The opinion of the court was delivered by: RONALD WHYTE, District Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT BY COURT
Plaintiff Synnex Corporation moves for entry of a default
judgment against defendant Compu-Craze, Inc. For the reasons
given below, the court will grant the motion.
On June 24, 2005, Synnex filed a complaint in this court
against Compu-Craze. Over the prior decade, Synnex had apparently
been selling computer hardware to Compu-Craze, but Compu-Craze
had recently defaulted on its payment obligations. Compl. ¶¶ 4-9.
Synnex stated that Compu-Craze had not paid for $524,171.76 worth
of merchandise, id. ¶ 9, and prayed for relief in this amount,
as well as interest, attorneys' fees, and costs, id. at 5.
Synnex filed with the court a certificate of service upon
Compu-Craze on September 9, 2005. Compu-Craze did not answer the
complaint or file any responsive pleading, and on November 9,
2005, the court clerk entered Compu-Craze's default. Synnex now moves for
entry of a default judgment against Compu-Craze in the amount of
In addition to the $524,171.76 principal amount, Synnex seeks
$27,142.29 in interest*fn1 and $395 in costs. Synnex has
submitted adequate documentation including invoices with the
serial numbers of products shipped for the court to accept that
the parties had a commercial relationship. The court is
uncertain, though, how Synnex arrived at the figure $524,171.76.
The statement of account that Synnex included with its motion
lists a "total" amount of $530,024.03, and a "total past due"
amount of $520,067.18. Mot. for Default J. by Ct., Ex. 3 at 1. As
the court cannot determine the basis for Synnex's request for
$524,171.76, the court will award Synnex the slightly lower
"total past due" amount of $520,067.18. The court will also award
Synnex 189 days' worth of 10 percent simple annual interest on
this amount, or $26,911.07. The court accepts Synnex's proof of
For the foregoing reasons, the court grants Synnex a default
judgment against Compu-Craze pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(b)(2)
and awards damages to Fujitsu as follows:
1. Unpaid amounts $520,067.18
2. Prejudgment interest at 10% per annum $26,911.07
3. Court costs $395.00