Center Capital Corporation v. Apex Homes, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 2 Motion for claim and delivery of property. Signed by District Judge Frank D. Whitney on 7/2/2012. (blf)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DOCKET NO. 3:12-CV-404
CENTER CAPITAL CORPORATION,
n/k/a WEBSTER CAPITAL FINANCE,
APEX HOMES, INC. and LEONARD R.
) ORDER and NOTICE OF HEARING
THIS MATTER is before the Court upon Plaintiff’s Motion for Claim and Delivery of
Property (Doc. No. 2). Plaintiff’s make their motion pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 64 and N.C.
Gen. Stat. § 1-472 to 1-484.1.
TAKE NOTICE that this matter is hereby referred to The Honorable Magistrate Judge
David S. Cayer for a hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion (Doc. No. 2). Judge Cayer will issue a notice
of hearing specifying a date and time pursuant to N.C. Gen Stat. § 1-474.1(a).
Plaintiff is ORDERED to serve this Order and the Notice herein upon Defendants in the
manner prescribed by Fed. R. Civ. P. 4. and shall file proof of service or waiver thereof prior to
the hearing. See N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-474.1(a). As permitted under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-474.1 (b),
Plaintiff may seek a waiver of hearing to be mailed to Defendants. Plaintiff should also be
prepared to post a bond in the amount of $2,800,000 should their motion be granted. See N.C.
Gen. Stat. § 1-475 (noting that Plaintiff must post a bond in double the value of the property, as
stated in the affidavit); (Doc. No. 4, ¶ 11) (“The actual value of the Equipment is believed to be
NOTICE TO: APEX HOMES, INC. / LEONARD R. WATTS
WARNING: DO NOT WILLFULLY DISPOSE OF, REMOVE, OR PERMIT THE
REMOVAL FROM THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, OR CAUSE OR PERMIT
WILLFUL DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW OR
YOU MAY BE HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT AND MAY BE FINED AND
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Center Capital Corporation, n/k/a Webster Capital Finance,
Inc. (“Center Capital”) has applied to this Court for an Order for Claim and Delivery of the property
described below. If you want to present reasons why you should not have the property taken from
you, then you should appear at a hearing before The Honorable Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer1
because Center Capital has sworn that you wrongfully hold the following property (“The Property”)
and that it is entitled to The Property.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: One (1) 2003 Cessna model 208B
airplane bearing manufacturer’s serial number 208B1253 and FAA registration
number N208AH along with one (1) Pratt and Whitney model PT6A-114 engine
bearing manufacturer’s serial number PCE-PC1395 (generically described on the
International Registry as Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Series PC1395) as further
described in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof and any and all
equipment financed by Secured Party, from time to time, pursuant to that certain
Aviation Master Loan and Security Agreement No. 57327 dated January 17, 2008,
including any and all rotors, propellers, engine(s), instruments, avionics and all
equipment attached thereto or connected therewith, whether connected to one
another or not, all accessories, accessions, substitutions, replacement parts,
replacements, attachments, logs, manuals, flight records, maintenance records,
proceeds and insurance proceeds, plus any and all chattel paper, accounts, contract
rights, payment intangibles and general intangibles arising from the sale, lease, or
other disposition thereof.
At the hearing, Center Capital will present evidence, and you are allowed to present
evidence. You may bring an attorney to this hearing. Upon the basis of the evidence presented, the
Judge Cayer will file a notice of hearing setting the exact date and time at a later date.
Magistrate Judge will decide whether or not to issue an order directing the U.S. Marshall to take The
Property until a trial on the merits is held.
You are hereby ORDERED:
Not to willfully dispose of The Property in any manner;
Not to remove or permit removal of The Property from the State of North
Not to operate the subject aircraft in any manner; and
Not to cause or permit damage or destruction of any part of The Property.
If you fail to comply with this Order, and it is finally determined that Center Capital is
entitled to the possession of the property, you may be found guilty of contempt of court and may be
filed or imprisoned as provided by law. If you have any questions about the hearing, you may
contact an attorney or the clerk of court prior to the hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: July 2, 2012
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