United States District Court, C.D. California
ANDRÉ BIROTTE, Jr., District Judge.
IT IS HEREBY ADJUDGED, DECREED AND ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:
Based on the motion of plaintiff for default judgment and the evidence in support thereof, as well as on all the records on file herein, the Court finds as follows:
The Court has jurisdiction in this case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332 in that this is a civil action between citizens of different states in which the amount in controversy exceeds $75, 000.00, excluding interest and costs and 28 U.S.C. § 1367 concerning supplemental jurisdiction. The Court also has jurisdiction based upon 28 U.S.C. § 1331, as the cause of action for Declaratory Judgment arises, inter alia, under the Lanham Trademark Act (15 U.S.C. §1051).
This Court has personal jurisdiction over defendant because defendant is doing business in California and because defendant agreed to submit to this Court's jurisdiction, in writing. Defendant has been properly served with the summons and the complaint in this action.
B. Defendant's Liability
This Court finds that defendant, BOYD LEE CODDINGTON, breached the Purchase Agreement and the Consulting Agreement, and that he has committed fraud against plaintiff, and that he has also entered into both agreements fraudulently, that he has willfully, maliciously and intentionally interfered in plaintiff's economic relations, that he committed acts of trade libel against plaintiff, and has willfully abused the judicial process.
The court also finds that plaintiff is entitled to declaratory and injunctive relief as set forth below.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that JUDGMENT be entered against defendant BOYD LEE CODDINGTON and in favor of plaintiff, AMERICAN REPUBLIC WHEELS, INC. ("ARW"), as follows:
A. Monetary Damages
Compensatory damages in the amount of $522, 002.93
B. Punitive Damages
Punitive Damages in the amount ...