Digital Envoy Inc., v. Google Inc.,

Filing 388

MOTION for Hearing re 383 MOTION for Reconsideration Google Inc.'s Notice of Motion and Motion for Reconsideration; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Thereof filed by Digital Envoy,Inc.,. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Blackman, Brian) (Filed on 12/6/2005)

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Digital Envoy Inc., v. Google Inc., Doc. 388 Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 388 Filed 12/06/2005 Page 1 of 4 1 P. CRAIG CARDON, Cal. Bar No. 168646 BRIAN R. BLACKMAN, Cal. Bar No. 196996 2 KENDALL M. BURTON, Cal. Bar No. 228720 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP 3 Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor San Francisco, California 94111-4106 4 Telephone: 415-434-9100 Facsimile: 415-434-3947 5 6 TIMOTHY H. KRATZ (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) LUKE ANDERSON (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 7 MCGUIRE WOODS, L.L.P 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2100 8 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Telephone: 404.443.5500 9 Facsimile: 404.443.5751 10 Attorneys for DIGITAL ENVOY, INC. 11 12 13 14 DIGITAL ENVOY, INC., 15 16 v. Plaintiff/Counterdefendant, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION Case No. C 04 01497 RS DIGITAL ENVOY'S REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON GOOGLE INC.'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION 17 GOOGLE, INC., 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 W02-SF:5BB\61478012.1 Defendant/Counterclaimant. The Honorable Richard Seeborg REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 388 Filed 12/06/2005 Page 2 of 4 1 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-11, Digital Envoy, Inc.'s moves for an order allowing oral 2 argument on Google Inc.'s Motion for Reconsideration. 3 On November 22, 2005, the Court granted Google's Motion for Leave to File a Motion to 4 Reconsider the Court's November 8, 2005 Order, which granted in part and denied in part 5 Google's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding Digital Envoy, Inc.'s Damages 6 Claims. In its November 22, 2005 Order, the Court noted, in particular, that there was a 7 discrepancy between the relief sought by Google in its original motion for partial summary 8 judgment filed on August 17, 2005 (seeking "partial summary judgment that Digital's `damages' 9 claims' are barred") and that sought in its Motion for Leave (seeking "'summary judgment barring 10 any monetary recovery at all' by Digital"). See November 22 Order at 1. The Court further noted 11 that it was granting Google's Motion due to this "discrepancy and to clarify the issues remaining 12 in this action." See id. at 1-2. 13 Digital Envoy believes that Google is necessarily attempting to bring an entirely new 14 matter and argument before the Court in that the issue addressed in Google's Motion for 15 Reconsideration was not adequately raised in Google's original Motion for Partial Summary 16 Judgment. The Court's quotation of Google's own statements reveals the "discrepancy" was 17 created after the fact by Google.1 It is well-established law in California that "damages" the 18 term Google used in its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment does not include unjust 19 enrichment or other equitable remedies. See Bank of the West v. Superior Court (Industrial 20 Indemnity Co.), 2 Cal. 4th 1254, 1266-68 (1992) (distinguishing between "damages" and 21 "monetary recovery" pursuant to equitable remedies). Google's Motion for Reconsideration is a 22 semiotic exercise, claiming that Google didn't really mean "damages" when it said "damages," 23 despite the California Supreme Court's longstanding and well-known interpretation of this term. 24 1 25 26 27 28 If there is no "discrepancy" other than one created by Google after the fact, it would seem that reconsideration is not appropriate. See Civil L.R. 7-9(b)(3) (limiting motions for reconsideration to "[a] manifest failure by the Court to consider . . . dispositive legal arguments which were presented to the Court before such interlocutory order.") (emphasis added). -1W02-SF:5BB\61478012.1 REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 388 Filed 12/06/2005 Page 3 of 4 1 Therefore, to the extent that Google is attempting to clarify its original position (which appears not 2 have been entirely plain either to the Court or to Digital Envoy, or even to Google), Digital Envoy 3 respectfully requests oral argument to respond to Google's new position especially taking into 4 account that Google asserts that its new position should dispose of the entire case. Moreover, the 5 discrepancy noted by the Court is between what Google actually moved for in its papers and what 6 it now states it meant to move for.2 It would be patently inequitable to allow Google to raise this 7 alleged case dispositive issue in the manner it has without giving Digital Envoy the opportunity to 8 be heard on the subject in the same manner it would have been had Google properly articulated its 9 claim in the first place.3 10 For the foregoing reasons, Digital Envoy respectfully requests that the Court set Google's 11 Motion for Reconsideration for hearing. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2W02-SF:5BB\61478012.1 3 2 Indeed, in its Motion for Reconsideration, Google concedes (or claims) that its Motion incorrectly described and named the relief it sought. See Google Inc.'s Notice of Motion and Motion for Reconsideration; Memorandum of Points and Authorities Thereof at 3, n. 1 (stating that Google "unfortunately us[ed] the term `damages' loosely" and "apologiz[ing] for such confusion"). In fact, this is the second time that Google, unhappy with the Court's order, has sought another bite at the apple by seeking unorthodox post-Order relief. See June 16, 2005 Supplemental Order Denying Google's Motion for Summary Judgment on Trade Secret Claim at 1 (noting that "[u]pon receipt of the Court's order, Google requested a further ruling . . . ."). REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 388 Filed 12/06/2005 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DATED: December 6, 2005 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP By /s/ Brian Blackman P. CRAIG CARDON BRIAN R. BLACKMAN TIMOTHY H. KRATZ (Pro Hac Vice To Be Applied For) LUKE ANDERSON (Pro Hac Vice To Be Applied For) MCGUIRE WOODS, L.L.P 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2100 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Telephone: 404.443.5706 Facsimile: 404.443.5751 Attorneys for DIGITAL ENVOY, INC. -3W02-SF:5BB\61478012.1 REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

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