Comerica Bank v. Enagic Co. Ltd. et al
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS MOTION TO STRIKE PLAINTIFFS REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY FEES AND FOR LEAVE TO FILE SURREPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (Doc. 34)AND CHARTING THE COURSE OF THE CASE. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 17-11131
ENAGIC CO., LTD., ENAGIC USA, INC.,
JON SWARDSTROM, JOHN SCHEPCOFF,
CLAUDIA RICHARDSON, and JOHN DOE,
HON. AVERN COHN
GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO STRIKE
PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY FEES AND FOR LEAVE TO FILE
SURREPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY
INJUNCTION (Doc. 34)
CHARTING THE COURSE OF THE CASE
This is a trademark case. Before the Court is defendants Enagic Co. Ltd.
(Enagic Japan) and Enagic USA, Inc. (Enagic USA) motion to strike plaintiff’s request
for attorney fees and for leave to file a surreply brief. (Doc. 34) The motion to strike is
DENIED. The request to file a surreply brief is GRANTED.
Also pending before the Court are (1) Comerica’s motion for a preliminary
injunction, (Doc. 7), (2) Enagic Japan’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction
(Doc. 16) and (3) Enagic USA’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim (Doc. 21).
Enagic’s motions will be decided on the briefs.
As to Comerica’s motion, if the case survives, in whole or in part, after resolution
of Enagic’s motions, the hearing will be for a permanent injunction given the length of
time that has passed since the filing of the complaint. The Court will also consider
bifurcating liability and damages at such time.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: August 22, 2017
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