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1 Hon. Franklin D. Burgess


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8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
9 AT SEATTLE
10 REALNETWORKS, INC., a Washington ) No. CV04-0511FDB
corporation, )
11 ) REPLY TO “COUNTERCLAIMS” STATED
Plaintiff, ) IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO
12 ) COUNTERCLAIMS
vs. )
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MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P., a Delaware )
14 limited partnership )
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15 Defendant. )
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17 NOW COMES Defendant, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLBAM”), through its
18 undersigned attorneys and replies to the new allegations and causes of action asserted by

19 Plaintiff, RealNetworks, Inc. (“RealNetworks”), in its Answer to Counterclaims under the


20 heading “Additional Causes of Action,” which was filed on April 19, 2004.

21 ANSWER TO REALNETWORKS’ ADDITIONAL CAUSES OF ACTION


22 1. Defendant denies the allegations of Paragraph 73.
23 2. Defendant denies the allegations of Paragraph 74.
24 3. Defendant denies the allegations of Paragraph 75.
25 4. Defendant denies the allegations of Paragraph 76.
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REPLY TO “COUNTERCLAIMS” STATED GRAHAM & DUNN PC


IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way ~ Suite 300
COUNTERCLAIMS -- 1 Seattle, Washington 98121-1128
(206) 624-8300/Fax: (206) 340-9599
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1 AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES
2 FIRST AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE
3 RealNetworks’ “Additional Causes of Action” are prohibited under Federal Rule of Civil
4 Procedure 7(a).

5 SECOND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE


6 The filing of RealNetworks’ “Additional Causes of Action” is an attempt to amend its
7 Complaint as of right. Such an amendment is prohibited under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure

8 15(a), because, at the time of its filing, RealNetworks had already been served with MLBAM’s

9 responsive pleading to RealNetworks’ Complaint.

10 THIRD AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE


11 RealNetworks’ “Additional Causes of Actions” are barred because RealNetworks’ failed
12 to comply with the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11.

13 PRAYER FOR RELIEF


14 WHEREFORE, MLBAM demands judgment against RealNetworks and in favor of
15 MLBAM as follows:

16 1. An order dismissing RealNetworks’ “Additional Causes of Action” on the merits


17 and with prejudice;

18 2. An award of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and


19 3. Further equitable relief as the Court deems just.
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REPLY TO “COUNTERCLAIMS” STATED GRAHAM & DUNN PC


IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way ~ Suite 300
COUNTERCLAIMS -- 2 Seattle, Washington 98121-1128
(206) 624-8300/Fax: (206) 340-9599
No. CV04-0511FDB
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1 DATED this 10th day of May 2004.


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GRAHAM & DUNN PC
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4 s/ James L. Magee
James L. Magee, WSBA #1294
5 Email: jmagee@grahamdunn.com
6 Laurene E. Somerville, WSBA #26345
Email: lsomerville@grahamdunn.com
7 Pier 70 – 2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98121-1128
8 Telephone: (206) 624-8300
Facsimile: (206) 340-9599
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10 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP

11 Mary K. Braza, (admitted Pro Hac Vice)


Email: mbraza@foley.com
12 G. Michael Halfenger (admitted Pro Hac Vice)
Email: mhalfenger@foley.com
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777 East Wisconsin Avenue
14 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-5306
Telephone: (414) 271-2400
15 Facsimile: (414)297-4900
16 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT
17 MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P.

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IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way ~ Suite 300
COUNTERCLAIMS -- 3 Seattle, Washington 98121-1128
(206) 624-8300/Fax: (206) 340-9599
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1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
2 1. I hereby certify that on May 10, 2004, 2004, I electronically filed the
3 REPLY TO “COUNTERCLAIMS” STATED IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO

4 COUNTERCLAIMS with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system, which sent

5 notification of such filing to the following individuals:

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Lynn M. Engel
7 ● lynne@summitlaw.com; charlesp@summitlaw.com

8 Denise L. Ashbaugh
● denisea@summitlaw.com; carolc@summitlaw.com
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Mary K. Braza
10 ● mbraza@foley.com
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G. Michael Halgenger
12 ● mhalfenger@foley.com

13 James L. Magee
● jmagee@grahamdunn.com; pkirkhus@grahamdunn.com
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Laurene E. Somerville
15 ● lsomerville@grahamdunn.com; jpollock@grahamdunn.com;
16 pkirkhus@grahamdunn.com
2. I hereby certify that I caused said document to be mailed by United States Postal
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Service to the following non CM/ECF participants:
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19 Ralph J. Palumbo
Summit Law Firm
20 315 Fifth Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98104-2682
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I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws for the State of Washington and
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for the United States that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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24 s/ Paige N. Kirkhus
25 Paige N. Kirkhus

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REPLY TO “COUNTERCLAIMS” STATED GRAHAM & DUNN PC


IN PLAINTIFF’S ANSWER TO Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way ~ Suite 300
COUNTERCLAIMS -- 4 Seattle, Washington 98121-1128
(206) 624-8300/Fax: (206) 340-9599
No. CV04-0511FDB
m29975-500338.doc