Monster Energy Company v City Beverages d/b/a Olympic Eagle Distributing United States District Court Central District of California Case No 5-17-cv-00295-RGK-KK - 17 February 2021
Monster Energy Company ("Monster") filed a complaint in a separate action before this Court' against City Beverages, LLC d/b/a Olympic Eagle Distributing ("Olympic") about a contractual dispute. Monster sought declaratory relief that the arbitration provision in their contract was valid and enforceable. The Court agreed with Monster and granted Monster's Motion to Compel Arbitration. Monster prevailed in arbitration, and the arbitrator awarded Monster roughly $3,000,000 in attorney's fees and costs ("Arbitration Award").
The Court later confirmed this award and entered judgment against Olympic. Olympic appealed to the Ninth Circuit, who vacated the Arbitration award.
Now before the Court is Olympic's Motion to Compel Arbitration in a Neutral Forum. For the following reasons, the Court DENIES Olympic's Motion.