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Plaintiff's response to Ignite, Stream and the other defendants' motions to dismiss.
Plaintiff's response to Ignite, Stream and the other defendants' motions to dismiss.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXASHOUSTON DIVISIONJUAN RAMON TORRES, ET AL.,Plaintiffs,vs.SGE MANAGEMENT, LLC, ET AL.,Defendants.Civil Action No. 4:09-cv-2056Jury Demanded
THE PLAINTIFFS’ RESPONSE TO THEDEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS ANDALTERNATIVE REQUEST FOR LEAVE TOAMEND
Case 4:09-cv-02056 Document 30 Filed in TXSD on 09/28/2009 Page 1 of 33
 
Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, 28 September 2009, page ii.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ............................................................................................. IV
 
1.
 
FUNDAMENTAL FACTS. ..................................................................................... 1
 
2.
 
THERE IS NO VALID ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. .......................................... 2
 
2.1
 
When one party has the right to unilaterally modify or abolish anarbitration agreement, it is unenforceable in Texas. .................................. 2
 
2.2
 
Ignite’s arbitration agreement is void and unenforceable. .......................... 4
 
3.
 
IGNITE IS A PYRAMID SCHEME TO DEFRAUD. ............................................... 7
 
3.1
 
Ignite’s compensation program is an illegal pyramid scheme. ................... 7
 
3.2
 
Ignite’s pyramid is collapsing, just as all pyramids must. ......................... 10
 
4.
 
THE COMPLAINT PROPERLY ALLEGES THE FOUNDATION FOR THEPLAINTIFFS’ RICO CLAIMS. ............................................................................. 12
 
4.1
 
The defendants have engaged in a “pattern of racketeering activity”by wire and mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 &1341. ............... 12
 
4.2
 
Stream, Ignite and the Pyramid are engaged in “interstatecommerce.” .............................................................................................. 15
 
4.3
 
Ignite, Stream and the Pyramid are “enterprises” for purposes ofRICO. ....................................................................................................... 16
 
4.4
 
Ignite and Stream are liable RICO “person[s]” that engaged in apattern of racketeering through another “enterprise,” the Pyramid. ......... 17
 
4.5
 
The individual defendants are each liable as RICO “person[s]” thatengaged in a pattern of racketeering activity through Ignite, Streamand the Pyramid. ...................................................................................... 18
 
5.
 
THE COMPLAINT STATES HOW THE DEFENDANTS HAVE VIOLATED18 U.S.C 1962 § (a), (b), (c) AND (d). ................................................................ 19
 
5.1
 
The defendants have received income from a pattern ofracketeering activity and invested that income in an enterprise inviolation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(a). .............................................................. 19
 
5.2
 
The defendants have acquired or maintained an interest in anenterprise through a pattern of racketeering in violation of 18 U.S.C.§ 1962(b) ................................................................................................. 22
 
Case 4:09-cv-02056 Document 30 Filed in TXSD on 09/28/2009 Page 2 of 33
 
Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, 28 September 2009, page iii.
5.3
 
The defendants are employed by or associated with an enterpriseand conduct its affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity inviolation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c). .............................................................. 23
 
5.4
 
The defendants have conspired to violate subsections 18 U.S.C. §1962 (a), (b), or (c) in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962 (d). .......................... 24
 
6.
 
ALTERNATIVE REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO AMEND. ....................................... 25
 
7.
 
PRAYER. ............................................................................................................ 25
 
Case 4:09-cv-02056 Document 30 Filed in TXSD on 09/28/2009 Page 3 of 33

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