Vulcan Golf, LLC v. Google Inc. et al
MOTION by Defendant Oversee.Net to dismiss (Carter, Janelle)
Vulcan Golf, LLC v. Google Inc. et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION VULCAN GOLF, LLC, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. GOOGLE INC., OVERSEE.NET, SEDO LLC, DOTSTER, INC., AKA REVENUEDIRECT.COM, INTERNET REIT, INC. d/b/a IREIT, INC., and JOHN DOES I-X, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )
Case No. 07 CV 3371 Judge Charles P. Kocoras Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown
DEFENDANT OVERSEE.NET'S MOTION TO DISMISS Defendant Oversee.net, Inc. ("Oversee"), by and through it attorneys, hereby moves this honorable Court to dismiss Plaintiff Vulcan Golf, LLC's Complaint with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6). 1. Plaintiff's Complaint consists of twelve (12) counts against Oversee and its co-
defendants, alleging the following: RICO violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c) (Count I); RICO violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d) (Count II); cybersquatting in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d) (Count III); trademark infringement in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1141(1) (Count IV); false designation of origin in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a) (Count V); dilution in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c) (Count VI); Illinois consumer fraud and deceptive business practices act under 815 ILCS 505/2, Illinois uniform deceptive trade practices act 815 ILCS 510/2, and similar or identical state statutes of the various states (Count VII); declaratory judgment (Count VIII); common law trademark violation (Count IX); contributory trademark infringement (Count X);
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intentional interference with current and prospective economic advantage (Count XI); and unjust enrichment (Count XII). 2. Plaintiff's claims should be dismissed, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
12(b)(1), because Plaintiff is without standing to assert such claims. Plaintiff has not and cannot allege that it has been directly harmed by any illegal acts of Oversee. 3. Furthermore, Plaintiff's claims--counts I through XII--should be dismissed, pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), since Plaintiff fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Moreover, Plaintiff's pleading failures cannot be cured as there are no facts that can be alleged to support its allegations against Oversee. 4. Accordingly, Plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed with prejudice for the reasons set
forth herein and set forth fully in the accompanying Memorandum of Law in Support of Oversee.net's Motion to Dismiss as well as the motions of all co-defendants hereby adopted by Defendant Oversee where applicable. For the foregoing reasons, Defendant Oversee respectfully requests that this Court dismiss Counts I through XII of Plaintiff's Complaint with prejudice.
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Respectfully submitted, OVERSEE.NET, INC. Dated: August 17, 2007 By: s/ Janelle M. Carter _______ One of their Attorneys
Ronald Y. Rothstein Janelle M. Carter Winston & Strawn LLP 35 West Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601 Tel: (312) 558-5600 Fax: (312) 558-5700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Steven Atlee Winston & Strawn LLP 333 Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 Tel: (213) 615-1700 Fax: (213) 615-1750 Andrew Bridges Winston & Strawn LLP 101 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: (415) 591-1000 Fax: (415) 591-1400 Admission Pending
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on August 17, 2007, a true and correct copy of the foregoing was served in accordance with Rule 5, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, on the following: Robert M. Foote Stephen William Fung Foote, Meyers, Mielke & Flowers, LLC 28 North First Street, #2 Geneva, Illinois 60134 Jonathan M. Cyrluk Mariah E. Moran Stetler & Duffy, Ltd. 11 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, Illinois 60603 Jeffrey Singer Misty Rose Martin Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60611 Alexis Elizabeth Payne Bradley Louis Cohn Brett A. August Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5000 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Steven R. Borgman Vinson & Elkins LLP 2500 First City Tower 1001 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77002 Kathleen Currie Chavez Chavez Law Firm P.C. 28 North First Street, #2 Geneva, Illinois 60134 Joseph Gratz Michael Page Keker & Van Nest LLP 710 Sansome Street San Francisco, California Alison C. Conlon Michael R. Dockterman Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon 225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Scott Ryan Hiehle Vinson & Elkins LLP Trammel Crow Center 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700 Dallas, Texas 75201
___s/ Janelle M. Carter__
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