Industrial Janitorial Service, et al. v. Apple Inc., et al.

Case No.: 19CV357745     Track Rulings In Case

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(1) Defendant Apple Inc.’s Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint (2) Defendant ServiceChannel.com, Inc.’s Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint

(3) Defendant Apple Inc.’s Motion to Strike Allegations in Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff Darla Drendel (“Drendel”) initially founded a janitorial services company in 1987 named Maintenance Inc. (First Amended Complaint (“FAC”), ¶12.) In or around 2003, Maintenance Inc. merged with a competitor, Industrial Janitorial Service and the two companies began operating under the name Industrial Janitorial Service (“IJS”). (Id.) When the companies merged, IJS was performing janitorial services throughout the country for various defendant Apple Inc. (“Apple”) retail stores, responsibilities which IJS assumed after the merger. (FAC, ¶13.)

To sustain its image of minimalism and immaculate design, defendant Apple held extreme control over its janit........