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Morici v. HashFast (Motion to dismiss)

Morici v. HashFast (Motion to dismiss)

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Morici v. HashFast (Motion to dismiss)
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PLAINTIFF PETE MORICI’S OPP.
TO DEFS.
’ MOT. TO DISMISS
 Case No.: 5:14-cv-00087-EJD
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Venkat Balasubramani (SBN 189192) FOCAL PLLC 800 Fifth Ave, Suite 4100 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206) 529-4827 Fax: (206) 260-3966 Email: venkat@focallaw.com
 
Attorneys for Plaintiff PETE MORICI
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
 PETE MORICI, an individual, Plaintiff, v. HASHFAST TECHNOLOGIES LLC, a California limited liability company, HASHFAST LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, SIMON BARBER, an individual, and EDUARDO deCASTRO, an individual, Defendants. Case No. 5:14-cv-00087-EJD
PLAINTIFF PETE MORICI’S
OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS
 MOTION TO DISMISS HEARING DATE
: Date: August 1, 2014 Time: 09:00 AM Courtroom: 4, 5th Floor, San Jose Before: Hon. Edward J. Davila
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PLAINTIFF PETE MO
RICI’S OPP.
TO DEFS.
’ MOT. TO DISMISS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................................1 BACKGROUND AND ALLEGATIONS ......................................................................................2 DISCUSSION .................................................................................................................................3 A.
Defendants’ Statements Regarding Timing of Delivery and Their Refund Policy Satisfy Morici’s Pleading Requirements as to Fraud
 .......................................................3 1. Morici alleges sufficient facts to raise an inference of scienter. ..............................5 2. Equivocal statements from the Bitcoin Talk Forum cannot act as disclaimers. .......6 3.
The “Miner Protection Program” and vague specific
ations were part of the deception. .................................................................................................................8 B.
Morici’s Claims Against deCastro and Barber Adequately Alleged Direct
Participation, Consent to or Approval of the Misrepresentations ....................................8 1. deCastro and Barber were the moving force behind the deceptions. .......................9 2. Morici has pled facts sufficient for vicarious liability consistent with Rule 9. ...... 10 3. deCastro and Barber can be held liable for unfair competition claims. ................. 11 C.
Morici’s Claims Against Both HashFast Entities Should Remain
. ............................... 12 CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................. 13
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PLAINTIFF PETE MO
RICI’S OPP.
TO DEFS.
’ MOT. TO DISMISS
- ii Case No.: 5:14-cv-00087-EJD
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases
Am. Specialty Health Group, Inc. v. Healthways, Inc.,  No.: 11-CV-02819 BEN (KSC), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147522 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 12, 2012) ....... 7 A
uxo Med., LLC v. Ohio Nat’l Life Assur. Corp.
,  No.: 3:11cv259-DWD, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97089 (E.D. Va. Aug. 30, 2011) ..................... 10 Chelini v. Nieri, 32 Cal. 2d 480 (1948) ................................................................................................................... 5 Corvello v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 728 F.3d 878 (9th Cir. 2013) ........................................................................................................ 8 Downey Savings & Loan Assn. v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., 189 Cal. App. 3d 1072 (1987) .................................................................................................... 13 Emery v .Visa International Service Assoc., 95 Cal. App. 4th 952 (2002) ....................................................................................................... 11 Frances T. v. Village Green Owners Assn., 42 Cal. 3d 490 (1986) ................................................................................................................... 9 Glen Holly Entertainment, Inc. v. Tektronix, Inc., 100 F. Supp. 2d 1086 (C.D. Cal. 1999) ........................................................................................ 5 Guaranty Residential Lending, Inc. v. International Mortg. Center, Inc., 305 F. Supp. 2d 846 (N.D. Ill. 2004) .......................................................................................... 10 In re Glenfed Inc. Securities Litigation, 42 F.3d 1541 (9th Cir. 1994) ........................................................................................................ 3 Lachmund v. ADM Investor Services, 191 F.3d 777 (7th Cir. 1999) ...................................................................................................... 10 Lazar v. Superior Court, 12 Cal. 4th 631 (1996) .................................................................................................................. 5 Leyvas v. Bank of Am. Corp. (In re Countrywide Fin. Corp. Mortg. Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig.), 601 F. Supp. 2d 1201 (S.D. Cal. 2009) .......................................................................... 11
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