The complaint, case number CGC-04-428953, was originally filed in Superior Court of the State of California for the county of San Francisco on February 20, 2004. The complaint was first filed as "Vroegh vs. Dane Elec Corp., USA, A Foreign Corporation et al." When Dane-Elec settled and was dismissed from the case on March 15, 2005, Eastman Kodak became the first defendant. Another plaintiff intervened in January 2004.
The complaint originally named the following companies as defendants: