American Dairy Queen Corporation v. YS&J Enterprises, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 31 Motion for Sanctions. Signed by Senior Judge W. Earl Britt on 6/3/2014. Copy of order mailed to defendants via US Mail at address on record. (Marsh, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
AMERICAN DAIRY QUEEN
YS&J ENTERPRISES, INC. and JOHN A. )
On 2 June 2014, the court held a show cause hearing on why defendants should not be
held in civil contempt of the court’s 2 April 2014 order. Plaintiff appeared through counsel at
the hearing, and defendant John A. Ribet III also appeared at the hearing. This order
memorializes the court’s ruling in open court.
Plaintiff’s motion for an order of civil contempt and sanctions against defendants is
ALLOWED. The court finds defendants in civil contempt for failure to abide by its order
preliminarily enjoining defendants from:
Using or displaying the DAIRY QUEEN® and ORANGE JULIUS®
trademarks at Cross Creek Mall, 419 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville,
North Carolina 28303;
Selling or distributing DAIRY QUEEN® and ORANGE JULIUS®
products at Cross Creek Mall, 419 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, North
Carolina 28303; and
Operating their store at Cross Creek Mall, 419 Cross Creek Mall,
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 as a DAIRY QUEEN® and/or
ORANGE JULIUS® store,
since the issuance of the order on 2 April 2014.
As sanctions for contempt, the court orders that:
Defendants certify in writing their compliance with the preliminary injunction
order by filing such certification within 10 days from 2 June 2014;
If defendants do not timely certify their compliance with the preliminary
injunction order as set forth above, defendants shall pay a fine in the amount of
$500 per day until such time compliance is shown;
Defendants are ordered to disgorge their profits since 4 April 2014 in the amount
of $895.68 per month and until compliance with the preliminary injunction order
is shown; and,
Defendants are ordered to pay plaintiff its attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in
connection with its efforts to enforce the preliminary injunction order in the
amount of $11,966.50, which the court finds is reasonable.
This 3 June 2014.
W. Earl Britt
Senior U.S. District Judge
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