Federal Trade Commission v. AWS, LLC et al

Filing 79

ORDER granting 77 Stipulation Extending the duration of the TRO and Vacating 7/10/2018 Hearing; Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 6/14/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 1 of 7 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Roberto Anguizola Illinois Bar# 6270874 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3284 Email: ranguizola@ftc.gov Miry Kim Washington Bar# 31456 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3622 Email: mkim@ftc.gov Gregory J. Evans DC Bar# 1033184 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3425 Email: gevans2@ftc.gov Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Mail Drop CC-8528 Washington, DC 20580 Attorneys for Plaintiff FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. A WS, 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; INFO SOLUTIONS, 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; ADAM S. BOWSER; JODY L. MARSHALL; and JEFFREY A. GOMEZ, Defendants. CASE NO. 2: 18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING THE DURATION 0 THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND VACATING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION HEARING PENDING COMMISSION REVIE OF PROPOSED STIPULATED FINAL ORDER FOR PERMANEN INJUNCTION AND MONETARY RELIEF AS TO DEFENDANTS ADAMS CONSULTING, LLC, GLOBAL MARKETING SERVICES L.L.C., AND JEFFREY A. GOMEZ Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 2 of 7 This matter comes before the Court upon the stipulation of plaintiff Federal Trade 2 Commission ("FTC"), and defendants Adams Consulting, LLC, Global Marketing Services 3 L.L.C., and Jeffrey A. Gomez (collectively "Gomez Defendants"), for: (i) further extension of 4 the Stipulated Temporary Restraining Order issued on April 18, 2018 [ECF No. 57] ("Gomez 5 Stipulated TRO") against the Gomez Defendants; and (ii) vacating the evidentiary hearing on the 6 FTC's motion for a preliminary injunction as to the Gomez Defendants. The FTC and the 7 Gomez Defendants, each ofwhich is represented by counsel for purposes ofthis stipulation, 8 HEREBY STIPULATE TO THE FOLLOWING: 9 1. The duration of the Gomez Stipulated TRO [ECF No. 57] is extended and shall 10 remain in place by consent ofthe Gomez Defendants until the Court issues a ruling on the FTC's 11 request for a preliminary injunction as to the Gomez Defendants, or further order of the Court. 12 Unless otherwise ordered, all provisions of the Gomez Stipulated TRO shall remain in place 13 during the extension, including the asset freeze and appointment of the receiver Robb Evans & 14 Associates LLC. The Gomez Defendants specifically reserve all rights and nothing herein shall 15 be construed as an admission of any kind or impair Gomez Defendants' right to assert any and 16 all defenses they may have. The reason for the extension of the Gomez Stipulated TROis to 17 allow the FTC to review and, if appropriate, approve a stipulated final order for permanent 18 injunction and monetary relief as to the Gomez Defendants ("Gomez Stipulated Final Order"). 19 FTC counsel are submitting the Gomez Stipulated Final Order to the FTC for review and 20 approval, and are informed that the approval process could take up to eight weeks. If the FTC 21 approves the Gomez Stipulated Final Order, it will be filed for approval by the Court. If 22 approved by the FTC and the Court, the Gomez Stipulated Final Order will resolve all disputes 23 between the FTC and the Gomez Defendants and obviate the need for a preliminary injunction 2 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 3 of 7 hearing. 2 2. All the deadlines for motions, memoranda, proposed orders, pleadings, responses 3 or oppositions, and affidavits concerning the FTC's request for preliminary injunction as to the 4 Gomez Defendants set forth in the Stipulation and Order Extending the Duration of the 5 Temporary Restraining Order and Setting Preliminary Injunction Hearing as to Defendants 6 Adams Consulting, LLC, Global Marketing Services L.L.C., and Jeffrey A. Gomez entered on 7 May 23, 2018 [ECF No. 72] are vacated until further order ofthe Court. 8 9 10 3. The evidentiary hearing on PlaintiffFederal Trade Commission's motion for preliminary injunction as to the Gomez Defendants currently scheduled for July 10, 2018 is vacated. IT IS SO ORDERED: 11 12 13 HONORABLE JAMES C. MAHAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 14 15 June 14, 2018 DATED: ___________ 16 17 IT IS SO STIPULATED: 18 19 20 Ja \ C, Bastian, Jr. SHuJman Hodges & Bastian LLP lO~Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 600 Irvme, CA 92618 Tel. (949) 340-3400 Email: jbastian@shbllp.com Roberto Anguizola lllinois Bar# 6270874 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3284 Email: ranguizola@ftc.gov 21 22 23 Miry Kim Washington Bar# 31456 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3622 Email: mkim@ftc.gov Attorney for defendants Adams Consulting, LLC, Global Marketing Services L.L.C, and Jeffery A. Gomez 3 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 4 of 7 2 3 Gregory J. Evans DC Bar# 1033184 (Admitted pursuant to LR IA 11-3) Tel. (202) 326-3425 Email: gevans2@ftc.gov 4 5 6 7 Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Mail Drop CC-8528 Washington, D.C. 20580 Attorneys for Plaintiff FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 4 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 5 of 7 1 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on June_, 2018, I caused the foregoing document to be filed with 7 3 the Clerk of the Court via the Court's CM/ECF electronic filing system. Additionally, I served 4 all of the counsel and parties listed on the attached Service List by the methods indicated therein. 5 6 7 Roberto Anguizola Attorney for Plaintiff FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 5 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 6 of 7 SERVICE LIST 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Ronald D. Green (NV Bar No. 7360) LaTeigra C. Cahill (NV Bar No. 14352) Randazza Legal Group, PLLC 4035 S. El Capitan Way Las Vegas, NV 89147 Tel. (702) 420 2001 Email: lcc@randazza.com, rdg@randazza.com Suzette Michele M. Moore S. Moore Law 4720 Cleveland Heights Blvd. Suite 201 Lakeland, FL 33813 Tel. (863) 229-2140 Email: s.moore@smoorelaw.com Attorney for defendants A WS, LLC, FBA Distributors, LLC, FBA Stores, LLC, Info Pros, LLC, Online Auction Learning Center, Inc. (Mass. Corp.), Online Auction Learning Center, Inc. (Nev. Corp.), Christopher F. Bowser, Adam S. Bowser, and Jody Marshall 10 Seeking admission Pro Hac Vice 11 Served via email 12 Attorney for defendants AWS, LLC, FBA Distributors, LLC, FBA Stores, LLC, Info Pros, LLC, Online Auction Learning Center, Inc. (Mass. Corp.), Online Auction Learning Center, Inc. (Nev. Corp.), Christopher F. Bowser, Adam S. Bowser, and Jody Marshall Brick Kane President Robb Evans & Associates LLC 11450 Sheldon Street Sun Valley, California 91352-1121 Tel: (818) 768-8100 Fax: (818) 768-8802 Email: bkane@robbevans.com Served via email 13 14 15 Gary Owen Caris Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2029 Century Park E., Suite 300 Los Angeles, California 90067-2904 Tel. (424) 363-2920 Email: gcaris@btlaw.com Court Appointed Receiver Attorney for the Court Appointed Receiver Robb Evans & Associates LLC Served via email Served via email 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 6 Case 2:18-cv-00442-JCM-PAL Document 77 Filed 06/07/18 Page 7 of 7 2 3 James C. Bastian, Jr. Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP 100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 600 Irvine, CA 92618 Tel. (949) 340-3400 Email: jbastian@shbllp.com 4 5 Attorney for defendants Adams Consulting, LLC, Global Marketing Services L.L.C, and Jeffery A. Gomez 6 Served via email 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 7

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