SAGAN v. APPLE COMPUTER, INC.
874 F.Supp. 1072 (1994)
United States District Court, C.D. California.
June 27, 1994.
4. Infringement of Right of Publicity;
5. Invasion of Privacy;
7. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; and
8. For an Accounting.
All of the causes of action arise out of a common nucleus of alleged facts. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant began using the name "Carl Sagan" in connection with a personal computer in 1993. (Complaint, ¶ 8.) After Defendant's use was allegedly publicized in computer periodicals and other publications, Plaintiff's attorneys demanded that Defendant cease use of the name. (Complaint, ¶ 10.) Plaintiff alleges that Defendant informed Plaintiff that it was using Plaintiff's name as a "code name" for a new personal computer, and that Defendant would cease use of the name. (Complaint, ¶ 11.) Plaintiff contends that in January of 1994, Defendant changed the "code name" to "Butt-Head Astronomer," which was published by Defendant and appeared in numerous newspapers and in other media. (Complaint, ¶ 12.)
Currently before the Court are Defendant's motion to dismiss Plaintiff's sixth and seventh claims for failure to state a claim, motion for a more definite statement as to the first, second, third, and fourth claims, and motion to strike the fifth Claim. This Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332.