California Court of Appeal
Elec. Funds Solutions v. Murphy, G031778
Default judgment awarding damages of $24,040,272 pursuant to an order striking defendants' answer as a discovery sanction is reversed where the damages award imposed as a sanction exceeded the amount of $50,000 requested in the complaint and nothing in the complaint put defendants on notice of such potential liability for default.
- Decided 12/14/2005
- Published 12/14/2005
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, William A. Norris, Edward P. Lazarus and L. Rachel Helyar, Los Angeles; Bennett & Fairshter, Joel R. Bennett and Matthew J. Fairshter, Pasadena, for Defendants and Appellants., Johnson and Associates and Einar Wm. Johnson, Torrance, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.