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Apple Ipod Itunes Antitrust Litigation

United States District Court, N.D. California

December 17, 2014

THE APPLE IPOD ITUNES ANTITRUST LITIGATION. This Order Relates to: All Actions

For Melanie Tucker, Mariana Rosen, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs: Andrew S. Friedman, Elaine A. Ryan, LEAD ATTORNEYS, Francis Joseph Balint, Jr., Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, PC, Phoenix, AZ; Bonny E. Sweeney, LEAD ATTORNEY, Patrick J. Coughlin, Steven M. Jodlowski, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Michael D Braun, LEAD ATTORNEY, Braun Law Group, P.C., Los Angeles, CA; Todd David Carpenter, Carpenter Law Group, San Diego, CA; Alexandra Senya Bernay, Jennifer N. Caringal, Robbins Geller Rudman and Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Carmen Anthony Medici, Robbins Geller Rudman Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Thomas J. Kennedy, Murray Frank LLP, New York, NY.

For Somtai Troy Charoensak, Plaintiff: Bonny E. Sweeney, LEAD ATTORNEY, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Brian P. Murray, LEAD ATTORNEY, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, New York, NY; Elaine A. Ryan, LEAD ATTORNEY, Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, PC, Phoenix, AZ; Jacqueline Sailer, LEAD ATTORNEY, Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP, New York, NY; Michael D Braun, Michael D. Braun, LEAD ATTORNEYS, Braun Law Group, P.C., Los Angeles, CA; Roy Arie Katriel, LEAD ATTORNEY, The Katriel Law Firm, La Jolla, CA; Todd David Carpenter, LEAD ATTORNEY, Carpenter Law Group, San Diego, CA; Alexandra Senya Bernay, Jennifer N. Caringal, Robbins Geller Rudman and Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Carmen Anthony Medici, Robbins Geller Rudman Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Patrick J. Coughlin, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA; Thomas J. Kennedy, Murray Frank LLP, New York, NY.

For Stacie Somers, Plaintiff: Michael D Braun, LEAD ATTORNEY, Braun Law Group, P.C., Los Angeles, CA; Alreen Haeggquist, Helen I. Zeldes, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, San Diego, CA.

For Apple Inc., Defendant: William A. Isaacson, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Washington, DC; Amir Q Amiri, Caroline Nason Mitchell, Craig Ellsworth Stewart, David Craig Kiernan, Robert Allan Mittelstaedt, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA; Christopher G. Renner, Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP, Washington, DC; George A. Riley, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco, CA; John F. Cove, Jr., Kieran Paul Ringgenberg, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, Oakland, CA; Jonathan H Sherman, Martha Lea Goodman, PRO HAC VICE, Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, Washington, DC; Maxwell Vaughn Pritt, Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, Oakland, CA; Meredith Richardson Dearborn, Boies Schiller et al, Oakland, CA; Michael Tedder Scott, DLA PIPER LLP (U.S.), San Francisco, CA; Suzanne Elizabeth Jaffe, Oakland, CA.

For Bloomberg L.P., The Associated Press, Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN), Intervenor,: Thomas R. Burke, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, San Francisco, CA.

Jeff Kowalski, Intervenor, Pro se, Hemlock, MI.

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Order Denying Nonparty Media Intervenors' Motion to Copy the Video Deposition of Steve Jobs

YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

Re: Dkt. No. 977

On Monday, December 8, 2014, non-parties Bloomberg L.P., The Associated Press, and Cable News Network, Inc. (" Media Intervenors" ) moved to intervene in this case for the limited purpose of obtaining access to the video deposition of former CEO of Apple Inc. (" Apple" ) Steve Jobs. (Dkt. No. 977.) The motion is styled as one for " access." In reality, its focus, more precisely, seeks permission to copy the video deposition.[1] Given the time sensitive nature of the request, the Court ordered any opposition be filed by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, and scheduled a hearing for 4 p.m. on that same day. Apple opposes the motion. (Dkt. No. 979.) After oral argument, the Media Intervenors submitted supplemental authority on Friday, December 12, 2014. (Dkt. No. 994.) Apple submitted a response thereto on Sunday, December 14, 2014. (Dkt. No. 1003.) On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the trial concluded after the jury rendered a verdict. (Dkt. No. 1008.)

Having carefully considered the papers submitted and the arguments of counsel, the Court hereby Denies the Media Intervenors' motion for access to the videotaped deposition of Steve Jobs by way of a copy and beyond that which has already been granted. As set forth below, the request is not authorized by current Ninth Circuit precedent and such an extension of existing law is not warranted or prudential.

I. RELEVANT FACTS

Plaintiffs filed the instant case in 2005. The long history of this antitrust dispute has been recounted in detail in earlier orders. See In re Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litig., No. 05-CV-0037 YGR, ...


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