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Case 2:10-cv-09476-ODW -PLA Document 110 Filed 05/14/12 Page 1 of 5 Page ID #:868

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GRODSKY & OLECKI LLP
Allen B. Grodsky (SBN 111064)
John Metzidis (SBN 259464)
2001 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 210
Santa Monica, California 90403
310.315.3009 (phone)
310.315.1557 (fax)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Attorneys for Defendants Adams, Pineda,
Gomez, Ferguson, will.i.am music, inc.
and Tab Magnetic, Inc.
(Additional counsel listed on
second page)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Case No. CV 10-9476 ODW (PLAx)

Honorable Otis D. Wright II, Ctrm 11

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND
STIPULATION TO VACATE
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE,
FINAL PRE-TRIAL
CONFERENCE AND TRIAL
DATES
[Proposed Order Lodged
Concurrently Herewith]
Trial:
June 5, 2012
Date:
9:00 a.m.
Time:
Place:
Courtroom 11
Final Pre-Trial Conference:
Date:
May 22, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Time:
Courtroom 11
Place:

GEORGE CLINTON, an individual,

Plaintiff,

v.

WILL ADAMS, p/k/a will.i.am,
individually and d/b/a WILL.I.AM MUSIC
PUBLISHING, an individual; ALLAN
PINEDA, p/k/a apl.de.ap, individually and
d/b/a JEEPNEY MUSIC PUBLISHING,
an individual; JAIME GÓMEZ, p/k/a
Taboo, individually and d/b/a NAWASHA
NETWORKS PUBLISHING, an
individual; STACY FERGUSON, p/k/a
Fergie, an individual; GEORGE PAJON,
JR., an individual; JOHN CURTIS, an
individual; UNIVERSAL MUSIC
GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation;
UMG RECORDINGS, INC., a Delaware
corporation; WILL I AM MUSIC, INC., a
California corporation; CHERRY LANE
MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.,
a New York corporation; EL CUBANO
MUSIC, INC., a California corporation;
EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC., a
Connecticut corporation; TAB
MAGNETIC, INC., a California
corporation; and DOES 1 through 10,

Defendants.

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Case 2:10-cv-09476-ODW -PLA Document 110 Filed 05/14/12 Page 2 of 5 Page ID #:869

JEFFREY P. THENNISCH
(Michigan Bar Number P51499)
(appearing Pro Hac Vice)
[email protected]
DOBRUSIN THENNISCH PC
29 West Lawrence Street, Suite 210
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Telephone: (248) 292-2920
Facsimile: (248) 292-2910
Attorney for Plaintiff
George Clinton

CALDWELL LESLIE & PROCTOR, PC
LINDA M. BURROW, State Bar No. 194668
[email protected]
ALISON MACKENZIE, State Bar No. 242280
[email protected]
1000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, California 90017-2463
Telephone: (213) 629-9040
Facsimile: (213) 629-9022
Attorneys for Defendant
UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Case 2:10-cv-09476-ODW -PLA Document 110 Filed 05/14/12 Page 3 of 5 Page ID #:870

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TO THE HONORABLE COURT, ALL INTERESTED PARTIES, AND THEIR

ATTORNEYS OF RECORD:

Plaintiff George Clinton (“Plaintiff”) and Defendants William Adams, Allan

Pineda, Jaime Gomez, Stacy Ferguson, will.i.am music, inc., Tab Magnetic, Inc., and
UMG Recordings, Inc. (also erroneously sued as “Universal Music Group, Inc.”)
(“Defendants,” and together with Plaintiff, the “Parties”), by and through their
respective attorneys of record, stipulate as follows:

WHEREAS, on April 27, 2012, the Parties participated in a full-day of

mediation through the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program;

WHEREAS, following the April 27 mediation, the Parties continued their
settlement negotiations with the assistance of the Court’s ADR Program Director;

WHEREAS, the Parties have now reached a settlement in principle to resolve

this entire action, and have executed a Memorandum of Understanding and Settlement
to that effect;

WHEREAS, the Parties need additional time to finalize and memorialize a long-

form version of the settlement agreement;

WHEREAS, the Plaintiff needs additional time to prepare a motion or

application for Court-approval of the settlement, or to obtain consent to the settlement
from Plaintiff’s lien-holders;

WHEREAS, the Court issued an order to show cause no later than May 21, 2012
why Defendant will.i.am music, inc., should not have default judgment entered against
it; and

WHEREAS, a Final Pre-Trial Conference is presently scheduled for May 22,
2012, at 10:00 a.m., and a trial is presently scheduled for June 5, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.;
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IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between the Parties through their

respective undersigned counsel, subject to approval by the Court, that:

1.

2.

The Court’s order to show cause no later than May 21, 2012 why
Defendant will.i.am music, inc. should not have default judgment entered
against it is vacated;
The Final Pre-Trial Conference presently scheduled for May 22, 2012 is
vacated;
The trial date presently scheduled for June 5, 2012 is vacated; and

3.
4. Within 21 days of the date of entry of an order approving this stipulation,
the Parties shall submit a Joint Status Report regarding the status of their
efforts to memorialize a long-form agreement, and the status of Plaintiff’s
efforts to obtain approval of the settlement from the Court or Plaintiff’s
lien-holders.

IT SO STIPULATED, THROUGH COUNSEL OF RECORD.

Dated: May 14, 2012

GRODSKY & OLECKI LLP
Allen B. Grodsky
John Metzidis

By: /s/ Allen B. Grodsky
)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Allen B. Grodsky

Attorneys for Defendants
Adams, Pineda, Gomez, Ferguson, will.i.am
music, inc., and Tab Magnetic, Inc.

Dated: May 14, 2012

DOBRUSIN THENNISCH, PC
Jeffrey P. Thennisch

By: /s/ Jeffrey P. Thennisch (w/ permission)
)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Jeffrey P. Thennisch

Attorneys for Plaintiff George Clinton

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Dated: May 14, 2012

CALDWELL, LESLIE & PROCTOR PC
Linda M. Burrow
Alison Mackenzie

By: /s/ Linda M. Burrow (w/ permission)
)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Linda M. Burrow

Attorneys for Defendant UMG Recordings,
Inc., both a named defendant and erroneously
sued as “Universal Music Group, Inc.”

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