Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google, Inc. et al

Filing 332

MOTION Consolidate Argument on Motions to Exclude Expert Opinions re 329 SEALED MOTION to Exclude Certain Opinions of Function Media's Damages Expert Walter Bratic, 331 SEALED MOTION to Exclude Certain Expert Opinions by Function Media, L.L.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tribble, Max)

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Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google, Inc. et al Doc. 33 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MARSHALL DIVISION FUNCTION MEDIA, L.L.C., Plaintiff, vs. GOOGLE, INC. AND YAHOO, INC., Defendants. § § § § § § § § § Civil Action No. 2007-CV-279 JURY TRIAL DEMANDED MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE ARGUMENT ON GOOGLE, INC.'S AND FUNCTION MEDIA'S MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE EXPERT OPINIONS On December 17, Google filed a motion to exclude certain opinions of FM's damages expert, Walt Bratic. Likewise, FM has filed, concurrently with the submission of this motion, a separate motion to exclude certain opinions of Google's experts, Mr. Wagner and Mr. Lanning.1 The issues in the motions are, to some extent, complimentary. For example, Google argues in its motion for the exclusion of Mr. Bratic's opinions regarding acquisitions. In so doing, Google at least implicitly relies upon the acquisitions opinions of Mr. Wagner ­ which FM's motion seeks to exclude. This Court had indicated that it will hear argument on Google's motion to exclude on "January 5 or soon thereafter," if Google indicates it will forego a reply brief on its motion to exclude. Google has not yet done so, to FM's knowledge. In any event, if Google foregoes its reply brief, then FM will forego its own reply brief, and the motions should be heard jointly, at some point after Google responds in opposition to FM's motion to exclude. 1 Mr. Wagner's deposition was taken on December 22, 2009, and FM filed its motion to exclude the next day ­ relying, in part, on that deposition. 1 998651v1/08426-010020 Respect fully submitted, /s/ Max L. Tribble, Jr. _____________ Max L. Tribble, Jr. State Bar No. 20213950 Email: SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P. 1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100 Houston, Texas, 77002 Telephone: (713) 651-9366 Facsimile: (713) 654-6666 Lead Attorney for Plaintiff OF COUNSEL: Joseph S. Grinstein State Bar No. 24002188 Aimée Robert State Bar No. 24046729 SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P. 1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 5100 Houston, Texas 77002-5096 Telephone: (713) 651-9366 Fax: (713) 654-6666 m m Jeremy Brandon State Bar No. 24040563 Warren T. Burns State Bar No. 24053119 SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P. 901 Main Street, Suite 5100 Dallas, Texas 75202-3775 Telephone: (214) 754-1900 Fax: (214) 754-1933 m Just in A. Nelson State Bar No. 24034766 SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P. 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3800 Seattle, Washington 98101-3000 2 998651v1/08426-010020 Telephone: (206) 516-3880 Fax: (206) 516-3883 Robert Christopher Bunt State Bar No. 00787165 Charles Ainsworth PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH, P.C. 100 East Ferguson, Suite 1114 Tyler, Texas 75702 Telephone: (903) 531-3535 Fax: (903) 533-9687 charley@pbat S. Calvin Capshaw State Bar No. 037839000 Elizabeth L. DeRieux State Bar No. 05770585 D. Jeffrey Rambin CAPSHAW DERIEUX, LLP Energy C e n t r e 1127 Judson Road, Suite 220 P.O. Box 3999 (75606-3999) Longview, Texas 75601-5157 Telephone: (903) 236-9800 Fax: (903) 236-8787 m Otis Carroll State Bar No. 03895700 Collin Maloney State Bar No. 00794219 IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY, P.C. 6101 S. Broadway, Suite 500 Tyler, Texas 75703 Telephone: (903) 561-1600 Fax: (903) 581-1071 m cmalo 3 998651v1/08426-010020 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE Counsel for plaintiff has conferred with counsel for defendant on December 23, 2009 and counsel for defendant is opposed as to the disposition of the matters raised in this motion. /s/ Joseph S. Grinstein _____________ Joseph S. Grinstein CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on December 23, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document with the clerk of the court for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, using the electronic filing system of the court. The electronic case filing system sent a "Notice of Electronic Filing" to the attorneys of record who have consented in writing to accept this Notice as service of this document by electronic means. /s/ Joseph S. Grinstein __________ Joseph S. Grinstein 4 998651v1/08426-010020

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