Monday, July 1, 2013

NFL granted default judgment against merchandise counterfeiters.

The NFL was recently granted $273M in a default judgment against approximately 1,000 online counterfeiters who were selling NFL merchandise. A default judgment is what happens if you do not respond to a lawsuit. In such a case, the plaintiff gets everything he or she requests in the petition or complaint. 

Here, the NFL's damages might not have been $273M, or some of the alleged counterfeiters may not have been culpable. But without filing a response or addressing the lawsuit, the courts accept the NFL's version of the truth. 

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