Facebook, Inc. v. Studivz, Ltd et al

Filing 169

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd granting 165 plaintiff's Motion to Shorten Time. Plaintiff's opposition to motion to quash due by 6/2/2009. Defendant's reply on motion to quash due by 6/9/2009. Defendants' opposition to motion to compel due by 6/9/2009. Plaintiff's reply on motion to compel due by 6/11/2009. Defendants' motion to quash and plaintiff's motion to compel to be heard on 6/19/2009, 2:00 PM. (hrllc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/1/2009)

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Facebook, Inc. v. Studivz, Ltd et al Doc. 169 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NOT FOR CITATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION FACEBOOK, INC., Plaintiff, v. STUDIVZ LTD., VERLAGSGRUPPE GEORG VON HOLTZBRINCK GmbH; HOLTZBRINCK NETWORKS GmbH; HOLTZBRINCK VENTURES GmbH; and DOES 1-25, Defendants. / No. C08-03468 JF (HRL) ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR AN ORDER SHORTENING TIME [Re: Docket No. 165] *E-FILED 6/1/2009* United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 For the past seven months, the parties have vigorously wrangled over jurisdictional discovery. Indeed, plaintiff's first round of jurisdictional discovery requests generated no less than five time-consuming motions before this court the first of which was withdrawn by plaintiff just prior to the motion hearing set for October 14, 2008. The second was withdrawn by defendants at the December 16, 2008 motion hearing. The third motion was heard on March 3, 2009 (along with the parties' respective motions for sanctions), and this court thereafter directed the parties to submit supplemental letter briefs as to the issues presented. Soon after, jurisdictional discovery was stayed while the presiding judge addressed the forum non conveniens issues raised by defendants in their pending motions to dismiss. The stay of discovery has now been lifted, and this court is informed that the hearing on defendants' Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 motions to dismiss have been re-scheduled for July 10, 2009. Facebook now moves for an order shortening time as to another set of discovery motions spawned by plaintiff's second round of jurisdictional discovery requests. Specifically, Facebook moves for an order shortening time as to (1) defendants' motion to quash subpoenas (Docket #159) and (2) plaintiff's motion to compel further discovery responses (Docket #163). In view of the current briefing and hearing schedule on defendants' motions to dismiss, this court will hear these second round of discovery motions on shortened time albeit on a somewhat different schedule than that proposed by plaintiff. It will also endeavor to rule on them in due course. Given the numerosity and complexity of the pending discovery disputes, however, the parties should not expect an immediate ruling from this court. The briefing on defendants' motion shall remain the same that is, plaintiff's opposition shall be filed by June 2, 2009. Defendants' reply shall be filed by June 9, 2009. Plaintiff's motion to compel shall be briefed as follows: Defendants' opposition shall be filed by June 9, 2009. Plaintiff's reply shall be filed by June 11, 2009. United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Rather than hold two separate hearings on the parties' respective discovery motions, defendants' motion to quash and plaintiff's motion to compel will both be heard on June 19, 2009, 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 2. SO ORDERED. Dated: June 1, 2009 HOWARD R. LLOYD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5:08-cv-3468 Notice has been electronically mailed to: Annette L. Hurst ahurst@orrick.com Gary Evan Weiss gweiss@orrick.com, sdonlon@orrick.com I. Neel Chatterjee nchatterjee@orrick.com, adalton@orrick.com, kmudurian@orrick.com, mawilliams@orrick.com Julio Cesar Avalos javalos@orrick.com, aako-nai@orrick.com, adalton@orrick.com Stephen Shannon Smith , Esq ssmith@greenbergglusker.com Thomas J. Gray tgray@orrick.com, vcloyd@orrick.com Warrington S. Parker , III wparker@orrick.com William Mielke Walker wwalker@greenbergglusker.com Counsel are responsible for distributing copies of this document to co-counsel who have not registered for e-filing under the court's CM/ECF program. United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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