The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable David O. Carter, Judge
PRESENT: THE HONORABLE DAVID O. CARTER, JUDGE
Julie Barrera N/A Courtroom Clerk Court Reporter
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFF: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT:
None Present None Present
PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THESE
CASES SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED
Before the Court are four cases filed by Plaintiff Gordium Innovations LLC: 12-cv-10006-DOC-JPRx, Gordium Innovations LLC v. TP-Link USA Corporation ("10006") 12-cv-10011-DOC-JPRx, Gordium Innovations LLC v. TRENDnet Inc. ("10011") 12-cv-2059-DOC-JPRx, Gordium Innovations LLC v. Versa Technology Inc. ("2059") 12-cv-2014-DOC-JPRx, Gordium Innovations LLC v. Zyxel Communications Inc. ("2014")
These cases appear to share: (1) the same causes of action; (2) similar factual allegations against Defendants; (3) the same Plaintiff; and (4) the same counsel for Plaintiff.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Plaintiff to SHOW CAUSE why some or all of these cases should not be combined for the limited purpose of pretrial discovery. A decision about the appropriateness of consolidation for trial shall occur at a later date.*fn1
Plaintiff shall file a response to this Order of no more than 7 pages on or before March 4, 2013. Failure to file a response to this Order shall be deemed consent to consolidating these cases.
If any of the Defendants in these four actions-10006, 10011, 2059, or 2014- wishes to file a response to this Order or a reply to Plaintiff's response, they must do so in a brief of no more than 4 pages on or before March 8, 2013. Failure to file shall be deemed consent to consolidating these cases.
If no party files a brief opposing consolidation by the deadlines imposed herein, then this Court ...