28 U.S.C. j 1350 (2000), and the Racketeering lntluenced and Corrupt Organizations Act,
18 U.S.C. j 1962(b) (2000). After a denial of Curaçao Drydock's Motion to Dismiss for
forum non conveniens (DE #64), Curaçao Drydock abandoned its defense of this lawsuit
during the discovery phase, and the Court entered default against it on the issue of liability
on August 8, 2008. (DE #101). After holding a bench trial on damages in which Curaçao
Drydock declined to appear, the Court entered Final Judgment in the amount of $80 million
in favor of Plaintiffs. Licea v. Curaçao Drydock Co., 584 F. Supp. 2d 1355 (S.D. Fla, 2008).
Onlanuary 5, 2010, Plaintiffs initiated supplementaryproceedings pursuantto Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 69($2 and Florida Statute j 56.29($3 to implead the governments
of the Island Tenitory of Curaçao and the Netherlands Antilles, and add them as Judgment
2 Rule 69(a) provides, in relevant part:
A money judgment is enforced by a writ of execution, tmless the court directs
otherwise. The procedure on execution-and in proceedings supplementary to and
in aid ofjudgment or execution-must accord with the procedure of the state where
the court is located, but a federal statute governs to the extent it applies.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 69(a)(1).3 Section 56.29(1) provides:
When any person or entity holds an tmsatisfiedjudgment orjudgment lien obtainedunder chapter 55, the judgment holder or judgment lienholder may file an affidavit
so stating, identifying, if applicable, the issuing court, the case number, and the
unsatisfied amount of the judgment or judgment lien, including accrued costs and
interest, and stating that the execution is valid and outstanding, and thereupon the
judgment holder or judgment lienholder is entitled to these proceedings
supplementary to execution.
Fla. Stat. j 56.29(1).
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