LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Vicki Gunvalson’s company and Brooks Ayers have been hit with a default judgment in their ongoing legal dispute regarding a Vodka business, LALATE can exclusively report. Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers of Real Housewives of Orange County have yet to file a motion to set aside the entry of judgment against them which was finalized Monday. It remains unclear if the judgment was entered erroneously against them, LALATE can also report.
The peculiar web of Vicki, Brooks and that Vodka deal took a turn last June. As reported on LALATE exclusively at the time, Vicki and Brooks were sued in – lawsuit one – by a former business partner. Vicki and the partner resolved the matter and she was dismissed from the case. Brooks proceeded alone in that first case, which is still pending and active.
Then in November 2013, the partner headed back to court – bringing lawsuit two – against Vicki once again. For lawsuit two, the defendants included Brooks, Cougar Juice Vodka, LLC, Sweetwaters Distillers, Inc. and Woo Hoo Productions, LLC. Woo Hoo Productions is purportedly Vicki’s company out of Rancho Santa Margarita.
Lawsuit two was assigned a different judge in Las Vegas federal court than lawsuit number one, and given a different case number. Suddenly Brooks was named in two cases with two judges about one dispute.
But on Monday, the clerk of court for the second case entered a default judgment against Brooks, Cougar, Sweetwaters, and Woo Hoo. While Vicki’s Las Vegas counsel had filed a response on her behalf to lawsuit two, he did not do so for Vicki’s company in the second matter.
Even though Vicki’s company was “regularly served upon each of the Defendants hereinafter named… Defendants has failed to plead or otherwise defend in said action as required by said Summons”, the court ruled yesterday.