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Columbia Pictures Industries Inc v. Bunnell Doc.

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Ira P. Rothken (SBN #160029)
2 ROTHKEN LAW FIRM LLP
3 Hamilton Landing, Suite 280
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Novato, CA 94949
4 Telephone: (415) 924-4250
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Facsimile: (415) 924-2905
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Kirk J. Retz (#170208)
7 LAW OFFICES OF KIRK J. RETZ, APC
21535 Hawthorne Blvd., #200
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Torrance, CA 90503
9 Telephone: (310) 540-9800
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Facsimile: (310) 540-9881
Attorneys for Defendant VALENCE MEDIA LTD. 1,
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC., ) Case No. 06-01093 FMC (JCx)
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DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. PARAMOUNT )
15 PICTURES CORPORATION, TRISTAR ) NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE
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PICTURES, INC., TWENTIETH CENTURY ) UNITED STATES COURT OF
FOX FILM CORPORATION, WARNER BROS. ) APPEAL FOR THE NINTH
17 ENTERTAINMENT, INC., Delaware ) CIRCUIT
18 Corporation, UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS )
LLLP, and UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS )
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PRODUCTIONS, LLLP, Delaware limited )
20 liability partnerships, )
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Plaintiffs, )
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JUSTIN BUNNELL, FORREST PARKER, WES )
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PARKER, individuals, VALENCE MEDIA, LLC, )
25 a limited liability company, and DOES 1-10, )
Defendants. )
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Individual defendants Justin Bunnell, Wes Parker and Forrest Parker have filed for Bankruptcy, resulting in an
28 automatic stay as to the actions against them prior to Final Judgment. Accordingly, appeal as to their cases is not
ripe.
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

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Notice is hereby given that VALENCE MEDIA LTD.2, Defendant in the
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above named case, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the
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Ninth Circuit from the AMENDED JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT
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INJUNCTION (“Final Judgment”) entered on May 7, 2008 (Docket No. 410), and
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all Orders giving rise to that Final Judgment, including but not limited to the
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following:
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05/27/2008, Docket No. 416 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie
8 Cooper, GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION TO
CERTIFY JUDGMENT UNDER RULE 54(b)
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10 05/05/2008, Docket No. 409 JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT


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INJUNCTION by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, in favor of
Plaintiffs, which was amended by Docket No. 410 above.
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13 04/11/2008, Docket No. 352 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


Cooper, DENYING EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO
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FILE A MEMORANDUM IN CONNECTION WITH DEFAULT
15 HEARING, Docket No. 348.
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04/04/2008, Docket No. 346 TEMPORARY RESTRAINING
17 ORDER AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE PRELIMINARY
18 INJUNCTION TO PRESERVE ASSETS by Judge Florence-Marie
Cooper.
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20 12/13/2007, Docket No. 325 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


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Cooper, GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR
TERMINATING SANCTIONS.
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23 05/10/2006, Docket No. 22 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


Cooper, DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS FOR
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FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM.
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Defendant further appeals the discovery orders in this action, including, but
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Individual defendants Justin Bunnell, Wes Parker and Forrest Parker have filed for Bankruptcy, resulting in an
28 automatic stay as to the actions against them prior to Final Judgment. Accordingly, appeal as to their cases is not
ripe. Valence Media, LTD was incorrectly sued as Valence Media, LLC.
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
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not limited to the following orders and pending orders regarding discovery and
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attorneys’ fees:
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4 10/31/2007, Docket No. 321 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


Cooper, DENYING MOTION FOR REVIEW OF AUGUST 8, 2007
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ORDER FOR SANCTIONS, Docket No. 240.
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08/27/2007, Docket No. 255 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie
Cooper, DENYING EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR STAY OF
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AUGUST 8, 2007 ORDER FOR SANCTIONS, Docket No. 240.
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08/24/2007, Docket No. 254 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie
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Cooper, DENYING DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR REVIEW OF
11 ORDER REGARDING SERVER LOG DATA, Docket No. 177.
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08/20/2007, Docket No. 247 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
13 Chooljian, DENYING DEFENDANTS' EX PARTE APPLICATION
14 FOR STAY OF ENFORCEMENT OF AUGUST 8, 2007 ORDER,
Docket No. 240, PENDING REVIEW.
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16 08/08/2007, Docket No. 240 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline


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Chooljian, (1) GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' EX PARTE
APPLICATION; (2) GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' REQUEST FOR
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19 DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES AND
COSTS; AND (4) CAUTIONING DEFENDANTS REGARDING
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POTENTIAL NON-MONETARY CONSEQUENCES OF
21 FURTHER VIOLATIONS OF DISCOVERY OBLIGATIONS AND
ORDERS.
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23 07/27/2007, Docket No. 226 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline


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Chooljian, GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR PROTECTIVE
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07/19/2007, Docket No. 222 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
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Chooljian, GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
28 MPAA'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR A PROTECTIVE
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
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ORDER REGARDING DEFENDANTS' SUBPOENA FOR
2 DEPOSITION OF THE MPAA, AND FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES
AND COSTS.
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4 06/22/2007, Docket No. 179 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


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Cooper, AMENDING COURT'S ORDER FILED JUNE 21, 2007
(Docket No. 178). The Court hereby amends its ORDER DENYING
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DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (Docket No.
7 178) AS FOLLOWS ON THE FIRST PAGE: This matter is before
the Court on Defendants' Motion for Review and Reconsideration of
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Certain Rulings of the Magistrate Judge on Defendants' Motion to
9 Compel Production of Documents Pursuant to Subpoena to the
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Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), filed on April 10,
2007 May 30, 2007 (Docket No. 132, Docket No. 173). AND ON
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12 Defendants' Motion For Review and Reconsideration (Docket No. 132
Docket No. 173).In all other aspects and particulars, the order is
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unchanged. ***MINUTE ORDER NOT AVAILABLE ON
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06/21/2007, Docket No. 178 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie
16 Cooper, DENYING DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR REVIEW AND
17 RECONSIDERATION, Docket No. 132.
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05/29/2007, Docket No. 177 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
19 Chooljian, GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO REQUIRE DEFENDANTS TO
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PRESERVE AND PRODUCE SERVER LOG DATA AND FOR
21 EVIDENTIARY SANCTIONS; AND DENYING DEFENDANTS
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REQUEST FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS.
23 05/15/2007, Docket No. 156 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
24 Chooljian, DENYING IN PART AND GRANTING IN PART
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION.
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26 05/03/2007, Docket No. 135 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline


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Chooljian, (1) GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL
DOCUMENTS; (2) GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ REQUEST FOR
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
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CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS; (3) TENTATIVELY GRANTING
2 PLAINTIFFS’ REQUEST FOR REASONABLE EXPENSES AND
ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND SETTING DATE FOR DEFENDANTS
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TO BE HEARD RE SAME; (4) DENYING DEFENDANTS’
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FEES; AND (5) RE POTENTIAL NON-COMPLIANCE WITH
ORDER.
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7 04/16/2007, Docket No. 118 ORDER, by Judge Florence-Marie


Cooper, DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR REVIEW AND
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RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER DENYING MOTION TO
9 COMPEL, Docket No. 85.
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02/13/2007, Docket No. 85 ORDER, by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
11 Chooljian, GRANTING IN PART, DENYING IN PART,
12 DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES
TO DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF
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DOCUMENTS, SET 2 AND DENYING DEFENDANTS' REQUEST
14 FOR SANCTIONS, Docket No. 69; GRANTING IN PART,
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DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE
ORDER, Docket No. 52; AND DENYING PLAINTIFFS' REQUEST
16 TO DELAY RULING ON MOTIONS.
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18 Dated: June 3, 2008 ROTHKEN LAW FIRM LLP


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IRA P. ROTHKEN, ESQ.
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KIRK J. RETZ, ESQ.
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Law Offices of Kirk J. Retz, APC
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Attorneys for Defendant
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
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Defendant/Appellant Valence Media, Ltd. is represented by Ira P. Rothken,
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Rothken Law Firm, LLP, 3 Hamilton Landing, Suite 280, Novato, CA 94949 and
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Kirk J. Retz, Law Offices of Kirk J. Retz, APC, 21535 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite
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200, Torrance, CA 90503. Accompanying this Notice of Appeal is a
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Representation Statement identifying all counsel for the parties. (F.R.A.P. 12(b);
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Circuit Rule 3-2(b).)
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Dated: June 3, 2008 ROTHKEN LAW FIRM LLP
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KIRK J. RETZ, ESQ.
13 Law Offices of Kirk J. Retz, APC
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Attorneys for Defendant
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Valence Media, Ltd.
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
1 PROOF OF SERVICE
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I am over the age of 18 years, employed in the county of Marin, and not a party to the
3 within action; my business address is 3 Hamilton Landing, Suite 280, Novato, CA 94949.
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On June 3, 2008, I served the within:
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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL
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By EMAIL and FEDEX on the person(s) or entities in that manner and address as follows:
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VIA EMAIL AND FEDEX
9 Steven B Fabrizio
Katherine A Fallow
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Duane Charles Pozza
11 Jenner and Block
1099 New York Avenue, N.W. Suite 900,
12 Washington, DC 20001-4412
Telephone: 202-639-6000
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Facsimile: 202-639-6066
14 Email: sfabrizio@jenner.com
Email: kfallow@jenner.com
15 Email: dpozza@jenner.com
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COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS
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VIA FEDEX VIA EMAIL AND FEDEX
18 Gregory Paul Goeckner Karen B. Thorland
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Lauren T Nguyen Loeb and Loeb
Motion Picture Association of America 10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 2200
20 15503 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067-4164
Encino, CA 91436 310-282-2000
21 818-995-6600 Email: kthorland@loeb.com
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COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS
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I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is
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