On the 2nd of May the Future Motion’s case against JW Batteries was dismissed on jurisdiction grounds by the district judge Edward M. Chen. This is can be seen as a partial win for the community and JW as Future Motion is most likely to refile in Texas.
The key is that JW Batteries is a Texas Limited Liability Company with its principal, and only, place of business in Dallas, Texas. They do not operate at any locations in California nor does they have any contractual relationships with anyone based in California for sales or distribution. JW Batteries is not registered to do business in California nor does it maintain a mailing list, membership club, or any other ongoing relationship with California customers.
“JW Batteries has no connection to California other than a portion of its sales made throughDEFENDANT JW BATTERIES LLC’S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER RULE 12(b)(2) and (b)(3)
a generally-accessible website.”
The outcome of the lawsuit have been heavy costs on both sides. Reports states that JW Batteries had to spend 100k USD to get the case dismissed in California.
Future Motion have told JW Batteries attorneys that they will refile in the Texas jurisdiction, so this is most likely not the end of this.
The outcome of the lawsuit Case No. 21-cv-06771-EMC
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
FUTURE MOTION, INC. v. JW BATTERIES LLC,
On May 2, 2022, the Court issued its Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 58, the Court hereby ENTERS judgment in favor of Defendant. The Clerk of Court shall close the file in this matter.
The Dismissal and Judgment can be found on the Patreon site where all the files are uploaded:
Judgment for JW 05222022.pdf
MtD for Jurisdiction.pdf
Order Granting Motion Dismiss 05022022.pdf
Information about the lawsuit: