Primo v. Pacific Biosciences of California Inc et al

Filing 23

ORDER by Judge Claudia Wilken Granting 18 Motion to Appoint Lead Plaintiff and Lead Counsel. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/6/2012)

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1 2 3 4 Robert S. Green (SBN 136183) GREEN & NOBLIN, P.C. 595 Market Street, Suite 2750 San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel.: (415) 477-6700 Fax: (415) 477-6710 Email: cand.uscourts@classcounsel.com 5 6 7 Attorneys for Plaintiff Thomas J. Primo [Additional Counsel Appear on Signature Page] 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 OAKLAND DIVISION 11 12 THOMAS J. PRIMO, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 17 v. Case No. 11-cv-6599-CW ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC., HUGH C. MARTIN, SUSAN K. BARNES, and BRIAN B. DOW, Defendants. 18 19 20 21 Upon good cause shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: Master Docket and Master File A Master File is hereby established for the proceedings in the Action. The docket 22 number for the Master File shall be Master File No.: 11-cv-6599-CW . The original of this 23 Order shall be filed by the Clerk in the Master File. 24 A Master Docket is hereby established for proceedings of the securities fraud action 25 herein and for any related securities fraud actions filed in or transferred to this Court and 26 consolidated herewith for all purposes (hereinafter, the “Consolidated Action”). Entries in the 27 Master Docket shall be applicable to the Action as more fully set forth below. The Clerk of 28 [PROPOSED] ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL -1- 1 the Court shall file all pleadings in any of the actions in the Master File and shall note such 2 filing in the Master Docket. No further copies need be filed or docket entries made. 3 The terms of this Order shall not have the effect of making any person, firm or 4 corporation a party to any action in which he, she or it has not been named, served or added as 5 such in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 6 Newly Filed or Subsequently Filed or Transferred Actions 7 If a securities fraud action related to the same subject matters as this Action is 8 hereafter filed in this Court or transferred here from another Court, the Clerk of this Court 9 shall: 10 1. File a copy of this Order in the separate file for such action; 11 2. Notify all counsel of record of the filing or transfer of such action; 12 3. Make an appropriate entry in the Master Docket; 13 4. Mail to counsel of record in the newly filed or transferred case a copy 14 of this Order; and 15 5. Upon the first appearance of any new defendants, mail to the attorneys 16 for the defendants in such newly filed or transferred case a copy of this 17 Order. 18 19 All counsel shall assist the Clerk of the Court by calling to the attention of the Clerk the filing or transfer of any case that might properly be consolidated with this Action. 20 This Order shall apply to each securities fraud action that is subsequently filed in or 21 transferred to this Court that arises out of or is related to the same facts and claims alleged in 22 the complaints in the Action, unless a party objecting to the consolidation of such case or to 23 any other provision of this Order shall, within ten (10) days after the date upon which a copy 24 of this Order is mailed to counsel for such party, file an application for relief from this Order 25 or any provision herein and this Court deems it appropriate to grant the application. The 26 provisions of this Order shall apply to such action pending the Court’s ruling on the 27 application. 28 ///// [PROPOSED] ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL -2- 1 Unless a plaintiff in a subsequently filed or transferred case is permitted by the Court 2 to utilize a separate complaint, defendants shall not be required to answer, plead, or otherwise 3 move with respect to the complaint in any such case. If a plaintiff in any such case is 4 permitted to utilize a separate complaint, each defendant shall have thirty (30) days within 5 which to answer, plead, or otherwise move with respect to any such complaint. 6 Appointment of Lead Plaintiffs 7 Plaintiff Thomas J. Primo is hereby appointed lead plaintiff pursuant to Section 8 21D(a)(3)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This appointment is without prejudice 9 to defendants’ right to challenge the adequacy, typicality, or ability of lead plaintiff to 10 represent the absent class members in this Action or the propriety of this case being certified 11 as a class action. 12 Organization of Plaintiff’s Counsel 13 Lead plaintiff’s selection of Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. as lead counsel (“Lead Counsel”) 14 and Green & Noblin, P.C. as liaison counsel (“Liaison Counsel”) for all plaintiffs and the 15 Class in this Action is approved. 16 17 Lead Counsel are hereby vested by the Court with the following responsibilities and duties in connection with this Action: 18 1. To direct and coordinate the briefing and arguing of motions; 19 2. To direct and coordinate the initiation and conduct of discovery 20 proceedings, including, but not limited to, requests for production of documents and/or third 21 party subpoenas; 22 3. 23 To direct and coordinate the examination of witnesses in depositions and oral interrogatories; 24 4. To act as spokesperson at pretrial conferences; 25 5. To call meetings of plaintiffs’ counsel as appropriate or necessary from 26 time to time; 27 ///// 28 ///// [PROPOSED] ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL -3- 1 6. To direct the preparation for a trial of this matter and to delegate work 2 responsibilities to selected counsel as may be required in such a manner as to lead to the 3 orderly and efficient prosecution of this litigation and to avoid duplicative or unproductive 4 effort; 5 7. To direct and coordinate the conduct of pre-trial, trial and post-trial 7 8. To consult with and employ experts; 8 9. To coordinate and collect monthly time and expense reports from all 6 proceedings; 9 plaintiffs’ attorneys in this Action; 10 10. 11 To initiate and conduct all settlement negotiations with counsel for defendants; and 12 11. 13 order of the Court. 14 15 No motion, request for discovery, or other pre-trial proceedings shall be initiated or filed by any plaintiff except through Lead Counsel and Liaison Counsel. 16 17 To perform such other duties as may be expressly authorized by further Defendants’ counsel may rely upon all agreements made with Lead Counsel, and such agreements shall be binding on all plaintiffs in this Action. 18 Lead Counsel are hereby designated as the counsel for plaintiffs upon whom all 19 notices, orders, pleadings, motions, discovery, and memoranda may be served and defendants 20 shall effect service of papers on plaintiffs by serving Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 825 East Gate 21 Boulevard, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530. 22 If defendants file a single pleading or other paper directed to all plaintiffs in this 23 Action, the response on behalf of plaintiffs shall be made in a single pleading or other paper to 24 be served by Lead Counsel. All plaintiffs in this Action shall be bound by that pleading or 25 paper. 26 The organizational structure established by this Order shall bind counsel for plaintiffs 27 in this Action or any subsequently filed cases consolidated therewith. 28 ///// [PROPOSED] ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL -4- 1 2 3 Plaintiff, through Lead Counsel, shall file an amended class action complaint (the “Amended Complaint”) within seven days of the entry of this Order. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the Amended Complaint within 4 fourteen days after its service. 5 April SO ORDERED, this 6th day of ________________, 2012 ___ 6 7 8 9 ______________________________ Claudia Wilken United States District Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 [PROPOSED] ORDER APPOINTING LEAD PLAINTIFF AND APPROVING SELECTION OF COUNSEL -5-

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