Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al
RESPONSE/REPLY to 471 Notice (Other) Evidentiary Objection to Supplemental Declaration of Catherine MacIvor and Exhibit Attached Thereto filed by Natura Pet Products, Inc.. (Giel, Michael)
Blaszkowski et al v. Mars Inc. et al
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION CASE NO. 1:07-21221-CIV-ALTONAGA/BROWN RENEE BLASZKOWSKI, et al., individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, vs. MARS, INCORPORATED, et al., Defendants. ___________________________________ EVIDENTIARY OBJECTION BY NATURA PET PRODUCTS, INC. TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF CATHERINE J. MACIVOR AND EXHIBIT ATTACHED THERETO Natura Pet Products, Inc. ("Natura") hereby objects to the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor executed on September 5, 2008, and the exhibit attached thereto. (D.E. 471.) Natura generally objects to the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor and exhibit attached thereto to the extent that it is offered for consideration with Plaintiffs' Reply Brief in support of their Motion to Add and/or Substitute Arna Cortazzo as a Plaintiff/Class Representative. Plaintiffs are barred from offering any new arguments and evidence with their Reply other than rebuttal arguments and evidence strictly limited to the rebuttal of matters raised in the opposition. See Local Rule 7.1.C; see also Martinez v. Weyerhaeuser Mortg. Co., 959 F. Supp. 1511, 1515 (S.D. Fla. 1996); Fisher v. Ciba Specialty Chems. Corp., 238 F.R.D. 273, 311 n.82 (S.D. Ala. 2006). After failing to submit any evidence in support of their original moving papers, Plaintiffs have attempted to introduce evidence for the first time in their Reply. The evidence submitted in the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor and exhibit attached thereto relates to the issues of the timeliness and diligence of Plaintiffs' request to add Arna Cortazzo as a new and/or substitute plaintiff. These issues were first raised in the original
moving papers. As such, it is improper to introduce for the first time evidence in support of those issues in the Reply Brief. Natura also generally objects to the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor and exhibit attached thereto to the extent they were not filed simultaneously with the Reply Brief. While the Eleventh Circuit and the Southern District of Florida have not specifically addressed this issue, another U.S. District Court has held that "...any affidavit supporting a Reply must be filed simultaneously with the Reply in the same manner that an affidavit supporting a motion must be filed simultaneously with the motion." McGinnis v. S.E. Anesthesia Assocs., P.A., 161 F.R.D. 41, 42 (W.D.N.C. 1995); see also DL v. Dist. of Columbia, 450 F. Supp. 2d 11, 20 (D.D.C. 2006) (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b) for proposition that five-day deadline for reply means "that the entire brief, including affidavits and attachments, must be filed within five days. Parties may seek an extension of time ... but cannot delay filing the supporting documents for their brief until whatever date they choose."). Accordingly, Natura requests the instant Court follow the learned reasoning in McGinnis and deny consideration of the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor and the exhibit attached thereto as they were filed subsequent to the filing of the Reply Brief. Natura objects to the exhibit attached to the Supplemental Declaration of Catherine J. MacIvor on the grounds that the exhibit is hearsay. See Fed. R. Evid. 802. McGUIREWOODS LLP By: s/Jeffrey S. York Jeffrey S. York Florida Bar No. 0987069 Michael M. Giel Florida Bar No. 0017676 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 3300 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904) 798-2680 (904) 360-6330 (fax) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
and HENDERSON & CAVERLY LLP Kristen E. Caverly Admitted Pro Hac Vice Post Office Box 9144 Rancho Sante Fe, California 92067 (858) 756-6342 (858) 756-4732 (fax) email@example.com ATTORNEYS AND TRIAL COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT NATURA PET PRODUCTS, INC.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that on September 11, 2008, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court by using the CM/ECF system which will send a notice of electronic filing to the counsel so indicated on the attached Service List, except for unrepresented plaintiffs Rice and MacDonald who will each be served by U.S. Mail on September 12, 2008 in a manner authorized by law at the addresses indicated below as required by the Court. s/ Michael M. Giel Attorney
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE RENEE BLASZKOWSKI, ET AL., VS. MARS, INCORPORATED, ET AL. Case No. 07-21221-CIV-ALTONAGA/TURNOFF SERVICE LIST Catherine J. MacIvor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Eric Foreman E-mail: email@example.com Jeffrey Bradford Maltzman E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Darren W. Friedman E-mail: email@example.com Bjorg Eikeland E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org MALTZMAN FOREMAN PA One Biscayne Tower 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131-1803 Telephone: (305) 358-6555 Facsimile: (305) 374-9077 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Debbie Rice E-mail: unknown 4292 Vilas Hope Road Cottage Grove, WI 53527 Unrepresented Plaintiff (Service via U.S. Mail) Kristen E. Caverly E-mail: email@example.com HENDERSON & CAVERLY LLP P.O. Box 9144 16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 4-13 Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067-9144 Attorneys for Defendant Natura Pet Products, Inc. Lisa MacDonald E-mail: unknown 1217 East 55th Street Savannah, GA 31404 Unrepresented Plaintiff (Service via U.S. Mail) John B.T. Murray, Jr. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. 1900 Phillips Point West 777 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6198 Telephone: (561) 650-7200 Facsimile: (561) 655-1509 Attorneys for Defendants PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., WalMart Stores, Inc., Target Corporation Patrick N. Keegan Email: email@example.com Jason E. Baker Email: firstname.lastname@example.org KEEGAN & BAKER, LLP 4370 La Jolla Village Drive Suite 640 San Diego, CA 92122 Telephone: (858) 552-6750 Facsimile: (858)552-6749 Attorneys for Plaintiffs
Rolando Andres Diaz E-Mail: email@example.com Peter S. Baumberger E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org KUBICKI DRAPER 25 W. Flagler Street Penthouse Miami, FL 33130-1712 Telephone: (305) 982-6708 Facsimile: (305) 374-7846 Attorneys for Defendant Pet Supermarket, Inc.
Alexander Shaknes E-mail: Alex.Shaknes@dlapiper.com Amy W. Schulman E-mail: email@example.com Lonnie L. Simpson E-mail: Lonnie.firstname.lastname@example.org S. Douglas Knox E-mail: Douglas.email@example.com DLA PIPER LLP 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020 Telephone: (212) 335-4500 Facsimile: (212) 335-4501 Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund
William C. Martin DLA PIPER LLP 203 North LaSalle Street Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60601-1293 Telephone: (312) 368-4000 Facsimile: (312) 236-7516 E-mail: William.Martin@dlapiper.com Attorneys for Defendants Menu Foods, Inc. and Menu Foods Income Fund
Hugh J. Turner, Jr. AKERMAN SENTERFITT 350 E. Las Olas Boulevard Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2229 Telephone: (954) 463-2700 Facsimile: (954) 463-2224 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Publix Super Markets, Inc
Omar Ortega DORTA AND ORTEGA, P.A. Douglas Entrance 800 S. Douglas Road, Suite 149 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Telephone: (305) 461-5454 Facsimile: (305) 461-5226 E-mail: email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants Mars, Incorporated, Mars Petcare U.S., Inc. and Nutro Products, Inc.
Dane H. Butswinkas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Philip A. Sechler E-mail: email@example.com Thomas G. Hentoff E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick J. Houlihan E-mail: email@example.com WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY LLP 725 Twelfth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 200005 Telephone: (202) 434-5000 Facsimile: (202) 434-5029 Attorneys for Defendants Mars, Incorporated, Mars Petcare U.S., Inc. and Nutro Products, Inc.
Benjamine Reid E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Olga M. Vieira E-mail: email@example.com Ana M. Craig E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CARLTON FIELDS, P.A. 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 4000 Bank of America Tower at International Place Miami, Florida 33131-9101 Telephone: (305) 530-0050 Facsimile: (305) 530-0055 Attorneys for Defendant Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
John J. Kuster E-mail: email@example.com James D. Arden E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 787 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 Telephone: (212) 839-5300 Facsimile: (212) 839-5599 Attorneys for Defendant Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Kara L. McCall SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP One South Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60603 Telephone: (312) 853-2666 E-mail: kmccall@Sidley.com Attorneys for Defendant Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Sherril M. Colombo COZEN O'CONNOR Wachovia Center, Suite 4410 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 704-5945 Facsimile: (305) 704-5955 E-mail: email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods, Co.
Richard Fama E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org John J. McDonough E-mail: email@example.com COZEN O'CONNOR 45 Broadway New York, New York 10006 Telephone: (212) 509-9400 Facsimile: (212) 509-9492 Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods
John F. Mullen COZEN O'CONNOR 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: (215) 665-2179 Facsimile: (215) 665-2013 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Del Monte Foods, Co.
Carol A. Licko HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. Mellon Financial Center 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 459-6500 Facsimile: (305) 459-6550 E-mail: email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. Craig A. Hoover E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Miranda L. Berge E-mail: email@example.com HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. 555 13TH Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone: (202) 637-5600 Facsimile: (202) 637-5910 Attorneys for Defendant Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. Alan G. Greer RICHMAN GREER, P.A. Miami Center Suite 1000 201 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-4000 Facsimile: (305) 373-4099 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant The Iams Co.
Robert C. Troyer HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P. 1200 17th Street One Tabor Center, suite 1500 Denver, Colorado 80202 Telephone: (303) 899-7300 Facsimile: (303) 899-7333 E-mail: email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. James K. Reuss LANE ALTON & HORST, LLC Two Miranova Place Suite 500 Columbus, Ohio 43215 Telephone: (614) 233-4719 E-mail: JReuss@lanealton.com Attorneys for Defendant The Kroger Co. of Ohio
D. Jeffrey Ireland E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Brian D. Wright E-mail: Bwright@ficlaw.com Laura A. Sanom E-mail: email@example.com FARUKI IRELAND & COX P.L.L. 500 Courthouse Plaza, S.W. 10 North Ludlow Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 Attorneys for Defendant The Iams Co.
Robin L. Hanger SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard 40th Floor Miami, Florida 33131-2398 Telephone: (305) 577-7040 Facsimile: (305) 577-7001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendants PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
Ralph G. Patino E-mail: email@example.com Dominick V. Tamarazzo E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Carlos B. Salup E-mail: email@example.com PATINO & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 225 Alcazar Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Telephone: (305) 443-6163 Facsimile: (305) 443-5635 Attorneys for Defendants Pet Supplies "Plus" and Pet Supplies Plus/USA, Inc.
C. Richard Fulmer, Jr. FULMER, LeROY, ALBEE, BAUMANN & GLASS, PLC 2866 East Oakland Park Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 Telephone: (954) 707-4430 Facsimile: (954) 707-4431 E-mail: rfulmer@Fulmer.LeRoy.com Attorneys for Defendant The Kroger Co. of Ohio W. Randolph Teslik E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Dober E-mail: email@example.com AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 887-4000 Facsimile: (202) 887-4288 Attorneys for Defendants New Albertson's Inc. and Albertson's LLC
Craig P. Kalil E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Joshua D. Poyer E-mail: email@example.com ABALLI, MILNE, KALIL & ESCAGEDO, P.A. 2250 Sun Trust International Center One Southeast Third Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-6600 Facsimile: (305) 373-7929 Attorneys for Defendant New Albertson's Inc. and Albertson's LLC Jeffrey S. York E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Michael M. Giel E-mail: email@example.com McGUIRE WOODS LLP 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 3300 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Telephone: (904) 798-2680 Facsimile: (904) 360-6330 Attorneys for Defendant Natura Pet Products, Inc.
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