Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries v. Garada
JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION ORDER that the Magistrate Judge's 23 Proposed Findings of Fact and Recommendations are ADOPTED ; pltf's 18 Motion for Default Judgment is GRANTED ; Judgment is entered, pursuant to Ru le 55(b)(2), FRCP, against Alaa Garada, a/k/a Alan Garada, in the amount of $349,976.73, comprising $201,290.00 for unpaid amounts due under the parties' contract and $148,686.73 for costs incurred in removing excess salvage goods due to deft's breach of contract; The preliminary injunction in this matter is CONVERTED to a PERMANENT INJUNCTION authorizing pltf (1) to remove any unauthorized Goodwill-branded donation bins that deft has placed in breach of the parties' contract, (2) to remove the Goodwill branding from those bins, and (3) to make the bins available for deft to retrieve (see Order for details). Signed by District Judge T. S. Ellis, III on 06/13/17. (pmil, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
INDUSTRIES, d/b/a GOODWILL OF )
Case No. l;17-cv-347
ALAA GARADA, a/k/a ALAN
JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION ORDER
This breach of contract action is before the Court on plaintiff's motion for default
judgment (Doc. 18).
On March 24, 2017, plaintiff. Goodwill of Greater Washington, sued defendant, Alaa
Garada, a/k/a Alan Garada, for breach of a contract that permitted defendant to place and service
Goodwdll-branded donation bins in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. After filing this
action. Plaintiff obtained a preliminary injunction requiring defendant to disclose to plaintiff, in
writing, the location of each Goodwill-branded donation bin that defendant has placed without
the authorization required by the parties' contract. See Davis Mem 7 Goodwill Indus, v. Garada,
No. l:17-cv-347 (E.D. Va. April. 17, 2017) (Prelimmary Injunction Order). The preliminary
injunction fiirther authorized plaintiff to seize those bins, remove any Goodwill branding from
them, and promptly return the bins to defendant. Id.
Defendant, however, did not file an answer to the complaint, oppose the preliminary
injunction motion, or otherwise respond or appear in this action. As a result, on April 27, 2017,
plaintiff requested an entry of default against defendant pursuant to Rule 55(a), Fed. R. Civ. P.
Thereafter, on April 28, 2017, the Clerk issued an entry of default (Doc. 16) and on May 12,
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