First National Mortgage Company v. Federal Realty Investment Trust

Filing 741

STIPULATION AND ORDER 735 Regarding Bill of Costs. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 8/11/09. (jg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/11/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111-5802 Patrick M. Ryan (CA Bar No. 203215) WINSTON & STRAWN LLP 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111-5894 Telephone: 415.591.1000 Facsimile: 415.591.1400 pryan@winston.com Daven G. Lowhurst (CA Bar No. 124723) HOWREY LLP 525 Market Street, Suite 3600 San Francisco, CA 94105-2708 Telephone: 415.848.3363 Facsimile: 415.848.4999 lowhurstd@howrey.com Attorneys for Plaintiff, FIRST NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION *E-FILED - 8/11/09* 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. Winston & Strawn LLP FIRST NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, a California corporation, Plaintiff, Case No. C 03-02013 RMW (RS) STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING BILL OF COSTS Judge: Hon. Ronald M. Whyte FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST, Defendant. STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING BILL OF COSTS (C 03-02013 RMW [RS]) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111-5802 Plaintiff First National Mortgage Company ("First National") and Defendant Federal Realty Investment Trust ("FRIT," and with First National, the "Parties"), by and through their undersigned attorneys, hereby agree and stipulate as follows and request the Court to enter the accompanying order approving same: 1. On June 9, 2009, the Court entered Judgment in First National's favor (Docket Entry ("DE") 714) and ordered that First National "recover $15,901,274 from [FRIT] together with costs of suit." 2. On June 10, 2009, the Court entered an order entitled Stipulation and Order Regarding Amount of Supersedeas Bond (DE 715), which stated, among other things, "notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, ... First National may seek fees and/or costs, including attorneys' fees and expert fees, up to thirty (30) days after entry of Judgment." (Id. 8.) 3. Within thirty (30) days after entry of judgment, on July 6, 2009, First National filed 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Winston & Strawn LLP its Bill of Costs (DE 720) and Declaration of Patrick M. Ryan in Support of Bill of Costs (DE 723), seeking $209,485.19 in costs. Within thirty (30) days after entry of judgment, on July 9, 2009, First National filed its (1) Motion for Expenses Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(c)(2) (DE 724) ("Motion for Expenses"), which seeks certain attorneys' fees, expert witness fees, and some costs sought in the Bill of Costs and some costs not sought in the Bill of Costs; and (2) its Motion for Partial Expert Witness Fees Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998(c) (DE 726) ("Motion for Expert Fees"), which seeks certain expert witness fees. 4. FRIT disputes that certain costs itemized by the Bill of Costs are recoverable and intends to object to such costs. 5. First National disagrees and maintains its position that the Clerk should award costs in the amount of $209,485.19. 6. Nevertheless, the Parties agree that it would be prudent to compromise and agree on an amount of costs to be awarded from the Bill of Costs to avoid the expense of litigating the dispute over the Bill of Costs. 7. As such, the Parties hereby stipulate and compromise, reserving all rights should this stipulation not be entered as an order, that the costs awarded to First National should be -1- STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING BILL OF COSTS (C 03-02013 RMW [RS]) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111-5802 $134,485.19, which is $75,000 less than what First National sought in the Bill of Costs. 8. The Parties also agree that, pursuant to their earlier stipulation that was entered as an order by the Court (DE 715), enforcement of the cost award "shall be stayed without any bond for thirty (30) days following entry of such order." (DE 715 2.) Also, pursuant to that earlier stipulation, after the 30 days, "the amount of the supersedeas bond necessary and sufficient to stay enforcement of any order awarding costs . . . is 1.50 times [$134,485.19]". (Id. 5.) 9. First National agrees, should this stipulation be entered as an order, that its request in the Motion for Expenses for an award of "any costs, itemized in the First National Bill of Costs (DE 720) and associated with Phase II during the relevant time period (i.e., after November 1, 2007) that are deemed not recoverable by the Clerk of the Court...." (DE 724 at 14-15) is deemed withdrawn and First National shall not seek recovery of such costs in the Motion for Expenses, Motion for Expert Fee, or otherwise. 10. Except as provided in paragraph 9 above, nothing herein shall affect any other aspect 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Winston & Strawn LLP of First National's Motion for Expenses or Motion for Expert Fees. The parties further agree that this Stipulation and any order entered hereon is without prejudice to the pending appeal and crossappeal from the Judgment in the case. The Parties also agree, notwithstanding this stipulation or the notices of appeal filed in this case, that the Court retains jurisdiction to enter order on the Motion for Expenses and Motion for Expert Fees, and that pursuant to their earlier stipulation that was entered as an order by the Court, enforcement of any awards by the Court on the Motion for Expenses and Motion for Expert Fees also "shall be stayed without any bond for thirty (30) days following entry of such order." (DE 715 2.) In addition, and also pursuant to that stipulation, after 30 days, "the amount of the supersedeas bond necessary and sufficient to stay enforcement of any order [on those motions] . . . is 1.50 times the amount of any such order[s]. (Id. 5.) 11. The effectiveness of this stipulation is expressly conditioned upon entry of this stipulation as an order of the Court and an award of costs to First National in the amount of $134,485.19 on the Bill of Costs. STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING BILL OF COSTS (C 03-02013 RMW [RS]) -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111-5802 IT IS SO STIPULATED: Dated: July 16, 2009 By WINSTON & STRAWN LLP /s/ Patrick M. Ryan PATRICK M. RYAN Attorneys for Plaintiff FIRST NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Dated: July 16, 2009 ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS LLP By /s/ William W. Huckins WILLIAM W. HUCKINS Attorneys for Defendant FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3Dated: 8/11/09 Winston & Strawn LLP I, Patrick M. Ryan, hereby attest, pursuant to N.D. Cal. General Order No. 45, that the concurrence to the filing of this document has been obtained from each signatory hereto. Dated: July 16, 2009 By /s/ Patrick M. Ryan PATRICK M. RYAN Attorneys for Plaintiff FIRST NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY ORDER Based on the foregoing Stipulation of the Parties and for good cause shown, AS STIPULATED, IT IS SO ORDERED, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall award costs against FRIT in the amount of $134,485.19 on the Bill of Costs. Hon. Ronald M. Whyte Judge, United States District Court STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING BILL OF COSTS (C 03-02013 RMW [RS])

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