Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffmann-LaRoche LTD et al

Filing 1149

MOTION in Limine To Preclude Amgen From Calling Jeffrey Browne At Trial After Failing To Produce Him For Deposition Pursuant To Subpoena by F. Hoffmann-LaRoche LTD, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Hoffmann LaRoche Inc..(Seluga, Kimberly)

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Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffmann-LaRoche LTD et al Doc. 1149 Case 1:05-cv-12237-WGY Document 1149 Filed 09/25/2007 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS AMGEN INC., Plaintiff, vs. F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD, ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS GMBH, AND HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., Defendants ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION No.: 05-CV-12237WGY ROCHE'S MOTION IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE AMGEN FROM CALLING JEFFREY BROWNE AT TRIAL AFTER FAILING TO PRODUCE HIM FOR DEPOSITION PURSUANT TO SUBPOENA Defendants F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (collectively, "Roche") respectfully move this Court to preclude Amgen from calling Jeffrey Browne, an Amgen employee, as a trial witness for the following reasons: Amgen deliberately failed to produce Browne for deposition despite repeated requests, and a subpoena, from Roche for his testimony. Because of its blatant disregard of its discovery obligations -- and contempt of a duly-issued subpoena -Amgen should be barred from presenting Browne as a trial witness. As this Court had made abundantly clear, a party's failure to provide requested discovery precludes it from presenting evidence concerning the withheld discovery. That rule should apply with particular force here, where Amgen has flouted not only a notice of deposition, but a duly-issued subpoena seeking the deposition of Browne. In support of this motion, Roche submits the accompanying Memorandum of Law and the Declaration of Manvin Mayell. CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 7.1 I certify that counsel for the parties have conferred in an attempt to resolve or narrow the issues presented by this motion and that no agreement was reached. Case 1:05-cv-12237-WGY Document 1149 Filed 09/25/2007 Page 2 of 2 Dated: September 25, 2007 Boston, Massachusetts Respectfully submitted, F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD, ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS GMBH, and HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC. By their Attorneys /s/ Kimberly J. Seluga Lee Carl Bromberg (BBO# 058480) Robert L. Kann (BBO# 258025) Julia Huston (BBO# 562160) Keith E. Toms (BBO# 663369) Nicole A. Rizzo (BBO# 663853) Kimberly J. Seluga (BBO# 667655) BROMBERG & SUNSTEIN LLP 125 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110 Tel. (617) 443-9292 Leora Ben-Ami (pro hac vice) Mark S. Popofsky (pro hac vice) Patricia A. Carson (pro hac vice) Thomas F. Fleming (pro hac vice) Howard S. Suh (pro hac vice) Peter Fratangelo (BBO# 639775) Vladimir Drozdoff (pro hac vice) David L. Cousineau (pro hac vice) KAYE SCHOLER LLP 425 Park Avenue New York, New York 10022 Tel. (212) 836-8000 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that this document filed through the ECF system will be sent electronically to the registered participants as identified on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Pursuant to agreement of counsel dated September 9, 2007, paper copies will not be sent to those indicated as non registered participants. /s/ Kimberly J. Seluga Kimberly J. Seluga 03099/00501 746347.1 2

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