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ABC Escrow Inc. / Alcohol Enterprises Inc. v Michael Steinhauer - Reply to Motion

ABC Escrow Inc. / Alcohol Enterprises Inc. v Michael Steinhauer - Reply to Motion

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Plaintiffs' Reply To Opposition To Order To Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction; Declaration Of Louie Cano
Plaintiffs' Reply To Opposition To Order To Show Cause Re: Preliminary Injunction; Declaration Of Louie Cano

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FILED
LOS
ANGELESSUPERIORCOURT
,llPR
02
2004
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PLAINTIFFS'REPLYTOOPPOSITIONTOORDERTOSHOWCAUSERE:
PRELIM
INAR
Y
INJUNCTION;
DECLARATIONOFLOUIECANO
DATE:AprilS,
2004
TIME:
8:30A.M.DEPT.:46Hon.RodneyE.Nelson
SUPERIORCOURTOFTHE
STATE
OF
CALIFORNIAFOR
THE
COUNTY
OF
LOS
ANGELES
CASENO.:BC312678Defendants.Plaintiffs
v.
MICHAELSTEINHAUER,anindividual.andDoes
I
through
10,
inclusive.ABCESCROW,INC
..
aCaliforniacorporation;)ALCOHOLENTERPRISES,
INc.,
aCalifornia)corporation)
))
)
))
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))
)
AttorneysforPlaintiffsABCEscrow,Inc.,andAlcoholEnterprises,Inc.
RonaldJasonPalmieri,State
Bar
#96953
Robert
P.
Wargo,
StateBar
#175177
LAW
OFFICESOF
RONALDJASON
PALMIERI
911
LindaFloraDriveLosAngeles,California90049Tel:(310)471-1881Fax:(310)471-3511
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PlaintiffsABCEscrow,Inc.,andAlcoholEnterprises,Inc
..
replytoDefendantMichael
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Steinhauer'sResponsetotheOrdertoShowCauseRe:PreliminaryInjunctionasfollows:
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I
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DEFENDANTDOESNOT
DENYANY
OFTHEMATERIAL
ALLEGATIONSSET
FORTH
IN
THE
MOVING
PAPERS
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22
232425262728TIleCourtshouldnotethatDefendantSteinhauerdoesnotdenyany
of
thematerialallegationssetforthinthemovingpaperswhichsupporttheissuance
of
thePreliminaryInjunction.
n ~
S ~ c i t i c a l l y ,
hedoesnotdenythat:
."
:r
(1)
PursuanttohiswrittenemploymentagreementwithPlaintiffs,during,andforaperiod
SI
oflwo
yearsfollowingthetenninationof,hisemploymentwith
Plaintitl
hewasforbiddenfrom
U ~ l g
any
of
Plaintiffs'confidentialinfonnation(includingthename,addressortelephonenumber
L;l
of
clientsorcustomers)to"callon,solicit,takeaway,orattempttocallon,solicitortakeaway,eitherfor[Defendant]orforanyotherperson,tinn,corporationorentitythecompany'sclients,
 
customersandemployees,"2(2)Followingthetermination
of
hisemployment
by
Plaintiffs,hebreachedthisprovision
of
3hisemployment.andinterferedwithPlaintiffs'potentialeconomicadvantage.
by
contactingSafeway4Stores.one
of
Plaintiffs'long-timeclients,andplacingthemindirectcontacttheseller
ofa
liquor5licensewhichSafewayhadintendedtoacquirethroughtheservices
of
Plaintiffs;and6
(3)
Asaresult
of
saidact,Plaintiffslostthe$90,000
in
profitstheyotherwisewouldhave7obtainedhadSteinhauer
not
interferedinthetransaction.8Moreover,Steinhauerdoesnotcontestthatastothe
relief
granted.greaterinjurywillbe9inflicteduponthePlaintiffs
by
thedenial
of
relief
thanwillbeinflicteduponDefendantbythe
10
granting
of
the
relief
herein;andthatPlaintiffshave
no
adequateremedyatlaw.
II
Defendants'onlyobjectiontotheissuance
ofthe
PreliminaryInjunctionisthattheinjunction
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includealist
of
thosepersonsand/orentitieswhomPlaintitTsbelieveweretheircustomersand
13
clientsas
of
March5,2004,
so
thattherewillbenoquestionasto
whom
hecan
or
cannot
14
communicatewith.Plaintiffshaveincludedalist
of
suchpersonsandentitiesasanexhibittothe
15
proposedPreliminaryInjunctionsubmitted,andPlaintitTsrequestthatthe
Court
maintaintheexhibit
16
underseal
in
ordertoprotectthis
Contidentiallnformation
of
Plaintiffs.
17
II.
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DEFENDANTSTEINHAUERTHATSAFEWAYSTORESWASACLIENT
OF
PLAINTIFFSAT
THE
TIME
OF
HISTERM
INA
nON
FROMEMPLOYMENT
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262728Althoughnotaddressed
by
Steinhauer
in
hiswrittenopposition,atthetime
of
thehearingontheExParteApplicationforTemporaryRestraining
Order
and
OSC
Re:PreliminaryInjunction,SteinhauerassertedthathehadnoknowledgethatPlaintiffswereinvolvedinnegotiationswithSafewayforthesale
of
theliquorlicenseatissue.However,theattacheddeclaration
of
LouisCano,
n,
D ~ f e n d a n t s '
supervisorduringhisemploymentwithPlaintiffs,establishesthatDefendantSteinhauer
l'
h ~
knowledge
of
Plaintiffs'ongoingbusinessrelationshipwithSafeway,becauseCanohaddilcussedtherelationshipwithall
of
Plaintiffs'salesstatTatweekly
staff
meetingsandspecifically
wt1h
Steinhaueronnumerousoccasions.Moreover,
Cano's
declarationestablishesthatSteinhauer
.""
hadreadyaccesstoPlaintiffs'writtenandelectronicfilesconcerningall
of
theirclients,includingthenames,addressesandtelephonenumbers
of
suchclients.
Page
::!
PLAINTIFF'S
REPLYTO
OPPOSITION
TO
ORDER
TO
SHOWCAUSE
RE:
PRELIMINARYINJUNCTION
 
III.
2
THEPRELIMINARYINJUNCTIONSHOULDBEISSUEDWITHONLYAMINIMUMUNDERTAKING
3Withrespectto
the
issuance
of
aPreliminaryInjunction.the
amount
of
the
undertaking
4
requiredinconnectiontherewithislefttothesounddiscretion
of
theCourt
soastoprotectthe
5
interests
of
allpartiesaffected
by
theInjunction.
(See
Hummelvs.RepublicsFederalSavings
&
IV.CONCLUSION
Forall
of
thereasonssetforthinthe
Ex
ParteApplicationandabove,Plaintiffsrequests
that
this
Court
issue
the
PreliminaryInjunctionasprayedforherein.Respectfullysubmitted,ated:April
2,
2004
Loan(1982)133
Cal.App.3d
49,andCounty
ofInyo
vs.
City
of
Los
Angeles
(976)
61
Cal.AppJd9\).
PlaintiffsrequestthattheCourtrequire
only
a
minimum
bond
of$500
when
thisCourtissuesthePreliminaryInjunctionasrequestedasDefendant
does
notcontendthathewillsufferany
damage
asaresult
of
the
issuance
of
thePreliminaryInjunction.
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PLAINTlFF·SREPLYTOOPPOSITIONTOORDERTOSHOWCAUSE
RE:
PRELIMINARYINJUNCTION

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