MTU America Inc. v. Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC et al, No. 1:2014cv00773 - Document 87 (E.D. Va. 2015)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on 7/8/2015. (dvanm, )
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MTU America Inc. v. Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC et al Doc. 87 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division MTU AMERICA INC., Plaintiff, l:14-cv-773 (LMB/TCB) V. SWIFTSHIPS SHIPBUILDERS LLC, and ICSNETT, INC., Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION Before the Court are plaintiff MTU America Inc.'s Petition for Attorney's Fees and Costs [Dkt. Nos. 70, 71] and MTU America Inc.'s Supplement to Its Petition for Attorney's Fees and Costs [Dkt. Nos. 74, 75], which together seek a total of $406,473.13 in attorney's fees and costs. For the reasons that follow, plaintiffs motions will be granted. I. A. BACKGROUND Facts and Contract Terms This action arose from two contracts that plaintiff MTU America Inc. ("MTU") entered into with defendants ICS Nett, Inc. ("ICS Nett") and Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC ("Swiftships") to supply marine engines, parts, and services to Swiftships. MTU is a Michigan corporation with its principal place of business in Michigan. ICS Nett is a Virginia corporation with its principal place of business in Virginia. Swiftships is a Louisiana limited liability company with its principal place of business in Louisiana, wholly owned by Swift Group, LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company with its only two members being ICS Marine, Inc. and Calvin J. Leleux. Dockets.Justia.com