Le et al v. Zuffa, LLC

Filing 386

ORDER Granting 383 Stipulation for Extension of Time (Second Request). The parties stipulate to a one-week extension for Zuffa's reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition such that Zuffa's reply will be due on Monday, 5/1/2017. Plaintiffs' emergency motion to reschedule depositions 377 is hereby withdrawn. See Order for further details/deadlines. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 4/27/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WILLIAM A. ISAACSON (Pro hac vice) (wisaacson@bsfllp.com) STACEY K. GRIGSBY (Pro hac vice) (sgrigsby@bsfllp.com) NICHOLAS A. WIDNELL (Pro hac vice) (nwidnell@bsfllp.com) BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP 1401 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 237-2727; Fax: (202) 237-6131 RICHARD J. POCKER #3568 (rpocker@bsfllp.com) BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP 300 South Fourth Street, Suite 800, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Telephone: (702) 382-7300; Fax: (702) 382-2755 DONALD J. CAMPBELL #1216 (djc@campbellandwilliams.com) J. COLBY WILLIAMS #5549 (jcw@campbellandwilliams.com) CAMPBELL & WILLIAMS 700 South 7th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Telephone: (702) 382-5222; Fax: (702) 382-0540 Attorneys for Defendant Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC 16 [Additional Counsel Listed on Signature Page] 17 18 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 19 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 20 21 22 Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Brandon Vera, Luis Javier Vazquez, and Kyle Kingsbury on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, 23 24 25 Plaintiffs, v. Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC, 26 Defendant. 27 Case No.: 2:15-cv-01045-RFB-(PAL) JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING PLAINTIFFS’ EMERGENCY MOTION TO RESCHEDULE DEPOSITIONS AND EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE ZUFFA, LLC’S REPLY IN RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF’S OPPOSITION TO ZUFFA’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AS TO PLAINTIFF NATHAN QUARRY (Second Request) 28 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 1 Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Brandon Vera, Luis Javier Vazquez, and 2 Kyle Kingsbury (collectively “Plaintiffs”) and Defendant Zuffa, LLC d/b/a Ultimate Fighting 3 Championship and UFC (“Zuffa”) (together with Plaintiffs, “the Parties”) have entered into this 4 stipulation in order to resolve certain scheduling disputes between the parties regarding 5 depositions to be taken as well as to stipulate to extend the time in which Zuffa may file a reply in 6 7 8 response to Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Zuffa’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff Nathan Quarry (ECF No. 365) (“Plaintiffs’ Opposition”). WHEREAS Plaintiffs filed an emergency motion to reschedule the depositions of 9 10 Kirk Hendrick and Lawrence Epstein on April 21, 2017 (see ECF No. 377); 11 12 WHEREAS, this is the second stipulation to extend the time to respond with respect to Zuffa’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff Nathan Quarry (ECF No. 347) 13 and the original deadline for the reply to Plaintiffs’ opposition was April 24, 2017; 14 WHEREAS, the Parties have been engaged in extensive fact discovery and still 15 16 have outstanding disputes regarding whether certain documents are privileged as well as when 17 certain depositions of Zuffa deponents may be taken; 18 19 20 WHEREAS, the Parties have determined that is in their mutual interest to avoid costly and inefficient motion practice regarding the taking of certain depositions of Zuffa witnesses; and 21 WHEREAS, Zuffa has moved to extend the deadline to file its reply to Plaintiffs’ 22 23 24 25 26 27 Opposition (ECF No. 381). NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the Parties as follows: 1. The parties stipulate to a one-week extension for Zuffa’s reply to Plaintiffs’ Opposition such that Zuffa’s reply will be due on Monday, May 1, 2017. 28 1 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 2. 1 Plaintiffs may take the deposition of Zuffa employee Ike Lawrence Epstein outside 2 the period ordered for fact discovery. Such deposition will be set at a mutually agreeable time for 3 the parties and will take place in May 2017. 4 3. If the Court has not yet ruled on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Challenge Work Product 5 Designation (ECF No. 282) (“Work Product Challenge”) by the time Mr. Epstein’s deposition is 6 7 taken, Plaintiffs may hold open Mr. Epstein’s deposition for the limited purpose of deposing 8 Mr. Epstein concerning any de-privileged documents Zuffa may produce as a result of the Work 9 Product Challenge where Mr. Epstein is the author or recipient of such documents. Should the 10 Court grant Plaintiffs’ Work Product Challenge, Plaintiffs shall be allowed no more than two (2) 11 hours to depose Mr. Epstein regarding fighter compensation issues, including the Mercer 12 documents. The total time on the record for Mr. Epstein’s deposition shall not exceed seven (7) 13 hours. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 4. Plaintiffs may take the deposition of Kirk D. Hendrick at a mutually agreeable time at Mr. Hendrick’s convenience. 5. If the Court has not yet ruled on Plaintiffs’ Work Product Challenge by the time Mr. Hendrick’s deposition is taken, Plaintiffs may hold open Mr. Hendrick’s deposition for the limited purpose of deposing Mr. Hendrick concerning any fighter compensation issues, including any documents related to the Mercer study Zuffa performed. Plaintiffs shall be allowed up to 21 22 23 24 three (3) hours to depose Mr. Hendrick regarding the Mercer documents. The total time on the record for Mr. Hendrick’s deposition shall not exceed seven (7) hours. 6. Zuffa’s agreement to take the depositions of Mr. Epstein and Mr. Hendrick after 25 the deadline for fact discovery is limited to these two depositions. Zuffa does not consent to any 26 extension of the deadline of fact discovery for any other purpose. Plaintiffs reserve their rights to 27 seek extensions from the Court regarding other depositions. 28 2 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 1 2 3 4 7. If Plaintiffs are successful in their Work Product Challenge, the Parties agree to jointly seek a reasonable extension of the deadline for the Parties to disclose expert reports. 8. Plaintiffs’ emergency motion to reschedule depositions (ECF No. 377) is hereby withdrawn. 5 6 7 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED RICHARD F. BOULWARE, II UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 10 11 April 27, 2017 DATED: __________________________ 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Dated: April 25, 2017 Dated: April 25, 2017 JOSEPH SAVERI LAW FIRM, INC. BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP By: /s / Matthew S. Weiler Joseph R. Saveri (State Bar No. 130064) Joshua P. Davis (admitted pro hac vice) Matthew S. Weiler (admitted pro hac vice) Kevin E. Rayhill (admitted pro hac vice) 555 Montgomery Street, Suite 1210 San Francisco, California 94111 Phone: (415) 500-6800/Fax: (415) 395-9940 jsaveri@saverilawfirm.com jdavis@saverilawfirm.com mweiler@saverilawfirm.com krayhill@saverilawfirm.com By: /s/ Stacey K. Grigsby William A. Isaacson (admitted pro hac vice) Stacey K. Grigsby (admitted pro hac vice) Nicholas A. Widnell (admitted pro hac vice) 1401 New York Ave, NW, 11th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: (202) 237-2727/Fax: (202) 237-6131 wisaacson@bsfllp.com sgrigsby@bsfllp.com nwidnell@bsfllp.com 10 11 12 13 Co-Lead Counsel for the Classes and Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Javier Vazquez, Brandon Vera, and Kyle Kingsbury 14 15 Attorneys for Defendant Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC CAMPBELL & WILLIAMS Donald J. Campbell (State Bar No. 1216) J. Colby Williams (State Bar No. 5549) 700 South 7th Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Phone: (702) 382-5222/Fax: (702) 382-0540 djc@campbellandwilliams.com jcw@campbellandwilliams.com Attorneys for Defendant Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL, PLLC Benjamin D. Brown (admitted pro hac vice) Richard A. Koffman (admitted pro hac vice) Daniel Silverman (admitted pro hac vice) 1100 New York Ave., N.W., Suite 500, East Tower Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: (202) 408-4600/Fax: (202) 408 4699 bbrown@cohenmilstein.com rkoffman@cohenmilstein.com dsilverman@cohenmilstein.com BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP Richard J. Pocker (State Bar No. 3568) 300 South Fourth Street, Suite 800 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Phone: (702) 382-7300/Fax: (702) 382-2755 rpocker@bsfllp.com Attorneys for Defendant Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC 24 25 26 27 Co-Lead Counsel for the Classes and Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Javier Vazquez, Brandon Vera, and Kyle Kingsbury 28 4 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C. Eric L. Cramer (admitted pro hac vice) Michael Dell’Angelo (admitted pro hac vice) Patrick Madden (admitted pro hac vice) 1622 Locust Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Phone: (215) 875-3000/Fax: (215) 875-4604 ecramer@bm.net mdellangelo@bm.net pmadden@bm.net Co-Lead Counsel for the Classes and Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Javier Vazquez, Brandon Vera, and Kyle Kingsbury WOLF, RIFKIN, SHAPIRO, SCHULMAN & RABKIN, LLP Don Springmeyer Nevada Bar No. 1021 Bradley S. Schrager Nevada Bar No. 10217 Justin C. Jones Nevada Bar No. 8519 3556 E. Russell Road, Second Floor Las Vegas, Nevada 89120 (702) 341-5200/Fax: (702) 341-5300 dspringmeyer@wrslawyers.com bschrager@wrslawyers.com jjones@wrslawyers.com Liaison Counsel for the Classes and Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Javier Vazquez, Brandon Vera, and Kyle Kingsbury 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 5 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WARNER ANGLE HALLAM JACKSON & FORMANEK PLC Robert C. Maysey (admitted pro hac vice) Jerome K. Elwell (admitted pro hac vice) 2555 E. Camelback Road, Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Phone: (602) 264-7101/Fax: (602) 234-0419 rmaysey@warnerangle.com jelwell@warnerangle.com Counsel for the Classes and Attorneys for Individual and Representative Plaintiffs Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, Jon Fitch, Luis Javier Vazquez, Brandon Vera, and Kyle Kingsbury LAW OFFICE OF FREDERICK S. SCHWARTZ Frederick S. Schwartz (admitted pro hac vice) 15303 Ventura Boulevard, #1040 Sherman Oaks, California 91403 Phone: (818) 986-2407/Fax: (818) 995-4124 fred@fredschwartzlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs 19 SPECTOR ROSEMAN KODROFF & WILLIS, P.C. Jeffrey J. Corrigan (admitted pro hac vice) William G. Caldes (admitted pro hac vice) 1818 Market Street, Suite 2500 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Phone: (215) 496-0300/Fax: (215) 496-6611 jcorrigan@srkw-law.com wcaldes@srkw-law.com 20 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6 JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEPO. SCHEDULING & MSJ REPLY

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