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Pharrell Williams et al v. Bridgeport Music Inc et al, No. 2:13-cv-06004 (C.D. Cal.)
Case Title: Pharrell Williams et al v. Bridgeport Music Inc et al
Case Type: Civil Case
Court: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Index Number(s): 2:2013cv6004, 2:13-cv-06004, 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR
Nature of Suit: 820 Copyright
Judge: John A. Kronstadt
Magistrate Judge: Alicia G. Rosenberg
Case Opened: August 15, 2013
Case Closed December 2, 2015
Docket Entries
Date Filed Dkt # Entry Text
Aug 15, 2013 1 COMPLAINT against Defendants Bridgeport Music Inc, Does 1 through 10 inclusive, Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye, III, Nona Marvisa Gaye. Case assigned to Judge John A. Kronstadt for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (Filing fee $ 400 PAID.), filed by Plaintiffs Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams.(et) (mg). (Entered: 08/21/2013)
Complaint - (Discovery)
Aug 15, 2013 2 21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to Defendants Bridgeport Music Inc, Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye, III, Nona Marvisa Gaye. (et) (Entered: 08/21/2013)
Summons Issued
Aug 15, 2013 3 CERTIFICATION AS TO Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams. (et) (mg). (Entered: 08/21/2013)
Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties
Aug 15, 2013 4 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION regarding a copyright (Initial Notification) filed by Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams. (et) (Entered: 08/21/2013)
Report on Filing of Copyright Action (Initial Notification)
Aug 15, 2013 5 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 08/21/2013)
Notice to Parties of Court-Directed ADR Program (ADR-8) - optional html form
Aug 23, 2013 6 INITIAL STANDING ORDER FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE JOHN A. KRONSTADT by Judge John A Kronstadt: Please read this Order carefully. It governs this case and differs in some respect from the Local Rules. The Initial Standing Order can also be found on the Court's Website under Judge Kronstadt's Procedures and Schedules, which is always the most recent and updated version. (ake) (Entered: 08/23/2013)
Initial Order upon Filing of Complaint - form only
Aug 23, 2013 7 (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER RE PILOT PROGRAM FOR UNDER SEAL DOCUMENTS by Judge John A Kronstadt: This Court is participating in a pilot program regarding the submission of sealed documents. Effective July 8, 2013, all proposed sealed documents must be submitted via email to the Judges Chambers email at: jak_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov consistent with this Order. (ake) (Entered: 08/23/2013)
Minutes of In Chambers Order/Directive-form only-no proceeding held
Sep 9, 2013 8 TEXT ONLY ENTRY: Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg is participating in a pilot project regarding the submission of SEALED DOCUMENTS. Effective July 8, 2013, all proposed sealed documents pertaining to discovery matters referred to the magistrate judge must be submitted via e-mail to the Judges Chambers email address at AGR_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov. Please refer to the judges procedures and schedules for detailed instructions for submission of sealed documents. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (mp) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 09/09/2013)
(TERMED) Text Only Scheduling Notice
Sep 30, 2013 9 WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Plaintiffs Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams. upon Frankie Christian Gaye waiver sent by Plaintiff on 8/30/2013, answer due 10/29/2013. Waiver of Service signed by Richard S. Busch, Esq.. (Rothschild, Stephen) (Entered: 09/30/2013)
Waiver of Service Executed
Sep 30, 2013 10 WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Plaintiffs Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams. upon Nona Marvisa Gaye waiver sent by Plaintiff on 8/30/2013, answer due 10/29/2013. Waiver of Service signed by Richard S. Busch, Esq.. (Rothschild, Stephen) (Entered: 09/30/2013)
Waiver of Service Executed
Oct 28, 2013 11 NOTICE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint returned Executed filed by Plaintiff Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams, upon Defendant Marvin Gaye, III acknowledgment sent by Plaintiff on 10/23/2013, answer due 11/13/2013. Acknowledgment of Service signed by Paul N. Philips, Attorney. (Rothschild, Stephen) (Entered: 10/28/2013)
Notice and Acknowledgment of Service (CV-21) Executed
Oct 29, 2013 12 ANSWER to Complaint - (Discovery), 1 with JURY DEMAND filed by Defendants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye.(Attorney Paul H Duvall added to party Frankie Christian Gaye(pty:dft), Attorney Paul H Duvall added to party Nona Marvisa Gaye(pty:dft))(Duvall, Paul) (Entered: 10/29/2013)
Answer to Complaint (Discovery)
Oct 30, 2013 13 NOTICE OF DOCUMENT DISCREPANCIES AND ORDER by Judge John A. Kronstadt ORDERING Defendant's counterclaim, Report on the Filing of an action regarding copyright, certificate of interested parties, defendant's supplemental information, demand for jury trial submitted by Defendants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye received on 10/29/2013 to be filed and processed; filed date to be the date the document was stamped Received but not Filed with the Clerk. (shb) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/30/2013: # 1 counterclaim) (shb). (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/1/2013: # 2 Counterclaim received) (shb). (Entered: 10/30/2013)
Notice of Document Discrepancies - Granting
counterclaim
Oct 30, 2013 14 DEFENDANTS' FRANKIE CHRISTIAN GAYE AND NONA MARVISA GAYE COUNTERCLAIM against Counter Defendants Clifford Harris, Jr, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams, More Water From Nazareth Publishing Inc; Jury Demand, filed by Defendants and Counterclaimants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye.(Attorney Mark L Block added to party Frankie Christian Gaye(pty:dft), Attorney Mark L Block added to party Nona Marvisa Gaye(pty:dft))(shb) (Main Document 14 replaced on 11/1/2013) (shb). (Entered: 10/30/2013)
Counterclaim
Oct 30, 2013 15 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION regarding a copyright (Initial Notification) filed by Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye. (Duvall, Paul) (Entered: 10/30/2013)
Report on Filing of Copyright Action (Initial Notification)
Oct 30, 2013 16 ORDER SETTING RULE 16(b) SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge John A Kronstadt: The Scheduling Conference is set for December 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm, with the Joint Report, which shall include the completed Schedule of Pretrial and Trial Dates, to be filed no later than November 22, 2013. (ake) (Entered: 10/30/2013)
Initial Order Setting R26 Scheduling Conference - form only
Oct 30, 2013 17 Certification and Notice of Interested Parties filed by Defendants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, (Block, Mark) (Entered: 10/30/2013)
Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties
Oct 31, 2013 18 PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Defendants/Counter-Claimants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, by Mail of Frankie Christian Gaye's and Nona Marvisa Gaye's Counterclaim served on 10/30/2013. (Duvall, Paul) (Entered: 10/31/2013)
Proof of Service (subsequent documents)
Oct 31, 2013 19 PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Defendants/Counter-Claimants Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, [AMENDED] PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL OF DEFENDANTS FRANKIE CHRISTIAN GAYE AND NONA MARVISA GAYE COUNTERCLAIMS served on 10/30/2013. (Duvall, Paul) (Entered: 10/31/2013)
Proof of Service (subsequent documents)
Oct 31, 2013 20 21 DAY Summons Issued re Counterclaim, 14 as to Counter Defendants More Water From Nazareth Publishing Inc, Robin Thicke, Pharrelll Williams. (shb) (Entered: 11/07/2013)
Summons Issued

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