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PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN. LLP
REYNOLD L. SIEMENS #177956
re nold.siemens illsbur law.com
MARIAH BRA DT #224076
mariah. brandt@pillsburylaw.com
725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406
Telephone: (213) 488-7100
Facsimile No.: (213) 629-1033
Attomeys for Plaintiffs RIDDELL, INC., ALL
AMERICAN SPORTS CORPORATION,
FILED
Pt:RIOR couII'r !lJ'CALIJORNIA
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APR 122012
John
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RIDDELL SPORTS GROUP, INC., EASTON-BELL
SPORTS, INC., EASTON-BELL SPORTS, LLC,
EB SPORTS CORP. and RBG HOLDINGS CORP.
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
RIDDELL, INC., ALL AMERICAN
SPORTS CORPORATION, RIDDELL
SPORTS GROUP, INC., EASTON-BELL
SPORTS, INC., EASTON-BELL SPORTS,
LLC, EB SPORTS CORP., and RBG
HOLDINGS CORP.,
Plaintiffs,
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ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE )
COMPANY, AMERICAN HOME )
ASSURANCE CO., ARROWOOD )
INDEMNITY COMPANY, ASSOCIATED )
INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE )
COMPANY, CENTURY INDEMNITY )
COMPANY, COLUMBIA CASUALTY )
COMPANY, THE EMPLOYERS' FIRE )
INSURANCE COMPANY, ILLINOIS )
NATIONAL INSURANCE CO., )
INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH )
AMERICA, LUMBERMENS MUTUAL )
CASUALTY COMPANY, STEADFAST )
INSURANCE COMPANY, TRANSPORT )
INDEMNITY COMPANY, and DOES 1-50, )
Defendants.
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UNLIMITED JURISDICTION
COMPLAINT FOR
DECLARATORY RELIEF, BREACH
OF CONTRACT, AND BREACH OF
THE IMPLIED COVENANT OF
GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING
JURY TRIAL DEMANDED
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Plaintiffs RIDDELL, INC., ALL AMERICAN SPORTS CORPORATION,
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BELL SPORTS, LLC, EB SPORTS CORP., and RBG HOLDINGS CORP.
(collectively, "Plaintiffs") allege as follows:
NATURE OF THE ACTION
1. This is a civil action for declaratory relief, breach of contract, and for
breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing arising from the failure
of certain of the defendant insurers ("Insurers") to satisfy their contractual
obligations to defend and indemnify Plaintiffs against lawsuits filed by present and
fonner professional football players alleging long-term neurological injuries caused
in part by football helmets allegedly designed, developed, assembled, and sold by
Plaintiffs (the "Underlying Actions").
THE PARTIES
2. Easton-Bell Sports, LLC is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business in Van Nuys, California.
3. EB Sports Corp. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of
business in Van Nuys, California, and is wholly owned by Easton-Bell Sports, LLC.
4. RBG Holdings Corp. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place
of business in Van Nuys, California, and is wholly owned by EB Sports Corp.
5. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business in Van Nuys, California, and is wholly owned by RBG Holdings
Corp.
6. Riddell Sports Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business in Texas, and is wholly owned by Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.
7. Riddell, Inc. is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of
business in Chicago, Illinois, and is wholly owned by Riddell Sports Group, Inc.
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8. All American Sports Corporation is a Delaware corporation with its
principal place of business in Ohio, and is wholly owned by Riddell Sports Group,
Inc.
9. ACE American Insurance Company ("ACE"), successor to INA
Insurance Company of Illinois ("INA of Illinois"), is a Pennsylvania corporation
with its principal place of business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is currently
authorized to and is currently doing business in the state of California.
10. American Home Assurance Co. ("American Home") is a New York
corporation with its principal place of business in New York, New York, and is
authorized to and is currently doing business in the state of California.
I I. Arrowood Indemnity Company ("Arrowood"), formerly known as
Royal Indemnity Company ("Royal Indemnity"), successor in interest to Globe
Indemnity Company ("Globe"), is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of
business in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is authorized to and is currently doing
business in the state of California.
12. Associated International Insurance Company ("Associated") is a
California corporation with its principal place of business in Deerfield, Illinois, and
is authorized to and is currently doing business in the state of California. \
13. Century Indemnity Company ("Century"), successor to Insurance
Company of North American ("INA"), is a Pennsylvania corporation with its
principal place of business in Los Angeles, California, and is authorized to and is
currently doing business in the state of California.
14. Columbia Casualty Company ("Columbia") is an Illinois corporation
with its principal place of business in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently doing
business in the state of California.
IS. The Employers' Fire Insurance Company ("Employers' Fire") is a
Massachusetts corporation with its principal place of business in Canton,
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Massachusetts, and is authorized to and is currently doing business in the state of
California.
16. Illinois National Insurance Co. ("Illinois National") is an Illinois
corporation with its principal place of business in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently
doing business in the state of California.
17. Insurance Company of North America ("INA") is a Pennsylvania
corporation with its principal place of business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
18. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company ("Lumbermens") is an
Illinois corporation with its principal place of business in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and
is authorized to and is currently doing business in the state of California.
19. Steadfast Insurance Company ("Steadfast") is a Delaware corporation
with its principal place of business in Schaumburg, Illinois, and is authorized to and
is currently doing business in the state of California.
20. Transport Insurance Company ("Transport"), fonnerly known as
Transport Indemnity Company ("Transport Indemnity"), is an Ohio corporation with
its principal place of business in Boston, Massachusetts, and is authorized to and is
currently doing business in the state of California.
21. The true names and capacities of the defendants sued herein as Does I-
SO, inclusive, are unknown to Plaintiffs, which therefore sued said defendants by
such fictitious names. Plaintiffs will amend this Complaint to allege their true
names and capacities when ascertained. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and
thereon allege that each of said fictitiously named defendants is in some manner
responsible, in whole or in part, for the matters alleged herein.
THE UNDERLYING ACTIONS
22. At present, the Underlying Actions consist of seven lawsuits filed
against Plaintiffs. Each lawsuit alleges that head injuries experienced by
professional football players while playing in the National Football League ("NFL")
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were caused in part by Plaintiffs' alleged negligence, and/or alleged defects relating
to helmets made by Plaintiffs. The seven Underlying Actions against Riddell are
summarized below:
23, On or about July 19,2011, a lawsuit entitled Maxwell, etal. v.
National Football League, et at. was filed in the United States District Court for the
Central District of Califol11ia, Case No.2: II-cv-08394 ("Maxwell"). Maxwell has
been transferred and consolidated with the other actions in the NFL Players'
Concussion Injury Litigation MDL No, 2323 in the United States District Court for
the Eastel11 District of Pennsylvania ("MDL'').
24. On or about July 19, 20 II, a lawsuit entitled Pear, et at. v. National
Football League, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the Central
District ofCalifol11ia, Case No.2: II-cv-08395 ("Pear"). Pear has been transferred
and consolidated in the MDL.
25. On or about August 26, 20 II, a lawsuit entitled Barnes, et at. v.
National Football League, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the
Central District of Califol11ia, Case No.2: II-cv-08396 ("Barnes"). Barnes has been
transferred and consolidated in the MD L.
26. On or about October 13,2011, a lawsuit entitled Hardman, et al. v.
National Football, et al. was filed in the Superior Court of the State ofCalifol11ia
County of Los Angeles, Case No. BC471229 ("Hardman"). Hardman was
dismissed without prejudice on December 7, 20 II.
27. On or about January 19,2012, a lawsuit entitled Joel Steed v. National
Football League, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the Central
District of Califol11ia, Case No.2: 12-cv-00524 ("Steed"). Steed has been transferred
and consolidated in the MDL.
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28. On or about January 23, 2012, a lawsuit entitled Steve Wallace, et al.
2 v. National Football League, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for
3 the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No.2: 12-cv-00336 (" Wallace"),
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5 al. v. National Football League, et al. was filed in the United States District Court
6 for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Case No.2: 12-cv-00459 ("Hughes"). Hughes
7 has been transferred and consolidated in the MDL.
8 30. Plaintiffs have incurred and/or continue to incur losses in defending
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12 PLAINTIFFS' INSURANCE COVERAGE
13 32. Plaintiffs had in full force and effect primary policies that provide
14 commercial general liability and products liability coverage (the "Primary Policies")
15 and/or excess policies that provide commercial general liability and products
16 liability coverage (the "Excess Policies," collectively, the "Policies") issued by each
17 of the Insurers.
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LUlllbennens I YL-211500 12/31/1961 12/31/1962
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Columbia CCPI866338 11/5/1975 11/5/1976
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Employers' Fire F22-40040-21 3/31/1968 3/31/1971
Associated XS 100160 3/15/1977 4/22/1977
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Associated XS 100160 4/22/1977 8/10/1977
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Associated AEL 050330 4/22/1978 4/2211979
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Associated AUL 301286 4/22/1979 4/22/1980
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Associated GL 101494 4/2211982 8119/1982
Associated PR 102355 8/1911982 4/22/1983
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Associated XS 106787 4/22/1984 4/22/1985
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American Home 35-15-48 12/23/1969 - 3/3111971
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American Home CE 35-15-48 3/31/1971 - 10/31/1971
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American Home BE 267-71-55 10/31/1971 - 10/31/1974
Columbia RDX4169594 42 4/22/1979 4/2211980
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Transport TUL 675407 4/22/1982 8/19/1982
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Transport TUL 675426 8/19/1982 4/22/1983
Transport TUL 675434 4/22/1983 4/22/1984
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Accordingly, pursuant to the ten11S of the Policies and under the law, Insurers have
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3 the Underlying Actions, subject to each policy's terms, indemnity limit, deductible,
4 or attachment point.
5 36. To date, Arrowood, Employers' Fire, and ACE/Century/INA have
6 agreed to defend Riddell against the Underlying Actions, and Steadfast has agreed to
7 defend upon exhaustion of its self-insured retention, subject to a reservation of
8 rights. Other Insurers that have a duty to defend have refused to honor their defense
9 obligations. The Insurers have not agreed to indemnify plaintiffs against the
10 Underlying Actions.
II 37. As to the Policies, Plaintiffs have paid the required premiums in full
12 and have satisfied all other conditions to coverage, or are otherwise excused from
13 doing so. All actions taken by Plaintiffs with respect to the above loss have been
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16 FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
17 (For Declaratory Relief as to Duty to Defend)
18 (Against Lumbermens, American Home, and Columbia)
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and Columbia Policies, these Insurers are obligated to defend Plaintiffs against the
Underlying Actions.
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Actions.
4 I. An actual controversy of a justiciable nature presently exists between
Plaintiffs and these Insurers concerning the proper construction of the Policies and
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the rights and obligations of the parties. The controversy is of sufficient immediacy
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3 WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for relief as set forth below.
4 SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
5 (For Declaratory Relief as to Duty to Indemnify)
6 (Against All Defendants)
7 42. Plaintiffs repeat and incorporate by reference the allegations of
8 paragraphs I through 41 above.
9 43. Pursuant to the tenns of the Policies, the Insurers are obligated to
10 indemnify the Plaintiffs covered by their Policies for the entire amount of losses
11 incurred in connection with the Underlying Actions, subject to the Policies' limits,
12 deductibles, or attachment points.
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Plaintiffs and Insurers concerning the proper construction of the Policies and the
rights and obligations of the parties with respect to losses incurred by Plaintiffs in
connection with the Underlying Actions. The controversy is of sufficient immediacy
to justify the issuance of a declaratory judgment.
46. WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for relief as set forth below.
THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
(For Breach of Contract)
(Against Lumbermens, American Home, and Columbia)
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paragraphs I through 46 above.
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2 49. These Insurers have failed to defend Plaintiffs against the Underlying
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FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
(For Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing)
(Against American Home and Lumbermens)
53. Plaintiffs repeat and incorporate by reference the allegations of
paragraphs I through 52 above.
54. Implied in each of the Insurers' Policies is a covenant that they will act
in good faith and deal fairly with their insureds; that they will do nothing to interfere
with their insured's rights to receive the benefits of the Policies; that they will not
place their own interests before those of their insureds; that they will exercise
diligence, good faith, and fidelity in safeguarding the interests of their insureds; that
they will deal ethically with their insureds and will fairly and adequately infonn
them of the nature and scope of their insurance coverage (hereinafter referred to as
"the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing").
55. American Home and Lumbennens have each breached the implied
covenant of good faith and fair dealing by, inter alia:
a. Refusing fully to defend and/or indemnify Riddell for covered
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liabilities, as defined in their Policies, without regard to relevant
insurance policy language, relevant law, and the specific facts
of the claim;
b, Interpreting the terms and conditions of their Policies in an
unreasonable manner, which is wholly inconsistent with
applicable law, solely in an effort to avoid providing Riddell
with coverage to which it is entitled under the Policies;
c, Refusing to acknowledge coverage, or withdraw or alter their
denials of coverage, notwithstanding their inability to identify
supporting legal or factual authority for their coverage defenses,
and decisions of other Courts rejecting their legal and/or factual
contentions;
d, Inventing spurious grounds for avoidance of coverage without
regard to the pertinent policy language, facts, or law;
e. Failing to provide promptly a reasonable explanation of the
basis relied on, in relation to the facts or applicable law, for the
denial of coverage;
f. Not attempting in good faith to negotiate a prompt, fair, and
reasonable settlement within policy limits of Riddell's claims;
g, Failing to provide Riddell with copies of documents evidencing
the terms of coverage when requested;
h. Forcing Riddell to file this litigation in order to obtain the rights
and benefits to which it is entitled under their Policies,
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Home and Lumbermens are in breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair
dealing, did the things and committed the wrongful acts alleged above, among other
things, for the purpose of willfully and consciously withholding from Plaintiffs the
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rights and benefits to which they are entitled under their Policies and in complete
2 disregard of said rights; in so doing, American Home and Lumbermens have placed
3 their own interests above those of Plaintiffs for the purpose of retaining and using
4 money that should have been spent on the defense of RiddelL
5 57. Pursuant to Brandt v. Superior Court, 37 CaL 3d 813 (1983), Plaintiffs
6 are entitled to recover all attorneys' fees and expenses that they reasonably have
7 incurred and will incur, in their efforts to obtain the benefits of insurance that have
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disregard of Plaintiffs' rights and with the intent to vex, injure or annoy Plaintiffs,
such as to constitute oppression, fraud or malice under California Civil Code Section
3294, thereby entitling Plaintiffs to punitive damages in an amount appropriate to
punish or set an example of Lumbermens and American Home.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for relief as set forth below:
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
Plaintiffs request that the Court enter judgment as follows:
59. On the First Cause of Action, for a declaration that the Lumbemens,
American Home and Columbia policies impose on those Insurers a duty to defend
Riddell against the Underlying Actions, as more fully described above;
60. On the Second Cause of Action, for a declaration that the Insurers have
a duty to indemnify the Plaintiffs insured under their Policies against the Underlying
Actions.
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a. Compensatory and general damages according to proof;
b. Special and incidental damages according to proof;
c. Prejudgment interest at the maximum legal rate;
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63, For such other and further relief as the Court deems appropriate,
Dated: April 12,2012.
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PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP
REYNOLD L SIEMENS
725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406
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Attorneys for Plaintiffs RIDDELL, INC., ALL
AMERICAN SPORTS CORPORATION,
RIDDELL SPORTS GROUP, INC., EASTON-
BELL SPORTS, INC., EASTON-BELL SPORTS,
LLC, EB SPORTS CORP., and RBG HOLDINGS
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REYNOLD L. SIEMENS # I 77956IMARIAH BRANDT #224076
725 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2800, Los Angeles, CA 90017-5406
TELEPHONE NO.: 7100 FAX NO.: 629-1033
All American S
COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
STREET ADDRESS III N, Hill Street
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
CA 90012
Courthouse
INC. et al. v. ACE AMERICAN
. et al.
ct al.
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET
[2] Unlimited D Limited
(Amount (Amount
Complex Case Designation
D Counter D Joinder
demanded demanded is
exceeds $25,000 or
Filed with first appearance by defendant
I Rules of Court, rule
JUDGE:
DEPT:
Items 1-6 below must be completed (see instructions on page 2)
1. Check one box below for the case type that best describes this case:
Auto Tort
D Auto(22)
D Uninsured motorist (46)
Other Pt/PD/WD (Personallnjury/Property
DamagefWrongful Death) Tort
o Asbestos (04)
o Product liability (24)
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Medical malpractice (45)
Other PtlPD/WD (23)
(Other) Tort
o Business tort/unfair business practice (07)
D Civil rights (08)
D Defamation (13)
D Fraud (16)
o Intellectual property (19)
Contract
D Breach of contracUwarranty (06)
D Rule 3.740 collections (09)
D Other collections (09)
D Insurance coverage (18)
D Other contract (37)
Real Property
D Eminent domain/Inverse
condemnation (14)
D Wrongful eviction (33)
D Other real property (26)
Unlawful Detainer
D Commercial (31)
D Residential (32)
D Drugs (38)
D Professional negligence (25) Judicial Review
D Other non-PI/PDIWD tort (35) D Asset forfeiture (OS)
Employment D Petition re: arbitration award (11)
D Wrongful termination (36) D Writ of mandate (02)
D Other employment (15) D Other judicial review (39)
Provisionally Complex Civil Litigation
(Cal. Rules of Court, rules 3.400-3.403)
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AntitrustfTrade regulation (03)
Construction defect (10)
Mass tort (40)
o Securities litigation (28)
o EnvironmentalfToxic tort (30)
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Insurance coverage claims arising from the
above listed provisionally complex case
types (41)
Enforcement of Judgment
D Enforcement of judgment (20)
Miscellaneous Civil Complaint
D RICO(27)
o Other complaint (not specified above) (42)
Miscellaneous Civil Petition
D Partnership and corporate governance (21)
D Other petition (not specified above) (43)
This case LLJ is LJ is not complex under rule 3.400 of the California Rules of Court. If the case is complex, mark the
factors requiring exceptional judicial management:
a. CZJ Large number of separately represented parties d. 0 Large number of witnesses
b. [ZJ Extensive motion practice raiSing difficult or novel
issues that will be to resolve
c. D Substantial amount of documentary evidence
e. [{] Coordination with related actions pending in one or more courts
in other counties, states, or countries, or in a federal court
f. D Substantial post judgment judicial supervision
3. Remedies sought (check all that apply): a.W monetary b. W nonmonetary; declaratory or injunctive relief c. [Z] punitive
4. Number of causes of action (specify): Four (4)
5. This case 0 is [ZJ is not a class action suit.
6. If there are any known related cases, file and serve a notice of related case. (You may use form CM-01S.)
Date: April 12, 2012 1) /
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(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
NOTICE
• Plaintiff must file this cover sheet with the first paper filed in the action or proceeding (except small claims cases or cases filed
under the Probate Code, Family Code, or Welfare and Institutions Code). (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.220.) Failure to file may result
in sanctions .
• File this cover sheet in addition to any cover sheet required by local court rule.
If this case is complex under rule 3.400 et seq. of the California Rules of Court, you must serve a copy of this cover sheet on all
other parties to the action or proceeding.
Unless this is a collections case under rule 3.740 or a complex case, this cover sheet will be used for statistical purposes onlv.
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CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET ADDENDUM AND
STATEMENT OF LOCATION
(CERTIFICATE OF GROUNDS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO COURTHOUSE LOCATION)
This form is required pursuant to Local Rule 2.0 in all new civil case filings in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Item I. Check the types of hearing and fill in the estimated length of hearing expected for this case:
JURY TRIAL? IRl YES CLASS ACTION? DYES LIMITED CASE? DYES TIME ESTIMATED FOR TRIAL 15 0 HOURS/[;J DAYS
Item II. Indicate the correct district and courthouse location (4 steps - If you checked "Limited Case", skip to Item III, Pg. 4):
Step 1: After first completing the Civil Case Cover Sheet form, find the main Civil Case Cover Sheet heading for your
case in the left margin below, and, to the right in Column A. the Civil Case Cover Sheet case type you selected.
Step 2: Check Q!!.!'. Superior Court type of action in Column B below which best describes the nature of this case.
Step 3: In Column C, circle the reason for the court location choice that applies to the type of action you have
checked. For any exception to the court location, see Local Rule 2.0.
Applicable Reasons for Choosing Courthouse Location (see Column C below)
1. Class actions musl be filed in the Stanley Mask Courthouse, central district.
2. May be filed in central (other county, or no bodily injury/properly damage).
6. Location of property or permanenlly garaged vehicle.
7. Location where pelltioner resides.
3. Location where cause of action arose. 8. Location wherein defendanUrespondent functions wholly.
4. Location where bodily injury, death or damage occurred.
5. Location where performance required or defendant resides.
9. Location where one or more of the parties reside.
10. Location of Labor Commissioner Office
Step 4: Fill in the information requested on page 4 in Item III; complete Item IV. Sign the declaration.
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Category No.
Auto (22)
Uninsured Motorist (46)
Asbestos (04)
Product Liability (24)
Medical Malpractice (45)
Other
Personal Injury
Property Damage
Wrongful Death
(23)
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Type of Action Applicable Reasons -
(Check only one) See Step 3 Above
0 A7100 Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death 1 .. 2.,4.
0 A7110 Personal Injury/Property DamagelWrongful Death - Uninsured Motorist 1.,2 .. 4.
0 A6070 Asbestos Property Damage 2.
0 A7221 Asbestos - PersonallnjurylWrongful Death 2.
0 A7260 Product Liability (not asbestos or toxic/environmental) 1 .. 2., 3., 4 .. 8.
0 A7210 Medical Malpractice - Physicians & Surgeons 1 .. 4.
0 A7240 Other Professional Health Care Malpractice 1 .. 4.
0 A7250 Premises Liability (e.g., slip and fall)
1.,4.
0 A7230 Intentional Bodily Injury/Property DamagelWrongful Death (e.g.,
1 .. 4.
assault, vandalism, etc.)
0 A7270 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
1 .. 3.
0 A7220 Other Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death
1.,4.
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0 A6029 Other Commercial/Business Tort (not fraud/breach of contract) 1., 3.
0 A6005 Civil Rights/Discrimination 1 .. 2 .. 3.
0 A6010 Defamation (slander/libel) 1.,2.,3.
0 A6013 Fraud (no contract) 1.,2" 3.
O A6017 Legal Malpractice 1 .. 2., 3.
0 A6050 Other Professional Malpractice (not medical or legal) 1.,2 .. 3.
0 A6025 Other Non-Personallnjury/Property Damage tort 2 .. 3.
0 A6037 Wrongful Termination 1 .. 2 .. 3.
0 A6024 Other Employment Complaint Case 1 .. 2., 3.
0 A6109 Labor Commissioner Appeals 10.
0 A6004 Breach of Rental/Lease Contract (not unlawful detainer or wrongful
2 .. 5.
eviction)
0 A6008 ContracVWarranty Breach -Seller Plaintiff (no fraud/negligence)
2 .. 5.
0 A6019 Negligent Breach of ContracVWarranty (no fraud)
1 .. 2" 5.
0 A6028 Other Breach of ConlracVWarranty (not fraud or negligence)
1 .. 2 .. 5.
0 A6002 Collections Case-Seller Plaintiff 2 .. 5 .. 6.
0 A6012 Other Promissory Note/Collections Case 2,5.
0 A6015 Insurance Coverage (not complex) 1.,2.,5 .. 8.
0 A6009 Contractual Fraud 1 .. 2., 3 .. 5.
0 A6031 Tortious Interference 1 .. 2., 3., 5.
0 A6027 Other Contract Dispule(not breach/insurance/fraud/negligence) 1.,2.,3.,8.
0 A7300 Eminent Domain/Condemnation Number of parcels ___ 2.
0 A6023 Wrongful Eviction Case 2.,6.
0 A6018 Mortgage Foreclosure 2.,6.
0 A6032 Quiet Title 2.,6.
0 A6060 Other Real Property (not eminent domain, landlordltenant, foreclosure) 2.,6.
0 A6021 Unlawful Detainer-Commercial (not drugs or wrongful eviction) 2 .. 6.
0 A6020 Unlawful Detainer-Residential (not drugs or wrongful eviction) 2 .. 6.
0 A6020F Unlawful Detainer-Past-Foreclosure 2 .. 6.
0 A6022 Unlawful Detainer-Drugs 2.,6.
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RIDDELL, INC., et al. VS. ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE, et al.
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Civil Case Cover Sheet
Category No.
Asset Forteiture (05)
Petition re Arbitration (11)
Writ of Mandate (02)
Other Judicial Review (39)
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A6108 Asset Forfeiture Case
A6115 Petition to Compel/ConfirmNacate Arbitration
A6151 Writ - Administrative Mandamus
A6152 Writ - Mandamus on Limited Court Case Matter
A6153 Writ - Other Limited Court Case Review
A6150 Other Writ IJudicial Review
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See Step 3 Above
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Claims Involving Mass Tort
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Securities Litigation (28)
Toxic Tort
Environmental (30)
Insurance Coverage Claims
from Complex Case (41)
Enforcement
of Judgmenl (20)
RICO (27)
Other Complaints
(Not Specified Above) (42)
Partnership Corporation
Governance (21)
Other Petitions
(Not Specified Above)
(43)
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0 A6007
0 A6006
0 A6035
0 A6036
XlI A6014
0 A6141
0 A6160
0 A6107
0 A6140
0 A6114
0 A6112
0 A6033
0 A6030
0 A6040
0 A6011
0 A6000
0 A6113
0 A6121
0 A6123
0 A6124
0 A6190
0 A6110
0 A6170
0 A6100
Construction Defect
Claims Involving Mass Tort
Securities litigation Case
Toxic TorVEnvironmental
Insurance Coverage/Subrogation (complex case only)
Sister State Judgment
Abstract of Judgment
Confession of Judgment (non-domestic relations)
Administrative Agency Award (not unpaid taxes)
Petition/Certificate for Entry of Judgment on Unpaid Tax
Other Enforcement of Judgment Case
Racketeering (RICO) Case
Declaratory Relief Only
Injunctive Relief Only (not domestic/harassment)
Other Commercial Complaint Case (non-torVnon-complex)
Other Civil Complaint (non-torUnon-complex)
Partnership and Corporate Governance Case
Civil Harassment
Workplace Harassment
Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Case
Election Contest
Petition for Change of Name
Petition for Relief from Late Claim Law
Other Civil Petition
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Item III. Statement of Location: Enter the address of the accident, party's residence or place of business, performance, or other
circumstance indicated in Item II., Step 3 on Page 1, as the proper reason for filing in the court location you selected.
ADDRESS:
REASON: Check the appropriate boxes for the numbers shown
818 W. Seventh Street
under Column C for the type of action that you have selected for
Los Angeles, CA 90017
this case.
Or. 02. 03. 04. r;]5. 06. 07. 08. 09.010.
CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE:
Los Angeles CA 90017
Item IV. Declaration of Assignment: I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true
and correct and that the above-entitled matter is properly filed for assignment to the Stanley Mask courthouse in the
_C_e_n_tr_a_I _____ District of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles [Code Civ. Proc., § 392 et seq., and Local
Rule 20, subds. (b), (c) and (d)l.
Dated: April 12, 2012
(SIGNA URE OF ATTORNEY/FILING PARTY)
Reynold l. Siemens
PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS COMPLETED AND READY TO BE FILED IN ORDER TO PROPERLY
COMMENCE YOUR NEW COURT CASE:
,
1. Original Complaint or Petition.
2. If filing a Complaint, a completed Summons form for issuance by the Clerk.
3. Civil Case Cover Sheet, Judicial Council form CM-010.
4. Civil Case Cover Sheet Addendum and Statement of Location form, LACIV 109, LASC Approved 03-04 (Rev.
03/11).
5. Payment in full of the filing fee, unless fees have been waived.
6. A signed order appointing the Guardian ad Litem, Judicial Council form CIV-010, if the plaintiff or petitioner is a
minor under 18 years of age will be required by Court in order to issue a summons.
7. Additional copies of documents to be conformed by the Clerk. Copies of the cover sheet and this addendum
must be served along with the summons and complaint, or other initiating pleading in the case.
\?CIV 109 (Rev. 03111) CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET ADDENDUM Local Rule 2.0
LASe Approved 03-04