Prince et al v. The Government of the People's Republic of China et al

Filing 67

OPINION re: 63 MOTION for Default Judgment as to filed by Leslie F. Prince: For the reasons provided above, the court denies plaintiff's motion for default judgment and certifies the claims that were dismissed in the March 31, 2014 d ecision. First, plaintiff has failed to make a satisfactory showing of his asserted claim for $34 million against the Government of the People's Republic of China under the heightened standard for default against foreign sovereigns under th e Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Second, plaintiff has not met his burden of establishing his entitlement to default judgment against the remaining defendants because he has failed to demonstrate they were adequately served with process. Finally, the court certifies plaintiff's previously dismissed claims against defendants Ethiopian Airlines and its CEO Girma Wake as final judgments pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b). (Signed by Judge Thomas P. Griesa on 10/25/2017) (jwh)

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