Gregory v. Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc., et al, No. 3:2004cv04293 - Document 185 (N.D. Cal. 2008)

Court Description: STIPULATION AND ORDER granting extension of the page limit re 181 filed by International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 825 Pension Fund. Signed by Judge Vaughn R Walker on 10/29/2008. (cgk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2008)
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Gregory v. Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc., et al Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Doc. 185 Document 181 Filed 10/27/2008 Page 1 of 8 1 MILBERG LLP JEFF S. WESTERMAN (SBN 94559) 2 One California Plaza 300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 3900 3 Los Angeles, CA 90071-3172 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 4 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 Email: jwesterman@milberg.com 5 MILBERG LLP 6 GEORGE A. BAUER III ANITA KARTALOPOULOS 7 One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 8 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 9 Email: gbauer@milberg.com Email: akartalopoulos@milberg.com 10 11 Lead Counsel for the Class 12 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 13 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 14 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 15 RICHARD GREGORY, On Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly Situated, 16 Plaintiff, 17 vs. 18 CHIRON CORPORATION, HOWARD H. 19 PIEN, JOHN A. LAMBERT and DAVID V. SMITH, 20 Defendants. 21 22 23 24 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. C-04-4293-VRW CLASS ACTION JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS DATE: TIME: CTRM: JUDGE: December 3, 2008 10:00 a.m. 6, 17th Floor Hon. Vaughn R. Walker 25 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 181 1 Filed 10/27/2008 Page 2 of 8 STIPULATION 2 The Court has scheduled a hearing on December 3, 2008 to, among other things: 3 (a) determine whether the terms and conditions of the Stipulation and 4 Agreement of Settlement dated as of March 29, 2007 (the “Stipulation”) are fair, reasonable, and 5 adequate for the settlement of all claims asserted by the Class against the Defendants in the 6 Consolidated Amended Complaint For Violations of the Federal Securities Laws, dated April 14, 7 2005 (the “Complaint”) now pending in this Court under the above caption (including the release 8 of the Released Parties) and are in the best interests of the Class and should be approved; and 9 whether judgment should be entered dismissing the Complaint on the merits and with prejudice 10 in favor of the Defendants and as against all persons or entities who are members of the Class 11 herein who have not requested exclusion therefrom; 12 (b) determine whether the Plan of Allocation proposed by Lead Plaintiff, the 13 International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 825 Pension Fund, should be approved as 14 a fair and reasonable method for allocating the common fund recovery among Class Members; 15 (c) determine whether and in what amount to award Plaintiff’s Counsel fees 16 and reimbursement of expenses; and 17 (d) consider all matters submitted to it at the hearing and otherwise. 18 Lead Plaintiff will file papers in support of the Final Approval of Settlement, Plan of 19 Allocation and Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and in Reply to Comments and 20 Objections from Class Members. 21 It is more efficient briefing for Lead Plaintiff to only describe the case and matters 22 relevant to the motions for orders approving the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation, and awarding 23 attorneys’ fees and expenses a single time. 24 It is more efficient for Lead Plaintiff to combine its papers in support of final approval of 25 the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation, and the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses into one 26 combined brief. 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -1- Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW 1 Document 181 Filed 10/27/2008 Page 3 of 8 Lead Plaintiff requests permission to file a single brief to cover the motions for orders 2 approving the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation, and awarding attorneys’ fees and expenses, not 3 to exceed fifty (50) pages, to which Defendants have consented. 4 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, UPON AGREEMENT AND STIPULATION OF THE 5 PARTIES, THAT: 6 1. Plaintiff’s Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Final Approval of 7 Settlement, Plan of Allocation and Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and in Reply to 8 Comments and Objections from Class Members shall be no longer than fifty (50) pages; and 9 2. The parties do not anticipate opposition or reply briefs on either motion, but if 10 any, they may be combined in a single brief, not to exceed the local rule page limits for two 11 briefs. 12 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 13 DATED: October 27, 2008 14 15 MILBERG LLP JEFF S. WESTERMAN /s/ Jeff S. Westerman JEFF S. WESTERMAN 16 One California Plaza 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3900 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 Email: jwesterman@milberg.com 17 18 19 20 24 MILBERG LLP GEORGE A. BAUER III ANITA KARTALOPOULOS One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 Email: gbauer@milberg.com Email: akartalopoulos@milberg.com 25 Lead Counsel for the Class 21 22 23 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -2- Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 181 Page 4 of 8 KROLL HEINEMAN GIBLIN, LLC VINCENT M. GIBLIN 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 307 Iselin, NJ 08830 Telephone: (732) 491-2100 Facsimile: (732) 491-2120 Email: vgiblin@krollfirm.com 1 2 3 4 Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs 5 6 Filed 10/27/2008 DATED: October 27, 2008 7 8 SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM LLP AMY S. PARK /s/ Amy S. Park AMY S. PARK 9 525 University Avenue Suite 1100 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Telephone: (650) 470-4511 Facsimile: (888) 329-6344 Email: apark@skadden.com 10 11 12 13 Counsel for Defendants 14 DATED: October 27, 2008 15 WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ RACHELLE SILVERBERG 16 /s/ Rachelle Silverberg RACHELLE SILVERBERG 17 18 51 West 52nd Street New York, New York 10019 Telephone: (212) 403-1000 Facsimile: (212) 403-2000 Email: rsilverberg@wlrk.com 19 20 21 Counsel for Defendants 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -3- Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 181 * 1 2 Filed 10/27/2008 * Page 5 of 8 * ORDER 3 Having read and considered the parties’ Joint Stipulation and [Proposed] Order 4 Extending the Page Limit for Plaintiff’s Memo of Points and Authorities in Support of Final 5 Approval of Settlement, Plan of Allocation and Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses and in 6 Reply to Comments and Objections from Class Members, Lead Plaintiff may file a single 7 combined brief covering the above four matters not to exceed fifty (50) pages. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. UNIT ED RT 14 ER Walker H 15 aughn R Judge V 16 FO NO 13 LI 12 R NIA THE HONORABLE VAUGHN D R. WALKER RANTE JUDGE UNITED STATESGDISTRICT A 11 10/29/2008 DATED: ___________________, 2008 ISTRIC ES D TC T TA RT U O 10 S 9 N D IS T IC T R OF C 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -4- Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW 1 Document 181 Filed 10/27/2008 Page 6 of 8 SIGNATURE ATTESTATION 2 I hereby attest that I have on file all holograph signatures for any signatures indicated by 3 a “conformed” signature (/s/) within this e-filed document. 4 I declare under penalty of perjury of the laws of the State of California that the foregoing 5 is true and correct. 6 7 /s/ Jeff. S. Westerman JEFF S. WESTERMAN 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -5- Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 181 Filed 10/27/2008 Page 7 of 8 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 181 3 4 5 6 Page 8 of 8 CHIRON CORPORATION SERVICE LIST 1 2 Filed 10/27/2008 Counsel for Plaintiffs Jeff S. Westerman MILBERG LLP One California Plaza 300 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3900 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 7 Vincent M. Giblin KROLL HEINEMAN GIBLIN LLC 8 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 307 Iselin, NJ 08830 9 Telephone: (732) 491-2100 10 Facsimile: (732) 491-2120 George A. Bauer III Anita Kartalopoulos MILBERG LLP One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 Lionel Glancy GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP 1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 311 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 201-9150 Facsimile: (310) 201-9160 11 Brian P. Murray MURRAY, FRANK & SAILER LLP 12 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10016 13 Telephone: (212) 682-1818 14 Facsimile: (212) 682-1892 15 Counsel for Defendants James E. Lyons 16 Amy S. Park SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM LLP 17 525 University Avenue Suite 1100 18 Palo Alto, CA 94301 19 Telephone: (650) 470-4511 Facsimile: (888) 329-6344 20 Other Counsel 21 Jeffrey R. Krinsk 22 FINKELSTEIN & KRINSK 501 W. Broadway, Suite 1250 23 San Diego, CA 92101-3593 Telephone: (619) 238-1333 24 Facsimile: (619) 238-5425 Paul K. Rowe Rachelle Silverberg WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ 51 West 52nd Street New York, New York 10019 Telephone: (212) 403-1000 Facsimile: (212) 403-2000 25 26 27 28 JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING THE PAGE LIMIT FOR PLAINTIFF’S MEMO OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES AND IN REPLY TO COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS FROM CLASS MEMBERS – CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\448401v2 -7-