IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND * LEDO PIZZA SYSTEM, INC, et al., * Plaintiffs, * v. Case No. WDQ-13-2365 * INDERJIT SINGH, et al., Defendants. *
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
The above-referenced case was referred to the undersigned for review of plaintiffs’ motion for default judgment and to make recommendations concerning damages, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636 and Local Rule 301.6. (ECF No. 41.) Currently pending is plaintiffs’ Motion for Entry of Default Judgment Against Defendants Inderjit Singh, Tri-Bro, Incorporated, and Brandon Hewitt (“Motion”) (ECF No. 40). No defendant filed a response. No hearing is deemed necessary. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(b)(2); Loc. R. 105.6. For the reasons discussed herein, I respectfully recommend that plaintiffs’ Motion (ECF No. 40) be GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART and that relief be awarded as set forth herein.
Factual and Procedural History
Plaintiffs Ledo Pizza System, Inc. (“System”) and Ledo Pizza Carryouts, Ltd. (“Carryouts”) (collectively, “plaintiffs”) are Maryland corporations engaged in the business of restaurant franchising throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, and Washington, D.C. (Second Amended Verified Complaint for Injunctive Relief and Damages, (“Second Amended Complaint”) ECF No. 29 at ¶¶ 1–3.) Defendant Inderjit Singh