Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc.

Filing 62

MOTION for Summary Judgment on Count 3 of the complaint and Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Power Ventures, Inc.(a Cayman Island Corporation), Steven Vachani. (Fisher, Lawrence) (Filed on 1/15/2010) Modified on 3/12/2010 (cv, COURT STAFF).

Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc. Doc. 62 Case5:08-cv-05780-JF Document62 Filed01/15/10 Page1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT A. BURSOR Scott A. Bursor (pro hac vice) 369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10017 Telephone: (212) 989-9113 Facsimile: (212) 989-9163 BRAMSON, PLUTZIK, MAHLER & BIRKHAEUSER, LLP Alan R. Plutzik (State Bar No. 077785) L. Timothy Fisher (State Bar No. 191626) 2125 Oak Grove Road, Suite 120 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Telephone: (925) 945-0200 Facsimile: (925) 945-8792 Attorneys for Defendants Power Ventures, Inc. and Steve Vachani UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FACEBOOK, INC., Plaintiff, -againstPOWER VENTURES, INC. d/b/a POWER.COM, a California corporation; POWER VENTURES, INC. a Cayman Island Corporation, STEVE VACHANI, an individual; DOE 1, d/b/a POWER.COM, an individual and/or business entity of unknown nature; DOES 2 through 25, inclusive, individuals and/or business entities of unknown nature, Defendants. Case No. 5:08-cv-05780 NOTICE OF MOTION, MOTION AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT Date: February 26, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel Courtroom: 3 NOTICE OF MOTION, MOTION AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT CASE NO. 5:08-CV-05780 (JF) 60312 Dockets.Justia.com Case5:08-cv-05780-JF Document62 Filed01/15/10 Page2 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on February 26, 2010 at 9:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the courtroom of the Honorable Jeremy D. Fogel, United States District Court, 280 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113, Power Ventures Inc. and Steven Vachani (collectively, "Defendants"), will move the court for summary judgment on Count 3 of the complaint, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56. This motion is based on the Notice of Motion and Motion, the supporting Memorandum Of Law, the Declaration of Steven Vachani, all pleadings on file in this action, oral argument of counsel, and any other matter that may be submitted at the hearing. STATEMENT OF ISSUES Defendants bring this motion for summary judgment on Count 3 of the complaint, for violation of California Penal Code 502. Facebook has not alleged, and cannot prove, any "damage," "injury" or "victim expenditure" as defined in Penal Cod 502(b)(8)-(9) and 502(e). Facebook therefore lacks standing to assert any claim under 502. NOTICE OF MOTION, MOTION AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT CASE NO. 5:08-CV-05780 (JF) 60312 1 Case5:08-cv-05780-JF Document62 Filed01/15/10 Page3 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: January 15, 2010 MEMORANDUM OF LAW Defendants adopt and incorporate by reference the arguments set forth in the Memorandum Of Law In Opposition To Facebook Inc.'s Motion For Judgment On The Pleadings Pursuant To Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) Or, In The Alternative, Partial Summary Judgment Of Liability Under California Penal Code 502(c). Defendants' arguments set forth therein demonstrate that Facebook lacks standing to assert any claim under Penal Code 502, that there is no genuine issue of material fact concerning Facebook's lack of standing, and that Defendants are entitled to judgment as a matter of law dismissing Facebook's claim. Respectfully submitted, BRAMSON, PLUTZIK, MAHLER & BIRKHAEUSER, LLP By /s/ L. Timothy Fisher __ Alan R. Plutzik (State Bar No. 77785) L. Timothy Fisher (State Bar No. 191626) 2125 Oak Grove Road, Suite 120 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Telephone: (925) 945-0200 Facsimile: (925) 945-8792 LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT A. BURSOR Scott A. Bursor (pro hac vice) 369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10017-6531 Telephone: (212) 989-9113 Facsimile: (212) 989-9163 Attorneys for Defendants Power Ventures, Inc. and Steve Vachani NOTICE OF MOTION, MOTION AND MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT CASE NO. 5:08-CV-05780 (JF) 60312 2