Kosa et al v. American Invsco Corporation et al
ORDER that defendant Rebekah Desmet's motions for summary judgment (ECF No. 252 in 2:12-cv-01104-APG-NJK and ECF No. 205 in 2:12-cv-01108- APG-NJK) are GRANTED. Defendant Rebekah Desmet is entitled to judgment as a matter of law on the plaintif fs' conversion claims against her in each of the following cases:2:12-cv-01104-APG-NJK, 2:12-cv-1106-APG-NJK, 2:12-cv-01108-APG-NJK, and 2:12-cv-01111-APG-NJK. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 11/29/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
BRUCE COUTURIER and ELEANOR
AMERICAN INVSCO, et al.,
Case No. 2:12-cv-01104-APG-NJK
Consolidated (for discovery and trial) with
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT
REBEKAH DESMET’S MOTIONS
FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Defendant Rebekah Desmet moves for summary judgment, arguing that as an employee of
American Invsco Corp. and an agent of Koval Flamingo, LLC, she is entitled to judgment as a
matter of law for the same reasons those two defendants were granted judgment. Specifically,
Desmet contends she is entitled to the benefit of a release of claims signed by the plaintiffs.1 In
response, the plaintiffs do not dispute that Desmet is an American Invsco employee and a Koval
agent within the releases’ scope. Instead, they argue the releases are unenforceable.
I have already rejected the plaintiffs’ arguments about the releases being unenforceable.
ECF No. 222. I decline to reconsider that decision. I granted judgment in favor of defendants
American Invsco and Koval based on the releases. Id. The plaintiffs released Koval, American
Invsco, and their “respective affiliates, shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees and
agents . . . .” See, e.g., 197-2 at 4. As it is undisputed Desmet was American Invsco’s employee
Desmet also claims she has already been dismissed from cases 2:12-cv-01106-APG-NJK and
2:12-cv-01111-APG-NJK based on the court’s March 2014 order. I am uncertain on what basis Desmet
believes she has been dismissed from those cases. The March 31, 2014 order denied the defendants’
motions to dismiss the conversion claims against Desmet. See Case No. 2:12-cv-01106-APG-NJK, ECF
No. 107 at 14-15. Nevertheless, because the plaintiffs do not respond to that argument, and because the
same reasoning on the merits applies, I grant summary judgment in Desmet’s favor in these cases as well.
Desmet is not a defendant in 2:12-cv-01107-APG-NJK.
and American Invsco was Koval’s agent, the plaintiffs also released their conversion claims
against Desmet. I therefore grant Desmet’s summary judgment motions.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that defendant Rebekah Desmet’s motions for summary
judgment (ECF No. 252 in 2:12-cv-01104-APG-NJK and ECF No. 205 in 2:12-cv-01108-
APG-NJK) are GRANTED. Defendant Rebekah Desmet is entitled to judgment as a matter of
law on the plaintiffs’ conversion claims against her in each of the following cases:
DATED this 29th day of November, 2017.
ANDREW P. GORDON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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