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Outside of a defendant saying, "Sure, your right,", the easiest way to win a lawsuit is by default judgment.
When a you fail to respond to the charges made by the plaintiff, the court can find for the defendant and award them a monetary sum. Moreover, that sum can be large: $1.26 billion large.
"In court papers, PepsiCo claims it first received a legal document related to the case from the North Carolina agent on Sept. 15 when a copy of a co-defendant's letter was forwarded to Deputy General Counsel Tom Tamoney in PepsiCo's law department. Tamoney's secretary, Kathy Henry, put the letter aside and didn't tell anyone about it because she was "so busy preparing for a board meeting," PepsiCo said in its Oct. 13 motion to vacate."
Regardless of exactly what went wrong, a default judgment of over one billion dollars was entered against PepsiCo. Luckily for the company, they were given another chance, according to Law.com's follow-up article. On November 6, 2009, there was a hearing and PepsiCo was able to convince the judge that they did not properly receive notice. The default judgment was vacated and the lawsuit is going forward. According to online Wisconsin Court records, oral arguments will be heard on the merits of the case in April 2010.
article referenced: by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq. - Jan 2010