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Notwithstanding Objections to Magistrate Judge’s January 7 Order, Sanctioned Attorneys Appear and Participate in CREDO Program

Posted in CASE SUMMARIES, NEWS & UPDATES

On January 29, 2008, attorneys James R. Batchelder, Adam A. Bier, Kevin K. Leung, Christian E. Mammen, Lee Patch and Stanley Young, as well as certain Qualcomm in-house attorneys, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major, as directed in her January 7, 2008 Order.  Also appearing were outside counsel for Qualcomm, counsel for some of the sanctioned attorneys, and counsel for Broadcom.  The attorneys spent the day working to develop a comprehensive Case Review and Enforcement of Discovery Obligations ("CREDO") protocol, and at the end of the day, several attorneys appeared before the court again to report on their progress.  After reviewing counsel’s draft protocol and hearing their plans for developing it further, Magistrate Judge Major scheduled a status hearing for February 19, 2008 at 11 a.m.

Also on January 29, 2008, United States Senior District Judge Rudi M. Brewster issued an order requesting that the parties provide him with courtesy copies of all their filings related to the Magistrate Judge’s January 7, 2008 Order, in light of the objections and requests for reconsideration that were timely filed by the sanctioned attorneys.  (Qualcomm itself did not file a written objection to the January 7, 2008 Order.)  View the attorneys’ objections here:  Batchelder, Mammen & Leung Objection; Young Objection; Patch Objection; Bier Objection.

View Broadcom’s response to the attorney objections.

The court has not yet set a hearing date on the attorneys’ objections and requests for reconsideration.