Ward v. Barnes & Noble, Inc. et al
||Barnes & Noble, Inc., Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Francis Heaney and Patrick Blindauer
||November 5, 2013
||New York Southern District Court
||Foley Square Office
||XX Out of U.S.
||Jesse M. Furman
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|February 23, 2015
OPINION AND ORDER re: 19 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Patrick Blindauer, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Barnes & Noble, Inc., Francis Heaney: For the foregoing reasons, Defendants' summary judgment mot ion is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Specifically, all of Plaintiff's claims are dismissed except for his copyright infringement claims based on the texts of the Challenged Books to the extent those claims are based on Plaintiff 9;s U.S. copyright registrations. Within thirty days of this Opinion and Order, the parties shall submit to the Court for its approval a Joint Pretrial Order prepared in accordance with the Court's Individual Rules and Practices and Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3). The parties shall also follow Paragraph 5 of the Court's Individual Rules and Practices, which identifies submissions that must be made at or before the time of the Joint Pretrial Order, including any motions in limine. If this action is to be tried before a jury, joint requests to charge, joint proposed verdict forms, and joint proposed voir dire questions shall be filed on or before the Joint Pretrial Order due date in accordance with the Court's Indi vidual Rules and Practices. Jury instructions may not be submitted after the Joint Pretrial Order due date, unless they meet the standard of Fed. R. Civ. P. 51(a)(2)(A). If this action is to be tried to the Court, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law shall be filed on or before the Joint Pretrial Order due date in accordance with the Court's Individual Rules and Practices. Unless the Court orders otherwise for good cause shown, the parties shall be ready for trial tw o weeks after the Joint Pretrial Order is filed. Finally, if the parties are interested in a referral to Magistrate Judge Maas for settlement purposes, they shall so advise the Court by joint letter as soon as possible. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate Docket No. 19. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 2/23/2015) (tn)
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