Trotter v. Earley et al, No. 5:2018cv07128 - Document 56 (N.D. Cal. 2021)

Court Description: ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION VOLUNTARILY DISMISSING ACTION. All deadline/hearings terminated. THE CLERK SHALL CLOSE THE FILE. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 3/3/2021. (amkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/3/2021)
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Trotter v. Earley et al Doc. 56 Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 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 COTCHETT, PITRE & MCCARTHY, LLP Frank M. Pitre (SBN 100077) San Francisco Airport Office Center 840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200 Burlingame, California 94010 Telephone: (650) 697-6000 Facsimile: (650) 697-0577 Email: fpitre@cpmlegal.com BOTTINI & BOTTINI, INC. Francis A. Bottini, Jr. (SBN 175783) 7817 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 102 La Jolla, California 92037 Telephone: (858) 914-2001 Facsimile: (858) 914-2002 E-mail: fbottini@bottinilaw.com Attorneys for John Trotter, Trustee of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust [Additional counsel appear in signature block] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION JOHN TROTTER, Trustee of the PG&E FIRE Case No. 5:18-cv-07128-EJD VICTIM TRUST, Plaintiff, STIPULATION AND v. [PROPOSED] ORDER ANTHONY F. EARLEY, JR., JASON P. VOLUNTARILY WELLS, GEISHA J. WILLIAMS, PATRICK DISMISSING ACTION M. HOGAN, JULIE M. KANE, DINYAR B. MISTRY, DAVID S. THOMASON, LEWIS CHEW, FRED J. FOWLER, MARYELLEN C. HERRINGER, JEH C.JOHNSON, RICHARD C. KELLY, ROGER H. KIMMEL, RICHARD A. MESERVE, FORREST E. MILLER, ERIC D. MULLINS, ROSENDO G. PARRA, BARBARA L. RAMBO, ANNE SHEN SMITH, NICKOLAS STAVROPOULOS, and BARRY LAWSON WILLIAMS, Defendants, and PG&E CORPORATION and PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, Nominal Defendant. STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 2 of 7 WHEREAS, on December 21, 2018, Plaintiff Ron Williams filed the present 1 2 shareholder derivative complaint on behalf of Nominal Defendant PG&E Corporation and 3 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) against the Individual Defendants;1 4 WHEREAS, on January 29, 2019, PG&E commenced a voluntary Chapter 11 proceeding 5 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of 6 California (the “Bankruptcy Court”); 7 WHEREAS, Justice John Trotter (Ret.) has been appointed as the Trustee of the PG&E 8 Fire Victim Trust, with full authority to pursue the Assigned D&O Rights and Causes of Action 9 on behalf of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust consistent with the terms of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust 10 Documents and the Plan and Confirmation Order; WHEREAS, on January 7, 2021, the Court entered an order substituting the Trust for 11 12 Ron Williams as Plaintiff; 13 WHEREAS, the Trust has elected to pursue the relevant claims through related, first-filed 14 actions pending in San Francisco Superior Court, and thus desires to voluntarily dismiss this 15 action without prejudice; NOW, THEREFORE, the parties stipulate and respectfully request that the Court enter 16 17 the [proposed] order providing as follows: 18 1. 19 Pursuant to F.R.C.P. 41(a), Plaintiff voluntarily dismisses this action, with all parties to bear their own costs and fees. 20 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 21 /// 22 /// 23 /// 24 25 26 27 28 The “Individual Defendants” named in the complaint include: Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Jason P. Wells, Geisha J. Williams, Patrick M. Hogan, Julie M. Kane, Dinyar B. Mistry, David S. Thomason, Lewis Chew, Fred J. Fowler, Maryellen C. Herringer, Jeh C. Johnson, Richard C. Kelly, Roger H. Kimmel, Richard A. Meserve, Forrest E. Miller, Eric D. Mullins, Rosendo G. Parra, Barbara L. Rambo, Anne Shen Smith, Nickolas Stavropoulos, and Barry Lawson Williams. 1 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 1 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 3 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Dated: March 3, 2021 BOTTINI & BOTTINI, INC. FRANCIS A. BOTTINI, JR. (SBN 175783) ALBERT Y. CHANG (SBN 296065) YURY A. KOLESNIKOV (SBN 271173) By: /s/ Francis A. Bottini, Jr. FRANCIS A. BOTTINI, JR. 7817 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 102 La Jolla, California 92037 Telephone: (858) 914-2001 Facsimile: (858) 914-2002 E-mail: fbottini@bottinilaw.com E-mail: achang@bottinilaw.com E-mail: ykolesnikov@bottinilaw.com COTCHETT, PITRE & MCCARTHY, LLP Frank M. Pitre (SBN 100077) Mark C. Molumphy (SBN 168009) San Francisco Airport Office Center 840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200 Burlingame, California 94010 Telephone: (650) 697-6000 Facsimile: (650) 697-0577 WALKUP, MELODIA, KELLY & SCHOENBERGER Khaldoun A. Baghdadi (SBN 190111) Michael A. Kelly (SBN 71460) 650 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Telephone: (415) 889-2919 Facsimile: (415) 391-6965 E-mail: kbaghdadi@WalkupLawOffice.com E-mail: mkelly@WalkupLawOffice.com DREYER, BABICH, BUCCOLA, WOOD, CAMPORA LLP Steven M. Campora (SBN 110909) 20 Bicentennial Circle Sacramento, CA 95826 Telephone: (916) 379-3500 Facsimile: (916) 379-3599 E-mail: scampora@dbbwc.com 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 2 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 4 of 7 1 COREY, LUZAICH, DE GHETALDI & RIDDLE LLP Dario de Ghetaldi (SBN 126782) Amanda L. Riddle (SBN 215221) 700 El Camino Real Millbrae, CA 94030 Telephone: (650) 871-5666 Facsimile: (650) 871-4144 E-mail: alr@coreylaw.com E-mail def@coreylaw.com 2 3 4 5 6 7 Attorneys for Plaintiff John Trotter, Trustee of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Dated: March 3, 2021 SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP By: /s/ Stephen P. Blake STEPHEN P. BLAKE (SBN 260069) 2475 Hanover Street Palo Alto, California 94304 Telephone: (650) 251-5000 Facsimile: (650) 251-5002 Email: sblake@stblaw.com PAUL C. CURNIN (pro hac vice) NICHOLAS GOLDIN (pro hac vice forthcoming) SARA RICCIARDI (pro hac vice forthcoming) 425 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 Telephone: (212) 455-2000 Facsimile: (212) 455-2502 Email: pcurnin@stblaw.com Email: ngoldin@stblaw.com Email: sricciardi@stblaw.com Attorneys for Defendants Lewis Chew, Fred J. Fowler, Richard C. Kelly, Roger H. Kimmel, Richard A. Meserve, Eric D. Mullins, Forrest E. Miller, Rosendo G. Parra, Barbara L. Rambo, Maryellen C. Herringer, Jeh C. Johnson, Barry Lawson Williams, and Anne Shen Smith 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 3 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 5 of 7 1 Dated: March 3, 2021 2 By: /s/ Michael J. Reiss MICHAEL J. REISS (SBN 275021 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 485-1234 Facsimile: (213) 891-8763 Email: michael.reiss@lw.com 3 4 5 6 LATHAM & WATKINS LLP JAMES E. BRANDT (pro hac vice forthcoming) 885 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 Telephone: (212) 906-1200 Facsimile: (212) 751-4864 Email: james.brandt@lw.com 7 8 9 10 11 Attorneys for Nominal Defendant PG&E and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 LATHAM & WATKINS LLP Dated: March 3, 2021 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP By: /s/ Jason D. Strabo JASON D. STRABO (SBN 246426) GREGORY R. JONES (SBN 229858) 2049 Century Park East, 38th Floor Los Angeles, California 90067 Telephone: (310) 277-4110 Facsimile: (310) 277-4730 Email: gjones@mwe.com Email: jstrabo@mwe.com STEVE SCHOLES (pro hac vice forthcoming) 444 West Lake Street Chicago, IL 60606-0029 Email: sscholes@mwe.com Attorneys for Defendants Geisha J. Williams, Jason P. Wells, Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Julie M. Kane, Nickolas Stavropoulos, Dinyar B. Mistry, David S. Thomason, and Patrick M. Hogan 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 4 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 6 of 7 * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 * * Pursuant to stipulation of the parties, IT IS SO ORDERED. 3/3/2021 Dated: _______________ EDWARD J. DAVILA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 5 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD Case 5:18-cv-07128-EJD Document 56 Filed 03/03/21 Page 7 of 7 1 2 ATTESTATION CLAUSE I, Francis A. Bottini, Jr., am the ECF User whose identification and password are being 3 used to file this Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Voluntarily Dismissing Action. I hereby 4 attest that the above-signed counsel have concurred in this filing. I declare under penalty of 5 perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. 6 Executed this 3rd day of March, 2021 at La Jolla, California. 7 8 BOTTINI & BOTTINI, INC. FRANCIS A. BOTTINI, JR. (SBN 175783) 9 10 11 12 13 14 By: /s/ Francis A. Bottini, Jr. FRANCIS A. BOTTINI, JR. 7817 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 102 La Jolla, California 92037 Telephone: (858) 914-2001 Facsimile: (858) 914-2002 E-mail: fbottini@bottinilaw.com 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER RE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL 6 Case No. 18-cv-07128-EJD