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Rosetta Stone v Google Sept 18 2009 Hearing Transcript

Rosetta Stone v Google Sept 18 2009 Hearing Transcript

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Rejecting Google's attempt to change venue; dismissing Rosetta Stone's false endorsement claim for lack of confusion and conspiracy claim per 47 USC 230
Rejecting Google's attempt to change venue; dismissing Rosetta Stone's false endorsement claim for lack of confusion and conspiracy claim per 47 USC 230

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RENECIA A. SMITH-WILSON, RMR, CRR
1IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THEEASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIAAlexandria Division)ROSETTA STONE LTD, ))Plaintiff, ) Civil No. 09-736)VS. ) September 18, 2009)GOOGLE, INC., ))Defendant. ))REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPTMOTIONS HEARINGBEFORE: THE HONORABLE GERALD BRUCE LEEUNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGEAPPEARANCES:FOR THE PLAINTIFF: GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLPBY: TERENCE P. ROSS, ESQ.FOR THE DEFENDANT: ODIN FELDMAN & PITTLEMAN, PCBY: JONATHAN DAVID FRIEDEN, ESQ.QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART OLIVER & HEDGESBY: MARGRET MARY CARUSO, ESQ.---OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER: RENECIA A. SMITH-WILSON,RMR,CRRU.S. District Court401 Courthouse Square, 5th FloorAlexandria, VA 22314
Case 1:09-cv-00736-GBL-TCB Document 20 Filed 09/25/09 Page 1 of 32
 
RENECIA A. SMITH-WILSON, RMR, CRR
2INDEXARGUMENT BY THE DEFENDANT 3, 21ARGUMENT BY THE PLAINTIFF 8RULING BY THE COURT 25---
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RENECIA A. SMITH-WILSON, RMR, CRR
3(Thereupon, the following was heard in opencourt at 12:32 p.m.)THE CLERK: 1:09 civil 736, Rosetta Stone,LTD versus Google, Incorporated.MR. ROSS: Good morning, Your Honor.Terrance Ross for the plaintiff, Rosetta Stone, Limited.THE COURT: Good morning, Mr. Ross.MR. FRIEDEN: Good morning, Your Honor.John Frieden for the defendant, Google.It's my pleasure to introduce Margret Carusowho is admitted pro hac vice in this action.THE COURT: Good afternoon.MS. CARUSO: Good afternoon.THE COURT: I'm ready.MS. CARUSO: Good afternoon, Your Honor.Margret Caruso for the defendant, Google, Inc.We're here on Google's motion to dismissRosetta Stone's complaint. The primary basis for themotion is the party forum selection clause.This forum selection clause is very plainlanguage, and it requires that all claims relating toGoogle's programs, defined as Google's advertisingprograms, "be litigated exclusively in the federal orstate courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA".Unlike the earlier forum selection clause,
Case 1:09-cv-00736-GBL-TCB Document 20 Filed 09/25/09 Page 3 of 32

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