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ANNE SHOYKHET, ET AL. VS NATHALIE DUBOIS, ET AL.

Here, Plaintiffs allege that Plaintiff Gabrielle Shoykhet entered into an agreement, oral and written, on behalf of Plaintiff Cavi Pur LLC, with Defendants for access to a gifting suite at the Cannes Film Festival and the ESPY Awards, but Defendants failed to perform all obligations under the agreement when they failed to provide celebrity access, photographers, social media and press coverage, along with access to a suite at the ESPY Awards. (Compl. ¶¶ 37-47.)

  • Hearing

    Jul 26, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

CHRISTINA GARCIA VS UPTOWN LOUNGE INC

. [¶] Without waiving the foregoing objections and subject thereto, Responding Party responds as follows: Responding Party’s marketing is through its publicly available social media accounts. Discovery is ongoing; Responding Party reserves the right to supplement and/or amend its response to this request.” “A motion under subdivision (a) shall comply with each of the following: [¶] (1) The motion shall set forth specific facts showing good cause justifying the discovery sought by the demand.” (Code Civ.

  • Hearing

    Jul 10, 2020

  • Judge Donna Geck
  • County

    Santa Barbara County, CA

RENATO ROBISON VS MARIANAH CREVIOSERAT

Plaintiffs assert that their claims against Defendant are based on its breach of a duty of care to act as a responsible social media platform by mitigating possible damages and investigating and answering complaints submitted to it. (Opposition, pg. 6.)

  • Hearing

    Jul 08, 2020

GETZ V. SERRANO EL DORADO OWNERS’ ASSOC.

Defendant Serrano Associates, LLC argues that plaintiff uses social media to disseminate false and inaccurate information to influence the litigation.

  • Hearing

    Jun 12, 2020

ASHLEY MCGOWAN V. JOHN WILLIAM HALL

The Parents shall not argue with, threaten, harass, or insult one another nor allow their associates to argue with, threaten, harass, or insult the other parent in person, not via text, telephone or social media, and especially not in Sienna’s presence. 27. The Parents shall not make nor permit their associates to make negative remarks regarding the other parent or the other parent’s friends and loved ones within the hearing range of Sienna, even if Sienna brings it up. 28.

  • Hearing

    Jun 02, 2020

ANGELA WHITE VS ROBERT KARDASHIAN ET AL

media.

  • Hearing

    Mar 18, 2020

KATHRYN RETZER VS PATRICK HERNING,, ET AL.

“Direct messages” includes electronic messages sent on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Fredston takes issue with the breadth of this request. Citing the request’s definitions of terms, Fredston asserts that this request essentially asks for any messages that Fredston may have had with any person relating to these named persons or their agents. Fredston’s assertion is well-taken.

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2020

ZHOIE PEREZ, AN INDIVIDUAL VS EDDUIN ZELAYA GRUNFELD, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL.

Despite the SAC making the conclusory allegation that Grunfeld was acting in the course and scope of his employment during the alleged incident, the specific allegations about his animus, threats, and social media posts indicating his violent propensities control over general allegations under Perez.

  • Hearing

    Mar 09, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CANDY LOPEZ VS UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC ET AL

The allegations as to Teft are as follows: Quon alleges that Teft is also an employee of UPS. (FACC, ¶ 5.) On or about July 24, 2018, Quon was ordered to an HR meeting, with Teft also in attendance. (FACC, ¶ 98.) There, Teft told Quon that Quon was at fault regarding his issues with Lopez. (FACC, ¶ 98.) On or about August 29 and 30, 2018, at a meeting with other employees, Teft questioned Quon about his social media accounts. (FACC, ¶¶ 104-105.)

  • Hearing

    Mar 02, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Discrimination/Harass

CENTRAL COAST AGRICULTURE, INC. V. THE HIVE LABORATORY, LLC, ET AL.

Plaintiff further alleges the Hive publicly disclosed information pertaining to Plaintiff’s Trade Secrets on the Hive’s social media account in the form of photographs revealing information pertaining to Plaintiff’s terpene/terpenoid extraction methods and processes. (Ibid.)

  • Hearing

    Feb 19, 2020

REBECCA GALINDO VS LA JOLLA ENDODONTICS

Production from the social media accounts would be limited to photographs and captions accessible to the public or taken in public. Production from the cellphones would be limited to photographs accessible to the public or taken in public, text messages between the plaintiffs, and text messages between plaintiffs and/or anyone else regarding their employment defendants or this lawsuit. Defendants would bear the cost of the inspection. See, Mirzaie Dec. ISO Galindo Mot., Ex. B [8/16/19 Email].

  • Hearing

    Feb 06, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

REBECCA GALINDO VS LA JOLLA ENDODONTICS

Production from the social media accounts would be limited to photographs and captions accessible to the public or taken in public. Production from the cellphones would be limited to photographs accessible to the public or taken in public, text messages between the plaintiffs, and text messages between plaintiffs and/or anyone else regarding their employment defendants or this lawsuit. Defendants would bear the cost of the inspection. See, Mirzaie Dec. ISO Galindo Mot., Ex. B [8/16/19 Email].

  • Hearing

    Feb 06, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

JUK TING VS CAT CHAO ET AL

Chen also texted plaintiff that Chao will not post anything on social media, meaning that plaintiff has no reason to “isolate himself.” (Ting Decl. ¶ 10, Ex. 9.) Chen also purportedly told plaintiff, “Right now, it is not important to me how many other women you have or if you have AIDS.” (Ting Decl., ¶ 10.) Plaintiff contends that this statement shows that Chao is telling third parties that plaintiff has AIDS, which plaintiff maintains is not true. (Ibid.)

  • Hearing

    Jan 31, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

ENTSMINGER V. LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC

With respect to the “demeaning” culture, it appears Plaintiff is referring to a social media post made by the company’s CEO, in which, referring to women in leadership picture, he wrote “Look at these powerful, smart and gorgeous ladies. Next week we start a series showcasing 24 of our thousands of awesome ladies of loanDepot. How lucky am I to work with this group! ...” (Berry Decl., Ex M.) The evidence does not support constructive discharge. (See Turner v.

  • Hearing

    Jan 27, 2020

SAMANTHA CHILDS VS POLANSKY

Plaintiff further alleges that she and Henri had a social media following of more than 75,000 followers on Instagram. Based thereon, Plaintiff alleges that Henri was a social media celebrity with particular economic value – value that was continuing to grow as Plaintiff and Henri grew their following. Plaintiff alleges that she informed the Vet that Henri had this special value as a social media celebrity. Plaintiff alleges that she passed this false information to her followers.

  • Hearing

    Jan 23, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

SAMANTHA CHILDS VS POLANSKY

Plaintiff further alleges that she and Henri had a social media following of more than 75,000 followers on Instagram. Based thereon, Plaintiff alleges that Henri was a social media celebrity with particular economic value – value that was continuing to grow as Plaintiff and Henri grew their following. Plaintiff alleges that she informed the Vet that Henri had this special value as a social media celebrity. Plaintiff alleges that she passed this false information to her followers.

  • Hearing

    Jan 23, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

ENTSMINGER V. LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC

No. 34 Defendant was asked to identify “every EMPLOYEE who made a complaint to YOUR human resources personnel that Anthony Hsieh was objectifying women when he made a social media post on Linkedin, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto at Exhibit 1.” Defendant contends this interrogatory is “wholly conjectural,” but that is not a proper basis for refusing to provide a substantive response.

  • Hearing

    Jan 13, 2020

NUPEUTICS NATURAL VS PEATROSS

As for Plaintiff's request for an order directing Defendant Jessica Peatross, M.D. to provide access to certain social media accounts, the Court is persuaded that the balance of the above factors weighs against issuing preliminary injunctive relief. The evidence before the Court shows that Plaintiff has an adequate remedy at law. (Sundos Decl., ¶ 20; Sundos Reply Decl., ¶¶ 9-10.)

  • Hearing

    Dec 26, 2019

  • Type

    Contract

  • Sub Type

    Breach

NUPEUTICS NATURAL VS PEATROSS

As for Plaintiff's request for an order directing Defendant Jessica Peatross, M.D. to provide access to certain social media accounts, the Court is persuaded that the balance of the above factors weighs against issuing preliminary injunctive relief. The evidence before the Court shows that Plaintiff has an adequate remedy at law. (Sundos Decl., ¶ 20; Sundos Reply Decl., ¶¶ 9-10.)

  • Hearing

    Dec 26, 2019

  • Type

    Contract

  • Sub Type

    Breach

AH VS. SIMI VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The following Monday, Cox told A.H. that there were social media messages that implicated that A.H., and that there were reports that A.H. brought alcohol on the bus. That was enough to allow A.H. to respond to the allegations against him. (See Goss.)

  • Hearing

    Dec 16, 2019

CA LABOR COMMISSIONER VS. SHASTA CO TOWING

As for the individual right of privacy, to the extent that any discovery requests seeks an individual’s personnel files, disciplinary actions, social media or other individual private information, besides date of hire and separation and contact information, the objection is well-taken.

  • Hearing

    Dec 16, 2019

CA LABOR COMMISSIONER VS. SHASTA CO TOWING

As for the individual right of privacy, to the extent that any discovery requests seeks an individual’s personnel files, disciplinary actions, social media or other individual private information, besides date of hire and separation and contact information, the objection is well-taken.

  • Hearing

    Dec 16, 2019

XIUYUAN HU VS MONICA ARTAVIA BLUT

Moreover, he has engaged in a campaign of offensive, threatening, and profanity-laced messages to our client and her parents through the WeChat social media platform. These messages, together with the above, would certainly appear to be harassment and clear violations of UC Berkeley's Student Code of Conduct. We have now prepared and filed a request for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Case number FLRI 1800696) in the California Superior Court, County of Riverside, against Mr.

  • Hearing

    Dec 13, 2019

JUSTIN C JONES VS ROBERT KARDASHIAN ET AL

Here, the Complaint alleges that Chyna posted Plaintiff’s email address and private cell phone number of her social media account and encouraged the public to contact him. (Compl. ¶¶ 21, 23.) Because Chyna is a celebrity persona with many social media followers, publicizing another person’s private contact information with directions to contact that person is substantially likely to cause distress to that other person, which the Complaint alleges to have resulted in violent threats. (Compl. ¶ 23.)

  • Hearing

    Nov 21, 2019

DAVID LILLIE VS CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

It also points to the fact that Caltech’s JPL has millions of followers on social media platforms and that JPL’s activities are the topic of many news articles across the country and world. (Id.; Sanders Decl., ¶¶3-5.) However, the Court does not find that statements made by Caltech that Plaintiff was in possession of confidential information was made in a place open to the public or a public forum, or that it was made in connection with an issue of public interest. (FAC, ¶¶50-51.)

  • Hearing

    Nov 08, 2019

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

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