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BHTT Entertainment v. Brickhouse Cafe & Lounge
Opinion Date: May 24, 2017
Judge: Jerry E. Smith
Areas of Law: Civil Procedure
Brickhouse appealed a default judgment in a trademark dispute between the parties. The court held that it had appellate jurisdiction in this case because a motion to recall the mandate and a motion to reopen the case have the same effect; the clerk had the power to recall the mandate here; and its order reopening the case did recall the mandate. The court rejected Brickhouse's claim that service of process was invalid; held that service was unremarkable in this case; and affirmed the default judgment.
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