Yousef Khraibut v. Gurbaksh Chahal et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Show Cause Response due by 3/4/2021.The Court orders Plaintiff to supplement his Motion for Default Judgment. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 2/18/2021. (crblc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/18/2021)Any non-CM/ECF Participants - Gurbaksh Chahal have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) Modified on 2/18/2021 (lsS, COURT STAFF).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
United States District Court
Northern District of California
GURBAKSH CHAHAL, et al.,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE
PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND
Case No. 15-cv-04463-CRB
The Court hereby orders Plaintiff Yousef Khraibut to supplement his Motion for Default
Judgment (dkt. 90) on or before March 4, 2021, with additional information.
First, the Court orders Khraibut to submit a clear breakdown of his requests for
compensatory (economic and noneconomic) and statutory damages—by claim, by Defendant. If a
set of claims arises from the same conduct such that one damages award applies to the set,
Khraibut should explain as much. And where relevant, Khraibut should cite authority regarding
apportioning damages among Defendants (e.g., whether joint and several liability applies). To the
extent Khraibut believes Defendants should be held jointly and severally liable for the full amount
of compensatory, statutory, and punitive damages sought, without regard to the specific claims
asserted against each Defendant, Khraibut must explain his reasoning and cite relevant authority,
if such authority exists.1 In general, and as to each claim, the Court will not award damages based
on an unclear or conclusory accounting of who is liable for what.
Second, in California, a plaintiff must produce evidence of the defendant’s financial
If certain claims for which damages are sought apply to only one party, or if the Court concludes
that only one party is liable for a claim asserted against multiple parties, the Court is not aware of
authority that would permit the Court to hold more than one party liable for damages arising from
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