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Facebook's Paul Ceglia Smackdown

Facebook's Paul Ceglia Smackdown

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTWESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -PAUL D. CEGLIA,Plaintiff,v.MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG andFACEBOOK, INC.,Defendants.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x:::::::::xCivil Action No. 1:10-cv-00569-RJA
DEFENDANTS’ REPLY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR CROSS-MOTION TO COMPEL AND FOR OTHER RELIEF
Thomas H. Dupree, Jr. Orin Snyder GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP Alexander H. Southwell1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLPWashington, DC 20036 200 Park Avenue, 47th Floor (202) 955-8500 New York, NY 10166-0193(212) 351-4000Terrance P. FlynnHARRIS BEACH PLLC726 Exchange StreetSuite 1000Buffalo, NY 14210(716) 200-5120August 15, 2011
Case 1:10-cv-00569-RJA -LGF Document 110 Filed 08/15/11 Page 1 of 13
 
 
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REPLY ............................................................................................................................................ 1
 
ARGUMENT .................................................................................................................................. 2
 
I.
 
CEGLIA HAS CONCEALED AND APPARENTLY DESTROYEDCRITICAL EVIDENCE. ........................................................................................ 2
 
II.
 
THE COURT SHOULD GRANT DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TOCOMPEL. ............................................................................................................... 4
 
A.
 
Electronic Documents ................................................................................. 4
 
B.
 
Ceglia’s Certification .................................................................................. 5
 
C.
 
Rule 11 Certifications of Counsel ............................................................... 6
 
D.
 
Ink Sampling ............................................................................................... 6
 
E.
 
This Court Should Award Defendants Their ReasonableAttorneys’ Fees And Other Relief. ............................................................. 7
 
III.
 
CEGLIA’S REMAINING ARGUMENTS ARE MERITLESS. ............................ 8
 
CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................. 10
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)Cases
 
Chambers v. NASCO, Inc
.,501 U.S. 32 (1991) .................................................................................................................... 3
 Davis v. Speechworks Int’l, Inc
.,2005 WL 1206894 (W.D.N.Y. May 20, 2005) ......................................................................... 3
 Jones v. J.C. Penney’s Dep’t Stores, Inc
.,228 F.R.D. 190 (May 31, 2005) ................................................................................................ 7
Southern New England Tel. Co. v. Global NAPs Inc
.,624 F.3d 123 (2d Cir. 2010)...................................................................................................... 3
Rules
 
Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(b) ....................................................................................................................... 3Local Rule 7(d)(1)........................................................................................................................... 8
Other Authorities
 
John Anderson, “Ceglia, Facebook claimant from Wellsville, in Ireland to avoidZuckerberg investigators,” Wellsville Daily Reporter, Aug. 10, 2011 ..................................... 6
Case 1:10-cv-00569-RJA -LGF Document 110 Filed 08/15/11 Page 3 of 13

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