ING Bank, NV v. Express Pacific, LLC
ORDER granting Plaintiff's 10 Motion for Default Judgment. Default judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiff ING Bank, N.V. against Defendant Express Pacific, LLC. Plaintiff is AWARDED $2,103,750.00 plus interest at the rate of 4.5% per annum calculated from October 3, 2014. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM)
THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
ING BANK, N.V.,
CASE NO. C17-0336-JCC
EXPRESS PACIFIC, LLC,
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff ING Bank’s motion for default judgment
(Dkt. No. 10). Defendant Express Pacific was properly served in this matter on March 8, 2017.
(Dkt. No. 4; Dkt. No. 6 at 1–2.) Defendant has not voluntarily appeared in this action, and the
Clerk has entered an order of default. (Dkt. No. 7.)
“At the default judgment stage, the court presumes all well-pleaded factual allegations
related to liability are true.” Curtis v. Illumination Arts, Inc., 33 F. Supp. 3d 1200, 1211 (W.D.
Wash. 2014); see TeleVideo Sys., Inc. v. Heidenthal, 826 F.2d 915, 917-18 (9th Cir. 1987).
However, factual allegations relating to the amount of damages are not taken as true. Curtis, 33
F. Supp. 3d at 1211. A “plaintiff is required to prove all damages sought in the complaint, and
the court must ensure that the amount of damages is reasonable and demonstrated by the
Plaintiff is seeking confirmation and entry of an international arbitration award. (Dkt .No.
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1 at 1.) Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that following an arbitration proceeding in London, England,
the arbitrator ordered Defendant Express Pacific to pay Plaintiff $2,100,000.00, plus a delayed
payment administration fee of $3,750.00, plus interest at the rate of 4.5% per annum as of
October 3, 2014. (Dkt. No. 1 at 3.)
Taking these allegations as true, the Court finds that they are sufficient to establish
liability. Further, Plaintiff has provided evidence to support the amount of damages. (Dkt. No.
It is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff’s motion for default judgment (Dkt. No. 10) is GRANTED.
2. Default judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiff ING Bank, N.V. against Defendant
Express Pacific, LLC.
3. Plaintiff is AWARDED $2,103,750.00 plus interest at the rate of 4.5% per annum
calculated from October 3, 2014.
The Clerk is DIRECTED to close this case.
DATED this 15th day of June, 2017.
John C. Coughenour
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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