Connectu, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. et al

Filing 30

MOTION to Dismiss by Eduardo Saverin.(Hampton, Daniel)

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Connectu, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. et al Doc. 30 Case 1:07-cv-10593-DPW Document 30 Filed 05/03/2007 Page 1 of 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS CONNECTU, INC., Plaintiff, v. FACEBOOK, INC., MARK ZUCKERBERG, EDUARDO SAVERIN, DUSTIN MOSKOVITZ, ANDREW MCCOLLUM, CRISTOPHER HUGHES, and THEFACEBOOK, LLC, Defendants. Civil Action No.: 1:07-CV-10593-DPW Related Action No. 1:04-CV-11923-DPW DEFENDANT EDUARDO SAVERIN'S MOTION TO DISMISS CONNECTU, INC'S COMPLAINT PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(6) Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), defendant Eduardo Saverin moves to dismiss each of the claims for relief asserted against him by ConnectU Inc. ("ConnectU"): the first (copyright infringement), second (trade secret misappropriation), fifth (unfair trade practices), seventh (unjust enrichment), and eighth (intentional interference with prospective contractual and advantageous business relations) claims. As set forth in the memorandum submitted herewith, ConnectU's complaint should be dismissed as against Mr. Saverin because it fails to meet even the liberal notice requirements of Federal Rule of Procedure 8(a). Despite its assertion of five claims against Mr. Saverin, ConnectU's complaint contains no factual allegations identifying what role Mr. Saverin is alleged to have played in any wrongdoing. Accordingly, all of ConnectU's claims against Mr. Saverin should be dismissed. 1 Case 1:07-cv-10593-DPW Document 30 Filed 05/03/2007 Page 2 of 3 REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT Because Defendant Saverin wishes to be heard and believes that oral argument may assist the Court, pursuant to D. Mass. L.R. 7.1(D), he hereby requests that the Court grant oral argument on this motion. RULE 7.1(A)(2) CERTIFICATION The undersigned counsel hereby certifies that counsel for Saverin has conferred with counsel for ConnectU, Inc. in a good faith effort to resolve or narrow the issue presented by this motion. DATED: May 3, 2007 /s Daniel K. Hampton Daniel K. Hampton HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP 10 St. James Avenue, 11th Floor Boston, MA 02116 Telephone: (617) 523-2700 Facsimile: (617) 523-6850 Attorney for EDUARDO SAVERIN Of Counsel: Annette L. Hurst (CA Bar No. 148738) Nathan E. Shafroth (CA Bar No. 232505) HELLER EHRMAN LLP 333 Bush Street San Francisco, California 94110 Telephone: (415) 772-6000 Facsimile: (415) 772-6268 Robert B. Hawk (CA Bar No. 118054) Bhanu K. Sadasivan (CA Bar No. 233429) HELLER EHRMAN LLP 275 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, California 94025 Telephone: (650) 324-7000 Facsimile: (650) 324-0638 2 Case 1:07-cv-10593-DPW Document 30 Filed 05/03/2007 Page 3 of 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that this document filed through the ECF system will be sent electronically to the registered participants as identified on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) and paper copies will be sent to those indicated as non registered participants on May 3, 2007. /s Daniel K. Hampton Daniel K. Hampton # 4523492_v1 3

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