Edwards et al v. National Milk Producers Federation et al, No. 3:2011cv04766 - Document 126 (N.D. Cal. 2012)

Court Description: ORDER GRANTING: 124 STIPULATION EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT AND TO IMPLEAD THIRD PARTIES, AND SETTING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Case Management Statement due by 2/1/2013. Initial Case Management Conference set for 2/8/2013 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11, 19th Floor, San Francisco.. Signed by Judge JEFFREY S. WHITE on 11/19/12. (jjoS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/19/2012)
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Edwards et al v. National Milk Producers Federation et al Doc. 126 Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page1 of 6 1 5 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP GEORGE A. NICOUD, SBN 106111 tnicoud@gibsondunn.com MATTHEW S. KAHN, SBN 261679 mkahn@gibsondunn.com 555 Mission Street, Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105-2933 Telephone: 415.393.8200 Fax: 415.393.8306 6 Attorneys for Defendant Land O’Lakes, Inc. 7 10 HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP ELAINE T. BYSZEWSKI, SBN 222304 Email: elaine@hbsslaw.com 301 North Lake Avenue, Suite 203 Pasadena, CA 91101 Telephone: 213.330.7150 Fax: 213.330.7152 11 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Classes 12 [Additional Counsel Appear on Signature Page] 2 3 4 8 9 13 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 15 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 16 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MATTHEW EDWARDS, GEORGIA BROWNE, and TORAH MONTESSORI SCHOOL, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION aka COOPERATIVES WORKING TOGETHER; DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, INC.; LAND O'LAKES, INC.; DAIRYLEA COOPERATIVE INC.; and AGRI-MARK, INC., Defendants. CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW [consolidated with 11-cv-04791-JSW and 11-cv-05253-JSW] CLASS ACTION STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT AND TO IMPLEAD THIRD PARTIES, AND SETTING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ACTION FILED: September 26, 2011 27 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO RESPOND TO AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page2 of 6 1 Plaintiffs Matthew Edwards, Georgia Browne, Torah Montessori School, Danell Tomasella, 2 Jeffrey Robb, Nels Thogersen, Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, Mary Anderson, Cody 3 4 5 6 Barrett, Chloe Britzius, Joseph Burwell, Jennifer Clites, Scott Cook, Robert Deloss, Julie Ewald, Robert George, Ian Groves, Tiffany Marie Havener, Amy Her, John Murray, Justin Paczesny, Kory Pentland, Jonathan Rizzo, Harmonie Skipper, Teresa Tobin, Scott Weber, and Alex Weinstein 7 (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) and Defendants National Milk Producers Federation, aka Cooperatives 8 Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc., Dairylea Cooperative Inc., 9 and Agri-Mark, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”) (together, the “Parties”), subject to the Court’s 10 review and approval, hereby stipulate as follows: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 STIPULATION WHEREAS, on August 20, 2012, Plaintiffs filed a Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint (“Complaint”) in this action; WHEREAS, on October 30, 2012, this Court denied Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss the Complaint (Dkt. No. 123); WHEREAS, Plaintiffs do not intend to file an amended complaint by November 15, 2012, as permitted by that order; WHEREAS, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a)(4), Defendants have 14 days 20 21 22 23 following denial of their Motion to Dismiss to file an answer to the Complaint; WHEREAS, the Parties have conferred and agree that the time for Defendants to answer the Complaint should be extended to November 27, 2012; 24 WHEREAS, there is no date set for the initial case management conference and the earliest 25 available date on the Court’s calendar on which all parties are available appears to be February 8, 26 2013, at 1:30 p.m.; 27 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 1 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page3 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 WHEREAS, the Parties have conferred and agree that the initial case management conference shall be set for this date and time; WHEREAS, in the meanwhile, the parties will meet and confer as soon as practicable as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f); WHEREAS, the Parties have conferred and agree that the time for Defendants to serve a 7 summons and complaint on any nonparty pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 14(a) should be 8 extended without prejudice until January 4, 2013, by which time Defendants must also notify any 9 such party of the date set for the initial case management conference; 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WHEREAS, the Parties, through their respective counsel, have stipulated to the terms provided herein; NOW THEREFORE, the Parties, through their undersigned respective counsel, stipulate, agree, and request as follows: 1. Defendants’ time to answer Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a)(4) shall be extended to November 27, 2012. 2. An initial case management conference shall be set for February 8, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. 3. Defendants’ time to serve a summons and complaint on any nonparty pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 14(a) shall be extended without prejudice until January 4, 2013, by 20 21 22 which time Defendants must also notify any such party of the date set for the initial case management conference. 23 Dated: November 16, 2012 Respectfully submitted, 24 By: /s/ Elaine T. Byszewski Elaine T. Byszewski (SBN 222304) Email: elaine@hbsslaw.com HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 301 North Lake Avenue, Suite 203 Pasadena, California 91101 Telephone: (213) 330-7150 Fax: (213) 330-7152 By: /s/ Matthew S. Kahn GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP George A. Nicoud (SBN 106111) Email: tnicoud@gibsondunn.com Matthew S. Kahn (SBN 261679) Email: mkahn@gibsondunn.com 555 Mission Street, Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105-2933 Telephone: (415) 393-8200 Fax: (415) 393-8200 25 26 27 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Steve W. Berman (pro hac vice) Email: steve@hbsslaw.com George W. Sampson (pro hac vice) Email: george@hbsslaw.com HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 1918 Eighth Avenue, Suite 3300 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-7292 Fax: (206) 623-0594 By: /s/ Nathan P. Eimer Nathan P. Eimer (pro hac vice) Email: neimer@eimerstahl.com Vanessa G. Jacobsen (pro hac vice) Daniel D. Birk (pro hac vice) EIMER STAHL LLP 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60604 Telephone: (312) 660-7600 Fax: (312) 692-1718 Jason S. Kilene (pro hac vice) Email: jkilene@gustafsongluek.com GUSTAFSON GLUEK PLLC 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 2600 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Telephone: (612) 333-8844 Attorneys for Defendant Land O’Lakes, Inc. By: /s/ Chong S. Park Chong S. Park (SBN 163451) Email: cpark@steptoe.com Kenneth P. Ewing (pro hac vice) Email: kewing@steptoe.com John J. Kavanagh (pro hac vice) Email: jkavanagh@steptoe.com STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 429-3000 Fax: (202) 429-3902 Attorneys for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Classes 11 12 13 Attorneys for Defendant National Milk Producers Federation 14 15 By: /s/ Jesse Markham Jesse W. Markham Jr. (SBN 87788) Email: markham@usfca.edu UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW 2130 Fulton St. San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 16 17 18 19 Steven R. Kuney (pro hac vice) Email: skuney@wc.com WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY LLP 725 Twelfth Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 434-5000 Fax: (202) 434-5029 20 21 22 23 W. Todd Miller (pro hac vice) 24 Email: tmiller@bakerandmiller.com BAKER & MILLER PLLC 25 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20037 Telephone: (202) 663-7820 Fax: (202) 663-7849 26 27 Attorneys for Defendant Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 3 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page5 of 6 By: /s/ Paula L. Blizzard Jan Nielsen Little (SBN 100029) Paula L. Blizzard (SBN 207920) Email: pblizzard@kvn.com KEKER & VAN NEST LLP 633 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 773-6608 1 2 3 4 5 Jill M. O’Toole (pro hac vice) Email: Jotoole@goodwin.com Susan Murphy (pro hac vice) Email: SMurphy2@goodwin.com SHIPMAN & GOODWIN LLP One Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103 Telephone: (860) 251-5000 6 7 8 9 10 Attorneys for Defendant Agri-Mark, Inc. 11 By: /s/ William S. Farmer William S. Farmer (SBN 46694) Email: wfarmer@FarmerBrownstein.com Jacob P. Alpren (SBN 235713) Email: jalpern@FarmerBrownstein.com FARMER BROWNSTEIN LLP 235 Pine Street, Suite 1300 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone (direct and fax): (415) 962-2877 Main: (415) 795-2050 12 13 14 15 16 17 Edward R. Conan (pro hac vice) Email: econan@bsk.com Suzanne O. Galbato (pro hac vice) Email: sgalbato@bsk.com BOND, SCHOENECK & KING, PLLC One Lincoln Center Syracuse, NY 13202 Telephone: (315) 218-8000 Fax: (315) 218-8100 18 19 20 21 22 Attorneys for Defendant Dairylea Cooperative, Inc. 23 24 FILER’S ATTESTATION 25 26 27 I, Matthew S. Kahn, attest that concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from each of the other signatories. 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 4 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW Case3:11-cv-04766-JSW Document124 Filed11/16/12 Page6 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 [PROPOSED] ORDER PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. November 19, 2012 Dated: ________________ __________________________________________ HONORABLE JEFFREY S. WHITE DISTRICT JUDGE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 5 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER AMENDED COMPLAINT CASE NO.: 3:11-CV-04766-JSW