Facebook, Inc. v. Wallace et al

Filing 85

ORDER BY JUDGE JEREMY FOGEL STAYING ACTION AND TERMINATING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 62 , 65 , 70 MOTIONS FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT. (jflc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/7/2009)

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1 2 **E-Filed 7/7/2009** 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 NOT FOR CITATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION FACEBOOK INC., a Delaware Corporation Plaintiff, v. SANFORD WALLACE, ADAM ARZOOMANIAN, and SCOTT SHAW, individuals; and DOES 1 through 25, inclusive, individuals, and/or business entities of unknown nature, Defendant. Case Number C-09-00798 JF(RS) ORDER1 STAYING ACTION AND TERMINATING WITHOUT PREJUDICE MOTIONS FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT [Docket Nos. 65, 70] Because Defendant Sanford Wallace ("Wallace") has filed a bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, See In re Wallace, Case No. 0919921-BAM, the instant action is subject to the automatic bankruptcy stay. See 11 U.S.C. 362(a). Accordingly, Plaintiff Facebook's motion for default judgment is terminated without prejudice. The motion may be re-noticed if and when the bankruptcy stay is lifted. The motion for criminal contempt is not subject to the stay, as 11 U.S.C. 362(b)(1) 28 This disposition is not designated for publication in the official reports. C a s e Number C-09-00798 JF(RS) O R D E R STAYING ACTION AND TERMINATING WITHOUT PREJUDICE MOTIONS FORDEFAULT JU D G M E N T AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT ( JF E x 1 ) 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 provides an exception to the stay for "the commencement or continuation of a criminal action or proceeding against the debtor." However, because the Court has referred this matter to the United States Attorney's Office with a request that Wallace be prosecuted for criminal contempt, Facebook's criminal contempt motion also is terminated without prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: July 6, 2009 __________________________________ JEREMY FOGEL United States District Judge 2 C a s e Number C-09-00798 JF(RS) O R D E R STAYING ACTION AND TERMINATING WITHOUT PREJUDICE MOTIONS FOR DEFAULT JU D G M E N T AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT (JFEx1) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Copies of this Order have been served upon the following persons: David P. Chiappetta dchiappetta@perkinscoie.com James Robert McCullagh jmccullagh@perkinscoie.com Joseph Perry Cutler JCutler@perkinscoie.com Sanford Wallace 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Scott Shaw djmasterweb@gmail.com shawlv@cox.net 3 C a s e Number C-09-00798 JF(RS) O R D E R STAYING ACTION AND TERMINATING WITHOUT PREJUDICE MOTIONS FOR DEFAULT JU D G M E N T AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT (JFEx1)

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