Ridenhour v. UMG Recordings, Inc.

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COMPLAINT with jury demand against UMG Recordings, Inc. ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 34611066509.). Filed byCarlton Douglas Ridenhour. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(vlk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/2/2011)

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CIVIL COVER SHEET '8% JS 44 (Rev 12/81 ( C A N D Rev I I I O ) The JS cover sheet and the ~nformation contained herein neither replace nor supplement the fillngand service of pleachngs o r other papers as required by law, except as prvvlded by local rules ofcourt. This form, approved by the Judicial C o n f e ~ n c o f the Untted States in September 1974. is requlred for the use o f the Clerk o f Court for the purpose of initiating e the civil docket sheet. (SEE LNSTRUCTIONS O N PAGE T W O O F T H E FORM ) I. (a) ( PLA~NTIFFS DEFENDANTS Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, d/b/a "Chuck D", individually & as a Inember of "Public Enemy", on behalf of himself & all others similarly situated UMG Recordings, Tnc. (b) County of Restdence o f F l n t Listed P l a i n t ~ f fVentura County (EXCEPT IN U S P L 4 I N T I F F C A S E S ) County o f Kestdence of First Listed Defendant (IN U S PLAINTIFF C A S E S O N L Y ) NOTE IN LAND CONDEMNATlON CASES, USETHE LOCATIONOF THE LAND INVOLVED (c) Attorney's (Firm Name, Address. and Telephone Number) Attorneys (If K n o w n ) SEE ATTACHMENT. 1 Ill. CITIZENSHIP O F PRINCIPAL PARTIES (place an"^' in 11. BASIS OF (For Diversity Cases Only) 0I PTF DEF 0 2 U S Governn~e~~t Defendant 02 2 0: 3 Foreign Nat~on (US. Government Not a Party) 04 Dive~siy (Indicate Citizensh~p f Part~esm lte~ii o 111) DEF 4 5 lllcorporated and Princ~palPlace of Bus~ness111 Anotlier State Citize~iof T h ~ s State for ~ ~ a i n t ~ f f PTF 0I Citiret~of Another State 3 Federal Quest~on Pla~~~tiff I C ~ t ~ z e nSubject of o or Fu~elg~~ Cu~uitry U S Government O I I BOX ~ and One Box for Defendant) 5 04 l~~corporated Principal Place or of Business In This State 0 6 0 6 ,. 470 Racketeer lnflue~~ced and Comlpl Organizations 480 Consllmer Credir 490 CableISat TV 810 Selectibe Service P~opertyDamage 12 USC 3410 892 Ecol~om~c Stabil~zal~on Act 893 E l w u o ~ l n ~ e ~ ~ t a l Matters 894 Energy Allocai~o~~ Act 790 Otlier Labor Litigation 791 En~plKet IIIC Accommodat~ons Delerm~nation 950 Constit~~tenalily of Stale Stntules V. ORIGIN rn 1 pee anx'r;" io 011e BOX O I I I ~ . ) Original 0 2 Kemoved from 0 3 Kemanded from Proceed~ng State Court Appellate Court Tr;instrred from 0 4 Reinstated or Reopened 0 5 allother distrtct (sl~ec~~) Appeal to Dtstrict 0 6 Multidlstrict Litigation n 7 Judge from Magistrate Judgment Cite the U S C I V I I Statute under which you are l i l ~ n g( D o not cite jurisdictional s t a t u t e s unless diversity): V'. CAUSE O F ACTION 28 U.S.C. Section 1332(d) Brief description "f (.ause: Class action for breach of c o n t r j i & & & h q n s of state law based on failure to pay royalties. V11. REQUESTED IN COMPLAINT: rn Vlll. RELATED CASE(S) IF ANY IX. DIVISIONAL ASSIGNMENT (CIVIL L.R. I (PLACE AND "xW N ONE BOX ONLY) DATE November 2.20 1 1 C H E C K Y E S only ifdemanded in complaint: JURY DEMAND: I3 Y e s o No U N D E R F.K.C.P. 23 REQIIIREMENI' TO FILE NCISCO/OAKLAND 0SAN JOSE IEURE ATTACHMENT TO CIVIL COVER SHEET SECTION 1(C) - ATTORNEY'S FOR PLAINTIFFS Michael P. Lehmann Bruce J. Wecker Arthur N. Bailey, Jr. HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3400 San Francisco, CA 94 104 Telephone: 4 15-633-1908 Facsimile: (4 15) 358-4980 Michael D. Hausfeld James J. Pizzirusso HAUSFELD LLP 1700 K Street, N W Suite 650 Washington, D.C. 20006 Telephone: (202) 540-7200 Facsimile: (202) 540-720 1 Bruce L. Simon Aaron M. Sheanin William J. Newsom PEARSON, SIMON, WARSHAW & PENNY, LLP 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450 San Francisco, California 94 104 Telephone: (4 15) 433-9000 Facsimile: (41 5) 433-9008 Clifford H. Pearson (Cal. Bar No. 108523) Daniel L. Warshaw (Cal. Bar No. 185365) PEARSON, SIMON, WARSHAW & PENNY, LLP 15 165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 400 Sherman Oaks, CA 9 1403 Telephone: (818) 788-8300 Facsimile: (8 18) 788-8 104 Edgar D. Gankendorff Christophe Bela Szapary PROVOSTY & GANKENDORFF, L.L.C. 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2700 New Orleans, LA 70 130 Telephone: (504) 4 10-2795 Facsimile: (504) 4 10-2796

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