St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Janssen-Counotte
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
May 18, 2015, Decided; May 18, 2015, Filed
Case No. 3:15-mc-00099-SI
[*1156] OPINION AND ORDER ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OR TRANSFER
Michael H. Simon, District Judge.
Plaintiff St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. ("St. Jude" or "St. Jude U.S.") previously brought a motion to compel compliance with a third-party subpoena that it served upon Biotronik, Inc. ("Biotronik" or "Biotronik U.S."). After that motion was fully briefed and argued, the Court granted St. Jude's motion in part and appointed a special master to assist in resolving the remainder of the issues. Dkts. 19, 20. Biotronik now moves the Court to reconsider its decision or to transfer the dispute to the Western District of Texas, where the underlying, [**2] principal case is pending. The Court has considered the parties' arguments as set forth in their memoranda and supporting materials. For the reasons stated below, Biotronik's motion is DENIED.
The parties and events leading to the present motion are adequately chronicled in the Court's prior Opinion and Order dated March 23, 2015. Dkt. 19 at 2-11. For ease of understanding the Court's resolution [*1157] of the pending motion, however, the parties and their relationships relevant to this motion are briefly stated as follows:
• St. Jude U.S. and Biotronik U.S. are both members of multinational corporate groups that compete in the worldwide medical-technology market.
• Biotronik U.S. is owned by MS Holding II SE, a German company. MS Holding II SE also owns Biotronik SE & Co. KG ("Biotronik SE"), a German company. Biotronik AG is another European company affiliated with Biotronik U.S.
• Defendant Louise Marie Janssen-Counotte ("Janssen") was previously employed as a vice president by St. Jude U.S.'s European affiliates and is now president of Biotronik U.S.Read The Full CaseNot a Lexis Advance subscriber? Try it out for free.
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104 F. Supp. 3d 1150 *; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64355 **; 91 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 1495
ST. JUDE MEDICAL S.C., INC., Plaintiff, v. LOUISE MARIE JANSSEN-COUNOTTE, Defendant, and BIOTRONIK, INC., Third-Party Subpoena Recipient.
Prior History: [**1] Principal case pending in U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Div., Case No. A-14-CA-877-SS).
St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Janssen-Counotte, 305 F.R.D. 630, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35751 (D. Or., 2015)
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