Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al, No. 3:2016cv04710 - Document 45 (N.D. Cal. 2016)

Court Description: STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/9/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/9/2016)
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Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al Doc. 45 1 ROBBINS ARROYO LLP BRIAN J. ROBBINS (190264) 2 brobbins@robbinsarroyo.com GEORGE C. AGUILAR (126535) 3 gaguilar@robbinsarroyo.com ASHLEY R. RIFKIN (246602) 4 arifkin@robbinsarroyo.com 600 B Street, Suite 1900 5 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 525-3990 6 Facsimile: (619) 525-3991 7 Attorneys for Plaintiff 8 [Additional Counsel on Signature Pages] 9 10 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 KENNETH BRISTOW, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, 13 Plaintiff, 14 v. 15 SUNPOWER CORPORATION, THOMAS H. 16 WERNER, and CHARLES D. BOYNTON, 17 Defendants. Case No. 3:16-cv-04710-RS Hon. Richard Seeborg STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER IN SUPPORT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED (Civil L.R. 3-12) 18 19 JAY PATEL, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, 20 Plaintiff, 21 v. 22 SUNPOWER CORPORATION, THOMAS H. 23 WERNER, and CHARLES D. BOYNTON, 24 Case No. 3:16-cv-04915-RS Hon. Richard Seeborg Defendants. 25 26 [CAPTION CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE] 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD Dockets.Justia.com 1 BERNARD STERN, Derivatively on Behalf of SUNPOWER CORPORATION, 2 Plaintiff, 3 v. 4 THOMAS H. WERNER, CHARLES D. 5 BOYNTON, ARNAUD CHAPERON, 6 BERNARD CLÉMENT, DENIS GIORNO, DANIEL LAURÉ, CATHERINE LESJAK, 7 THOMAS R. MCDANIEL, HUMBERT DE WENDEL, and PAT WOOD III, 8 Defendants, 9 – and – 10 SUNPOWER CORPORATION, 11 Nominal Defendant. 12 PETER MOSCONE, Derivatively on Behalf of 13 Nominal Defendant SUNPOWER CORPORATION, 14 Plaintiff, 15 v. 16 BERNARD CLÉMENT, DENIS GIORNO, 17 CATHERINE LESJAK, ARNAUD 18 CHAPERON, DANIEL LAURÉ, PAT WOOD III, THOMAS R. MCDANIEL, HUMBERT 19 DE WENDEL, and THOMAS H. WERNER, Hon. Richard Seeborg Case No. 3:16-cv-05381-RS Hon. Richard Seeborg Defendants, 20 21 Case No. 3:16-cv-05312-RS – and – 22 SUNPOWER CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, 23 Nominal Defendant. 24 25 [CAPTION CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE] 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 MELVIN BRENNER, Derivatively on Behalf of SUNPOWER CORPORATION, 2 Plaintiff, 3 v. 4 THOMAS H. WERNER, CHARLES D. 5 BOYNTON, BERNARD CLÉMENT, 6 LADISLAS PASZKIEWICZ, DANIEL LAURÉ, CATHERINE A. LESJAK, 7 THOMAS R. MCDANIEL, PAT WOOD III, ARNAUD CHAPERON, DENIS 8 GIORNO, JEAN-MARC OTERO DEL VAL, and HUMBERT DE WENDEL, 9 Defendants, 10 – and – 11 SUNPOWER CORPORATION, a Delaware 12 corporation, 13 Case No. 5:16-cv-05988-EJD Hon. Edward J. Davila Nominal Defendant. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 WHEREAS there are two shareholder class actions and three shareholder derivative actions 2 pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and arising out of a 3 common set of facts. These actions are: 4 5 Case Name Bristow v. SunPower Corp., et al. (the "Bristow Action") Case No. 16-cv04710-RS Filing Date Aug. 16, 2016 Patel v. SunPower Corp., et al. (the "Patel Action") 16-cv-04915-RS Aug. 26, 2016 Stern v. Werner, et al. (the "Stern Action") 16-cv-05312-RS Sept. 16, 2016 Moscone v. Clement, et al. (the "Moscone Action") 16-cv-05381-RS Sept. 20, 2016 Brenner v. Werner, et al. (the "Brenner Action") 16-cv-05988-EJD Oct. 17, 2016 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WHEREAS, pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12, plaintiff Melvin Brenner has filed 16 concurrently herewith an administrative motion to consider whether the Brenner Action should be 17 deemed related to the previously-filed Bristow, Patel, Stern, and Moscone Actions and reassigned to 18 the Honorable Richard Seeborg; 19 WHEREAS the Brenner Action arises from the substantially similar facts and circumstances 20 as the Bristow, Patel, Stern, and Moscone Actions; 21 WHEREAS it appears likely that there will be an unduly burdensome duplication of labor 22 and expense or conflicting results if these cases are conducted before different judges; and 23 WHEREAS, defendants have not yet responded to the complaints in any of these actions; 24 NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and among 25 counsel for the undersigned parties, subject to approval of the Court, that the Brenner Action should 26 be deemed related to the previously-filed Bristow, Patel, Stern, and Moscone Actions and 27 reassigned to the Honorable Richard Seeborg. 28 -1STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 Dated: November 7, 2016 ROBBINS ARROYO LLP 2 s/ George C. Aguilar GEORGE C. AGUILAR 3 Brian J. Robbins George C. Aguilar Ashley R. Rifkin 600 B Street, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 525-3990 Facsimile: (619) 525-3991 gaguilar@robbinsarroyo.com 4 5 6 7 8 VITA LAW OFFICES P.C. Richard J. Vita 100 State Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02109 Telephone: (617) 426-6566 Facsimile: (617) 249-2119 9 10 11 Attorneys for Plaintiff Melvin Brenner 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Dated: November 7, 2016 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Professional Corporation s/ Steven M. Schatz STEVEN M. SCHATZ Steven M. Schatz 650 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 Telephone: (650) 493-9300 Facsimile: (650) 493-6811 sschatz@wsgr.com Attorneys for Defendants SunPower Corporation, Thomas H. Werner, Charles D. Boynton, Bernard Clément, Ladislas Paszkiewicz, Daniel Lauré, Catherine A. Lesjak, Thomas R. Mcdaniel, Pat Wood III, Arnaud Chaperon, Denis Giorno, JeanMarc Otero del Val, and Humbert de Wendel 24 25 26 27 28 -2STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 Dated: November 7, 2016 GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP 2 s/ Leslie F. Portnoy LESLIE F. PORTNOY 3 Lionel Z. Glancy Robert V. Prongay Lesley F. Portnoy Charles H. Linehan 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 201-9150 Facsimile: (310) 201-9160 lportnoy@glancylaw.com 4 5 6 7 8 LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD G. SMITH Howard G. Smith 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112 Bensalem, PA 19020 Telephone: (215) 638-4847 Facsimile: (215) 638-4867 9 10 11 12 Attorneys for Plaintiff Kenneth Bristow 13 14 Dated: November 7, 2016 POMERANTZ LLP 15 s/ J. Alexander Hood II J. ALEXANDER HOOD II (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 16 17 18 19 20 21 Jeremy A. Lieberman J. Alexander Hood II 600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor New York, New York 10016 Telephone: (212) 661-1100 Facsimile: (212) 661-8665 ahood@pomlaw.com 23 POMERANTZ LLP Jennifer Pafiti 468 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Telephone: (818) 532-6499 24 Attorneys for Plaintiff Jay Patel 22 25 26 27 28 -3STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 Dated: November 7, 2016 BRODSKY & SMITH, LLC s/ Evan J. Smith EVAN J. SMITH 2 3 Evan J. Smith 9595 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Telephone: (877) 534-2590 Facsimile: (310) 247-0160 esmith@brodsky-smith.com 4 5 6 PROFY PROMISLOFF & CIARLANTO, P.C. Jeffrey J. Ciarlanto Joseph M. Profy David M. Promisloff 100 N. 22nd Street, Unit 105 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: (215) 259-5156 Facsimile: (215) 600-2642 7 8 9 10 11 15 LAWOFFICE OF ALFRED G. YATES, JR., P.C. Alfred G. Yates, Jr. Gerald L. Rutledge 519 Allegheny Building 429 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Telephone: (412) 391-5164 Facsimile: (412) 471-1033 16 Attorneys for Plaintiff Bernard Stern 17 Dated: November 7, 2016 THE WAGNER FIRM 18 s/ Avi N. Wagner AVI N. WAGNER 12 13 14 19 20 21 22 23 Avi N. Wagner 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 491-7949 Facsimile: (310) 694-3967 avi@thewagnerfirm.com 26 GAINEY McKENNA & EGLESTON Thomas J. Mckenna Gregory M. Egleston 440 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor New York, NY 10016 Telephone: (212) 983-1300 Facsimile: (212) 983-0383 27 Attorneys for Plaintiff Peter Moscone 24 25 28 -4STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD 1 I, George C. Aguilar, am the ECF User whose ID and password are being used to file this Stipulation and [Proposed] Order in Support of Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Cases 2 Should Be Related. In compliance with Civil L.R. 5-1(i), I hereby attest that concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from each of the other signatories. 3 s/ George C. Aguilar 4 GEORGE C. AGUILAR 5 6 7 8 9 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 11/9/16 HONORABLE RICHARD SEEBORG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -5STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: ADMIN. MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED CASE NOS. 16-CV04710-RS; 16-CV-04915-RS; 16-CV-05312-RS; 16-CV-05381-RS; 16-CV-05988-EJD