Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al

Filing 306

NOTICE by New Albertson's Inc. Notice of Withdrawing New Albertsons Personal Jurisdiction Objection and Supporting Affidavit (Kalil, Craig)

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Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al Doc. 306 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 1 of 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA RENEE BLASZKOWSKI, et al., Individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. MARS INC., et al. Defendants. Civil Action No. 07-cv-21221-CMA DEFENDANT NEW ALBERTSONS, INC.'S NOTICE OF WITHDRAWING ITS PERSONAL JURISDICTION OBJECTION AND SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT Defendant, New Albertsons, Inc. ("New Albertsons"), respectfully gives notice of its withdrawal of all previously filed objections to personal jurisdiction based upon the current pleading, and its withdrawal of the supporting affidavit of Julie T. Backe, dated September 12, 2007 and filed as ([D.E. 232-10]; [D.E. 279-2], Exhibit "H," pp. 26-27) (the "Backe Affidavit"), and states: 1. At the time of filing the motion and affidavit New Albertsons believed all assertions made therein were accurate and complete. Subsequent investigation revealed that New Albertsons possesses a Florida Wholesale Fuel License by which it purchases and resells gasoline at wholesale to Albertsons LLC. Supplying gasoline to Albertsons LLC is one aspect of a transition services agreement, to which New Albertsons is a party, entered into at the time of Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 2 of 8 the sale of Albertsons, Inc. in 2006. Accordingly, the second sentence in paragraph 21 and the first sentence of paragraph 52 of the Backe Affidavit are inaccurate. New Albertsons hereby withdraws its previously filed objections to personal jurisdiction and the Backe Affidavit submitted in support thereof. 2. We further advise the Court that there is a misstatement of fact in New Albertsons' personal jurisdiction insert to the Omnibus Motion to Dismiss [D.E. 279], pp. 4043), with respect to New Albertsons. As this Court is aware, all defendants undertook to file an Omnibus Motion to Dismiss. As a result of a procedural misunderstanding between defense counsel, an early draft of New Albertsons' motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction was included as part of the omnibus motion filed with the Court, instead of the final version. The version submitted to the Court incorrectly stated that the nearest store owned or operated by New Albertsons was 1,500 miles from Florida. In reality, the closest New Albertsons' owned or operated stores are in Maryland, approximately 700 miles from Florida. Dated: January 14, 2008 Respectfully submitted, /s Craig P. Kalil Craig P. Kalil Fla. Bar No. 607282 Joshua D. Poyer Fla. Bar No. 653349 2250 Sun Trust International Center 1 "However, other than designating a registered agent and filing a statutorily required yearly Uniform Business Report with the Florida Department of State, New Albertson's, Inc., has no contacts with Florida." 2 "New Albertson's, Inc. does not operate, conduct, engage in, or carry on a business or business venture in the State of Florida." 2 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 3 of 8 One Southeast Third Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: (305) 372-5924 Fax: (305) 373-7929 W. Randolph Teslik, P.C. Pro Hac Vice Andrew J. Dober Pro Hac Vice Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP 1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 202-887-4000 202-887-4288 Attorneys for NEW ALBERTSONS, INC. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Corporate Disclosure Statement was filed with the Clerk of the Court by the CM/ECF filing system on January 14, 2008, which will send notice to all counsel or parties of record on the attached service list. s/ Craig P. Kalil Craig P. Kalil 3 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 4 of 8 SERVICE LIST CATHERINE J. MACIVOR cmacivor@mflegal.com JEFFREY B. MALTZMAN jmaltzman@mflegal.com JEFFREY E. FOREMAN jforeman@mflegal.com DARREN W. FRIEDMAN dfriedman@mflegal.com MALTZMAN FOREMAN, PA One Biscayne Tower 2 South Biscayne Boulevard -Suite 2300 Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: 305-358-6555 / Fax: 305-374-9077 Attorneys for Plaintiffs KATHLEEN S. PHANG kphang@sfklaw.com CHARLES PHILIP FLICK cflick@sfklaw.com Seipp, Flick & Kissane Two Alhambra Plaza -Suite 800 Miami, Florida 33134-5241 Tel: 305.995.5600 / Fax: 305.995-6100 Attorney for Defendant Target Corp. ALAN GRAHAM GREER agreer@richmangreer.com Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen 201 South Biscayne Boulevard STE 1000 Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: 305.373.4010 / Fax: 305.373.4099 Attorneys for Defendant Proctor and Gamble Co. PHILIP A. SECHLER psechler@wc.com THOMAS G. HENTOFF thentoff@wc.com DANE H. BUTSWINKAS dbutswinkas@wc.com CHRISTOPHER M. D'ANGELO cdeangelo@wc.com PATRICK J. HOULIHAN phoulihan@wc.com Williams & Connolly LLP 725 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: 202.434.5459 / Fax: 202.434.5029 Attorneys for Defendant Mars, Inc. OMAR ORTEGA oortega@dortaandortega.com Dorta and Ortega, P.A. Douglas Entrance 800 S. Douglas Road, Suite 149 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Tel: 305-461-5454 / Fax: 305-461-5226 Attorneys for Defendant Mars, Inc. JOHN J. KUSTER jkuster@sidley.com JAMES D. ARDEN jarden@sidley.com Sidley Austin LLP 787 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212.839.7336 / Fax: 212.839.5599 Attorneys for Defendant Colgate Palmolive Company 4 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 5 of 8 D. JEFFREY IRELAND djireland@ficlaw.com BRIAN D. WRIGHT bwright@ficlaw.com LAURA A. SANOM lsanom@ficlaw.com Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. 500 Courthouse Plaza, S.W. 10 North Ludlow St. Dayton, OH 45402 Tel: 937.227.3710 / Fax: 937.227.3717 Attorneys for Defendant Proctor and Gamble Co. SHERRIL M. COLOMBO scolombo@cozen.com Cozen O'Connor 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 4410 Miami, Florida 33131-2303 Tel: 305.704.5945 / Fax: 305.704.5955 Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods, Co. JOHN J. McDONOUGH jmcdonough@cozen.com RICHARD FAMA rfama@cozen.com Cozen O'Connor 45 Broadway New York, NY 10006 Tel: 212.509.9400 / Fax: 212-509.9492 Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods Co. JOHN F. MULLEN jmullen@cozen.com Cozen O'Connor The Atrium 3rd Floor 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Tel: 215.665.2179 / Fax: 215.665.2013 Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods Co. OLGA M. VIEIRA ovieira@carltonfields.com BENJAMINE REID breid@carltonfields.com Carlton Fields, PA 100 SE 2nd Street - #4000 Miami, FL 33131 Tel: 305.530.0050 / Fax: Attorneys for Defendant Colgate Palmolive Company KARA L. McCALL kmccall@sidley.com Sidley Austin, LLP One South Dearborn Chicago, Illinios 60603 Tel: 312.853.2666 / Fax: Attorneys for Defendant Colgate Palmolive Company ROBERT C. TROYER rctroyer@hhlaw.com Hogan & Hartson LLP One Tabor Center -Suite 1500 1200 Seventeenth Street Denver, CO 80202 Tel: 303-899-7300 / Fax: 303-899-7333 Attorneys for Nestle U.S.A., Inc. MIRANDA L. BERGE mlberge@hhlaw.com CRAIG A. HOOVER cahoover@hhlaw.com Hogan & Hartson, LLP 555 13th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 Tel: 202.637.5600 / Fax: 202.637.5910 Attorneys for Nestle U.S.A., Inc. 5 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 6 of 8 CHARLES ABBOTT cabbott@gibsondunn.com BEN BRODERICK bbroderick@gibsondunn.com GARY L. JUSTICE gjustice@gibsondunn.com WILLIAM EDWARD WEGNER wwegner@gibsondunn.com GAIL E. LEES glees@gibsondunn.com Gibson Dunn & Crutcher L.L.P 333 S. Grand Avenue -Suite 4600 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Tel: 213.229.7887 / Fax: 213.229.6887 Attorneys for Defendant Nutro Products Inc. CAROL A. LICKO calicko@hhlaw.com Hogan & Hartson L.L.P Mellon Financial Center 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1900 Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: 305.459.6500 / Fax: 305.459.6550 Attorneys for Nestle U.S.A., Inc. MARTY STEINBERG msteinberg@hunton.com ADRIANA RIVIERE-BADELL ariviere-badell@hunton.com Hunton & Williams, LLP 1111 Brickell Avenue - #2500 Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: 305.810.2500 / Fax: 305.810.2460 Attorneys for Defendant Nutro Products Inc. JOHN B. T. MURRAY, JR. jbmurray@ssd.com Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP 1900 Phillips Point West 777 South Flagler Drive - #1900 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Tel: 561.650.7200 / Fax: 561.655.1509 Attorneys for Defendants Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. HUGH J. TURNER JR. Hugh.turner@akerman.com Akerman Senterfitt & Eidson Las Olas Centre II, Suite 1600 350 East Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301-2229 Tel: 954.463.2700 / Fax: 954.463.2224 Attorneys for Defendant Publix Supermarkets, Inc. ROLANDO ANDRES DIAZ rd@kubickidraper.com MARIA KAYANAN mek@kubickidraper.com CASSIDY YEN DANG cyd@kubickidraper.com Kubicki Draper, P.A. 25 West Flagler Street - Penthouse Miami, Florida 33130 Tel: 305.982.6722 / Fax: 305.374.7846 Attorneys for Defendant Pet Supermarket, Inc. ROBIN LEA HANGER rlhanger@ssd.com Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard 40th Floor Miami, Florida 33131-2398 Tel: 305.577.7040 / Fax: 305.577.7001 Attorneys for Defendants Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SUSAN ELIZABETH MORTENSEN smortensen@coffeyburlington.com Coffey Burlington 2699 S. Bayshore Drive - Penthouse Miami, Florida 33133 Tel: 305.858.2900 / Fax: 305.858.5261 Attorneys for Defendant Petsmart, Inc. 6 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 7 of 8 ALEXANDER SHAKNES Alex.shaknes@dlapiper.com AMY W. SCHULMAN Amy.schulman@dlapiper.com DLA PIPER US LLP 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020-1104 Tel: 212.335.4829 / Fax: 212.884.8629 Attorneys for Menu Foods Income Fund and Menu Foods, Inc. WILLIAM C. MARTIN William.martin@dlapiper.com DLA PIPER US LLP 203 North LaSalle Street - #1900 Chicago, Illinois 60601-1293 Tel: 312.368.3449 / Fax: 312.630.7318 Attorneys for Menu Foods Income Fund and Menu Foods, Inc. MICHAEL K. KENNEDY mkk@gknet.com MICHAEL R. ROSS mrr@gknet.com Gallagher and Kennedy, PA 2575 E. Camelback Road - #1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Tel: 602.530.8504 / Fax: 602.530.8500 Attorneys for Defendant Petsmart, Inc. LONNIE L. SIMPSON lonnie.simpson@dlapiper.com S. DOUGLAS KNOX sdouglas.knox@dlapiper.com DLA PIPER US LLP 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard - #2000 Tampa, Florida 33602 Tel: 813-229-2111/ Fax: 813-229-1447 Attorneys for Menu Foods Income Fund and Menu Foods, Inc. ROBERT D. MCINTOSH rdm@adorno.com ADORNO & YOSS LLP 888 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1159 Tel: 954-523-5885 / Fax: 954-760-9531 Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund RALPH G. PATINO rpatino@patinolaw.com DOMINICK V. TAMARAZZO dtamarazzo@patinolaw.com CARLOS B. SALUP csalup@patinolaw.com PATINO & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 225 Alcazar Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Tel: 305-443-6163 / Fax: 305-443-5635 Attorneys for Co-Defendant Pet Supplies "Plus" and Pet Supplies Plus/USA, Inc. C. RICHARD FULMER, Jr. rfulmer@Fulmer.LeRoy.com Fulmer LeRoy Albee Baumann & Glass, PLC 2866 East Oakland Park Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 Tel: 954-707-4430 / Fax: 954-707-4431 Attorneys for The Kroger Co. of Ohio JAMES K. REUSS jreuss@lanealton.com Lane Alton & Horst, LLC Two Miranova Place, Suite 500 Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attorneys for The Kroger Co. of Ohio 7 Case 1:07-cv-21221-CMA Document 306 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/14/2008 Page 8 of 8 MARCOS DANIEL JIMENEZ mjimenez@kennynachwalter.com ROBERT J. ALWINE II ralwine@kennynachwalter.com Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 201 South Biscayne Boulevard 1100 Miami Center Miami, Florida 33131-4327 Tel: 305-373-1000 / Fax: 305-372-1861 Attorneys for Safewy Inc. and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC ROBERT VALADEZ rvaladez@shelton-valadez.com JAVIER THOMAS DURAN jduran@shelton-valadez.com Shelton & Valadez, P.C. 600 Navarro, Suite 500 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Tel: 210-349-0515 / Fax: 210-349-3666 Attorneys for Defendant H.E. Butt Grocery Co. JASON JOFFE jjoffee@ssd.com Square Sanders & Dempsy, LLP 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4000 Miami, Florida 33131 Tel: 305-577-7000 / Fax: 305-577-7001 Attorneys for Defendant Meijer, Inc. 8

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