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United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division
February 2, 2016, Decided; February 2, 2016, Filed
Case No. 14-CV-04592-LHK
[*1051] ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS WITH PREJUDICE
Re: Dkt. Nos. 110, 137, 138
Plaintiffs Greg Garrison ("Garrison"), Deborah Van Vorst ("Van Vorst"), and Sastry Hari ("Hari") (collectively, "Plaintiffs") bring this putative class action against Defendant Oracle Corporation ("Oracle") for alleged violations of federal and California antitrust laws. ECF No. 105 (Second Amended Complaint, or "SAC").1 Before the Court is Oracle's motion to dismiss. ECF No. 110. Having considered the parties' submissions, the relevant law, and the record [**3] in this case, the Court hereby GRANTS Oracle's motion to dismiss with prejudice.
A. Factual Background
1. The Parties
Oracle is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Redwood Shores, California. SAC ¶ 22. The world's second-largest software producer by revenue, Oracle specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products, including its own brands of database management systems. Id. ¶ 23.
Plaintiffs are former employees of Oracle. Id. ¶¶ 16, 18, 20. Garrison worked for Oracle as a senior account manager from [*1052] "approximately December 2008 to June 2009." Id. ¶¶ 16-17. Van Vorst worked for Oracle as a sales operations manager and business analyst from "approximately 2009 to August 2012." Id. ¶¶ 18-19. Hari was a senior manager of quality assurance at Oracle from "approximately the middle of 2012 to November 2013." Id. ¶¶ 20-21.
Plaintiffs seek to represent the following classes:
All natural persons who were employed by Oracle on a salaried basis in the technical, creative, and/or research and [**4] development fields in the United States from May 10, 2007 to the present. Excluded from the Class are: retail employees, corporate officers, members of the boards of directors, and senior executives of Oracle.
All natural persons who were employed by Oracle on a salaried basis in a manager level or above position, for product, sales, or general and administrative roles in the United States at any time from May 10, 2007 to the present. Excluded from the Class are: retail employees[,] corporate officers, members of the boards of directors, and senior executives of Oracle.
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159 F. Supp. 3d 1044 *; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13118 **; 2016-1 Trade Reg. Rep. (CCH) P79,514
GREG GARRISON, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ORACLE CORPORATION, Defendant.
Prior History: Garrison v. Oracle Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31301 (N.D. Cal., Mar. 13, 2015)
Plaintiffs', secret agreement, accrual, allegations, employees, hire, fraudulent concealment, email, default, accrued, recruiting, lawsuits, statute of limitations, documents, conspiracy, misleading, parties, Sherman Act, continuing violation, affirmative act, concealment, discovery rule, limitations period, motion to dismiss, overt act, tolling, conversations, antitrust, solicit, anticompetitive conduct