RootZoo, Inc v. Facebook, Inc.

Filing 21

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES re (19 in 5:09-cv-03043-JF). Signed by Judge Jeremy Fogel on 10/22/09. (dlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/22/2009)

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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 Jonathan Shub (SBN 237708) jshub@seegerweiss.com SEEGER WEISS LLP 1515 Market Street, Suite 1380 Philadelphia, PA 19102 Telephone: (215) 564-2300 / Facsimile: (215) 851-8029 Rosemary M. Rivas (SBN 209147) rrivas@finkelsteinthompson.com FINKELSTEIN THOMPSON LLP 100 Bush Street, Suite 1450 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 398-8700 / Facsimile: (415) 398-8704 Proposed Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ROOTZOO, INC., Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. FACEBOOK, INC., and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive Defendants. UNIFIED ECM, INC., Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. FACEBOOK, INC., and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive Defendants. STEVEN PRICE, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. FACEBOOK, INC., and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive Defendants. Case No. C 09-03043 JF -----------------[PROPOSED] ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES Case No. C 09-03430 JF Case No. C 09-03519 HRL [PROPOSED] ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES Case No. C 09-03043 JF 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 WHEREAS, the above-captioned actions ("Actions") all assert claims against Defendant FACEBOOK, Inc.; ("Defendant" or "FACEBOOK") related, inter alia, to the alleged impropriety of FACEBOOK's Pay-Per-Click Advertising Program (the "PPC Program") on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated; and WHEREAS, in an effort to effectively manage this litigation and move it forward in an efficient manner, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: I. 1. CONSOLIDATION OF RELATED ACTIONS The above actions are hereby deemed related and consolidated for discovery and pretrial proceedings before this court. 2. The clerk shall establish and maintain a Master Docket and Master File for this proceeding under the caption "In re FACEBOOK PPC Advertising Litigation" Master File No. C 0903043 JF. All orders, pleadings, motions and other documents should, when filed and docketed in the Master File, be deemed filed and docketed in each individual case. 3. The parties will meet and confer if any additional action is filed in, removed to, or transferred to this Court to determine whether the new action involves the same or substantially similar issues of law and fact and whether consolidation would be appropriate. If the parties agree that the new action is appropriate consolidated with the Actions, the parties will follow the procedures below: a. The parties will jointly file a request to consolidate the matter with this Court and counsel for plaintiff in the consolidated action shall serve notice on counsel in the action counsel are seeking be consolidated; b. The parties will jointly request that the Clerk of the Court: i. place a copy of this Order in the separate file for such action; ii. provide a copy of this Order to counsel for plaintiff(s) in the newly filed or transferred action and to any defendant(s) in the newly filed or transferred action; and iii. make an appropriate entry on the Master Docket for the Consolidated Action. 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES Case No. C 09-03043 JF 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 4. If the parties in these Actions do not agree whether the new action should be consolidated with the Actions, the party seeking consolidation may, within ten (10) days after meeting and conferring with the party opposing consolidation, file a motion for consolidation. II. 1. caption: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION IN RE FACEBOOK PPC ADVERTISING LITIGATION This Document Relates To: All Actions. Master File No. C 09-03043 JF FILING AND DOCKETING PROCEDURES Every pleading hereafter filed in this Consolidation Action shall bear the following 2. When a pleading or paper is intended to be applicable to all actions to which this Order is applicable, the words "All Actions" shall appear immediately after the words "This Document Relates To:" in the caption set out above. When a pleading or paper is intended to be applicable to only some, but not all of such actions, this Court's docket number for each action to which the pleading or paper is intended to be applicable and the last name of the first named plaintiff(s) in said action shall appear immediately after the words "This Document Relates To:" in the caption described above, i.e., "Civil Action No. _____ [Name of plaintiff(s)]." 3. When a pleading or paper is filed and the caption, pursuant to 2, shows that it is to be applicable to "All Actions," the Clerk shall file such pleading or paper in the Master File and note such filing in the Master Docket. No further copies need be filed or other docket entries made. 4. When a pleading or paper is filed and the caption, pursuant to 2, shows that it is applicable to fewer than all of the Actions, the Clerk shall file such pleading or other paper only in the 2 [PROPOSED] ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES Case No. C 09-03043 JF 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 Master File but nonetheless shall note such filing in both the Master Docket and in the docket of each such action. III. FILING OF CONSOLIDATED AMENDED COMPLAINT 1. 2. Plaintiffs shall file a Consolidated Amended Complaint on or before November 20, 2009. Defendant shall file an answer or otherwise respond to the Consolidated Amended Complaint on or before December 18, 2009. 3. If Defendant files a motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint, Plaintiffs shall file a response to the Motion on or before January 15, 2010, and Defendant shall have until February 5, 2010 to file a reply. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 10/22/09 By: ______________________________________ HONORABLE JEREMY FOGEL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 3 [PROPOSED] ORDER RE RELATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CASES Case No. C 09-03043 JF

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