The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, JR United States District Judge
STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING DEFENDANTS' ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE OF PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT AND SUMMONS AND DEFENDANTS' TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT
Plaintiffs L'Ottavo Ristorante, Daniel Harvey and Sylvie Hie ("Plaintiffs") and Defendants Ingomar Packing Company, Los Gatos Tomato Products, Intramark USA, Inc. and Randall Lee Rahal (collectively "Defendants"), through their undersigned counsel, hereby agree and stipulate to the following:
WHEREAS, Plaintiffs filed the above-captioned action against Defendants on May 22, 2009;
WHEREAS, each and every of the Defendants hereby accepts service of the complaint and summons in the above-captioned action through their undersigned attorneys;
WHEREAS, on June 5, 2009 Plaintiffs filed a motion to relate the above captioned action to the action of Four in One Company v. S.K. Foods, L.P., 08-cv-03017 ("Four in One Action") and transfer the above-captioned action to the Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr. of the Eastern District of California who is currently presiding over Four in One Action;
WHEREAS, on July 16, 2009 the Court granted Plaintiffs' Motion to Transfer to the Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr.; and
WHEREAS, Plaintiffs intend to file an amended complaint;
The Parties hereby stipulate and agree to the following:
1. Defendants' response is not due until the later of: (a) the deadline for their response in the Four in One Action or (b) 45 days after the filing of Plaintiffs' amended complaint in the above-captioned action;
2. If any other action is filed asserting indirect purchaser claims based on allegations similar to those asserted in the above-captioned action ("Tag-Along Action"), Defendants shall respond to the above-captioned action prior to or simultaneously with responding to the Tag-Along Action, even if it requires Defendants to respond prior to the time stated in section 1 above; and
3. No Party may modify the Pretrial Scheduling Order without prior court approval and based upon good cause.
AGREED TO AND STIPULATED BY:
REESE RICHMAN LLP Michael R. Reese 875 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor Three New York, New York 10001 Telephone: (212) 579-4625 Facsimile: (212) 253-4272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BINGHAM MCCUTHEN LLP Stephen Ara Zovickian Embarcadero Center San Francisco, Ca 94111 Telephone: 415-393-2382 Fax: 415-393-2286 Email: email@example.com
MILBERG LLP Counsel for Defendant Ingomar Packing Co. Peter Safirstein GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP New York, New York 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868.1229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Novak One Pennsylvania Plaza- 48th Floor George A. Nicoud, III 555 Mission Street -Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105-2933 email@example.com Telephone: (415) 393-8200 Facsimile: (415) 393-8306 MILBERG LLP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff S. Westerman One California Plaza Counsel for Defendant Los Gatos Tomato Products 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3900 Los Angeles, California 90071 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 Email: email@example.com WALDER HAYDEN AND BROGAN, P.A. Rebekah R. Conroy Becker Farm Road Roseland, New Jersey ...