Cobalt Partners, LP, et al v. SunEdison, Inc. et al, No. 3:2016cv02263 - Document 64 (N.D. Cal. 2016)

Court Description: ORDER GRANTING (63) STIPULATION RE SCHEDULING ORDER in case 3:16-cv-02263-WHA.Associated Cases: 3:16-cv-02263-WHA, 3:16-cv-02264-WHA, 3:16-cv-02265-WHA, 3:16-cv-02268-WHA(whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2016)
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Cobalt Partners, LP, et al v. SunEdison, Inc. et al 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Doc. 64 Sara B. Brody, SBN 130222 sbrody@sidley.com Jaime A. Bartlett, SBN 251825 jbartlett@sidley.com Sarah A. Hemmendinger, SBN 298659 shemmendinger@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-1200 Facsimile: (415) 772-7400 Norman J. Blears, SBN 95600 nblears@sidley.com SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 1001 Page Mill Road, Building 1 Palo Alto, California 94304 Telephone: (650) 565-7000 Facsimile: (650) 565-7100 Attorneys for Defendants Ahmad Chatila, Brian Wuebbels, Martin Truong, Jeremy Avenier, Emmanuel Hernandez, Antonio R. Alvarez, Clayton Daley, Jr., Georganne Proctor, Steven Tesoriere, James B. Williams, and Randy H. Zwirn [Additional counsel appear on signature page.] 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 15 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION COBALT PARTNERS, LP, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Related Case No. 3:16-cv-02263-WHA STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER SUNEDISON , INC., et al., Defendants. Judge: Hon. William Alsup GLENVIEW CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P., et al., Plaintiffs, Related Case No. 3:16-cv-02264-WHA vs. SUNEDISON , INC., et al., Defendants. 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA Dockets.Justia.com 1 CHARLES BLOOM, et al., 2 3 4 5 6 Related Case No. 3:16-cv-02265-WHA Plaintiffs, vs. SUNEDISON , INC., et al., Defendants. OMEGA CAPITAL INVESTORS, L.P., et al., Plaintiffs, Related Case No. 3:16-cv-02268-WHA 7 vs. 8 9 SUNEDISON , INC., et al., Defendants. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 6-2(a) and 7-12, the parties,1 by and through their respective 1 2 undersigned counsel of record, submit the following stipulation and proposed order: 3 WHEREAS, March 28, 2016, the action captioned Cobalt Partners, LP, et al. v. 4 SunEdison, Inc. et al. (“Cobalt”) was filed in Superior Court of California, San Mateo County; WHEREAS, on March 29, 2016, the action captioned Glenview Capital Partners, L.P. et 5 6 al. v. SunEdison, Inc. et al. (“Glenview”) was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Mateo 7 County; WHEREAS, on March 30, 2016, the action captioned Omega Capital Investors, L.P. et al. 8 9 10 v. SunEdison, Inc. et al. (“Omega”) was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Mateo County; WHEREAS, on April 4, 2016, the action captioned Bloom et al. v. SunEdison, Inc. et al. 11 12 (“Bloom”) was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Mateo County; WHEREAS, on April 26, 2016, Defendants removed Bloom, Cobalt, Glenview, and Omega 13 14 to federal court; WHEREAS, on May 26, 2016, Plaintiffs moved to remand Bloom, Cobalt, Glenview, and 15 16 Omega to state court [Bloom Dkt. 16; Cobalt Dkt. 53-54; Glenview Dkt. 41-42; Omega Dkt. 40- 17 41]; WHEREAS, on May 27, 2016, Defendants moved to transfer Glenview and Bloom to the 18 19 Southern District of New York [Glenview Dkt. 43; Bloom 17-18]; WHEREAS, on June 1, 2016, Defendants moved to transfer Cobalt and Omega to the 20 21 Southern District of New York [Cobalt Dkt. 58-59; Omega Dkt. 45]; WHEREAS, Plaintiffs’ motions to remand Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview, and Defendants’ 22 23 motions to transfer Cobalt and Omega are scheduled to be heard on August 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.; 24 WHEREAS, Defendants intend to re-notice their motions to transfer Glenview and Bloom 25 for August 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., and Plaintiffs in Bloom intend to re-notice their motion to 26 remand Bloom for August 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.; 27 1 Individual defendants join in this stipulation to the extent applicable to the cases in which they are named. 28 3 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA WHEREAS, pursuant to N.D. Cal. Civ. L.R. 7-3, Defendants’ responses to the motions to 1 2 remand are due by June 9, 2016, and Plaintiffs’ replies are due by June 16, 2016; WHEREAS, pursuant to N.D. Cal. Civ. L.R. 7-3, Plaintiffs’ response to the motions to 3 4 transfer Glenview and Bloom are due by June 10, 2016, and Defendants’ replies are due by June 5 17, 2016; WHEREAS, pursuant to N.D. Cal. Civ. L.R. 7-3, Plaintiffs’ responses to the motions to 6 7 transfer Cobalt and Omega are due by June 15, 2016, and Defendants’ replies are due by June 22, 8 2016; 9 10 11 WHEREAS, Defendants’ deadline to respond to the Complaint in Omega is July 1, 2016 [Omega Dkt. 35]; WHEREAS, Defendants are not required to plead or otherwise respond to the Complaint in 12 Glenview until after the motion to remand and the motion to transfer venue are decided [Glenview 13 Dkt. 38]; 14 WHEREAS, by agreement of the parties, Defendants are not required to plead or otherwise 15 respond to the Complaint in Bloom until after the motion to remand and the motion to transfer 16 venue are decided; 17 WHEREAS, due to the complexity of the issues raised in these multiple pending motions in 18 multiple related cases, the parties have requested additional time to fully address all issues, and do 19 so in an organized and coordinated fashion; 20 WHEREAS, the parties have met and conferred over the requested extension and 21 negotiated and agreed to the briefing schedule set forth below, which provides: (1) Plaintiffs to and 22 including July 1, 2016 to file their responses to the motions to transfer, and Defendants to and 23 including July 1, 2016 to file their responses to the motions to remand; and (2) Plaintiffs to and 24 including July 29, 2016 to file any reply in support of their motions to remand, and Defendants to 25 and including July 29, 2016 to file any reply in support of their motions to transfer; (3) Defendants 26 to and including August 12, 2016 to respond to the complaints in Omega and Glenview. 27 WHEREAS, the agreed schedule will not delay any scheduled hearings; 28 WHEREAS, Plaintiffs previously agreed to provide Defendants an extension of time to 4 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 respond to the Complaints in Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview until May 20, 2016, and the 2 Defendants’ deadlines to respond in Omega and Glenview were further extended as set forth 3 above; 4 WHEREAS, Plaintiffs in Bloom previously agreed that Defendants are not required to 5 respond to the Complaint until after the motion to transfer and motion to remand are decided; 6 WHEREAS, the Court has previously ordered, pursuant to stipulation, an extension of time 7 to file opposition and reply briefs to Defendants’ motion to dismiss Cobalt to July 1, 2016 and July 8 29, 2016, respectively; 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WHEREAS, no other extensions of time have been granted in these actions; NOW THEREFORE, the parties here by agree and stipulate to the following deadlines: 1. Plaintiffs’ oppositions to Defendants’ motions to transfer in Bloom, Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview shall be filed on or before July 1, 2016; 2. Defendants’ oppositions to Plaintiffs’ motions to remand in Bloom, Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview shall be filed on or before July 1, 2016; 3. Plaintiffs’ replies in support of their motions to remand in Bloom, Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview shall be filed on or before July 29, 2016; 4. Defendants’ replies in support of their motions to transfer in Bloom, Cobalt, Omega, and Glenview shall be filed on or before July 29, 2016; 5. In the interests of efficiency, the parties may, but are not required to, submit 20 consolidated briefs in opposition to or replies in support of the pending motions to 21 remand and transfer; 22 23 24 25 6. Defendants’ responses to the Complaints in Omega and Glenview shall be filed on or before August 12, 2016; 7. Defendants shall not be required to respond to the Complaint in Bloom until after the Court rules on the motions for remand and transfer. 26 27 28 5 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 Dated: June 6, 2016 Respectfully Submitted, 2 3 By: 4 5 6 7 /s/ Sara B. Brody Sara B. Brody, SBN 130222 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street, Suite 2000 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-1200 Facsimile: (415) 772-7400 sbrody@sidley.com Attorneys for SunEdison, Inc., Ahmad Chatila, Brian Wuebbels, Martin Truong, Jeremy Avenier, Emmanuel Hernandez, Antonio R. Alvarez, Clayton Daley, Jr., Georganne Proctor, Steven Tesoriere, James B. Williams, and Randy H. Zwirn 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 By: /s/ Jie (Lisa) Li Jie (Lisa) Li, SBN 260474 WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, California 94304 Telephone: (650) 858-6000 Facsimile (650) 858-6100 Lisa.Li@wilmerhale.com Michael Bongiorno (admitted pro hac vice) Timothy Perla (admitted pro hac vice) WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 60 State Street Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Telephone: (617) 526-6000 Facsimile (617) 526-5000 Michael.Bongiorno@wilmerhale.com Timothy.Perla@wilmerhale.com 24 25 Attorneys for TerraForm Global, Inc., and Peter Blackmore 26 27 28 6 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 2 3 By: 4 5 6 7 /s/ Ismail J. Ramsey Ismail J. Ramsey (SBN 189820) RAMSEY & EHRLICH LLP 803 Hearst Ave Berkeley, CA 94710 Tel: (510) 548-3600 Fax: (510) 291-3060 izzy@ramsey-ehrlich.com Kevin J. O’Connor (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) HINCKLEY ALLEN 28 State Street Boston, MA 02109-1775 Tel: (617) 378-4190 Fax: (617) 378-4191 koconnor@hinkleyallen.com 8 9 10 11 Attorneys for Carlos Domenech Zornoza 12 13 By: 14 15 16 17 18 /s/ Daniel H. Bookin Daniel H. Bookin (SBN 78996) O’MELVENY & MYERS LLP Two Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 984-8700 Facsimile: (415) 984-8701 dbookin@omm.com Attorneys for Alejandro Hernandez 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 By: /s/ Patrick D. Robbins Patrick D. Robbins, SBN 152288 SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP 535 Mission Street, 25th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone: (415) 616-1210 Facsimile: (415) 616-1199 probbins@shearman.com Adam S. Hakki (pro hac vice app. to be submitted) Daniel C. Lewis (pro hac vice app. to be submitted) SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP 28 7 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 4 599 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022-6069 Telephone: (212) 848-4000 Facsimile: (646) 848-4924 ahakki@shearman.com daniel.lewis@shearman.com 5 Attorneys for Underwriters 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 8 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 By: 2 3 4 5 6 7 Dennis J. Herman, SBN 220163 David W. Hall, SBN 274921 ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP Post Montgomery Center One Montgomery Street, Suite 1800 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 288-4545 Facsimilie: (415) 288-4534 8 9 10 11 12 13 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Cobalt Partners, L.P., Cobalt Partners II, LP, Cobalt Offshore Master Fund LP, Cobalt KC Partners, LP, Glenview Capital Partners, L.P., Omega Capital Investors, L.P., Omega Capital Partners, L.P., Omega Equity Investors, L.P., Omega Overseas Partners, LTD, Glenview Institutional Partners, L.P., Glenview Capital Master Fund, Ltd., Glenview Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P., Glenview Offshore Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 /s/ Jennifer N. Caringal Jennifer N. Caringal, SBN 286197 Darren J. Robbins, SBN 168593 James I. Jaconette, SBN 179565 Scott H. Saham, SBN 188355 ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 231-1058 Facsimilie: (619) 231-7423 By: /s/ John Jasnoch John Jasnoch, (CA. BAR NO. 281605) JOHN T. JASNOCH 707 Broadway, Suite 1000 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619 233-4565 Facsimile: (619) 233-0508 jjasnoch@scott-scott.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Charles Bloom and Sharon Burnstein 25 26 27 28 9 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 2 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: ______________ June 7, 2016. 3 4 Honorable William Alsup United States District Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 10 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA 1 SIGNATURE ATTESTATION 2 3 4 I am the ECF User whose identification and password are being used to file the foregoing Stipulation and [Proposed] Scheduling Order. In compliance with Local Rule 5-1(i)(3), I hereby attest that the other signatories have concurred in this filing. 5 6 7 8 Dated: June 6, 2016 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP By: /s/ Sara B. Brody Sara B. Brody Attorneys for SunEdison, Inc., Ahmad Chatila, Brian Wuebbels, Martin Truong, Jeremy Avenier, Emmanuel Hernandez, Antonio R. Alvarez, Clayton Daley, Jr., Georganne Proctor, Steven Tesoriere, James B. Williams, and Randy H. Zwirn 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] SCHEDULING ORDER; RELATED CASE NOS. 3:16-CV-02263-WHA, 3:16-CV-02264-WHA, 3:16-CV-2265-WHA, AND 3:16-CV-02268-WHA