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

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USCA Case Number 10-16015 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for 291 Notice of Cross Appeal, No. Setting cross-appeal briefing schedule as follows: First cross appeal brief due 07/28/2010 for Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Steven Chen and Managed Solutions Group, Inc.. Second brief on cross appeal due 08/27/2010 for Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A.. Third brief on cross appeal due 09/27/2010 for Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Steven Chen and Managed Solutions Group, Inc. Optional cross appeal reply brief is due 14 days from service of third cross appeal brief. filed by Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A.. (cv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/4/2010)

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT P.O. BOX 193939 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94119-3939 MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: Parties in Cross-Appeals Clerk's Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Briefing Schedules in Cross-Appeals SUBJECT: This memorandum will serve as a Ninth Circuit interpretation and clarification of the cross-appeals briefing schedule referenced in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP). Regarding the filing of briefs, the parties in cross-appeals should generally refer to FRAP and Circuit Rules 28 and 32. In cross-appeals in this court each of the two adversary positions is allowed to file two briefs. Unless the parties stipulate otherwise, the party filing the first appeal should file the first brief as cross-appellant/appellee. This brief is due by court order approximately 40 days from the filing of the Certificate of Record in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The party filing the subsequent or second appeal (appellee/cross-appellant in these cases) shall have 30 days to file a brief which shall contain the issues and argument in the cross-appeal as well as answering the opening brief of the party who first appealed (cross-appellant/appellee). The third brief should be filed by the party who first appealed (cross-appellant/appellee) within 30 days from the filing of brief number two by the appellee/cross-appellant. This third brief is filed as a reply brief in the principal appeal and as an answering brief in the cross-appeal. The fourth brief is filed by the appellee/cross-appellant only as a reply brief in the cross-appeal. It is optional and should be filed within 14 days of the filing of the combined brief of cross-appellant/appellee. If the parties agree, a written stipulation may be filed in this court which exchanges the role of the adversary parties in filing the foregoing briefs. The following chart is offered as a synopsis of the briefing schedule. A formal motion is required in order to request an enlargement of time in order to file any brief in the cross-appeals briefing schedule, except a party may receive a single oral extension of no more than 14 days within which to file a brief. Likewise a formal motion is required in order to file an "oversized" brief and any such motions must be in conformance with FRAP and Circuit Rule 32. C A 9 - 0 2 5 ( R e v . 01/06) CHART OF BRIEFING SCHEDULE FOR CROSS-APPEALS B R IE F No. R E L A T IO N S H IP O F BRIEF TO A P P E A L #2 C O LO R OF CO VER T IM E LIMIT* b lu e 4 0 days from the filing of the C e r tif ic a te of Record by the C le r k of the U.S. Court of A p p e a ls or by Tim e Schedule O rd e r 3 0 days from the service of b r ie f #1 or by Tim e Schedule O rd e r BY R E L A T IO N S H IP O F BRIEF TO A P P E A L #1 o p e n in g PAG E L IM IT * 1 c r o s s - a p p e ll a n t / a p p e ll e e ( f ir s t appealing party) E x c e r p ts required 1 4 ,0 0 0 w o r d s or 3 0 pgs. 2 a p p e ll e e ' s ( a n s w e r in g ) b r ie f [com b in e d o p e n in g re d b rie fs ] Y e ll o w r e p ly a p p e ll e e / c r o s s a p p e lla n t (second a p p e a lin g party) E x c e r p ts required 1 6 ,5 0 0 w o r d s or 3 5 pgs. 3 c r o s s - a p p e ll a n t / a p p e ll e e ( f ir s t appealing party) [com b in e d r e p ly a p p e ll e e ' s ( a n s w e r in g ) b r ie f b r ie f s ] g ra y 3 0 days from the service of b r ie f #2 or by Tim e Schedule O rd e r 1 4 ,0 0 0 w o r d s or 3 0 pgs. 4 a p p e ll e e / c r o s s a p p e lla n t (second a p p e a lin g party) 1 4 days from the service of b r ie f #3 7 ,0 0 0 w o r d s or 1 5 pgs. * See FRAP and Circuit Rule 32. 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(2 0 6 ) 224-2200 After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 2 E lectro n ic Case Filing T h e Ninth Circuit's Appellate ECF (Electronic Case Files) system is mandatory for all attorneys filing in the Court, unless they are granted an exemption. All n o n -ex em p ted attorneys who appear in an ongoing case are required to register for a n d to use the Appellate ECF system. Registration and information about ECF is av ailab le on the Court's website at w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v under E lectro n ic F ilin g E C F . Read the C ir cu it Rules, especially Ninth Circuit Rule 25-5, for g u id a n c e on Appellate ECF, including which documents can and cannot be filed e le c tr o n ic a lly . R u le s of Practice T h e Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (Fed. R. App. P.), the Ninth Circuit R u les (9th Cir. R.) and the General Orders govern practice before this Court. The ru les are available on the Court's website at w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v under R u les. P r a c tic e Resources T h e Court has prepared a practice guide video entitled P erfectin g Your Appeal. T h e video may be viewed for free on the Court's website at w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v u n d e r F A Q s, Forms and Instructions -> G u id e s and Legal Outlines, and may be p u rch ased through the Clerk's office in San Francisco for $15.00. Continuing leg al education credit for viewing this videotape is available in most jurisdictions. A d m is sio n to the Bar of the Ninth Circuit A ll attorneys practicing before the Court must be admitted to the Bar of the Ninth C ircu it. Fed. R. App. P. 46(a); 9th Cir. R. 46-1.1 & 46-1.2. T o apply for admission, obtain an application (on the Court's website at w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v under F o rm s o r by calling (415) 355-7800) and submit it to th e Clerk's Office in San Francisco with the admission fee of $190.00. Make c h e ck s payable to Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive a certificate of admission. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 3 N o tice of Change of Address C o u n s e l who are registered for Appellate ECF must update their personal in fo rm atio n , including street addresses and/or email addresses, online at: h ttp s://p acer.p sc.u sco u rts. g o v /p sco /cg i-b in /cm ecf/ea-lo g in .p l 9th Cir. R. 46-3. C o u n sel who have been granted an exemption from using Appellate ECF must file a written change of address with the Court. 9th Cir. R. 46-3. M o t io n s Practice F o llo w in g are some of the basic points of motion practice, governed by Fed. R. A p p . P. 27 and 9th Cir. R. 27-1 through 27-13. N eith er a notice of motion nor a proposed order is required. Fed. R. App. P. 2 7 (a)(2 )(C )(ii), (iii). M o tio n s may be supported by an affidavit or declaration. 28 U.S.C. 1746. E ach motion should provide the position of the opposing party. Circuit A d v iso ry Committee Note to Rule 27-1(5); 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(b)(6). A response to a motion is due 10 days from the service of the motion. Fed. R . App. P. 27(a)(3)(A). The reply is due 7 days from service of the resp o n se. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(4); Fed. R. App. P. 26(c). A response requesting affirmative relief and/or relief by a date certain must in c lu d e that request in the caption. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(3)(B). A motion filed after a case has been scheduled for oral argument, has been arg u ed , is under submission or has been decided by a panel, must include on th e initial page and/or cover the date of argument, submission or decision an d , if known, the names of the judges on the panel. 9th Cir. R. 25-4. E m erg en cy or Urgent Motions A ll emergency and urgent motions must conform with the provisions of 9th Cir. R. 2 7 -3 . Note that a motion requesting procedural relief (e.g., an extension of time to file a brief) is n o t th e type of matter contemplated by 9th Cir. R. 27-3. Circuit A d v is o r y Committee Note to 27-3(3). P rio r to filing an emergency motion, the moving party m u st contact an attorney in th e Motions Unit in San Francisco at (415) 355-8020. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 4 W h en it is absolutely necessary to notify the Court of an emergency outside of stan d ard office hours, the moving party shall call (415) 355-8000. Keep in mind th a t this line is for true emergencies that cannot wait until the next business day (e.g ., an imminent execution or removal from the United States). B riefin g Schedule T h e Court issues the briefing schedule at the time the appeal is docketed. C ertain motions (e.g., a motion for dismissal) automatically stay the briefing sch ed u le. 9th Cir. R. 27-11. T h e opening and answering brief due dates (and any other deadline set for a d ate certain by the Court) are not subject to the additional time described in Fed. R. A p p . P. 26(c). The early filing of appellant's opening brief does not advance the d u e date for appellee's answering brief. 9th Cir. R. 31-2.1. E x t e n s io n s of Time to file a Brief A party may seek eith er a n oral or written extension of time. O ra l Extension If good cause is shown, the clerk may grant a single extension of no more than 14 d ays to file an opening, answering or reply brief. 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(a). You must in f o r m opposing counsel of your plan to request an extension of time before co n tactin g the clerk. If an oral extension is granted, the moving party will not receiv e any further extensions of time unless the moving party can demonstrate ex trao rd in ary circumstances. You may apply for an oral extension by calling: N o rth ern & Eastern California, Hawaii, Guam, Arizona, Northern Mariana Islan d s, Nevada: (415) 355-7853 C en tral & Southern California: (626) 229-7261 E a ste rn & Western Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska: (2 0 6 ) 224-2210 W ritten Extension R e q u e s ts for extensions of more than 14 days will be granted only upon a written m o tio n supported by a showing of diligence and substantial need. This motion After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 5 sh all be filed at least 7 days before the due date for the brief. The motion shall be acco m p an ied by an affidavit or declaration that includes all of the information listed at 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(b). T h e Court will ordinarily adjust the schedule in response to an initial motion. C ir cu it Advisory Committee Note to Rule 31-2.2. The Court expects that the brief w ill be filed within the requested period of time. Id . 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. If you are interested in requesting a conference with a mediator, you may call the M ed iatio n Unit at (415) 355-7900, email ca09_mediation@ca9.uscourts.gov or m ak e a written request to the Chief Circuit Mediator. You may request co n feren ces confidentially. More information about the Court's mediation p r o g r am is available at h ttp ://w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v /m ed iatio n . O ra l Hearings N o tices of the oral hearing calendars are distributed approximately 4 to 5 weeks b efo re the hearing date. The Court sits monthly in San Francisco, Pasadena and S eattle. The Court sits in Portland every other month, depending on caseload. The C o u r t also hears cases 3 times a year in Honolulu and once a year in Anchorage. T h e Court will change the date or location of an oral hearing only for good cause, an d requests to continue a hearing filed within 14 days of the hearing will be g ran ted only upon a showing of exceptional circumstances. 9th Cir. R. 34-2. 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 May 04, 2010 No.: D.C. No.: Short Title: 10-16015 5:07-cv-03952-JW Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., et al Dear Appellants/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 MAY 04 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 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A., Plaintiff - Appellant, v. AKANOC SOLUTIONS, INC.; MANAGED SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.; STEVEN CHEN, Defendants - Appellees. No. 10-16015 D.C. No. 5:07-cv-03952-JW U.S. District Court for Northern California, San Jose This order vacates all brief due dates set by previously issued time schedule orders. The parties shall meet the following cross appeal time schedule. Wed., July 28, 2010 The party(s) who filed the first appeal shall file and serve the first brief on cross-appeal pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. The party(s) who filed the second appeal shall file and serve the second brief on cross-appeal pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. Fri., August 27, 2010 Mon., September 27, 2010 The third brief on cross-appeal shall be filed and served pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. The optional cross appeal reply brief shall be filed and served within fourteen days of service of the third brief on cross appeal, pursuant to FRAP 32 and 9th Cir. R. 32-1. Failure of the appellants 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 Gerald Rosen Deputy Clerk

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