Case Details

CourtWestern District of Washington
Docket number2:17-cv-00327
Date case filed2017-03-01
Date case closed
Date of latest filing2017-10-31
Assigned toJudge Thomas S. Zilly
Case cause17:101 Copyright Infringement
Nature of suit820 Copyright
Jury demandDefendant
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Andrew R. W. Hughes
Attorney Contact:
CALFO EAKES & OSTROVSKY, PLLC
1301 SECOND AVENUE, STE 2800
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3808
206-407-2200
Fax: 206-407-2224
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Brett A August
Attorney Contact:
PATTISHALL MCAULIFFE NEWBURY HILLIARD & GERALDSON LLP
200 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
STE 2900
CHICAGO, IL 60606
312-554-8000
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Damon Clay Elder
Attorney Contact:
CALFO EAKES & OSTROVSKY, PLLC
1301 SECOND AVENUE, STE 2800
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3808
206-407-2200
Fax: 206-407-2224
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jason Koransky
Attorney Contact:
PATTISHALL MCAULIFFE NEWBURY HILLIARD & GERALDSON LLP
200 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
STE 2900
CHICAGO, IL 60606
312-554-8000
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Harebrained Schemes LLC
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: James Harlan Corning
Attorney Contact:
DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE (SEA)
1201 THIRD AVENUE
STE 2200
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3045
206-757-8253
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Warren Joseph Rheaume
Attorney Contact:
DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE (SEA)
1201 THIRD AVENUE
STE 2200
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3045
(206) 757-8265
Fax: (206) 757-7265
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Harebrained Holdings, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: James Harlan Corning
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Warren Joseph Rheaume
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Jordan Weisman
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: James Harlan Corning
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Warren Joseph Rheaume
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Piranha Games, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: J Michael Keyes
Attorney Contact:
DORSEY & WHITNEY (WA)
701 FIFTH AVENUE
SUITE 6100
SEATTLE, WA 98104-7043
206-903-8800
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Paul T Meiklejohn
Attorney Contact:
DORSEY & WHITNEY (WA)
701 FIFTH AVENUE
SUITE 6100
SEATTLE, WA 98104-7043
206-903-8746
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ryan Blair Meyer
Attorney Contact:
DORSEY & WHITNEY (WA)
701 FIFTH AVENUE
SUITE 6100
SEATTLE, WA 98104-7043
206-903-2365
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Does 1-10
Party type: Defendant
Party: InMediaRes Productions LLC
Party type: Defendant

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12017-03-01 COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Receipt # 0981-4788626), filed by Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
1.1 Exhibit A
22017-03-01 CIVIL COVER SHEET re 1 Complaint ; filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
32017-03-01 PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS re 1 Complaint by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
42017-03-01 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
52017-03-01 APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Brett A. August FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4788682 (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
62017-03-01 APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Jason Koransky FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4788688 (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
72017-03-01 NOTICE Register of Copyrights ; filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
82017-03-02 ORDER re 5 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Brett A August for Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc., by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CDA) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
92017-03-02 ORDER re 6 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Jason Koransky for Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc., by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CDA) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
102017-03-02 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION REGARDING A COPYRIGHT (original mailed to the U.S. Copyright Office) (CDA) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
112017-03-02 Summons electronically issued as to defendant(s) Harebrained Holdings, Inc., Harebrained Schemes LLC, Piranha Games, Inc. (CDA) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
122017-03-02 PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS re 1 Complaint by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
132017-03-03 Summons Electronically Issued as to defendant Jordan Weisman. (Sent to Pltf's counsel via CM/ECF) (swt) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
142017-03-09 ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due by 5/8/2017, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 4/24/2017, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 5/8/2017, by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (KD) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
152017-03-17 NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Warren Joseph Rheaume on behalf of Defendants Harebrained Holdings, Inc., Harebrained Schemes LLC, Jordan Weisman. (Rheaume, Warren) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
162017-03-21 NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Paul T Meiklejohn on behalf of Defendant Piranha Games, Inc.. (Meiklejohn, Paul) (Entered: 03/21/2017)
172017-03-21 Stipulated MOTION to Extend Piranha Games Inc.'s Deadline to Respond to Complaint, filed by Defendant Piranha Games, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 3/21/2017, (Meiklejohn, Paul) (Entered: 03/21/2017)
182017-03-23 MINUTE ORDER re parties' 17 Stipulated Motion to Extend Piranha Games Inc.'s Deadline to Respond to Complaint. The deadline is EXTENDED to April 24, 2017. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (swt) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
192017-03-23 AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Harebrained Holdings, Inc.- Marilyn Pleskoff, Secretary, Person Authorized to Accept c/o DWT Washington LLC, Registered Agent on 3/6/2017, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
202017-03-23 AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Harebrained Schemes LLC c/o Jordan Weisman, Registered Agent on 3/6/2017, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
212017-03-23 AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Piranha Games, Inc. - Jessica, Manager of Human Resources on 3/3/2017, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
222017-03-23 Stipulated MOTION and Proposed Order to Extend Harebrained Holdings, Inc.'s Deadline to Respond to Complaint , filed by Defendant Harebrained Holdings, Inc.. Noting Date 3/23/2017, (Corning, James) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
232017-03-29 MINUTE ORDER granting 22 Stipulated Motion to extend the deadline for Harebrained Holdings to file a responsive pleading or motion to 4/24/17 by Judge Thomas S. Zilly.(RS) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
242017-04-10 AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Jordan Weisman on 3/31/2017, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Hughes, Andrew) (Entered: 04/10/2017)
252017-04-24 ANSWER to 1 Complaint and Affirmative Defenses with JURY DEMAND by Piranha Games, Inc..(Meiklejohn, Paul) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
262017-04-24 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Piranha Games, Inc. (Meiklejohn, Paul) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
272017-04-24 ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Harebrained Holdings, Inc., Harebrained Schemes LLC, Jordan Weisman.(Corning, James) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
282017-04-25 NOTICE REGARDING LACK OF PROPER SIGNATURE. The 25 Answer to Complaint filed on 4/24/2017 was improperly signed by J. Michael Keyes, Todd S. Fairchild, and Ryan B. Meyer. As such, one or more attorneys were not added to the case and will not receive future notices until corrected. Pursuant to FRCP Rule 11 and LCR 83.2(a), signatures must comply with Section III(L) of the Electronic Filing Procedures, which states, "An electronically filed pleading or other document which requires an attorney's signature must have the signors' names printed or typed on the line and under all signature lines." (SWT) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
292017-04-25 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT identifying Corporate Parent Harebrained Holdings, Inc. for Harebrained Schemes LLC. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Harebrained Holdings, Inc., Harebrained Schemes LLC (Corning, James) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
302017-04-26 NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Ryan Blair Meyer on behalf of Defendant Piranha Games, Inc.. (Meyer, Ryan) (Entered: 04/26/2017)
312017-05-01 AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendant(s) All Defendants, filed by Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc..(Hughes, Andrew) (Entered: 05/01/2017)
322017-05-08 JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties estimated Trial Days: 5. (Elder, Damon) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
332017-05-09 PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS re 31 Amended Complaint by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. (Hughes, Andrew) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
342017-05-10 Summons issued electronically as to defendant InMediaRes Productions LLC. (PM) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
352017-05-12 MINUTE ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES by Judge Thomas S. Zilly; Length of Trial: *5 days*. Jury Trial is set for 9/24/2018 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 15206 before Judge Thomas S. Zilly. Joinder of Parties due by 6/9/2017, Amended Pleadings due by 3/5/2018, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 3/5/2018, Motions due by 4/26/2018, Discovery completed by 6/4/2018, Dispositive motions due by 7/5/2018, Motions in Limine due by 8/23/2018, Pretrial Order due by 9/7/2018, Trial briefs to be submitted by 9/7/2018, Proposed voir dire/jury instructions due by 9/7/2018, Pretrial Conference set for 9/14/2018 at 1:30 PM before Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (KD) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
362017-05-12 AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Loren Coleman, Owner of InMediaRes Productions, LLC on 5/8/2017, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Hughes, Andrew) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
372017-05-15 ANSWER to 31 Amended Complaint with JURY DEMAND by Piranha Games, Inc..(Meyer, Ryan) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
382017-05-15 ANSWER to 31 Amended Complaint by Harebrained Holdings, Inc., Harebrained Schemes LLC.(Corning, James) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
392017-06-16 MOTION for Default Against InMediaRes Productions, LLC, filed by Plaintiff Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order) Noting Date 6/16/2017, (Hughes, Andrew) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
402017-06-23 STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER - PROTECTIVE ORDER by parties (Meyer, Ryan) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
412017-06-27 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER re parties' 40 Stipulation, signed by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (SWT) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
422017-06-28 ORDER signed by Clerk William M. McCool granting 39 Motion for Default by Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. Default entered against InMediaRes Productions, LLC. (KD) (Entered: 06/28/2017)