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Maueun 10 a 12 B 14 15 16 7 18 19 20 21 2 23 24 25 26 27 BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP Daniel Alberstone (No. 105275) Roland Tellis (No. 186269) Sara Jasper Epstein (No. 240577) ‘The Water Garden 1620 26th Street Fourth Floor, North Tower Santa Monica, CA 90404-4060. Telephone: 310-907-1000 Facsimile: 310-907-2000 Specially Appearing for Defendant Screen Actors Guild COPY ORIGINAL FILED FEB 05 2009 LOS ANGELES SHPERIOR COURT SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Alan Rosenberg, et al., Plaintiffs, vs Adam Arkin, et al, Defendants. We MW Mt reason CASE NO. BC 406900 [Hon. David Yaffe, Dept. 86] DEFENDANT SCREEN ACTORS GUILDS OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION; DECLARATION OF MICHELLE BENNETT IN SUPPORT THEREOF [Appendix of Non-Califomnia and Other Authorities lodged concurrently herewith) Date: February 5, 2009 Time: 8:30am. Dept: 86 DEFENDANT SAG’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE TRO coe a 0 un 2 13 4 15 16 7 18 19 20 a1 2 23 24 25 26 a 28 INTRODUCTI I. ARGUMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS ION ‘A. Plaintiffs Will Not Preval onthe Metits of Their Claims 1 B. Plaintiffs’ Proposed TRO Does Not Maintain the Status Qu. 7 CONCLUSION... ‘The Corporations Code Authorizes SAG’s Enactment of Bylaws that Govern Voting Procedures, and Section 721 1(b) Does Not Invalidate Such Bylaws..... ‘The Court’s Evaluation of a Corporation's Bylaw is Iproper at the TRO Stage.cesnnene : Public Policy Weighs Heavily Against Court Intervention Tere Federal Labor Union Law Preempts Plaintiffs” Attempt to Interfere With SAG’s Right to Govern in Accordance With Its Constitution and Bylaws. coer DEFENDANT SAG'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE TRO TABLE OF AUTHORITIES FEDERAL Cases Local No, 82, Furniture and Piano Moving Drivers v. Crowley, 467 U.S. 526 (1984) Motion Picture & Videotape Editors Guild Local 776, IATSE v. International Sound ‘Technicians Local 695, 800 F.2d 973 (9th Cir. 1986).. Wirtz v, Hotel, Motel and Club Employees Union, Local 6, 391 U.S. 492 (1968) STATE Cases Allen v. Hotel & Restaurant Employees’ International Alliance & Bartenders’ Intemational League, 97 Cal. App. 2d 343 (1950)... Braude v. Auto. Club of S, Cal., 178 Cal. App. 3d 994 (1986) Brande v. Havenner, 38 Cal. App. 3d 526 (1974)... Calif. Dental Assn. v. American Dental Assn., 23 Cal. 34 346 (1979)... Calif. Trial Lawyers Ass'n v. Superior Court, 187 Cal. App. 3d 575 (1986)... Ferry v. San Diego Museum of Art, 180 Cal. App. 3d 35 (1986) Haynes v. Annandale Golf Club, 4 Cal. 2d 28 (1935) Kurz v. Fed. of Petangue, 146 Cal. App. 4th 136 (2006). O'Connell v. Superior Cow 141 Cal. App. 4th 1452 (2006) Oakland Raiders v. NEL, 131 Cal. App. 4th 621 (2005). ae aramsion ii E DEFENDANT SAG'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE TRO