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Case Number: CGC-09488101 Filing Date: May-06-2009 10:34 Juke Box

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COMPLAINT

ANTHONY LA RUSSAVS. TWITTER,INCA DELAWARE CORPORATIoN et al

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YOU ÀRE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Ir.o Esrà DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE):

ANTHONY

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You havs 30 CAIENDAR DAYS efte¡ thl¡ rummonr änd logâl päpâË aro lorvod on lou to file ¡ s'ritten ro3ponsâ at thls courl and hãvo â copy rerved on thÊ plaintiff. A lÊtlor or phone c¡ll wlll not pfþtect yor¡. Your rrrltten ræponsr murd be In propsr logal form lf you want the couri lo hoar your caso' Thero may bo a court fomr lhtt you can uro lor your rerponse. You can f¡trd tholo courl fonï! End moro Infofmatlofl at lh€ Câtlforn|' Coufli Onl¡nÐ Self-llelp Cmter (vnrrwcarrllnfo.ca.govlretfhelp), your county tä,v library. or ths corrdhouso nåår€st you. ll yor¡ cånnot pây tftc f¡llng fe!, rsk tho court cle¡ft for I leo vraivor form. I you do nol flle your roJponse on tlmo. yoú may loso thr cæc by defautt, &îd your wages, rnoney, sñd prop€rty måy bo takon wlthor¡t furihor sâmlng from tho court. TherÊ ara Ûthor l6gal r€qulrorDent$. Ycil mây ütnl to cåll tn Ettôrncy rlght Eray. Í you do not knsw an frtom€y, you may want to cåll an attomey relerral ¡ervlca lf yotr crnnot afford sn attot'r19y, yoü may bo sllglblo tor freo legäl ¡ervicer from a nonprofit legal sôry¡cô! program. You can locatâ thæe nonproflt groups rt lhe Câliforñlâ Legal Servlcer Web ¡tto (wvw.lawhelpcalifomla.oq), lh6 Cälilornla Courts Onllne Solf-Hêlp Cefitor lwww.courtfnfo.ct.gorr&Ðltholp), or by contâcl¡ng your local court or county bår á!3oclãtlon.

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Ths name end address of tho cûurt is: (El nombre y diecclún de b cute es):

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY SUPERIOR 4O0 McAlllster street

COURT

San Francisco, CA 94102
Thê name, address, and telephone number of plalnlíffs attomey. or plaintiff without an attomey, is: {EI nombra, ,a diec;ciön y el númerc da telêfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandanta quë no tiane abogado, es):

Gregory L. McCoy, CSB *063399 Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markor.¡itz & Raines 279 Front, SÈreeÈ

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GRECORY L. MCCOY, CSB #063399 GACEN, McCOY, lr,lcMÂHON, KOSS, MARKOWITZ &, RAINES 279 Fron| Street P.O. Box 218 Danville;CA 94526-Telenhone:1925) 837-0585 J
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ANTTIONY LA RUSSA, Plaintiff,
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TWITTER, INC., a Delarvare corporation, and DOES l-25, inclusive,
Defendants.

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INFRINGEilIENT, Fi\LSE DESTGNATTON OF ORIGIN, TRADEIIIARK DfLUTION, CYBERSQUI{TTING, ÌlllSÂPPROPRIi\TI ON O F NAñl E, AND ilI ISAPPROPRIATION OF LIKENESS

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Plaintiffalleges:
FIRST CAUSE OE ACTTON (Trademark Infri ngem ent)

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Defendant TWITTER, INC. ('TV/ITTER") is a Delarvare corporation with

its principal place of business in San Francisco, California.

Plaintiff ANTIIONY LA RUSSA ("LÂ RUSSA") is an inrlivídual residing

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in Alamo, Califomia. The true names antl capacities, rvhether individual, corporate, associatc, or

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othenvise of Defendants DOES l-25, inclusive, are unknorvn to Plaintiff at this time, and

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Plainliff therefore sues these Delendants under such lìctitious names. When the true

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names, capacities, and activities of these Defendants are ascertained, Plaintiff

lltis Conrplaint accordingly. Plaintiff is informed and helieves and thereon alleges that
each of the Defendants designated herein as a DOE is responsible in some manner for the

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events and happenings referred to herein, and that PlaintifT's damages as alleged herein were proximately caused by such Defendants.

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Plainliff is informed antl believes and thereon alleges that at all times herein

menlioned, each

of the Defendants, including the DOE Defendants, were acting

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âgents, servants, anryor employees of each of the remaining Defendants, and in doing the

things hereinafter alleged were acting rvithin the course and scope of such agency and/or

employment and rvith the permission and consent of the other Defenrlants. Plaintiff is further informed and believes andthereon alleges that each of the Defendants actecl rvith

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full knorvledge and advice of the other

Deflendants, and expressly and impliedly ratified

theacts of each of the other Deflendants in all respects and adopted as his/her/its acts the
acts of such Deflendants, and each of them.

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Plaintiff LA RUSSA is a rvell-known manager for Major League Baseball
teams in the

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MLB for 30 years, and currently manages the St.

Louis Cardinals. I{e ranks third all-time among MLB managers for both games managed
and games

won. He has been the subject of several hoolc and has lent his name to a

series of successful computer and video games entitled "Tony La Russa Baseball". In

addition to his athletic achievements, Plaintiff founded Tony La Russa's Animat Rescue
Foundation ("ARF'), headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, which saves abandoned

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and injured animals and arranges for them to be adopted and to visit hospital patients,
elders, and abused children.

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Plaintiff LA RUSSA'S name and image have garnered fame, significance

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and distinction rvorldrvide for both his athletic and philanthropic achievernents. Ile
maintains the domain names tonylarussa.com, tonylarussa.org, and tonytarussa.net. Each domain directs you to the website for ARF (rvwrv.arf.net).

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photograph

Defendant orvns the reg¡stered domain name hvitter,com, and pursuant

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thereto, trvitter.com/TonylaRussa ('-the

of Plaintiff and written statements implieclly wr¡tten by plaintiff

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wtreñ in factihey are not. (See Erhibit
name used on the Site

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plaintiffs

itselI are unauthorized

of Plaintilf s trademark, his name.

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Defendant's use of Plaintiffs mark both in the Site's domain name and on

the Site itself is misleading and likely to confuse users by leading them to believe that

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this Site is endorsed and authored by Plaint¡ff LA RUSSA. The Site srares in large
lettering,

"Iony

LaRussa is using Trvitter", and encourages users to 'Toin to¿ay to start

l0 receiving Tony LaRussa's updatæ." It also contains a picture of Ptaintiffrvith his name
printed next to

ít.

Beneath the picture, the Site contains written entries that are impliedly

written by Plaintiff himselfl rvhen in fact they are not. The entries are derogatory and demeaning and are damaging to plaintifps trademark rights.

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Defendant's actions as described herein are ¡n direct viotation

of both

common larv and section 32 of the Lanham Act (15 u.s.c. g I l l4).

As a direct and proximate result of Defendant's actions as stated herein,

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has suffered significant emolional distress, damage to his reputation, and damage to the goodrvill of his mark. Further, Plaintiff is entitted to exemptary damages of Defendant's malicious actions
as described above.

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as a result

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Plaintiffprays judgment as hereinafter set forth.
SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
(False Designarion of Origin) I

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Plaintiffincorporates and reatleges at this point as though set forth in fu¡

each and every allegation contained in paragraphs

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Defendant's actions as described lrerein are in direct violation

of

Sectíon

3(a) of the Lanham Act (tS U.S.C. g I 125).

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Âs a direct and proximate result of Defendant's actions as state¿ herein,
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Plaintiff has suffered significant emotíonal distress, damage to his reputation,
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lo the goodwill othis mark. Further, Plaintiffis entitled to exemplary dâmages ås a result of Defendant's malicious actions as rJescribed above.
damage

THtRp c,AusE QF ACTTON
(Trademark Dilution)

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Plaintiff incorporates

an<l realleges at th¡s

point as though set foflh in futl

each and every allegation contained in paragraphs l_g.

Defendant's use of PlaintilT's famous mark in commerce, rvhich began after

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PlaintifFs mark rvas already famous, creates a likelihood

of dilution of lhe

mark,s

distinctive value by diminishing the capacity of the mark to identify and distinguish PlaintifT's goods and services.

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Deflendant's actions as described herein are in direct violation

of Section

43(c) of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. I t25).

As a direct and proxímate result of Defendant's actions as stated herein, Plaintiff has suffered significant emotional distress, damage to his reputation, and
damage to the goodwill
as a result

of his mark. Funher, Ptaintiff is entitled ro exemplary damages
as described above.
as hereinafler set

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of Defendant's malicious actions

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Plaintiff prays judgment

forrh.

FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTI-ON
(Cybersquarting)

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Plaintiffincorporates and realleges at this point as though set forrh in full

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each and every allegation contained in paragraphs

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Defendant's actions as stated herein, íncluding its registration ancl use

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the domain namc trvitter.com/TonylaRussa in an intentional attenrpt to divert the public away from Plaintiff's authorized rvebsites to Defendant's rvebsite, constitute a bad faith

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intent to profit from and injure Plaintiffs mark, is intended to increase trafTic to Defendant's site' or rvere done rvith knorvledge that injury to plaintifi's mark rvas
substantially certain to occur,

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as stated herein are in direct violation of
the

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Defendant's actions

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Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (15 U.S.C.^. I125(d)).

As a direct and proximate result of Deflendant's actions as stated herein,
and

plaintiff ttu, ìuff*ted significant emotional distress, damage to his reputation,
damage to the goodrvill
as a result

of his mark. Further, Plaintiffis entitled to exemplary
as described above.

damages

of Defendant's malicious actions

IN WITNESS WIIEREOF, Plaintiffprays judgment
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as hereinafter set forth.

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CAUSLOF ACTTON

(Misappropriati on of Name)

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Plaïntiff incorporatæ and realleges at this point as though set forth in full

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each and every allegation contained in paragraphs I -8.

Defendant's unauthorized use of Plaintiffs name in connection rvith the

domain name, trvitter.com/TonylaRussa, resulted in a benelit to Defendant by attracting

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Plaintiffs privacy interests outrveigh any potentially alleged public interest Plaintiffs name.

served by Defendant's unauthorized use of

As a direct and proximate result of Defendant's actions as stated herein,
and

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Plaintiff has suffered signifÏcant emotional distress, damage to his reputation,
damage to the goodwill

of his mark. Further, Plaintiff is entitled to injunctive relief and

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exemplary damages as a result of Defendant's malicious act¡ons as described above.

IN WITNESS WIIEREOF, Plaintilïprays judgment

as hereinafter set

forth.

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(M isappropriation of Likeness)

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Plaintiff incorporates antl realleges at this point as thouglr set forth in full l-8.

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each and every allegation contained in paragraphs

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Plaintiffs privacy interests outrveigh any potentially alleged public interest
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As a direct and prox¡mate result of Defendant's actions as stated herein,
and

Plaintiff has suffered signifìcant emotional distress, damage to his reputation,
damage to the goodrvill
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of his mark. Further, Plaintiff is entitled to exemplary damages
as described above.

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IN WITNESS WIIEREOF, Plaintiffprays judgment as hereinafter sel forth.
SEVENTT{ CAUSE OF ACTION

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Plaintiff incorporates and realleges at this po¡nt as though set forth in full l-8.

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Califomia Civil Code $33a4(a) provides that anyone rvho knowingly uses

anotherrs name, signature, photograph

or likeness, in any manner, for the purpose ol

advertising or selling or soliciting without such person's prior consent shall be liable for
any damages sustained.

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to proof.

Defendant has made an unauthorized use

of Plaintiffs name,

signature,

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As a direct and proximate result thereofì Plaintiff has suffered emotional

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distress, damage to his reputation and general damages in the sum lo be shown according

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Pursuant

to the provisions of Califomia Civil

Co<le $3344, Plaintiff is

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entitled to an arvard of reasonable attorney's fees in connection rvith this action. Further pursuant to Civil Code $3344, Plaintiff is entitle<l to a recovery

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unti¡ the present, has published the false and fraudutent representätion that ,'Tony
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The representing containe<I on Defendant's rvebsite is made to all members

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Plaintiffis flurther entitled to an arvard of punitive and exemplary

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IN wlrNESS WHEREOF, Plaintiffprays judgment as follorvs: For general damages for injury to Plaintiffs mark and resulting profit to

Defendant, in a sum to be shown according to proof. For general damages for mental anguish and emolionat distress.

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For an order enjoining Defendant from fuflher use of Plaintiffs mark and

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assignment of the Site to Plaintiff.

For an award of attorney's fees and costs. For exemplary damages. For all costs of suit incurred herein; and For such other and further relief as the Court deems just antl proper.

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