No. G043650.

194 Cal.App.4th 820 (2011)

STARBUCKS CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY, Respondent; ERIK LORDS et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

April 25, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Rex S. Heinke , Catherine A. Conway , Gregory W. Knopp and Jessica M. Weisel for Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent.

Arias Ozzello & Gignac, Mike Arias and Mikael H. Stahle for Real Parties in Interest.



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