Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc. et al

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USCA Case Number 10-15909 DOCKETED CAUSE AND ENTERED APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL. The schedule is set as follows: Mediation Questionnaire due on 04/27/2010. Transcript ordered by 05/19/2010. Transcript due 06/18/2010. Appellant Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Appellant Steven Chen and Appellant Managed Solutions Group, Inc. opening brief due 07/28/2010. Appellee Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. answering brief due 08/27/2010. Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after service of the answering brief. for 286 Notice of Appeal, filed by Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Managed Solutions Group, Inc., Steven Chen. (cv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2010)

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ALEX KOZINSKI Chief Judge (626) 229-7140 Fax: 229-7444 125 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE PASADENA CALIFORNIA 91105 A 125 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE PASADENA CALIFORNIA 91105 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT Circuit Mediation Office Phone (415) 355-7900 Fax (415) 355-8566 http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/mediation MEDIATION QUESTIONNAIRE The purpose of this questionnaire is to help the court's mediators provide the best possible mediation service in this case; it serves no other function. Responses to this questionnaire are not confidential. Appellants/Petitioners must electronically file this document within 7 days of the docketing of the case. 9th Cir. R. 3-4 and 15-2. Appellees/Respondents may file the questionnaire, but are not required to do so. Any party may provide additional information in confidence directly to the Circuit Mediation Office at ca09_mediation@ca9.uscourts.gov. Please provide the case name and Ninth Circuit case number in your message. Additional information might include interest in including this case in the mediation program, the case's settlement history, issues beyond the litigation that the parties might address in a settlement context, or future events that might affect the parties' willingness or ability to mediate the case. 9th Circuit Case Number(s): District Court/Agency Case Number(s): District Court/Agency Location: Case Name: v. Please briefly describe the dispute that gave rise to this lawsuit. (Please continue to next page.) Briefly describe the procedural history, the result below, and the main issues on appeal. Describe any proceedings remaining below or any related proceedings in other tribunals. (Please continue to next page.) Provide any other information that might affect the suitability of this case for mediation. 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C o n t en t s of Briefs T h e required components of a brief are set out at Fed. R. App. P. 28 and 32, and 9 th Cir. R. 28-2, 32-1 and 32-2. E x c e rp t s of Record T h e Court requires excerpts of record rather than an appendix. 9th Cir. R. 301 .1 (a). Appellant shall file 4 separately-bound excerpts of record with white c o v e r s at the time the Opening Brief is filed, and shall serve one copy on each p a r ty . 9th Cir. R. 30-1.3. Please review 9th Cir. R. 30-1.3 through 30-1.6 to see a list of the specific contents and format. F o r excerpts that exceed 75 pages, the first volume must comply with 9th Cir. R. 3 0 - 1 .6 ( a ) . Excerpts exceeding 300 pages must be filed in multiple volumes. 9th C ir . R. 30-1.6(b). A p p ellee may file supplemental excerpts and appellant may file further excerpts. 9 th Cir. R. 30-1.7 and 30-1.8. If you are an appellee responding to a pro se brief th at did not come with excerpts, then your excerpts need only include the contents set out at 9th Cir. R. 30-1.7. M e d ia tio n Program M ed iatio n Questionnaires are required in all civil cases except cases in which the a p p e llan t is proceeding pro se, habeas cases (28 U.S.C. 2241, 2254 and 2255) a n d petitions for writs (28 U.S.C. 1651). 9th Cir. R. 3-4. They are not required in criminal cases. T h e Mediation Questionnaire is available on the Court's website at After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 6 w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v u n d e r F o rm s. The Mediation Questionnaire should be filed w ith in 7 days of the docketing of a civil appeal. The Mediation Questionnaire is u sed only to assess settlement potential. 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O r al hearing will be conducted in all cases unless all members of the panel agree th at the decisional process would not be significantly aided by oral argument. Fed. R . App. P. 34. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 7 Office of the Clerk United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Post Office Box 193939 San Francisco, California 94119-3939 415-355-8000 Molly C. Dwyer Clerk of Court April 20, 2010 No.: D.C. No.: Short Title: 10-15909 5:07-cv-03952-JW Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., et al Dear Appellant/Counsel A copy of your notice of appeal/petition has been received in the Clerk's office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals docket number shown above has been assigned to this case. You must indicate this Court of Appeals docket number whenever you communicate with this court regarding this case. Please furnish this docket number immediately to the court reporter if you place an order, or have placed an order, for portions of the trial transcripts. The court reporter will need this docket number when communicating with this court. The due dates for filing the parties' briefs and otherwise perfecting the appeal have been set by the enclosed "Time Schedule Order," pursuant to applicable FRAP rules. These dates can be extended only by court order. Failure of the appellant to comply with the time schedule order will result in automatic dismissal of the appeal. 9th Cir. R. 42-1. Enclosed with this letter is an appellate processing schedule along with a case processing checklist to help you monitor the progress of your case. UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT FILED APR 20 2010 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A., Plaintiff - Appellee, v. AKANOC SOLUTIONS, INC.; MANAGED SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.; STEVEN CHEN, Defendants - Appellants. No. 10-15909 D.C. No. 5:07-cv-03952-JW U.S. District Court for Northern California, San Jose TIME SCHEDULE ORDER The parties shall meet the following time schedule. If there were reported hearings, the parties shall designate and, if necessary, crossdesignate the transcripts pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 10-3.1. If there were no reported hearings, the transcript deadlines do not apply. Tue., April 27, 2010 Mediation Questionnaire due. If your registration for Appellate ECF is confirmed after this date, the Mediation Questionnaire is due within one day of receiving the email from PACER confirming your registration. Transcript shall be ordered. Transcript shall be filed by court reporter. Appellant's opening brief and excerpts of record shall Wed., May 19, 2010 Fri., June 18, 2010 Wed., July 28, 2010 be served and filed pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. Fri., August 27, 2010 Appellee's answering brief and excerpts of record shall be served and filed pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. The optional appellant's reply brief shall be filed and served within fourteen days of service of the appellee's brief, pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. Failure of the appellant to comply with the Time Schedule Order will result in automatic dismissal of the appeal. See 9th Cir. R. 42-1. FOR THE COURT: Molly C. Dwyer Clerk of Court Ruben Talavera Deputy Clerk

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