Garteiser Honea wins one more as Judge Denies Motion to Transfer HP

(June 27, 2018, Tyler, Texas) Today, Garteiser Honea won a key victory for its client against HP, Inc., represented by Jones Day in an attempt to move venue to the N.D. Cal in TXED 6:17-cv-0462 Dkt. 30, consolidated as 6:17-cv-0300-RWS, Dkt. 91. Hewlett-Packard had a sufficient presence in the Eastern District of Texas such that the court ruled it was “clearly not more convenient to move the case to the Northern District of California.” In his ruling, Judge Schroeder did not put any weight on the related cases following HP’s lawsuit. However, this was due to the analysis being done at the time of the filing of the original HP lawsuit. So should Samsung or Dell attempt to change venue, the result may be same but the rationale for the ruling could change based on Rule 1 parameters that the parties, as well as the courts, must take into consideration.

Attorneys representing HP, Inc. were led by Krista Sue Schwartz out of Jones Day Chicago, accompanied by Israel Sasha Mayergoyz (Chicago), Michael A. Lavine (San Francisco), and Sanjiv Prakash Laud (Minneapolis). Also representing HP were Brandon Hugh Stroy & Sasha G. Rao from Maynard Cooper & Gale LLP of San Francisco and Michael E Jones of Potter Minton of Tyler.