Sellers’ Assets Frozen from Temporary Restraining Orders, Entitled to $$$ Damages
Temporary restraining orders issued against sellers – sellers’ assets frozen – money damages.
If you’re unaware, a TRO is a temporary restraining order that courts issue in secret based upon the representations of lawyers who represent the brands. The court used to require them to only put up a very small bond in case the court was misled, but that is all changing, and this is what you need to know about.
If you are an Amazon seller, and your business, your account, your assets have been frozen by a judge and they never should have been frozen, you may be entitled to money damages from the brand and from their lawyers.
If you’re a brand, you may want to reconsider which law firm you’re using because we are coming after you. If you’re using law firms in Chicago, in the northern district of Illinois, we are admitted there. Only we do brand protection the right way. We never needlessly harm an Amazon seller, and by using us, you will avoid the problems that we are bringing to your doorstep. Your lawyers are already calling us, asking us to stop.
The courts require the brands to post a bond in case the court is misled. The bonds have historically been $10,000. That’s it. After we obtain a decision requiring a brand to pay our client money, the bonds have now increased. We are aware of at least one case where the bond is now a quarter of a million dollars.
If you are a seller and you received one of these orders, you need to know that you have strength and weapons. If your sales are $100,000 and only a small portion was part of this lawsuit, your money shouldn’t be frozen. The court probably doesn’t even know about that.
If you are selling genuine products but you were accused of selling counterfeits, the court probably doesn’t know that you were selling genuine products. You have strengths. You need to know what your weapons are.
Last but not least, brands, brand managers, you have to stop needlessly harming sellers. Our weapons are strong. We’re coming after you if you harm sellers needlessly.