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Honorable Richard A. Jones

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Dallas Buyers Club, LLC,
Case No. 14­cv­1819­RAJ
Plaintiff
v.
REPLY TO OPPOSITION TO 
REQUEST TO SUBMIT BRIEF
DOES 1­10,
Noted: January 29, 2016
Defendants.
Plaintiff has now opposed undersigned counsel’s request for leave to
submit a brief to assist the Court in formulating a default judgment in this
matter. (Dkt 50, 51). Plaintiff suggests that this Court does not have the
authority to entertain amicus briefs. That is untrue, as this Court is well
aware. See In re Bayshore Ford Truck Sales, Inc., 471 F.3d 1233, 1249 n.34

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(11th Cir. 2006) (“[D]istrict courts possess the inherent authority to appoint

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‘friends of the court’ to assist in their proceedings.”); Jin v. Ministry of State

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Security, 557 F. Supp. 2d 131, 136 (D.D.C. 2008)(“district courts have

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inherent authority to appoint or deny amici which is derived from Rule 29 of

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the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure”); United States v. Davis, 180 F.

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Reply on Request to Respond
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WHITAKER LAW GROUP
1218 Third Ave, Suite 1809
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 436-8500

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Supp. 2d 797, 800 (E.D. La. 2001) (noting that district courts have authority
to permit the filing of amicus briefs).

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Undersigned counsel believes that additional briefing, especially in

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view of the Department of Commerce’s very recent report, can only help the

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Court reach a just and proper result. Apparently Plaintiff agrees, given that
Plaintiff’s counsel saw fit to quote one paragraph of a 117-page report in
Plaintiff’s response.

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Again, undersigned counsel merely requests to submit a short, five

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page or less, brief to assist the Court in reaching an appropriate default

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judgment award in this matter.

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Dated: January 29, 2016

Respectfully submitted,

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    /s/ 
  
   John Whitaker
 
            
 
           
John Whitaker
WHITAKER LAW GROUP
1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1809
Seattle, WA 98101
p: (206) 436­8500
f: (206) 694­2203
e: john@wlawgrp.com

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WHITAKER LAW GROUP
1218 Third Ave, Suite 1809
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 436-8500

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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The undersigned attests that the foregoing document has been served

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on all parties of record via the Court's ECF service system on the date

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indicated below.

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Dated: January 29, 2016

/s/ John Whitaker
John Whitaker

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WHITAKER LAW GROUP
1218 Third Ave, Suite 1809
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 436-8500

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