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Opp Mot Dismiss Western Sugar Co-Op v Archer-Daniels-Midland

Opp Mot Dismiss Western Sugar Co-Op v Archer-Daniels-Midland

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Opposition to Motion to Dismiss 2nd Amended Complaint
Opposition to Motion to Dismiss 2nd Amended Complaint

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SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP
555 South Flower Street, 31st FlrLos Angeles, California 90071
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OPP’N TO MOT. TO DISMISSSECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT
Adam R. Fox (State Bar No. 220584)Adam.Fox@squiresanders.comSQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP555 South Flower Street, 31st FloorLos Angeles, CA 90071Telephone: +1.213.624.2500Facsimile: +1.213.623.4581David S. Elkins (State Bar No. 148077)David.Elkins@squiresanders.comSQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP600 Hansen WayPalo Alto, CA 94304Telephone: +1.650.856.6500Facsimile: +1.650.843.8777[
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Defendants.Case No. CV11-3473 CBM (MANx)
PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TOCERTAIN DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONTO DISMISS PLAINTIFFS’ SECONDAMENDED COMPLAINT
Date: March 19, 2012Time: 11:00 a.m.Place: Courtroom 2The Honorable Consuelo B. MarshallFiled concurrently with Appendix of Electronic Authorities and [Proposed] Order
Case 2:11-cv-03473-CBM-MAN Document 65 Filed 02/06/12 Page 1 of 28 Page ID #:1077
 
SQUIRE SANDERS (US)LLP
555 South Flower Street, 31stFloorLos Angeles, California 90071
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TABLEOFCONTENTSPage
- i -I. INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................1II. SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT....................................................................2III. STATEMENT OF THE CASE.....................................................................3IV. THE SAC MORE THAN ADEQUATELY ALLEGES FACTSSUPPORTING THE MEMBER COMPANIES’ VICARIOUSLIABILITY FOR FALSE ADVERTISING..................................................4A. GOVERNING LEGAL STANDARDS.............................................4B. PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE AGENCY....................................................6C. PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE JOINT TORTFEASOR LIABILITY........12D. THE MEMBER COMPANIES ARE NOT IMPROPERLY“LUMPED” TOGETHER................................................................17V. CONCLUSION ...........................................................................................20
Case 2:11-cv-03473-CBM-MAN Document 65 Filed 02/06/12 Page 2 of 28 Page ID #:1078
 
SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP
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OPP’N TO MOT. TO DISMISSSECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)C
ASES
 Abels v. Farmers Commodities Corp.
,259 F.3d 910 (8th Cir. 2001)..................................................................5, 8, 9, 10
 Alfus v. Pyramid Tech. Corp.
,745 F. Supp. 1511 (N.D. Cal. 1990)...................................................................13
 Ashcroft v. Iqbal
,556 U.S. 662, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)..................................................................4
 Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
,644 F.3d 909 (9th Cir. 2011)..............................................................................10
 Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly
,550 U.S. 544 (2007) .......................................................................................4, 17
 Bottoni v. Sallie Mae, Inc.
,2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61626 (N.D. Cal. June 6, 2011).....................................6
 Brave New Films 501(C)(4) v. Weiner 
,626 F. Supp. 2d 1013 (N.D. Cal. 2009)................................................................5
 Broam v. Bogan
,320 F.3d 1023 (9th Cir. 2003)..........................................................................4, 5
 Browning v. Clinton
,292 F.3d 235 (D.C. Cir. 2002) .............................................................................5
 Buchanan v. Neighbors Van Lines
,2010 WL 4916644 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 29, 2010).....................................................6
Coca-Cola Co. v. Procter & Gamble Co.
,822 F.2d 28 (6th Cir. 1987)................................................................................20
Cognitim, Inc. v. Obayashi Corp.
,2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30857 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 15, 2005).................................13
Continental Ore Co. v. Union Carbide & Carbon Corp.
,370 U.S. 690 (1962) ...........................................................................................17
Case 2:11-cv-03473-CBM-MAN Document 65 Filed 02/06/12 Page 3 of 28 Page ID #:1079

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