Andersen et al v. Stability AI Ltd. et al Featured Case
Plaintiff: Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan and Karla Ortiz
Defendant: Stability AI Ltd., Stability AI, Inc., Midjourney, Inc. and DeviantArt, Inc.
Case Number: 3:2023cv00201
Filed: January 13, 2023
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of California
Presiding Judge: William H Orrick
Referring Judge: Joseph C Spero
Nature of Suit: Contract: Other
Cause of Action: 17 U.S.C. ยง 504 Copyright Infringement
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
Docket Report

This docket was last retrieved on February 23, 2023. A more recent docket listing may be available from PACER.

Date Filed Document Text
February 23, 2023 Filing 48 Certificate of Interested Entities by Midjourney, Inc. identifying Other Affiliate David Holz for Midjourney, Inc.. (Lauter, Judd) (Filed on 2/23/2023)
February 16, 2023 Filing 47 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Midjourney, Inc. (Lauter, Judd) (Filed on 2/16/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 46 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #12 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Paul M. Schoenbard. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 45 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #30 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Laura M. Matson. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 44 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #15 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Michael C. Keats. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 43 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #13 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Nicole M. Jantzi. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 42 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #17 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Amir R. Ghavi. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 41 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #38 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Kayla Blaker. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 40 ORDER REGARDING DEVIANTART, INC.'S DEADLINE TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT AND RELATED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by Judge William H. Orrick granting #39 Stipulation. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Filing 39 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Regarding DeviantArt Inc.'s Deadline to Respond to Complaint and Related Briefing Schedule filed by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz, DeviantArt, Inc. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 2/8/2023) Modified on 2/8/2023 (cjl, COURT STAFF).
February 8, 2023 Filing 38 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17970376.) filed by Midjourney, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Certificate of Good Standing)(Blaker, Kayla) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Filing 37 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Stability AI, Inc. (Lemley, Mark) (Filed on 2/8/2023)
February 8, 2023 Filing 36 Amended Notice of Appearance by Mark Alan Lemley. (Lemley, Mark) (Filed on 2/8/2023) Modified on 2/8/2023 (cjl, COURT STAFF).
February 6, 2023 Filing 35 Corporate Disclosure Statement by DeviantArt, Inc. identifying Corporate Parent Wix.com, Inc. for DeviantArt, Inc.. (Gass, Andrew) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Filing 34 Certificate of Interested Entities by DeviantArt, Inc. identifying Corporate Parent Wix.com, Inc., Corporate Parent Wix.com, Ltd. for DeviantArt, Inc.. (Gass, Andrew) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Filing 33 NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Michael Gass (Gass, Andrew) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Filing 32 NOTICE of Appearance by Michael H. Rubin (Rubin, Michael) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Filing 31 CLERKS NOTICE SETTING ZOOM HEARING - Case Management Conference set for 5/2/2023 02:00 PM. This proceeding will be held via Zoom webinar. Case Management Statement due by 4/25/2023. Webinar Access: All counsel, members of the public, and media may access the webinar information at #https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/who General Order 58. Persons granted access to court proceedings held by telephone or vi deoconference are reminded that photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings, including screenshots or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited.Zoom Guidance and Setup: #https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/zoom/. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Filing 30 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Laura M. Matson ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17962573.) filed by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz. (Matson, Laura) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 6, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 29 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #28 Stipulation.Response to Complaint due by April 18, 2023. Opposition to any motion(s) due by June 2, 2023. Any reply due by July 3, 2023. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (wholc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/6/2023)
February 3, 2023 Filing 28 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Regarding Stability AI and Midjourney's Deadline to Respond to Complaint and Related Briefing Schedule filed by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz, Midjourney, Inc., Stability AI Ltd., Stability AI, Inc. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 2/3/2023) Modified on 2/6/2023 (cjl, COURT STAFF).
February 3, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 27 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #23 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by James Asheton Lemay. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2023)
February 3, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 26 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #24 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Eura Chang. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2023)
February 3, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 25 Order by Judge William H. Orrick granting #20 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Brian D. Clark. (jmd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/3/2023)
February 3, 2023 Filing 24 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Eura Chang ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17958133.) filed by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz. (Chang, Eura) (Filed on 2/3/2023)
February 3, 2023 Filing 23 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17957899.) filed by Midjourney, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Certificate of Good Standing)(Lemay, James) (Filed on 2/3/2023)
February 2, 2023 Filing 22 NOTICE of Appearance by Judd D. Lauter (Lauter, Judd) (Filed on 2/2/2023)
February 2, 2023 Filing 21 NOTICE of Appearance by Angela Lucille Dunning (Dunning, Angela) (Filed on 2/2/2023)
February 2, 2023 Filing 20 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Brian D. Clark ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17952939.) filed by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz. (Clark, Brian) (Filed on 2/2/2023)
February 1, 2023 Filing 19 NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Butterick (Butterick, Matthew) (Filed on 2/1/2023)
January 31, 2023 Opinion or Order Filing 18 ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned using a proportionate, random, and blind system pursuant to General Order No. 44 to Judge William H. Orrick for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero no longer assigned to case, Notice: The assigned judge participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order No. 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras. Signed by Clerk on 01/31/2023. (Attachments: #1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(mbc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 17 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Amir Ghavi ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17945532.) filed by Stability AI, Inc.. (Ghavi, Amir) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 16 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. (klh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 15 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Michael Keats ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17944633.) filed by Stability AI, Inc.. (Keats, Michael) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 14 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Stability AI, Inc... (Lemley, Mark) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 13 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Nicole Jantzi ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17943605.) filed by Stability AI, Inc.. (Jantzi, Nicole) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 12 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Paul Schoenhard ( Filing fee $ 317, receipt number ACANDC-17943582.) filed by Stability AI, Inc.. (Schoenhard, Paul) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 31, 2023 Filing 11 NOTICE of Appearance by Mark Alan Lemley (Lemley, Mark) (Filed on 1/31/2023)
January 27, 2023 Filing 10 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Sarah Andersen.. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/27/2023)
January 20, 2023 Filing 9 Certificate of Interested Entities by Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/20/2023)
January 20, 2023 Filing 8 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sarah Andersen, Karla Ortiz, Kelly McKernan. Midjourney, Inc. served on 1/18/2023, answer due 2/8/2023. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/20/2023)
January 19, 2023 Filing 7 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sarah Andersen, Karla Ortiz, Kelly McKernan. DeviantArt, Inc. served on 1/18/2023, answer due 2/8/2023. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/19/2023)
January 19, 2023 Filing 6 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sarah Andersen, Karla Ortiz, Kelly McKernan. Stability AI, Inc. served on 1/18/2023, answer due 2/8/2023. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/19/2023)
January 17, 2023 Filing 5 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 4/7/2023. Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/14/2023 02:00 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (jml, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2023)
January 17, 2023 Filing 4 Summons Issued as to DeviantArt, Inc., Midjourney, Inc., Stability AI Ltd., Stability AI, Inc.. (jml, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2023)
January 17, 2023 Filing 3 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero. 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. A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 1/31/2023. (jrs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2023)
January 13, 2023 Filing 2 Proposed Summons. (Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/13/2023)
January 13, 2023 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against All Defendants with jury demand ( Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACANDC-17900289.). Filed by Sarah Andersen, Karla Ortiz, Kelly McKernan. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit 1, #2 Exhibit 2, #3 Exhibit 3, #4 Exhibit 4, #5 Exhibit 5, #6 Exhibit 6, #7 Exhibit 7, #8 Exhibit 8, #9 Exhibit 9, #10 Exhibit 10, #11 Exhibit 11, #12 Exhibit 12, #13 Exhibit 13, #14 Exhibit 14, #15 Exhibit 15, #16 Exhibit 16, #17 Exhibit 17, #18 Civil Cover Sheet)(Saveri, Joseph) (Filed on 1/13/2023) Modified on 1/17/2023 (jml, COURT STAFF).

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Plaintiff: Sarah Andersen
Represented By: Joseph R. Saveri
Represented By: Brian D Clark
Represented By: Cadio R. Zirpoli
Represented By: Christopher Kar-Lun Young
Represented By: Elissa Amlin Buchanan
Represented By: Eura Chang
Represented By: Laura Matson
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Plaintiff: Kelly McKernan
Represented By: Joseph R. Saveri
Represented By: Brian D Clark
Represented By: Cadio R. Zirpoli
Represented By: Christopher Kar-Lun Young
Represented By: Eura Chang
Represented By: Elissa Amlin Buchanan
Represented By: Laura Matson
Represented By: Matthew Butterick
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Plaintiff: Karla Ortiz
Represented By: Joseph R. Saveri
Represented By: Brian D Clark
Represented By: Cadio R. Zirpoli
Represented By: Christopher Kar-Lun Young
Represented By: Elissa Amlin Buchanan
Represented By: Eura Chang
Represented By: Laura Matson
Represented By: Matthew Butterick
Represented By: Travis Luke Manfredi
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Defendant: Stability AI Ltd.
Represented By: Mark Alan Lemley
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Defendant: Stability AI, Inc.
Represented By: Mark Alan Lemley
Represented By: Nicole Marie Jantzi
Represented By: Paul M. Schoenhard
Represented By: Amir Ghavi
Represented By: Michael Courtney Keats
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Defendant: Midjourney, Inc.
Represented By: Angela Lucille Dunning
Represented By: James Asheton Lemay
Represented By: Judd D. Lauter
Represented By: Kayla Elizabeth Blaker
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Defendant: DeviantArt, Inc.
Represented By: Andrew Michael Gass
Represented By: Michael H. Rubin
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