Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al

Filing 16

Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer and/or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiffs Original Petition by Virgin Mobile PTY LTD (Meyerhoff, Lisa)

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Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al Doc. 16 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION SUSAN CHANG, AS NEXT FRIEND OF ALISON CHANG, A MINOR, AND JUSTIN HO-WEE WONG, Plaintiffs, V. VIRGIN MOBILE USA, LLC, VIRGIN MOBILE PTY, LTD., AND CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION, Defendants. C.A. No. 3-07-CV-01767-ECF DEFENDANT VIRGIN MOBILE PTY, LTD.'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO ANSWER AND/OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS' ORIGINAL PETITION Virgin Mobile Pty, Ltd. ("Virgin Australia") is a foreign corporation that has been recently served with process through the Texas Secretary of State while the case was pending in the 134th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas. Prior to filing any answer and/or response, the above state court action was removed by Virgin Mobile USA, LLC ("Virgin U.S.") on October 19, 2007, and later by Creative Commons Corporation ("Creative") on October 22, 2007. The counsel identified below was first contacted by Virgin Australia's representatives on Thursday, November 8, 2007. Counsel will need the opportunity to investigate the Plaintiffs' allegations, and speak with their client prior to filing any answer and/or other response to the Petition. Plaintiffs' counsel has agreed to Defendant Virgin Australia's request for a forty-five (45) day extension in which to file an answer and/or otherwise respond to the Petition, i.e., on or before December 20, 2007. HOUDMS/219079.1 WHEREFORE, Virgin Mobile Pty, Ltd. respectfully requests that the Court grant this Motion to answer and/or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' Original Petition on or before December 20, 2007. A proposed order is attached. Respectfully submitted, BAKER & McKENZIE LLP /s/ Lisa H. Meyerhoff Lisa H. Meyerhoff Texas Bar No. 14000255 Email: 2300 Trammell Crow Tower 2001 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX 75201 Telephone: 214 978 3000 Facsimile: 214 978 3099 Myall S. Hawkins Texas Bar No. 09250320 Email: Todd Y. Brandt Texas Bar No. 24027051 Email: Tan Pham Texas Bar No. 24046628 Email: BAKER & McKENZIE LLP 711 Louisiana, Suite 3400 Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: 713 427 5000 Facsimile: 713 427 5099 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT VIRGIN MOBILE PTY, LTD. (VIRGIN AUSTRALIA) 2 HOUDMS/219079.1 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE This is to certify that pursuant to LR 7.1, I conferred on November 9, 2007 with Ryan Zehl, counsel for Plaintiffs Susan Chang, as Next Friend of Alison Chang, A Minor, and Justin Ho-Wee Wong regarding "Virgin Mobile Pty, Ltd.'s Unopposed Motion For Extension of Time to File an Answer and/or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiffs' Original Petition." Mr. Zehl advised that Plaintiffs do not oppose this motion. /s/ Lisa H. Meyerhoff____________________ 3 HOUDMS/219079.1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that, on the 9th day of November 2007, I electronically filed the foregoing document with the Clerk of Court for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, using the electronic case filing system of the Court. The electronic case filing system sent a "Notice of Electronic Filing" to the following attorneys of record who have consented in writing to accept this Notice as service of this document by electronic means: Bryant A. Fitts Ryan H. Zehl Fitts Zehl LLP 5065 Westheimer Rd., Suite 700 Houston, Texas 77056 Email: Noelle M. Reed Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP 1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 6800 Houston, Texas 77002-5026 Email: Michelle L. Davis Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP 2521 Springer Road Midlothian, Texas 76065 Email: John L. Ross Derrick Glenn Parker Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl Street, 25th Floor Dallas, Texas 75201-2832 Email: Email: /s/Lisa H. Meyerhoff____________________ 4 HOUDMS/219079.1

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