Bright Builders was liable because it knew, or should have known, that copycatclubs.com was selling illegal merchandise
, Cleveland Golf attorneys said in the lawsuit. An attorney for Bright Builders argued in court that the company was not aware of Prince's illegal conduct and should not be held liable for it.
A federal jury in South Carolina disagreed, ordering Bright Builders this month to pay $770,750 to Cleveland Golf. Prince was ordered to pay $28,250. A federal judge entered the judgment March 14.