Team Express Distributing LLC v. Junction Solutions, Inc., et al
ORDER GRANTING 20 Motion for relief. Signed by Judge David A. Ezra. (rg)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
SAN ANTONIO DIVISION
TEAM EXPRESS DISTRIBUTING
JUNCTION SOLUTIONS, INC., and
ORDER STAYING COUNTERCLAIM AGAINST PLAINTIFF
Team Express Distributing, LLC (“Plaintiff”) is a limited liability
retail company which has been selling sporting goods in San Antonio since 1990.
(“Compl.,” Dkt. # 1, Ex. 1 ¶¶ 3, 11). Defendant Junction Solutions, Inc.
(“Junction”) is an authorized value-added reseller, who sells software created by
Defendant Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”). (Id. ¶ 4, 16.)
On October 2, 2015, Plaintiff filed suit against Defendants in the
438th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, raising various causes of action
against Junction and Microsoft (Compl. ¶¶ 38–72), and seeking exemplary
damages and attorney’s fees. (Id. ¶¶ 73–76, 78.) On November 12, 2015,
Defendants removed the suit to this Court. (Dkt. # 1.) On November 19, 2015,
Junction answered Plaintiff’s complaint, asserting a counterclaim for breach of
contract. (Dkt. # 2 ¶¶ 6–18.) On January 15, 2016, Plaintiff filed a Notice of
Bankruptcy to inform this Court of its Chapter Eleven bankruptcy suit, filed on
December 16, 2015 and currently pending before the United States Bankruptcy
Court for the Western District of Texas. (Dkt. # 10.) On January 22, 2016, this
Court issued an order staying Defendant’s counterclaim against Plaintiff pursuant
to Section 362 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. (Dkt. # 12.) On February 9,
2016 the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, in the
proceeding captioned In re: Team Express Distributing, LLC, 15–53044–CAG,
entered an order modifying the stay imposed pursuant to Section 362. (Dkt. # 20,
Ex. A. ¶ 2.)
The Bankruptcy Court’s order grants Junction the right “to assert and
liquidate any and all counterclaims and defenses it has against the Debtor [Plaintiff
Team Express], including, but not limited to, rights of recoupment against any
claim the Debtor may have against Junction, in the proceeding” currently before
this Court. (Dkt. # 20, Ex. A. ¶ 2.) Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Court’s order,
Junction filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay with this Court on
February 16, 2016. (Dkt. # 20.)
Finding that the Bankruptcy Court has modified the automatic stay,
this Court GRANTS Junction’s Motion for Relief. (Dkt. # 20.) Junction may
assert and liquidate any and all counterclaims and defenses it has against Team
Express. However, all attempts to collect on any claims against Team Express,
exclusive of recoupment, continue to be stayed, absent further order of the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: February 24, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
David Alan Ezra
Senior United States Distict Judge
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