Federal Trade Commission v. AWS, LLC et al

Filing 128

ORDER granting 125 Stipulation of Dismissal with prejudice as to Bank of America, N.A.'s Complaint in Intervention; Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 6/25/2019. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 MICHAEL F. LYNCH (NV SBN 8555) Michael@LynchLawPractice.com LYNCH LAW PRACTICE, PLLC 3613 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 Telephone: (702) 684-6000 Facsimile: (702) 543-3279 CHRISTOPHER D. SULLIVAN (Pro Hac Vice) csullivan@diamondmccarthy.com LESLEY ANNE HAWES (Pro Hac Vice) lhawes@diamondmccarthy.com DIAMOND MCCARTHY LLP 150 California Street, Suite 2200 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: 415.692-5200 Facsimile: 415.263-9200 Attorneys for Receiver ROBB EVANS & ASSOCIATES LLC 12 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 13 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 14 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff, v. AWS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; ADAMS CONSULTING, LLC, a California limited liability company; FBA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company; FBA STORES, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; GLOBAL MARKETING SERVICES L.L.C., a Nevada limited liability company; INFO PROS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; ONLINE AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC., a Massachusetts corporation; ONLINE AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC., a Nevada corporation; CHRISTOPHER F. BOWSER, individually and as an officer of FBA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, FBA STORES, LLC, INFO SOLUTIONS, LLC, ONLINE AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC. and ONLINE AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC.; ADAM S. BOWSER, individually and as an officer of AWS, LLC, FBA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, FBA STORES, LLC, INFO SOLUTIONS, LLC, ONLINE Case No.: 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW STIPULATION FOR DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE OF BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.’S COMPLAINT-IN-INTERVENTION PURSUANT TO SETTLEMENT [F.R. CIV. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii)] Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 2 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC. and ONLINE AUCTION LEARNING CENTER, INC.; JODY L. MARSHALL, individually and as an officer of INFO PROS, LLC and INFO SOLUTIONS, LLC; and JEFFERY A. GOMEZ, a/k/a JEFF ADAMS or JEFF ADAM, individually and as an officer of ADAMS CONSULTING, LLC and GLOBAL MARKETING SERVICES L.L.C., Defendants. 7 8 9 10 11 This Stipulation for Dismissal of Bank of America’s Complaint-in-Intervention with Prejudice Pursuant to Settlement (“Stipulation”) is made by and among the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), plaintiff in the underlying action, Bank of America, N.A. (“Bank”), the party filing the Complaint-in-Intervention, and Robb Evans & Associates LLC as Receiver (“Receiver”) in reference to the following: 12 RECITALS 13 14 15 A. Stipulation and Order Allowing Bank of America, N.A. to Intervene and File Complaint-inIntervention (“Intervention Stipulation”). 16 17 B. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 On September 27, 2018, the Court entered an order approving the Intervention Stipulation and ordering the Bank’s Complaint-in-Intervention filed (Doc. No. 96). 18 19 In September 2018, plaintiff Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a C. On September 28, 2018, the Bank filed its Complaint-in-Intervention (Doc. No. D. On October 5, 2018, the Receiver and the Bank entered into a stipulation 97). extending the deadline for the Receiver to respond to the Complaint-in-Intervention which was approved by the Court by Order entered October 11, 2018 (Doc. No. 108). E. On November 5, 2018, the FTC filed an answer to the Bank’s Complaint-in- Intervention (Doc. No. 109). F. On November 20, 2018, the Receiver filed an answer to the Bank’s Complaint-in- Intervention (Doc. No. 110). 27 28 2 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 3 of 6 1 G. The parties have informally exchanged information and authorities related to their 2 respective positions on the issues raised in the complaint-in-intervention and the Bank’s right to 3 recover funds turned over to the estate totaling over $1.7 million based on, among other things, 4 outstanding amounts owed to the Bank by certain receivership defendants as alleged in the 5 Bank’s Complaint-in-Intervention. 6 H. The Receiver has entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release (“Settlement”) 7 with the Bank which the FTC has reviewed. The FTC has advised the parties that it has no 8 objection to the Receiver’s Settlement with the Bank. 9 I. The Settlement provides for the Bank’s Complaint-in-Intervention to be dismissed 10 with prejudice. 11 AGREEMENT 12 NOW, THEREFORE, the FTC, the Bank and the Receiver, as all of the parties to the 13 Bank’s Complaint-in-Intervention, hereby stipulate and agree that the Bank’s Complaint-in- 14 Intervention shall be and is hereby dismissed with prejudice, with each party to bear its own 15 costs, including attorneys’ fees, pursuant to F.R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). 16 17 18 Dated: June 21, 2019 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Claire Wack Miry Kim Gregory J. Evans 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 By: __/s/ Claire Wack Claire Wack Maryland Attorney # 1312190275 (Admitted in the D. Nev. pursuant To LR IA 11-3) Miry Kim Washington Bar # 31456 (Admitted in the D. Nev. pursuant To LR IA 11-3) Gregory J. Evans DC Bar # 1033184 (Admitted in the D. Nev. pursuant To LR IA 11-3) FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Attorneys for Federal Trade Commission [SIGNATURES CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE] 3 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 4 of 6 1 2 Dated: June 21, 2019 HOLLAND & HART LLP 3 By:/s/ Lars K. Evensen Lars K. Evensen, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 8061 Robert J. Cassity, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9779 HOLLAND & HART LLP 4 5 6 7 WYNN & WYNN, P.C. Thomas E. Pontes (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) John D. Bowen (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 8 9 10 Attorneys for Bank of America, N.A. 11 12 Dated: June 21, 2019 LYNCH LAW PRACTICE, PLLC MICHAEL F. LYNCH 13 DIAMOND MCCARTHY LLP CHRISTOPHER D. SULLIVAN LESLEY ANNE HAWES 14 15 16 By: 17 18 19 20 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 24 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE June 25, 2019 DATED: 25 26 27 28 4 /s/ Lesley Anne Hawes Lesley Anne Hawes Admitted Pro Hac Vice Attorneys for Receiver Robb Evans & Associates, LLC Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 5 of 6 1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 2 I hereby certify that on June 21, 2019, I caused the foregoing document to be served by 3 the following means to the persons listed below: 4 ☒ 5 Claire Wack cwack@ftc.gov 6 Gary Owen Caris 7 Gregory J Evans 8 John David Bowen j76bowen@gmail.com 9 LaTeigra C. Cahill lcc@randazza.com 10 11 CM/ECF electronic filing system: gcaris@btlaw.com, slmoore@btlaw.com gevans2@ftc.gov Lars K. Evensen lkevensen@hollandhart.com, IntakeTeam@hollandhart.com, sthompson@hollandhart.com 12 Michael F Lynch 13 Miry Kim 14 Robert J Cassity bcassity@hollandhart.com, Intaketeam@hollandhart.com, vlarsen@hollandhart.com 15 16 Michael@LynchLawPractice.com, lynchonline@gmail.com mkim@ftc.gov Ronald D Green , Jr rdg@randazza.com, ecf@randazza.com Suzette Marteny Moore smoore@smoorelaw.com 17 18 ☒ 19 20 J James C. Bastian, Jr. SHULMAN HODGES & BASTIAN LLP 100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 600 Irvine, CA 92618 21 22 23 Served via United States mail, postage fully prepaid: Thomas E. Pontes 90 New State Highway Raynham, MA 02767 ☒ By direct email (as opposed to through the ECF System) 24 Thomas E. Pontes, Esq. tpontes@wynnandwynn.com 25 J James C Bastian Jr. jbastian@shbllp.com 26 27 28 I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on June 21, 2019. /s/ Catherine Burrow Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-BNW Document 127 Filed 06/21/19 Page 6 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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