UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

 

 

STARBUCKS CORPORATION, a

Washington corporation; and STARBUCKS

U.S. BRANDS, INC., a California

corporation 

 

Plaintiffs

 

v.

 

WOLFE'S BOROUGH COFFEE. INC., a

New Hampshire corporation, d/b/a BLACK

BEAR MICRO ROASTERY,

 

Defendant

 

 

 

 

No. Ol-CV-5981 (LTS) (THK)

 

 

DEFENDANT'S INITIAL DISCLOSURES PURSUANT

TO FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 26(a)(l)

 

Defendant and Plaintiff-in-Counterclaim Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc. ("Wolfe's

Borough") hereby submits its initial disclosures in accordance with Rule 26(a)(l) of the Federal

Rules of Civil Procedure. Wolfe's Borough reserves the right to supplement and/or amend these

disclosures as appropriate during the course of this action.

 

Rule 26(a)(1)(A)

       The following individuals may have discoverable information that Wolfe's Borough may use to support its claims and defenses.

1.     James 0. Clark

          16 Burleigh Road

          Tuftonboro, NH 03816

          (603) 569-6007

 

           Subject of information: History of use of 'Charbucks" mark by Wolfe's Borough;

           communications between the Plaintiffs ("Starbucks") and Wolfe's Borough;

           damages incurred by Wolfe's Borough as a result of Starbucks' actions.

 

2.     Annie Clark

          16 Burleigh Road

          Tuftonboro, NH 03816

          (603) 569-6007

           

          Subject of information: History of use of 'Charbucks" mark by Wolfe's Borough;

          communications between Starbucks and Wolfe's Borough; damages incurred by

          Wolfe's Borough as a result of Starbucks' actions.

 

Rule 26(a)(1)(B)

1.     Documents related to product marketing and sales, including product labels.

Location:            Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc.

                                                                      16 Burleigh Road

                                                                      Tuftonboro, NH 03816

                                                                      (603) 569-6007

           

               A copy of Wolfe's Borough's present labeling of its "Mister Charbucks" coffee is appended hereto as Exhibit A.

 

 

2.     Documents related to damages incurred by Wolfe's Borough, including sales figures and attorney bills.

Location:            Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc.

                                                                      16 Burleigh Road

                                                                      Tuftonboro, NH 03816

                                                                      (603) 569-6007

                                                                       

3.     Documents related to communications between Wolfe's Borough and Starbucks related to this dispute.

Location:            Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc.

                                                                      16 Burleigh Road

                                                                      Tuftonboro, NH 03816

                                                                      (603) 569-6007

 

4.     Documents related to communications between counsel for Wolfe's Borough and Starbucks related to this dispute.

Location:            Konowitz & Greenberg

                                                                      110 Cedar Street, Suite 500

                                                                      Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Rule 26(a)(1)(C)

 

Wolfe's Borough claims damages for loss of business due to Starbucks' actions, damage to its reputation and trademarks, and expenses incurred by it, including attorneys' fees and costs, as a result of Starbucks' prosecution of this action. Wolfe's Borough further seeks multiple damages and punitive damages. A computation of such damages is not available at this time;

Wolfe's Borough agrees to supplement this response in a timely manner.

 

Rule 26(a)(1)(D)

 

        Wolfe's Borough will provide Starbucks with a copy of the following insurance agreement: Zurich American Insurance Group, No. PAS30929054.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

WOLFE'S BOROUGH COFFEE, INC.,

d/b/a BLACK BEAR MICRO ROASTERY,

 

By its attorneys,

 

Michael K. Terry (MT/8625)

Steven S. Konowitz (BBO #277120)

KONOWITZ & GREENBERG

110 Cedar Street, Suite 250

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

(781) 237-0033

 

Dated:  October 22, 2001

 

Exhibit A