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In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

June 7, 2013

In re: CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) ANTITRUST LITIGATION MDL No. 1917
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-01656 This Document Relates to: Electrograph Systems, Inc., et al. Stoebner, et al.
v.
LG Electronics, et al., No. 11-cv-05381; Siegel
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-05502; Best Buy Co., Inc., et al.
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-05513; Target Corp, et al.
v.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-05514; Interbond Corporation of America
v.
Hitachi, et al., No. 11-cv-06275; Office Depot, Inc.
v.
Hitachi Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-06276; CompuCom Systems, Inc.
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-06396; Costco Wholesale Corporation
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 11-cv-06397; P.C. Richard & Son Long Island Corporation, et al.,
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 12-cv-02648; Schultze Agency Services, LLC, et al.
v.
Hitachi, Ltd., et al., No. 12-cv-02649.

IAN SIMMONS, (pro hac vice), BENJAMIN G. BRADSHAW, (SBN 189925), KEVIN D. FEDER, (SBN 252347), O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP, Washington, DC, Attorneys for Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

PHILIP J. IOVIENO, ANNE M. NARDACCI, Albany, NY, WILLIAM A. ISAACSON, JENNIFER MILICI, Washington, D.C., STUART SINGER, BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP, Fort Lauderdale, FL Liaison Counsel for Direct Action Plaintiffs and Attorneys for Plaintiffs Electrograph Systems, Inc., Electrograph Technologies, Corp., Office Depot, Inc., Compucom Systems, Inc., Interbond Corporation of America, P.C. Richard & Son Long Island Corporation, Marta Cooperative of America, Inc., ABC Appliance, Inc., Schultze Agency Services LLC on behalf of Tweeter Opco, LLC and Tweeter Newco, LLC.

DAVID J. BURMAN, (pro hac vice), CORI G. MOORE, (pro hac vice), ERIC J. WEISS, (pro hac vice), NICHOLAS H. HESTERBERG, (pro hac vice), Seattle, WA, JOREN BASS, (Bar No. 208143), PERKINS COIE LLP, San Francisco, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiff Costco Wholesale Corporation.

ROMAN M. SILBERFELD, (SBN 62783), DAVID MARTINEZ, (SBN 193183), ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI L.L.P, Los Angeles, CA, Attorneys For Plaintiffs Best Buy Co., Inc, Best Buy Purchasing LLC, Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc., Best Buy Stores, L.P., Bestbuy.com, L.L.C., and Magnolia Hi-Fi, LLC.

H. LEE GODFREY, KENNETH S. MARKS, JONATHAN J. ROSS, JOHNNY W. CARTER, DAVID M. PETERSON, Houston, Texas, PARKER C. FOLSE III, RACHEL S. BLACK, JORDAN CONNORS, SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P., Attorneys for Plaintiff Alfred H. Siegel, as Trustee of the Circuit City Stores, Inc. Liquidating Trust.

JASON C. MURRAY, (CA Bar No. 169806), Los Angeles, CA, JEROME A. MURPHY, (pro hac vice), ASTOR H.L. HEAVEN, (pro hac vice), CROWELL & MORING LLP, Washington, D.C., Counsel for Target Corp.

RICHARD ALAN ARNOLD, WILLIAM J. BLECHMAN, KEVIN J. MURRAY, KENNY NACHWALTER, P.A., Miami, FL, Counsel for Plaintiff Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corp.

Jessica L. Meyer, (SBN: 249064), James M. Lockhart, (pro hac vice), James P. McCarthy, (pro hac vice), Kelly G. Laudon, (pro hac vice), LINDQUIST & VENNUM P.L.L.P., Minneapolis, MN, Attorneys for Plaintiffs John R. Stoebner, as Chapter 7 Trustee for PBE Consumer Electronics, LLC and Related Entities; and Douglas A. Kelley, as Chapter 11 Trustee for Petters Company, Inc. and Related Entities, and as Receiver for Petters Company, LLC and Related Entities.

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER ENLARGING DIRECT ACTION PLAINTIFFS' TIME TO FILE OPENING BRIEFS REGARDING PORTIONS OF SPECIAL MASTER'S MAY 2, 2013 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON MOTIONS TO DISMISS DIRECT ACTION COMPLAINTS SPECIFIC TO SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS COMPANY, LTD. AND SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.

SAMUEL CONTI, District Judge.

WHEREAS, there is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California a multidistrict consolidated proceeding comprised of actions brought on behalf of purported purchasers of cathode ray tube ("CRT") products, captioned as In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, Case No 3:07-cv-05944 S.C. (MDL No 1917) (the "MDL Proceedings"); and

WHEREAS, Direct Action Plaintiffs ("DAPs") filed complaints[1] ("Complaints"), that list Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. ("SEC") and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. ("SEAI") among the defendants; and

WHEREAS, the Complaints assert certain claims under federal and various states' laws against SEC and SEAI based on an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of CRTs from March 1, 1995 to November 25, 2007 ("DAPs' CRT Claims");

WHEREAS, Special Master Charles A. Legge recommended that the Complaints against SEC and SEAI be dismissed with leave to amend on May 2, 2013 ("Report and Recommendations") [Dkt. No. 1664]; and

WHEREAS, on May 9, 2013, this Court entered an order granting the parties' Stipulation Regarding Special Master's May 2, 2013 Report and Recommendations on Motions to Dismiss Direct Action Complaints [Dkt. No. 1666], requiring that opening briefs in support of objections to portions of the Report and Recommendations be filed on or before May 31, 2013;

WHEREAS, SEC and SEAI have agreed to grant DAPs an additional 7 days to file opening briefs in support of their objections, if any, to portions of the Report and Recommendations specific to SEC and SEAI;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and among the undersigned counsel, on behalf of their respective clients, that subject to the Court's approval, the time for DAPs to file their opening briefs in support of their objections, if any, to portions of the Report and Recommendation specific to SEC and SEAI is extended to and including June 7, 2013. This stipulation is entered into without waiver of any parties' respective rights, claims, or defenses.

IT IS SO STIPULATED.

Pursuant to Local Rule 5-1(i)(3), the filer attests that concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from the signatories.

PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.


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