Barton v. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. et al, No. 3:2008cv01341 - Document 104 (N.D. Cal. 2009)

Court Description: ORDER GRANTING 103 Stipulation Extending Page Limits of Plaintiffs' Consolidated Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 2/5/09. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/5/2009)
Download PDF
Barton v. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. et al Doc. 104 Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 23 Page 1 of 8 Steve W. Berman (pro hac vice) Thomas M. Loeser (202724) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900 Seattle, Washington 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-7292 Facsimile: (206) 623-0594 Daniel C. Girard (114826) Elizabeth Pritzker (146267) GIRARD GIBBS LLP 601 California Street, 14th Floor San Francisco, California 94108 Telephone: (415) 981-4800 Facsimile: (415) 981-4846 Guido Saveri (22349) R. Alexander Saveri (173102) Cadio Zirpoli (179108) SAVERI & SAVERI, INC. 111 Pine Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 217-6810 Facsimile: (415) 217-6813 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Class UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 19 21 Filed 02/04/2009 Reed Kathrein (139304) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 202 Berkeley, California 94710 Telephone: (510) 725-3000 Facsimile: (510) 725-3001 18 20 Document 103 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA In re CALIFORNIA TITLE INSURANCE ANTITRUST LITIGATION No. 08-cv-1341-JSW CLASS ACTION THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: ALL ACTIONS 24 25 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS Honorable Jeffrey S. White 26 Date: Time: Place: 27 March 13, 2009 9:00 a.m. Courtroom 2 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW Document 103 Filed 02/04/2009 Page 2 of 8 1 WHEREAS on January 20, 2009, Defendants Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Fidelity 2 National Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance 3 Company of Florida, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Security Union Title Insurance 4 Company, National Title Insurance of New York, First American Corporation, First American 5 Title Insurance Company, United General Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title 6 Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Transnation Title Insurance Company, 7 Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National 8 Title Insurance Company (collectively, “Defendants”), filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ 9 Consolidated Class Action Complaint (Doc. 100) (hereafter, “Defendants’ Joint Motion to 10 11 12 Dismiss”); WHEREAS, on January 20, 2009, Defendant Old Republic International Corporation filed a Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 101) (hereafter, “Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss”); 13 WHEREAS, on January 21, 2009, the Court issued an order setting a briefing schedule on 14 Defendants’ Joint Motion to Dismiss and on Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 102), 15 directing that Plaintiffs file their memoranda of points and authorities in opposition to Defendants’ 16 respective motions to dismiss on or before February 6, 2009; 17 WHEREAS, Plaintiffs have met and conferred with Defendants on a proposal by Plaintiffs 18 to submit a single consolidated memorandum in opposition to Defendants’ Joint Motion to 19 Dismiss and Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss, and have also met and conferred on a request by 20 Plaintiffs for relief from the Court’s standing order regarding the length of legal memoranda to be 21 filed in support of or in opposition to any motion, to permit the filing of a single consolidated 22 opposition memorandum of no more than 25 pages in length; 23 WHEREAS, Defendants do not oppose a request by Plaintiffs for an order permitting 24 Plaintiffs to file a single consolidated memorandum of point and authorities in opposition to both 25 motions, and Defendants also do not oppose Plaintiffs’ request for relief from the Court’s standing 26 order to permit the filing of a single consolidated memorandum of points and authorities in 27 opposition to Defendants’ Joint Motion to Dismiss and Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss, not to 28 exceed 25 pages in length; and STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW Document 103 Filed 02/04/2009 Page 3 of 8 1 WHEREAS, Defendant Old Republic International Corporation reserves its right to file a 2 separate reply memorandum of law in further support of Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss and 3 Plaintiffs acknowledge Old Republic International Corporation’s right to do so; 4 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between Plaintiffs and Defendants, through their 5 respective counsel, and subject to Court approval, that Plaintiffs may seek relief from the Court’s 6 standing order and, subject to Court approval and said relief being granted, Plaintiffs may file and 7 serve a single consolidated memorandum in opposition to Defendants’ Joint Motion to Dismiss 8 and Old Republic’s Motion to Dismiss of no more than 25 pages in length. 9 10 DATED: February 4, 2009 By /s/ Steve W. Berman Steve W. Berman (pro hac vice) Thomas E. Loeser (CA Bar No.202724) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900 Seattle, Washington 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-7292 Facsimile: (206) 623-0594 11 12 13 14 15 16 Reed R. Kathrein (CA Bar No. 139304) Jeff D. Friedman (CA Bar No.173886) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 202 Berkeley, California 94710 Telephone: (510) 725-3000 Facsimile: (510) 725-3001 17 18 19 20 21 By 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW /s/ Elizabeth C. Pritzker Daniel C. Girard (CA Bar No. 114826) Elizabeth C. Pritzker (CA Bar No. 146267) Aaron M. Sheanin (CA Bar No. 214472) Alex C. Turan (CA Bar No. 227273) GIRARD GIBBS LLP 601 California Street, 14th Floor San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 981-4800 Facsimile: (415) 981-4846 Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW Document 103 Filed 02/04/2009 By 1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 4 of 8 /s/ Guido Saveri Guido Saveri (CA Bar No. 22349) R. Alexander Saveri (CA Bar No. 173102) Cadio R. Zirpoli (CA Bar No. 179108) SAVERI & SAVERI, INC. 111 Pine Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 217-6810 Facsimile: (415) 217-6813 Interim Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Class 7 8 By 9 10 11 12 /s/ Frank E. Merideth, Jr. Frank E. Merideth, Jr. (Sbn 46266) GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 2450 Colorado Avenue, Suite 400E Santa Monica, California 90404 Telephone: (310) 586-7700 Facsimile: (310) 586-7800 13 James I. Serota Kenneth Lapatine Stephen L. Saxl Anastasia A. Angelova GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP 200 Park Avenue New York, New York 10166 Telephone: (212) 801-9200 Facsimile: (212) 801-6400 14 15 16 17 18 19 Attorneys for Defendants The First American Corporation, First American Title Insurance Company and United General Title Insurance Company 20 21 22 By 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW /s/ James S. Schreier James S. Schreier Bryan M. Sullivan GLASER, WEIL, FINK, JACOBS & SHAPIRO, LLP 10250 Constellation Boulevard 19th Floor Los Angels, California 90067 Telephone: (310) 553-3000 Facsimile: (310) 556-2920 Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW Document 103 Filed 02/04/2009 Page 5 of 8 Barry R. Ostrager Kevin J. Arquit Patrick T. Schilling SIMPSON THATCHER & BARTLETT LLP 425 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10017 Telephone: (212) 455-2000 Facsimile: (212) 455-2502 1 2 3 4 5 6 Attorneys for Defendants Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Fidelity Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company of Florida, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Security Union Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation and Transnation Title Insurance Co. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 By 14 15 16 17 18 /s/ Samuel R. Miller Samuel R. Miller SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-7447 Facsimile: (415) 772-7400 David M. Foster FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone: (202) 662-4517 Facsimile: (202) 662-4643 19 20 21 22 Mark A. Robertson FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP 666 Fifth Avenue New York, New York Telephone: (212) 318-3304 Facsimile: (212) 318-3400 23 24 25 26 Attorneys for Defendants Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Stewart Title Insurance Company 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW Document 103 Filed 02/04/2009 Page 6 of 8 1 By 2 3 4 5 6 /s/ Curtis Stanfield Leavitt Curtis Stanfield Leavitt LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1460 Sacramento, California 94814 Telephone: (916) 554-0246 Facsimile: (916) 554-5440 David G. Greene Kevin J. Walsh Joseph N. Froehlich LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 885 Third Avenue, 26th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 947-4700 Facsimile: (212) 812-8346 7 8 9 10 11 12 Of Counsel: 13 By Michael J. Gaertner Thomas J. Cunningham Simon A. Fleischmann LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 111 South Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 Telephone: (312) 443-0700 Facsimile: (312) 443-0336 14 15 16 17 18 19 Attorneys for Defendant Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 20 21 By 22 23 24 25 26 /s/ Margaret A. Keane Margaret A. Keane DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP One Embarcadero Center, Suite 400 San Francisco, California Telephone: (415) 951-1100 Facsimile: (415) 951-1180 Attorneys for Defendant National Title Insurance of New York, Inc. 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW Case 3:08-cv-01341-JSW 1 IT IS SO ORDERED. 2 DATED: February 5, 2009 Document 103 3 Filed 02/04/2009 Page 7 of 8 The Honorable Jeffrey S. White UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS’ CONSOLIDATED OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS - 08-CV-1341-JSW