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LIBERI v TAITZ (C.D. CA) - 181.1 - # 1 Memorandum - gov.uscourts.cacd.497989.181.1

LIBERI v TAITZ (C.D. CA) - 181.1 - # 1 Memorandum - gov.uscourts.cacd.497989.181.1

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# 1 Memorandum - 04/29/2011 181[RECAP] NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Leave to file First Amended Complaint ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in support ; Declaration of Philip J. Berg; Certificate of Service; and Proposed Order filed by Plaintiffs PHILIP J. BERG, GO EXCEL GLOBAL, Lisa Liberi, LISA M. OSTELLA, THE LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP J. BERG. Motion set for hearing on 5/31/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Andrew J. Guilford. (Attachments: # 1[RECAP] Memorandum, # 2[RECAP] Declaration of Philip J. Berg, Esquire, # 3[RECAP] Certificate of Service, # 4 Proposed Order)(Berg, Philip) (Entered: 04/29/2011)
# 1 Memorandum - 04/29/2011 181[RECAP] NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Leave to file First Amended Complaint ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in support ; Declaration of Philip J. Berg; Certificate of Service; and Proposed Order filed by Plaintiffs PHILIP J. BERG, GO EXCEL GLOBAL, Lisa Liberi, LISA M. OSTELLA, THE LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP J. BERG. Motion set for hearing on 5/31/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge Andrew J. Guilford. (Attachments: # 1[RECAP] Memorandum, # 2[RECAP] Declaration of Philip J. Berg, Esquire, # 3[RECAP] Certificate of Service, # 4 Proposed Order)(Berg, Philip) (Entered: 04/29/2011)

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Liberi, et al Mem of Pts and Auth. in support of Motion for Leave to file a 1
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Philip J. Berg, EsquirePennsylvania I.D. 9867LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP J. BERG555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531Telephone: (610) 825-3134E-mail: philjberg@gmail.com
 Attorney in pro se and for Plaintiffs
Lisa Ostella andGo Excel Global, Plaintiffsc/o Philip J. Berg, Esquire555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531Lisa Liberi, Plaintiff c/o Philip J. Berg, Esquire555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,SOUTHERN DIVISION
LISA LIBERI, et al, Plaintiffs,vs.ORLY TAITZ, et al,Defendants.::::::::::::::::::::::CIVIL ACTION NUMBER:
8:11-cv-00485-AG (AJW)PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM OFPOINTS AND AUTHORITIES INSUPPORT OF THEIR MOTIONFORLEAVE TO FILE A FIRSTAMENDED COMPLAINT; andFOR AN ORDER REQUIRING THEPARTIES TO SEEK LEAVE OFCOURT PRIOR TO THE FILINGOF ANY MOTIONSor PAPERS
Date of Hearing: May 31, 2011Time of Hearing: 10:00 a.m.Location: Courtroom 10D
 
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PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM OF POINTS andAUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTIONI. INTRODUCTION
1.This is an Action based on full Diversity Jurisdiction for preliminaryand permanentinjunctive relief and damages for the Defendants illegal conduct,which includes Invasion of Privacy; Invasion of Plaintiffs Solitude; Publication of Private Facts; Placing Plaintiffs in a False Light; Cyber-Stalking; Cyber-Harassment; Cyber-Bullying; Slander; Libel; Defamation; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; Violations of 
Cal. Civ. Code
1798.53 and 1798.85; and nowMalicious Prosecution and Abuse of Process. Plaintiffs have been severelydamaged as a result of Defendants egregious, malicious conduct.
II.LEAVE SHOULD BE GRANTED ALLOWING PLAINTIFFSTO AMEND THEIR COMPLAINTA.Leave is Freely Granted
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2.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(2)allows the Court to GrantLeave to Plaintiffs allowing Plaintiffs to file a First Amended Complaint. As thisCourt is aware, the Court should freely give Leave to Plaintiffs to file a FirstAmended Complaint when justice so requires.
SeeFed. R. Civ.
. 15(a)(2). TheUnited States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, and this Court have repeatedlyreaffirmed that leave to amend is to be granted with "extreme liberality."
 DCD Programs, Ltd. v. Leighton
, 833 F.2d 183, 186 (9th Cir. 1987) (citation omitted);
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See, e.g., Foman v. Davis
,371 U.S. 178, 182, 83 S. Ct. 227, 230 (1962) (leave toamend should be freely given);
 Eminence Capital, LLC v. Aspeon, Inc.
, 316 F.3d1048, 1052 (9th Cir. 2003) (“Absent prejudice, or a strong showing of any of theremaining
 Foman
factors, there exists a
 presumption
under Rule 15(a) in favor of 
 
granting leave to amend.”) (emphasis in original);
United States v. Webb
, 655 F.2d977, 979 (9th Cir. 1981) (courts should be guided by policy favoring decisions onthe merits "rather than on the pleadings or technicalities");
See also
Moore,
3-15Moore's Federal Practice -Civil 
§ 15.14 ("A liberal, pro-amendment ethosdominates the intent and judicial construction of Rule15(a)."). The primaryfactors relied upon by the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit in denying amotion for leave to amend are "bad faith, undue delay, prejudice to the opposing party, and futility of amendment."
 DCD Programs
, 833 F.2d at 186. None of thesefactors are present here
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B.
Amendment Should Be Permitted
3.Plaintiffs originally filed suit on May 4, 2009 in the U.S. DistrictCourt, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Defendantsmoved to have the casetransferred to this District, which Plaintiffs conceded to and filed their own Motoinfor the transfer. The case has since been transferred to this Court, where all the
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