Export Development Canada v. Naborhood Building Products, LLC et al
CONSENT JUDGMENT in favor of Plf Export Development Canada & against Dft Naborhood Building Products, LLC, in the amount of $520,589.57 as set out. Costs shall be taxed as paid. Signed by Judge Callie V. S. Granade on 5/6/2014. (tot)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CANADA, a Crown Corporation,
Assignee and Subrogee of
Mitten, Inc., f/k/a Mitten Vinyl, Inc.,
PRODUCTS, LLC, and
CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-0444-CG-N
After considering the Joint Stipulation for Entry of Consent Judgment
Against Defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC (Doc. 31), filed by the
plaintiff and defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, and reviewing the
pleadings in this case, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. Judgment in the amount of $520,589.57 is hereby entered in favor of the
plaintiff and against defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, on Counts One
through Six of the Complaint.
2. Pursuant to Rule 54(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court
expressly determines that there is no just reason for delay and that a final
judgment against defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, is due to be
entered in accordance with the parties’ Joint Stipulation, based upon the following
a. All allegations of all Counts setting forth causes of action against
defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, have been admitted by said
defendant in its Answer (Doc. 20).
b. In the Amended Report of Parties Planning Meeting (Doc. 26),
defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, made the following Narrative
Statement of its position: “Naborhood admits the allegations of the Complaint.”
c. None of the claims asserted against defendant Naborhood Building
Products, LLC, require factual development.
d. Defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, is no longer in business
and will not resume business operations in the future.
e. Entry of judgment against defendant Naborhood Building Products,
LLC, will finally resolve (i) all claims asserted in this case by the plaintiff against
said defendant and (ii) all rights and liabilities of the plaintiff and said defendant
relating to Counts One through Six of the Complaint, leaving only Count Seven,
setting forth a claim based on a personal guaranty, pending against Paul L. Nabors
(“Nabors”), the sole remaining defendant.
f. There does not exist any claim or counterclaim that could result in a
set-off against the judgment sought by the plaintiff against defendant Naborhood
Building Products, LLC.
g. Defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, has stipulated that it
would not appeal any judgment entered against it that is consistent with the
parties’ Joint Stipulation, thereby avoiding piecemeal appeals.
h. The viability of the plaintiff’s claim against Nabors is dependent on the
validity and enforceability of the personal guaranty made the basis of Count Seven
of the Complaint, and does not hinge upon the account and contract claims against
defendant Naborhood Building Products, LLC, made the basis of Counts One
through Six. Therefore, the possibility that a court might be obligated at a later
date to consider or revisit the issues presented by Counts One through Six, in
adjudicating the issues presented by Count Seven, is essentially nil.
i. Nabors filed a bankruptcy petition on March 7, 2014, and his
bankruptcy case, In Re: Paul L. Nabors, Case No. 14-00706, is presently pending in
the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama,
Southern Division. In light of Nabors’ bankruptcy case, the possibility of an appeal
by Nabors in this action on the plaintiff’s sole remaining claim is at best de minimis,
if not essentially nil.
j. A Rule 54(b) determination in this case furthers the interests of
judicial economy and efficient judicial management, and is consistent with
paragraph 12 of the Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order entered in this case (Doc. 27),
which encourages the preservation of scarce judicial resources and litigation costs.
3. Costs shall be taxed as paid.
DONE and ORDERED this 6th day of May, 2014.
/s/ Callie V. S. Granade
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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