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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------- x NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION, et al.,Plaintiffs,vs. NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION,et al.,Defendants.::::::::::ECF CaseCivil Action No.11-CV-5369 (PGG) (KNF)----------------------------------------------------------------------- x
REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTIONDEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP
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PRELIMINARY STATEMENT.....................................................................................................1ARGUMENT...................................................................................................................................2I. THE NBA HAS FAILED TO PLEAD A JUSTICIABLE CASE.......................................2A. The Alleged Dispute Is Not Sufficiently Immediate Or Real..................................2B. The NBA’s Straw Man Legal Arguments...............................................................5II. THE NBA’S EVIDENCE ALSO FAILS TO ESTABLISH A CASE OR CONTROVERSY THAT IS SUFFICIENTLY IMMEDIATE OR REAL.........................8CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10
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 Aretakis v. Comm. On Prof’l Standards
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 Ashcroft v. Iqbal 
,129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)...............................................................................................................5
 Associated Gen. Contractors of California, Inc. v. California StateCouncil of Carpenters
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 Atlas Air, Inc. v. Air Line Pilots Ass’n
,232 F.3d 218 (D.C. Cir. 2000)...................................................................................................6
 Auerbach v. Bd. of Educ.,
136 F.3d 104 (2d Cir. 1998).......................................................................................................3
 Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly
,550 U.S. 544 (2007)...................................................................................................................5
Cargill, Inc. v. Monfort of Colorado, Inc.
,479 U.S. 104 (1986)...................................................................................................................7
Carlin Equities Corp. v. Offman
, No. 07 Civ. 359, 2007 WL 2388909 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 21, 2007)...............................................7
Cosa Instrument Corp. v. Hobré Instruments BV 
,698 F. Supp. 2d 345 (E.D.N.Y. 2010).......................................................................................7
 D2L Ltd. v. Blackboard, Inc.
,671 F. Supp. 2d 768 (D. Md. 2009).........................................................................................10
 Dow Jones & Co. v. Harrods, Ltd.
,237 F. Supp. 2d 394 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)........................................................................................3
 Federal Express Corp. v. Air Line Pilots Ass’n
,67 F.3d 961 (D.C. Cir. 1995).....................................................................................................6
 In re Casino de Monaco Trademark Litig.
, No. 07 Civ. 4802, 2010 WL 1375395 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2010)...........................................10
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