Most likely, you are reading this because you were named as a Defendant in a lawsuit (Case No. 21-cv-06159) filed by Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. for the multi-billion dollar sports brand Nike.
You may have even failed to respond to the suit, which equates to a procedural forfeit. But, do not worry! You have landed on the right law firm’s blog!
Most e-commerce sellers receive notice of a lawsuit by way of a Temporary Restraining Order along with a Complaint which has been served prompting a time to respond to the court. A Complaint sets forth a jurisdictional basis for the court’s power, the plaintiff’s cause of action, and a demand for judicial relief. When responding to a Complaint in a Federal lawsuit, you must file what is called an Answer. The Answer sets forth your responses to the plaintiff’s Complaint while providing you with an opportunity to assert any defenses, cross claims and counterclaims.
In this matter, Case No. 21-cv-06159, Answers are past due and default judgment has been entered. From the records available on this case, it appears that not one of the several hundred sellers named in this lawsuit have responded to the court. As a result, a default judgment in the amount of $100,000 has been issued against all sellers.
We understand how easy it is to mistake a serious, legally binding notice like this for spam, but please know, it is absolutely real! In all likelihood, you were previously hit with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which widely disrupted the core function of your e-commerce business: to sell products and turn a profit. As a result of this lawsuit and following the expiration of the TRO, all of the funds in your accounts will remain frozen until the default judgment is contested, paid in full or resolved by way of settlement.
If you are the recipient of a default judgment based on a failure to respond, you have not reached a dead end. Thankfully, the remedy to the situation is as simple as securing a fully experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable attorney, one who can shoulder your burden and seamlessly communicate with the Plaintiff’s law firm for you, and ultimately reset your e-commerce account back to a healthy, operating, and profitable state.
The Law Office of Travis J. Stockman is here to guide you through the process of developing a tailor-made legal approach to resolving all your issues, and we will do so efficiently and with a smile. We consistently strategize winning solutions for a very satisfied global client list, and we likely have the answers to the questions you have been asking. Do not hesitate a moment longer, contact us today and tell us your story so we can help.