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sheetandthe
Information
containedherein
neitherreplace
nor
supplement
the
filing
and
service
of
pleadings
or
other
papers
as
required
by
law,
except
as
provided
by
local
rules
of
court.
This
form,
approved
by
the
Judicial
Conference
ofthe
United
States
In
September
1974,
Is
required
for
useofthe
Clerk
of
Court
for
the
purpose
of
Initiatingthecivildocketsheet.
.DEC
27
2012
PLAINTIFFS
THEODORE
F.
SCHROEDER
ATTORNEYS
(FIRMNAME,
ADDRESS,
AND
TELEPHONE
NUMBER
RICHARDL.
SCHEFF,
ESQUIRE
MONTGOMERY
McCRACKENWALKER
&RHOADSLLP437MadisonAvenue,Floor29,NewYork,NY10022
DEFENDANTS
BRIAN
S.
COHEN
andPINTEREST,
INC.
ATTORNEYS(IFKNOWN)
Unknown
CAUSEOF
ACTION
(CITETHE
U.S.
CIVIL
STATUTEUNDER
WHICHYOU
ARE
FILING
AND
WRITE
A
BRIEFSTATEMENTOF
CAUSE)
(DONOTCITE
JURISDICTIONALSTATUTESUNLESS
DIVERSITY)
This
is
anaction
for
misappropriation,
unjust
enrichment,and
breach
of
fiduciary
duty
under
28
USC
1332(a)
and
28
USC
1391(b).
Has
this
ora
similar
case
been
previously
filed
In
SONY
at
any
time?
No
[x]Yes
D
Judge
PreviouslyAssigned
If
yes,was
this
case
Vol.
D
Invot.
Q
Dismissed.
No
Yes
Q
If
yes,
give
date.
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AN
INTERNATIONALARBITRATION
CASE?
NO
£3
Yes
(PLACE
AN[x]
IN
ONE
BOX
ONLY)
NATURE
OFSUIT
&
Case
No.
ACTIONSUNDER
STATUTES
PERSONALINJURYCONTRACTPERSONALINJURY
[
]110
INSURANCE
[]310
AIRPLANE
11120
MARINE
|J315
AIRPLANE
PRODUCT
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.
LIABILITY
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LIBEL
&
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1150
RECOVERY
OF
(]330FEDERAL
OVERPAYMENT
&
EMPLOYERS'ENFORCEMENT
LIABILITY
OF
JUDGMENT
[]340
MARINE
[]1S1
MEDICARE
ACT
[1345
MARINE
PRODUCT
I
J152
RECOVERY
OF
LIABILITY
DEFAULTED
[
|350
MOTORVEHICLE
STUDENTLOANS
I
355
MOTOR
VEHICLE
(EXCL
VETERANS)
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[
[153
RECOVERY
OF
t1360
OTHERPERSONAL
OVERPAYMENT
INJURY
OFVETERAN'S
BENEFITS
11160
STOCKHOLDERS
SUITS
M190
OTHER
CONTRACT
[
]195
CONTRACT
PRODUCT
ACTIONSUNDER
STATUTES
LIABILITY
[]196
FRANCHISE
CIVIL
RIGHTS
[]441
VOTING
[]442
EMPLOYMENT
REAL
PROPERTY
[]443
HOUSING/
ACCOMMODATIONS
[
1210
LAND
[]444WELFARE
CONDEMNATION
[J446
AMERICANS
WITH
[
1220
FORECLOSURE
DISABILITIES
-
[|230
RENTLEASE
&
EMPLOYMENTEJECTMENT
[]446
AMERICANS
WITH
[)240
TORTSTO
LAND
DISABILITIES
-OTHER
IIMS
TORTPRODUCT
[1440
OTHER
CIVIL
RIGHTS
LIABILITY
(Non-Prisoner)
[)290
ALL
OTHER
REAL
PROPERTY
Check
If
demanded
Incomplaint:
FORFEITURE/PENALTY
BANKRUPTCY
I]422APPEAL
28USC15S
[]423
WITHDRAWAL
28USC167OTHERSTATUTES
CHECKIFTHISISA
CLASS
ACTION
UNDERF.R.C.P.23
DEMAND
$
75,000+
OTHER
Check
YESonlyifdemandedIn
complaint
JURY
DEMAND:
E
YES
NO
11362
PERSONALINJURY-
[]610
MED
MALPRACTICE
[]620
[I365
PERSONAL
INJURY
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
[
1625
[]368
ASBESTOSPERSONAL
INJURY
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
PERSONALPROPERTY
[]370OTHER
FRAUD
[]371
TRUTH
IN
LENDING
[]380
OTHER
PERSONAL
()690
PROPERTY
DAMAGE
[]385
PROPERTY
DAMAGE
PRODUCT
LIABILITY
LABOR
PRISONER
PETITIONS
[1510
MOTIONS
TO
VACATE
SENTENCE
20USC2255[
1740
[]630
HABEAS
CORPUS
[]790
[]535
DEATHPENALTY
[]540
MANDAMUS
&
OTHER
I1791
[J630
[
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[
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[]660
tl'10
1172011730
AGRICULTURE
OTHERFOOD
&
DRUG
DRUG
RELATED
SEIZURE
OF
PROPERTY
21
USC
881LIQUORLAWSRR
&
TRUCK
AIRLINE
REGS
OCCUPATIONALSAFETY/HEALTH
OTHER
PROPERTY
RIGHTS
(]820COPYRIGHTSI)830
PATENT
[]840
TRADEMARK
SOCIALSECURITY
[J861HIA(1395H)
I1862BLACKLUNG(923)
[]863
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(405(g))[1864SSID
TITLE
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(J460
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[
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FAIR
LABOR
STANDARDS
ACT
LABOR/MGMTRELATIONSLABOR/MGMT
REPORTING
&
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RAILWAYLABORACT
OTHER
LABOR
LITIGATION
EMPLRET
INC
SECURITY
ACT
FEDERAL
TAX
SUITS
[J870
TAXES
(U.S.
Plaintiff
or
Defendant)
(1871
IRS-THIRD
PARTY
26
USC
7609
STATE
REAPPORTIONMENT
ANTITRUSTBANKS&BANKING
COMMERCEDEPORTATIONRACKETEER
INFLU
ENCED
&
CORRUPT
ORGANIZATIONACT
(RICO)
CONSUMER
CREDIT
CABLE/SATELLITETV
SELECTIVESERVICE
SECURITIES/COMMODITIES/
EXCHANGE
CUSTOMERCHALLENGE
12
USC3410
OTHER
STATUTORY
ACTIONS
AGRICULTURAL
ACTSECONOMIC
STABILIZATIONACTENVIRONMENTAL
MATTERSENERGYALLOCATION
ACT
FREEOOM
OF
INFORMATIONACT
APPEAL
OF
FEE
DETERMINATION
UNDER
EQUAL
ACCESS
TO
JUSTICE
CONSTITUTIONALITY
OF
STATE
STATUTES
PRISONER
CIVILRIGHTS
[]550
CIVIL
RIGHTS
(]555
PRISON
CONDITION
IMMIGRATION
1)876
[)890
1)891
[
]892
[
)893
[1894
1
]895
[
)900
[
]950
11462
11463
[
]465
NATURALIZATIONAPPLICATION
HABEAS
CORPUS-
ALIENDETAINEE
OTHER
IMMIGRATION
ACTIONS
DOYOU
CLAIM
THIS
CASE
IS
RELATED
TOA
CIVIL
CASE
NOWPENDING
IN
S.D.N.Y.?
IF
SO,
STATE:
JUDGE
DOCKETNUMBER.
NOTE:
Please
submit
atthe
time
of
filing
an
explanation
of
why
casesare
deemedrelated.
 
(PLACEAN
x
iNONEBOXdHLY)
ORIGIN
IS
1
Original
2
Removed
from
3
Remanded
4
Reinstatedor
5
Transferred
from
6
Multidistrict
7
AppealTo
District
Proceeding
stateCourt
from
Reopened
(Specify
District)Litigation
^SeJudge
[]a.
all
partln
raprwantedAppellate
Judgment
IIb.Atleastone
partyIsprose.
(PLACE
AN
x
IN
ONE
BOX
ONLY)
BASISOFJURISDICTION
IF
DIVERSITY,INDICATE
D1
U.S.
PLAINTIFF
2
U.S.
DEFENDANT
3
FEDERAL
QUESTION
IS4
DIVERSITY
CITIZENSHIPBELOW.
(U.S.
NOT
A
PARTY)
(28
USC
1332,1441)
CITIZENSHIP
OF
PRINCIPAL
PARTIES(FOR
DIVERSITY
CASES
ONLY)
.
(Placean
[X]
inoneboxfor
Plaintiff
andoneboxfor
Defendant)
PTF
DEF
PTF
DEFPTF
DEF
CITIZEN
OFTHISSTATE
[11
[Xj
1
CITIZEN
ORSUBJECT
OF
A[]3I]3
INCORPORATED
and
PRINCIPAL
PLACE
II5X5Uw
FOREIGNCOUNTRY
OF
BUSINESS
IN
ANOTHERSTATE
CITIZEN
OFANOTHERSTATE
X)
2
[]2
INCORPORATED
or
PRINCIPALPLACE
[]4[]4
FOREIGN
NATION
[16[]6
OF
BUSINESS
INTHIS
STATE
PLAINTIFF(S)
ADDRESS(ES)
AND
COUNTY(IES)
THEODORE
F.SCHROEDER,4408
Asbury
Avenue,Ocean
City,
NewJersey08226
DEFENDANT(S)
ADDRESS(ES)
AND
COUNTY(IES)
BRIAN
S.
COHEN,
1
Little
West12thStreet,
NewYork,New
York
10014
PINTEREST,
INC.,
1201
Orange
Street,
Suite
600,
OneCommerce
Center,
New
Castle,
Delaware
19801
DE
REPRKENTA-nON
Is^ReSSSe
THAT,AT
THIS
TIME,
I
HAVE
BEEN
UNABLE,
WITH
REASONABLEDILIGENCE,
TO
ASCERTAIN
THE
RESIDENCEADDRESSESOFTHE
FOLLOWING
DEFENDANTS:
Not
applicable.
Checkone:
THIS
ACTION
SHOULD
BE
ASSIGNED
TO:
WHITEPLAINS
g|
MANHATTAN
(DONOT
check
either
box
If
this
a
PRISONER
PETITION/PRISONER
CIVIL
RIGHTSCOMPLAINT.)
DATE
12/27/12
SIGNATUrjayOF
ATJpRNE^F
RECORD
ADMITTED
TO
PRACTICE
IN
THISDISTRICT
M
YES
(DATEADMITTED
Mo.
JJ
Yr.
2011
)
RECEIPT*
"'
/fl
AttorneyBar
Code
#
1206
Magistrate
Judgeistobedesignatedbythe
Clerk
ofthe
Court.
Magistrate
Judge
,
L'
''kiJ*
»s
soDesignated.
Ruby
J.
Krajick,
Clerk
of
Court
by
DeputyClerk,
DATED.
UNITED
STATES
DISTRICT
COURT(NEW
YORK
SOUTHERN)
i
A
 
12
Ht
^"±1
o
IN
THE
UNITED
STATESDISTRICTCOURT
FOR
THESOUTHERNDISTRICT
OF
NEW
YORK
THEODORE
F.
SCHROEDER,
Plaintiff,
v.
BRIAN
S.
COHEN
and
PINTEREST,INC.,
Defendants.
COMPLAINT
CivilActionNo.
ECF
Case
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
Plaintiff,TheodoreF.Schroeder("Schroeder"),byandthroughhisundersignedcounsel,bringsthisVerifiedComplaintagainstDefendantsBrianS.Cohen("Cohen")andPinterest,Inc.
("Pinterest")andallegesthefollowing:
INTRODUCTION
r-o
1.
Thisisanactionfor,amongotherthings,misappropriation,unjustemichmeflfand
-Y3
breach
offiduciarydutyarisingoutofDefendants
Cohen
andPinterest'sillegaluseofplaintiffs
ideasandinformationtechnologyindevelopingwww.Pinterest.com.
2.Plaintifforiginatedtheideasthatledtothepopular,ever-growingPinterestwebsite.In2005,supportedbytwofriends,Plaintiffconceivedawebapplicationthatwould
allowInternetuserstoshareinformationaboutthemselvesinwaysverydifferentfromthe
popularsocialnetworkslikeFriendster,MySpaceandFacebookbyfocusingonsuchusers'
interestspostedtosuchuser's"board."PlaintiffbroughthisfellowColumbialawschoolfriendsonaspartnerstohelphimdeveloptheprojectand,later,Cohen,aself-proclaimed
"EntrepreneurialMentor,"becameapartnerwiththeotherthreeowners.Plaintiffinvestedthe
mostamountofmoney
of
thefourstakeholdersand,byfar,themostamount
of
timeby
developinghisideasintoafunctioningwebsiteandgrowingcommunitywiththousands
of
users.
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