Jackie Fitzhenry-Russell et al v. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. et al

Filing 130

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE REGARDING MARGARIAN LAW FIRM. Re: Dkt. No. 119 . The Court ORDERS the Margarian Law Firm to file their appearances before the Court, and file a document explaining what the firm's role is in this case. Document must be filed by 3/14/2018. Signed by Judge Nathanael Cousins on 3/7/2018. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2018)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 JACKIE FITZHENRY-RUSSELL, et al., Plaintiffs, United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 v. DR. PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, INC., et al., Case No. 17-cv-00564 NC ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE REGARDING MARGARIAN LAW FIRM Re: Dkt. No. 119 Defendants. 15 16 The Margarian Law Firm appears as counsel of record for plaintiff Gegham 17 Margaryan, but have not filed appearances in this case as required under Civil Local Rule 18 5-1(c)(2). The Margarian Law Firm was not named as lead class counsel in this case, but 19 has appeared in the caption of documents filed by plaintiffs in this case since at least 20 October 31, 2017. Dkt. No. 97. Attorneys Margarian and Ovsepyan of the Margarian Law 21 Firm have participated in the depositions that are at issue in the discovery letter briefs filed 22 with the Court yesterday. Dkt. No. 126. Indeed, both attorneys Margarian and Ovsepyan 23 were accused of engaging in improper behavior at the deposition of plaintiff Margaryan. 24 Thus, the Court is concerned about attorneys that have not even appeared before it 25 potentially misbehaving at depositions in this case. The Court explicitly named Gutride 26 Safier LLP as lead counsel in this case. Dkt. No. 60; see also In re Anthem Data Breach 27 Litigation, Case No. 15-md-02617 LHK, dkt. no. 972 (expressing disappointment at the 28 retention of multiple law firms to represent a class, and the duplication of efforts and Case No. 17-cv-00564 NC 1 2 inefficiency this caused). Thus, the Court ORDERS the Margarian Law Firm to file their appearances before 3 the Court, and file a document explaining what the firm’s role is in this case. This 4 document must be filed with the Court by March 14, 2018. 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 8 Dated: March 7, 2018 9 _____________________________________ NATHANAEL M. COUSINS United States Magistrate Judge 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 17-cv-00564 NC 2

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