review and contribution. A motion for leave to file a joint pretrial order without the signature of all counsel must be made, showing good cause, to obtain authority to file a pretrial order without all required signatures. Differences of the parties with respect to any matter relevant to a pretrial order will be set forth in the joint pretrial order at the appropriate place. Willful or indifferent failure to submit a well-prepared joint pretrial order in a timely fashion or to respond to its completion is cause for dismissal in the case of Plaintiff, or in the case of Defendant, is cause for default. Case4:10-cv-00668-LB Document2 4. Filed08/13/09 Page7 of 7 EXCEPT FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, THE DEADLINE FOR FILING DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS IS June 15, 2010 . Failure to respond timely will be considered by the Court as if the motion is unopposed, and the motion may be granted. Legal memoranda greater in length than 25 pages will NOT be filed without leave of Court. No reply to the opposition to a motion will be filed by movant without leave of Court on good cause. 5. 6. The provisions of the JOINT DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN are hereby adopted. THE DEADLINE FOR JOINDER OF PARTIES IS DEADLINE FOR AMENDMENT OF PLEADING IS whenever required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. December 15, 2009 . THE March 15, 2009 . This provision does not relieve the parties from obtaining leave to file pleading or add parties 7. Discovery shall end on June 30, 2010 . DESIGNATION OF EXPERTS, by all parties, are due 40 DAYS prior to the Discovery deadline. RESPONSIVE EXPERTS are due 20 DAYS prior to the Discovery deadline. Responsive experts will not be limited to rebuttal testimony. Written Reports that fully comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 (a)(2)(B) shall be due at the time of designation of each expert. Parties are ordered to file only proposed witnesses with Court, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26, but NOT reports or other discovery materials. Hearings on expert testimony and/or qualifications (i.e. Daubert and Markman) shall be requested no later than the deadline for discovery. 8. All pleading, motions, briefs, memoranda, and requests for affirmative relief will be directed to the Court, IN PLEADING FORM, not correspondence form, through the United States District Clerk: United States District Clerk 1133 North Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78401 You are requested NOT to use the informality of letter briefs, letters citing authorities, or letters requesting continuances or other affirmative relief. Additionally, do not copy the Court on letters between the parties. ORDERED this _____________ day of __________________________, 20 . ___________________________________ JANIS GRAHAM JACK UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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