TiVo v Verizon: ORDER for Status Conference June 28
1. This is awesome! Gilstrap wants to have a little meet and greet with the lawyers, ALL the lawyers, AND a senior rep from each company, one week from tomorrow at his place. Perhaps he’s going to host a good ole Texas BBQ using the small forest of paperwork as the pit fire
2. I’ve never seen a command performance of this scale ordered by a judge before. Besides calling on local counsel, which is usually engaged to avoid having the heavy hitters fly in, Gilstrap has named the principal authors from his mountain of motions plus a senior company employee. Truly a command performance with a message.
3. There is no way that that message doesn’t come across loud and clear, and unfriendly. This little exercise is going to cost the collective parties tens of thousands of dollars. You gotta love the humor in Gilstrap’s order suggesting that this hearing is to address TiVo’s motion for a 6-hour extension, the least substantive motion before him. So you couldn't give them six hours, huh? Why don't we see what losing two days from your schedule does for your billing sheet?
All lead and local counsel for both Plaintiff and Defendants, as well as the below-listed attorneys (as additional counsel) and the primary representative from each party who supervises the instant litigation, are hereby ORDERED to personally appear for a hearing on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The attorneys shall be prepared to discuss all pending matters before the Court, including but not limited to Tivo, Inc.’s Motion for a 6-Hour Extension of Service Time of Expert Reports (Dkt. No. 313) and Verizon’s response thereto (Dkt. No. 314). Additional counsel, as noted above, includes the following:
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Attorneys for Defendants