Zudel v. Thumbplay, Inc et al

Filing 79

STIPULATION AND ORDER Granting Dismissal Without Prejudice re 78 Stipulation. Signed by Judge James Ware on 6/9/2010. (ecg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2010)

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1 Rafey S. Balabanian (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) rbalabanian@edelson.com 2 Michael J. Aschenbrener (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) maschenbrener@edelson.com 3 EDELSON MCGUIRE LLC 350 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1300 4 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tel: 312.589.6370 5 Fax: 312.589.6376 6 Attorneys for Plaintiff RUDOLF ZIJDEL and the putative class 7 Steven P. Mandell (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 8 smandel@mandellmenkes.com Steven L. Baron (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 9 sbaron@mandellmenkes.com MANDELL MENKES LLC 10 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 300 Chicago, Illinois 60606 11 Tel: 312.251.1000 Fax: 312.251.1010 12 Attorneys for Defendant 13 THUMBPLAY, INC. 14 15 16 17 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION Case No.: C 09-03252 (JW) STIPULATION TO DISMISS ACTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a)(1) [Honorable James Ware] UNIT ED S S DISTRICT TE C TA ER N C F D I S T I C T O 6/9/2010 R 18 RUDOLF ZIJDEL, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 19 Plaintiff, 20 v. 21 THUMBPLAY, INC., a Delaware 22 corporation, 23 24 25 26 27 28 JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT Defendant. Case No. C 09-03252 (JW) A LI FO m Judge Ja es Ware R NIA O ORD IT IS S ERED RT U O NO RT H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 STIPULATION TO DISMISS ACTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a)(1) Plaintiffs RUDOLF ZIJDEL ("Plaintiff" or "Zijdel"), and Defendant THUMBPLAY, INC., ("Defendant" or "Thumbplay") (collectively the "Parties"), hereby stipulate pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1) to the dismissal of this action, without prejudice and with each Party to bear their own costs. In support of this stipulation, the Parties state as follows: WHEREAS, Plaintiff originally filed this action on July 10, 2009, in the Superior Court of 8 the State of California, Santa Clara County; 9 WHEREAS, on July 16, 2009, Thumbplay removed the case to this Court pursuant to the 10 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 28 U.S.C. 1332(d)(2) ("CAFA"); 11 12 13 14 WHEREAS, on September 11, 2009, Plaintiff filed his motion to remand this action back to the Superior Court of Santa Clara; WHEREAS, on October 20, 2009, Plaintiff filed his First Amended Class Action 15 Complaint against Thumbplay; 16 WHEREAS, on November 3, 2009, Thumbplay filed its motion for a more definite 17 statement; 18 19 20 21 22 23 WHEREAS, on December 21, 2009, Thumbplay moved to dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Class Action Complaint; WHEREAS, during the pendency of Thumbplay's Motion to Dismiss, the Parties to this WHEREAS, on November 12, 2009, the Court denied both Plaintiff's motion to remand and Thumbplay's motion for a more definite statement; 24 action, along with two other providers of mobile content and a mobile content affiliate marketer, 25 reached a global class action settlement in principle, which if finally approved by an appropriate 26 27 28 STIPULATION TO DISMISS PURSUANT FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a) court, will resolve all class action lawsuits pending against Thumbplay and the other defendants 1 Case No. C 09-03252 (JW) 1 joining the settlement, related to the alleged imposition of unauthorized charges on the wireless 2 telephone bills of consumers; 3 WHEREAS, on March 25, 2010, the Court issued an Order terminating Thumbplay's 4 motion to dismiss and requiring the Parties to voluntarily dismiss this action pursuant to Fed. R. 5 6 7 8 9 WHEREAS, the settlement referenced above is proceeding; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1), the Parties hereby Civ. P. 41(a) on or before June 4, 2010, or appear to show cause on June 14, 2010 as to why the Court should not dismiss the action pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); 10 STIPULATE and AGREE as follows: 11 1. This action is hereby dismissed without prejudice and with each Party to bear their 12 own costs and attorneys fees. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Dated: June 4, 2010 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION TO DISMISS PURSUANT FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a) IT IS SO STIPULATED. Dated: June 4, 2010 EDELSON MCGUIRE LLC By: /s/ Rafey S. Balabanian Rafey S. Balabanian (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) rbalabanian@edelson.com EDELSON MCGUIRE LLC 350 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1300 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tel: 312.589.6370 Attorneys for Plaintiff RUDOLF ZIJDEL and the putative class MANDELL MENKES LLC By: _/s/ Steven L. Baron_ __ _____ Steven L. Baron sbaron@mandellmenkes.com MANDELL MENKES LLC 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 300 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Tel: 312.251.1000 Attorneys for Defendant THUMBPLAY, INC. 2 Case No. C 09-03252 (JW) ____ 1 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Rafey S. Balabanian, an attorney, certify that on June 4, 2010, I served the above and foregoing Stipulation to Dismiss Action Without Prejudice Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 3 41(a)(1), by causing true and accurate copies of such paper to be filed and transmitted to the persons shown below via the Court's CM/ECF electronic filing system on this the 4th day of 4 June, 2010. 5 6 7 8 9 10 Steven Paul Mandell smandell@mandellmenkes.com John David Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@mandellmenkes.com Steven Lawrence Baron sbaron@mandellmenkes.com MANDELL MENKES LLC 100 West Wacker Drive, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60606 11 Alexandria Rose Kachadoorian akachadoorian@stroock.com 12 John Joseph Lucas jlucas@stroock.com 13 Daniel Adam Rozansky 14 drozansky@stroock.com STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP 15 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA 90067-3086 16 17 David C. Parisi dparisi@parisihavens.com 18 Susan Beckman Havens shavens@parisihavens.com 19 PARISI & HAVENS LLP Sherman Oaks, California 91403 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION TO DISMISS PURSUANT FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a) /s/ Rafey S. Balabanian 3 Case No. C 09-03252 (JW)

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