The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

$1.26 BILLION default judgment against PepsiCo

Posted by brightcoast on October 28, 2009

and it’s not just a Civ Pro hypothetical, even though it sounds like a good one. I have two thoughts about this: 1) really? bottling water was such a big idea that someone sued for Pepsi stealing it? Perhaps due to the environment I grew up in, I can’t picture the idea of bottling water as being presenting an actual legal claim for misappropriation. 2) A judge would actually think that Pepsi’s failure to appear was an acquiescence a) period; and b) for $1.26 billion in damages. It seems to me like the local rules would prevent default judgment in a case with shaky service of process, as the article discusses. “Drink more water.”

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One Response to “$1.26 BILLION default judgment against PepsiCo”

  1. bigbillyd said

    One more time! This time in English.

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