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COPY — SUMMONS _Seseair use aia (CITACION JUDICIALy: eens NOTICE'TO DEFENDANT: “Mea” ¥ | Sy ae | (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) EAN PANARO, an individual; KAZARIAN/MEASURESIRUSKIN & ASSOCIATES, INC., a California Corporation and DOES 1-10 OCT 22 2018 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE); ‘Short R. 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CARTER Clerk, by oo Deputy (ech (Seoraaro) edie) Geer atl am Rae aeTeemes roo {Para pruebe a erivega cs esa cation lise el frmiaro Prot of Serie of Summons, (POS-010)) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You ae served 1. Ejescen naiidual defendant 2 Glee the person sued under the fetus nameiofpedty}: 3. Don behat a spec: under: [] CCP.416.10 (comoration) Cccp 416.60 (minor) {cop 416.20 (dene corporation cop 416.70 conservates) Cccp 416.40 (association or partratsip) E} CC? 416.90 (authorized person D other (spacity): 4. Ly personal deivery on (ate: ee amnoNe SS rare eae res tat ee SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON Lie Saiey A Limited Liability Partnership. vet fncluding Professional Corporstions MARTIN D, RATZ, Cal. Bar No. 110681 OCT 22 2018 Bees, py a (CE, Cal. Bar No. 258896 ‘Shortt R. Cartar, Executive Oflicer/Clerk dpe By: Charla. Coleman, Duty ‘venue of the Stars, Suite 1600 is eles, California 90067-6035. Telept shane’ 310.228 3700 Facsimile: 3102283701 Attortieys for Plaintifi’ ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY, a caseno. A18STCVO2112 California corporation, PLAINTIFF ABRAM ARTISTS Plaintifi, AGENCY'S COMPLAINT FOR: v. (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT; . @) BREACH OF THE IMPLIED DEAN PANARO, an individual; VENANT OF GOOD FAITH. KAZARIAN/MEASURES/RUSKIN & AND FAIR DEALING: ASSOCIATES, INC., a California corporation; and DOES I through 10, || (3) TORTIOUS INDUCEMENT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT; /—_——_——Deféndants.______ (4) INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE, WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS; (©) INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE, WITH PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE; © NEGLIGENT INTERFERENCE, WITH PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE; (7) DECLARATORY RELIEF; AND (8) ACCOUNTING JURY TRIAL DEMANDED, - ae aT COMPLAINT Cer an een 10 IL 12 B 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff Abrams Artists Agency (“AAA”) hereby alleges and pleads as follows: SUMMARY OF ACTION 1. AAA is a leading talent and literary agency, operating since 1977, with a particular focus on television, theater and voiceover work, This lawsuit is the result of: (a) ‘Defendant Dean Panaro’s (‘“Panaro”) material breaches of his employment agreement with ‘AAA (the “Agent Agreement”), pursuant to which he agreed to render his exclusive services as a talent agent to AAA during the term of the agreement (the “Exclusivity Provision”) and to not solicit any of AAA’s clients following the end of his employment (the “Non-Solicitation Provision”); and (b) the conduct of Panaro, Defendant Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates, Inc.’s (“KMR”) - one of AAA’s direct competitors ~ and DOES 1-10 (collectively with Panaro and KMR, the “Defendants”) to unlawfully interfere with AAA’s business. 2. Panaro rendered services to AAA as a talent agent under the Agent ‘Agreement from in or about September 2015 through July 13, 2018, when, prior to the expiration of the term of that agreement, Panaro resigned (which was, itself a breach of the ‘Agent Agreement). Prior to or shortly after Panaro resigned, he accepted employment as a talent agent with KMR in further violation of the Agent Agreement, including the Exclusivity Provision, Further, in violation of the Agent Agreement, including the Non- Solicitation Provision, and in concert with KMR and DOES 1-10, Panaro solicited AAA's clients (collectively, the “Talent Clients”), diverted certain Talent Clients to KMR and otherwise unlawfully interfered with AAA’s ongoing business. Panaro, KMR and DOES 1-10 also directed certain Talent Clients to stop paying commissions to AAA (and, instead, to pay those commissions directly to Panaro and/or KMR). By virtue of their wrongful conduct alleged herein and such other wrongful conduct that AAA may discover throughout this proceeding, Defendants have caused AAA to suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. SaRASATATOIOT - COMPLAINT