Kinderstart.Com, LLC v. Google, Inc.

Filing 30

Attachment 1
MOTION to Shorten Time for Discovery Motion Hearing filed by Kinderstart.Com, LLC. Motion Hearing set for 6/23/2006 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3, 5th Floor, San Jose. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Gregory J. Yu# 2 Proposed Order Order Granting Shortening of Discovery Motion Date)(Yu, Gregory) (Filed on 6/16/2006)

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Kinderstart.Com, LLC v. Google, Inc. Doc. 30 Att. 1 Case 5:06-cv-02057-JF Document 30-2 Filed 06/16/2006 Page 1 of 2 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 Gregory J. Yu (State Bar No. 133955) GLOBAL LAW GROUP 2015 Pioneer Court, Suite P-1 San Mateo, CA 94403 Telephone: (650) 570-4140 Facsimile: (650) 570-4142 E-mail: glgroup [at] inreach [dot] com Attorney for Plaintiffs and Proposed Class and Subclasses UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION KINDERSTART.COM LLC, a California limited liability company, on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. GOOGLE, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendant. Case No. C 06-2057 JF DECLARATION OF GREGORY J. YU IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION UNDER LOCAL RULE 6-3 FOR ORDER SHORTENING TIME FOR MOTION FOR SPECIFIED DISCOVERY I, GREGORY J. YU, HEREBY DECLARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. I am legal counsel to plaintiff KinderStart.com LLC ("KSC") in the above action and am authorized by my client to make this declaration in support of Plaintiff's motion for an order shortening time for motion for specified discovery by Plaintiffs. 2. Plaintiffs have timely filed its opposition to Defendant's Special Motion to Strike Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") 425.16 on June 9, 2006, which is 21 days prior to the calendared hearing date of June 30, 2006. 3. On June 6, 2006, I had a telephone conversation with counsel to Defendant, David H. Kramer, of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati about Plaintiffs' need to conduct discovery on PageRankTM in connection with its defamation and libel count. Mr. Kramer indicated that if a request were submitted, it could be considered by Google the following week. DECLARATION OF GREGORY J. YU FOR PLAINTIFF'S LR 6-3 MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case No. C 06-2057 JF Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:06-cv-02057-JF Document 30-2 Filed 06/16/2006 Page 2 of 2 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 In so responding, he indicated that Google would likely object to such discovery because of trade secret protection. 4. On June 13, 2006, I sent a letter to Mr. Kramer as an informal request for specified information from Google on PageRank determination of www.kinderstart.com and of other Websites generally. This was required for Plaintiff's assembly of evidence to demonstrate a likelihood of its success on the defamation and libel count, in connection with its procedural burden under CCP 425.16(b). I requested a reply from Google by June 15, 2006. 5. On June 15, 2006, Mr. Kramer replied timely to my June 13, 2006 letter. He indicated that a response to KSC's request was not possible due to the time constraints of the filing Google's reply to Plaintiffs' two oppositions to Google's pending motions and the current unavailability of his contact person at Google until June 19, 2006. 6. By e-mail, Mr. Kramer and I confirmed our mutual availability for a hearing date of August 4, 2006 for a proposed motion by plaintiffs for discovery of PageRank information. 7. Today, on June 16, 2006, I requested a stipulation of Mr. Kramer to continue the hearing date for the anti-SLAPP motion in order to allow the Court and plaintiff sufficient time to address the discovery requirements of plaintiff in connection with the pending anti-SLAPP motion. On behalf of Defendant, Mr. Kramer declined to accept this stipulation by the close of business today. 8. On today's date, I requested a stipulation of Defendant to have the motion for specified discovery heard on June 30, 2006, with the conditions that (a) Defendant's opposition would be due June 23, 2006 and (b) Plaintiff would waive its right to a reply. On behalf of Defendant, Mr. Kramer declined to accept this stipulation by the close of business today. I DECLARE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, that the above is true and correct and based on my personal knowledge. Executed on this 16th day of June, 2006 in San Mateo, California. By:_____s/s Gregory J. Yu____________________ GREGORY J. YU DECLARATION OF GREGORY J. YU FOR PLAINTIFF'S LR 6-3 MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case No. C 06-2057 JF -2-

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