hiQ Labs, Inc. v. Linkedin Corporation Featured Case

Plaintiff hiQ Labs, Inc. seeks a declaratory judgment against Defendant LinkedIn Corp. that plaintiff did not violate federal and state laws when it accessed and copied public information from LinkedIn's website to provide its clients with insights on which of their employees are likely to be poached by a competitor.

Plaintiff: hiQ Labs, Inc.
Defendant: Linkedin Corporation
Case Number: 3:2017cv03301
Filed: June 7, 2017
Court: California Northern District Court
Office: San Francisco Office
County: San Francisco
Presiding Judge: Edward M. Chen
Nature of Suit: Copyrights
Cause of Action: 28:2201
Jury Demanded By: None

Docket Report

We have record of the following docket entries for this case:

Date Filed#Document Text
August 14, 2017 63 Featured Case ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Granting 23 Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/14/2017)
August 7, 2017 62 Featured Case ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen granting 41 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/7/2017)
July 31, 2017 61 Declaration in Support of 49 Opposition/Response to Motion, (Second Supplemental Declaration of Paul Rockwell) filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 49 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 7/31/2017)
July 31, 2017 60 CLERK'S NOTICE. Initial Case Management Conference reset from 9/7/2017 to 9/14/2017 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5, 17th Floor, San Francisco. Case Management Statement due by 9/7/2017. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/31/2017)
July 28, 2017 59 Transcript of Proceedings held on 7/27/2017, before Judge Edward M. Chen. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lydia Zinn, telephone number (415) 531-6587. Per General Order No. 59 and Judicial Conference policy, this transcript may be viewed only at the Clerk's Office public terminal or may be purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber until the deadline for the Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction, if required, is due no later than 5 business days from date of this filing. (Re 56 Transcript Order, 57 Transcript Order ) Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/28/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/26/2017. (Related documents(s) 56 , 57 ) (Zinn, Lydia) (Filed on 7/28/2017)
July 28, 2017 58 Declaration of Deepak Gupta in Support of 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction (Supplemental) filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Related document(s) 23 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 7/28/2017) Modified on 7/31/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
July 28, 2017 57 TRANSCRIPT ORDER for proceedings held on 07/27/2017 before Edward M. Chen by Linkedin Corporation, for Court Reporter Lydia Zinn. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 7/28/2017)
July 28, 2017 56 TRANSCRIPT ORDER for proceedings held on 7/27/2017 before Edward M. Chen by hiQ Labs, Inc., for Court Reporter Lydia Zinn. (Stephens, Rebecca) (Filed on 7/28/2017)
July 27, 2017 55 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Edward M. Chen: Motion for Preliminary Injunction Hearing held on 7/27/2017. Court took matter under submission and to issue order. Standstill agreement remains in place. Total Time in Court 2 hours 30 minutes. Court Reporter Name Lydia Zinn. Plaintiff Attorney Laurence Tribe, Deepak Gupta and C. Brandon Wisoff. Defendant Attorney Jon Blavin, Rosemarie Ring and Don Verrilli, Jr. This is a text-only Minute Entry (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 7/27/2017)
July 25, 2017 54 Featured Case STIPULATION AND ORDER re 53 (Further Extending Deadline for LilnkedIn to Respond to the Complaint) filed by Linkedin Corporation. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 7/25/17. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/25/2017)
July 24, 2017 53 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER re 32 Stipulation and Order (Further Extending Deadline for LilnkedIn to Respond to the Complaint) filed by Linkedin Corporation. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 7/24/2017)
July 21, 2017 52 Featured Case ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen granting 47 Motion for Pro Hac Vice. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/21/2017)
July 21, 2017 51 Supplemental Brief re 48 Supplemental Brief, ISO Motion for Preliminary Injunction - CORRECTION OF DOCKET ENTRY 48 filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Related document(s) 48 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 7/21/2017)
July 21, 2017 50 OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction ) CORRECTION OF DOCKET ENTRY 49 filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 7/21/2017)
July 20, 2017 49 OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction ) (Supplemental Brief) filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Supplemental Declaration of Paul Rockwell)(Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 7/20/2017)
July 20, 2017 48 Supplemental Brief re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Deepak Gupta ISO Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Proposed Order)(Related document(s) 23 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 7/20/2017)
July 20, 2017 47 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11562415.) filed by Linkedin Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing))(Verrilli, Donald) (Filed on 7/20/2017)
July 11, 2017 46 Transcript of Proceedings held on 06/29/2017, before Judge Edward M. Chen. Court Reporter Rhonda Aquilina, rhondaaquilina@aol.com. Per General Order No. 59 and Judicial Conference policy, this transcript may be viewed only at the Clerk's Office public terminal or may be purchased through the Court Reporter until the deadline for the Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction, if required, is due no later than 5 business days from date of this filing. (Re 40 Transcript Order, 39 Transcript Order ) Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/10/2017. (Related documents(s) 40 , 39 ) (Aquilina, Rhonda) (Filed on 7/11/2017)
July 3, 2017 45 Featured Case ORDER Re 44 Standstill Agreement signed by Judge Edward M. Chen. Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction 23 set for 7/27/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom 5, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Edward M. Chen. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/3/2017) Modified on 7/3/2017 (emcsec, COURT STAFF).
June 30, 2017 44 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER re 38 Plaintiff's Renewed Motion for Temporary Restraining Order filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/30/2017)
June 30, 2017 43 Letter from Counsel for Plaintiff and Defendant Re Stipulated Agreement. (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/30/2017)
June 30, 2017 42 Certificate of Interested Entities by hiQ Labs, Inc. (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/30/2017)
June 30, 2017 41 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal hi Labs, Inc's Corporate Disclosure Statement & Certification of Interested Entities or Persons filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Redacted Version, # 4 Unredacted Version)(Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/30/2017) Modified on 7/3/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 30, 2017 40 TRANSCRIPT ORDER for proceedings held on 06/29/2017 before Edward M. Chen by Linkedin Corporation, for Court Reporter Rhonda Aquilina. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/30/2017)
June 30, 2017 39 TRANSCRIPT ORDER for proceedings held on June 29, 2017 before Edward M. Chen by hiQ Labs, Inc., for Court Reporter Rhonda Aquilina. (Stephens, Rebecca) (Filed on 6/30/2017)
June 29, 2017 38 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Edward M. Chen: Motion Hearing held on 6/29/2017 re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed by hiQ Labs, Inc. Parties shall meet and confer and to inform the Court by filing a joint letter by the end of 6/30/17 whether they have reached an agreement. If an agreement is not reached, the Court will issue a ruling on the request for a temporary restraining order, and will set a briefing schedule and hearing date for a motion for preliminary injunction. Total Time in Court 1 hour 24 minutes. Court Reporter Name Rhonda Aquilina. Plaintiff Attorney Deepak Gupta and Brandon Wisoff. Defendant Attorney Rosemarie Ring and Jonathan Blavin. This is a text-only Minute Entry (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 6/29/2017)
June 28, 2017 37 Received CD: Exhibit T re 34 Declaration in Support by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/28/2017)
June 28, 2017 36 Certificate of Interested Entities by Linkedin Corporation identifying Corporate Parent Microsoft Corporation for Linkedin Corporation. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/28/2017)
June 28, 2017 35 OBJECTIONS to hiQ's Inclusion of New Evidence with Its Reply Brief and Request to Consider LinkedIn's Response re 33 Reply to Opposition/Response, 34 Declaration in Support by Linkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 33 , 34 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/28/2017) Modified on 6/29/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 27, 2017 34 Declaration of Deepak Gupta in Support of 33 Reply to Opposition/Response, filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit S, # 2 Exhibit T, # 3 Exhibit U, # 4 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Related document(s) 33 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/27/2017)
June 27, 2017 33 REPLY in Support (re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction) filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/27/2017) Modified on 6/28/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 27, 2017 32 Featured Case STIPULATION AND ORDER re 1 Complaint, (Extending Deadline to Respond) filed by Linkedin Corporation. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 6/27/17. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/27/2017)
June 26, 2017 31 OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction ) filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 26, 2017 30 DECLARATION of Robert Rosin in Opposition to 24 Brief, 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 24 , 23 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 26, 2017 29 DECLARATION of Paul Rockwell in Opposition to 24 Brief, 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 24 , 23 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 26, 2017 28 DECLARATION of Lorenzo Canlas in Opposition to 24 Brief, 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 24 , 23 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 26, 2017 27 DECLARATION of Abhishek Bajoria in Opposition to 24 Brief, 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 24 , 23 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 26, 2017 26 DECLARATION of Jonathan H. Blavin in Opposition to 24 Brief, 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed byLinkedin Corporation. (Related document(s) 24 , 23 ) (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/26/2017)
June 23, 2017 25 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER re 1 Complaint, (Extending Deadline to Respond) filed by Linkedin Corporation. (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/23/2017)
June 22, 2017 24 Brief re 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Related document(s) 23 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/22/2017) Modified on 6/23/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 22, 2017 23 Renewed MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-R to Renewed Ex Parte Motion, # 2 [Proposed] Temporary Restraining Order, # 3 Declaration of Deepak Gupta, # 4 Declaration of Mark Weidick)(Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/22/2017) Modified on 6/23/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 15, 2017 22 SUMMONS Returned Executed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. Linkedin Corporation served on 6/8/2017, answer due 6/29/2017. (Stephens, Rebecca) (Filed on 6/15/2017) Modified on 6/16/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF).
June 15, 2017 21 Featured Case STIPULATION AND ORDER re 19 FOR BRIEFING ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER filed by hiQ Labs, Inc. Motion Hearing (TRO) set for 6/29/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom 5, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Edward M. Chen. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 6/15/17. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/15/2017)
June 15, 2017 20 Featured Case ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen granting 18 Motion for Pro Hac Vice. (bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/15/2017)
June 15, 2017 19 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER FOR BRIEFING ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Wisoff, Carl) (Filed on 6/15/2017)
June 14, 2017 18 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice re Laurence Tribe ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11472172.) filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing))(Tribe, Laurence) (Filed on 6/14/2017)
June 14, 2017 17 NOTICE of Change of Address by Tamerlin J Godley (Godley, Tamerlin) (Filed on 6/14/2017)
June 12, 2017 16 NOTICE of Appearance by Nicholas Daniel Fram (Fram, Nicholas) (Filed on 6/12/2017)
June 9, 2017 15 Notice of Withdrawal of Motion PLAINTIFFS NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF EX PARTE MOTION FOR (1) TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (2) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, WITHOUT PREJUDICE (Wisoff, Carl) (Filed on 6/9/2017)
June 9, 2017 14 REPORT on the filing of an action regarding Copyright infringement (cc: form mailed to register). (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2017)
June 9, 2017 13 Summons Issued as to Linkedin Corporation. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2017)
June 9, 2017 12 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras Case Management Statement due by 8/31/2017. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/7/2017 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2017)
June 8, 2017 11 NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Hugh Blavin , Rosemarie T. Ring, Tamerlin J. Godley, Laura K. Lin, Nicholas D. Fram (Blavin, Jonathan) (Filed on 6/8/2017)
June 8, 2017 10 Featured Case ORDER, Case reassigned to Judge Edward M. Chen. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler no longer assigned to the case. This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras. Signed by Executive Committee: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(haS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2017)
June 8, 2017 9 CLERK'S NOTICE OF IMPENDING REASSIGNMENT TO A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Clerk of this Court will now randomly reassign this case to a District Judge because either (1) a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge, or (2) time is of the essence in deciding a pending judicial action for which the necessary consents to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction have not been secured. You will be informed by separate notice of the district judge to whom this case is reassigned. ALL HEARING DATES PRESENTLY SCHEDULED BEFORE THE CURRENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARE VACATED AND SHOULD BE RE-NOTICED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE TO WHOM THIS CASE IS REASSIGNED. This is a text only docket entry; there is no document associated with this notice. (rm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2017)
June 8, 2017 8 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by hiQ Labs, Inc... (Stephens, Rebecca) (Filed on 6/8/2017)
June 8, 2017 7 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 6/22/2017. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2017)
June 7, 2017 6 Declaration of Mark Weidick in Support of 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Related document(s) 3 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/7/2017)
June 7, 2017 5 Declaration of Deepak Gupta in Support of 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Related document(s) 3 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/7/2017)
June 7, 2017 4 Brief re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Errata D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P)(Related document(s) 3 ) (Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/7/2017)
June 7, 2017 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by hiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gupta, Deepak) (Filed on 6/7/2017)
June 7, 2017 2 Proposed Summons. (Wisoff, Carl) (Filed on 6/7/2017)
June 7, 2017 1 COMPLAINT against Linkedin Corporation ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11453893.). Filed byhiQ Labs, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Wisoff, Carl) (Filed on 6/7/2017)

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Plaintiff: hiQ Labs, Inc.
Represented By: Deepak Gupta
Represented By: Jeffrey G Lau
Represented By: Rebecca Hilary Stephens
Represented By: Laurence Tribe
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Represented By: Jonathan Hugh Blavin
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