United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF
APPLICATION FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
J. BRYAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Plaintiff Daniela Cohn-Aizic, has moved this Court for entry
of Default Judgment against Defendants Avis Budget Group,
Inc. and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. (collectively,
“Defendants”). Said motion having been properly
supported by the Complaint for Damages, the Entry of Default,
Declaration of Daniela Cohn-Aizic, and Declaration of Spencer
D. Freeman, the court enters the following:
FINDINGS OF FACT
Defendant Avis Budget Group, Inc. owns and operates Budget
Rent A Car System, Inc., and does business as Budget Rent A
Defendant Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. does business as
Budget Rent A Car.
July 8, 2015, Plaintiff Daniela Cohn-Aizic rented a
Mitsubishi Mirage, Texas license plate DVB4782, from Budget
Rent A Car.
some time prior to renting Cohn-Aizic the Mirage, Budget Rent
A Car reported the same car as stolen to law enforcement.
Upon obtaining possession of the car, after reporting the car
stolen, Budget Rent A Car failed to inform law enforcement
that the car had been returned.
Budget Rent A Car rented the Mitsubishi Mirage, Texas license
plate DVB4782, to Cohn-Aizic with the car actively reported
as stolen with law enforcement.
July 11, 2015, Cohn-Aizic drove the Mirage from South Padre
Island towards Corpus Christi, Texas.
During this trip, on an isolated highway, Cohn-Aizic was
confronted by an undercover law enforcement officer.
undercover law enforcement determined that the Mirage, driven
by Cohn-Aizic, was stolen and conducted a high risk stop of
Cohn-Aizic, with the belief that the driver had stolen the
Given that the undercover law enforcement officer was not
marked as law enforcement, Cohn-Aizic was placed in fear for
her life and safety, believing that the undercover officer
was hunting her down.
Upon pulling over, the undercover officer directed his
shotgun at Cohn-Aizic.
After pulling over, another 6 to 8 law enforcement officers
arrived, also directing their weapons at Cohn-Aizic while
instructing her to get out of the car. During this time,
Cohn-Aizic was fearful for her ...