IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 30, 2012
DON ROSE, PLAINTIFF,
SAMUEL ABRAHAM, ET AL.,
ORDER ADOPTING AMENDED FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION AND GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND CLOSING CASE (Doc. Nos. 113, 114m 126, 129)
Plaintiff Don Rose moved for Default Judgment against Defendants. This matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Rules 302 and 304.
On December 22, 2011, the Magistrate Judge filed a Findings and Recommendation recommending that Plaintiff's motion be granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiff filed timely objections.
On January 9, 2012, the Magistrate Judge issued an Amended Findings and Recommendation, and withdrew the previously issued December 22, 2011 Findings and Recommendation. The Amended Findings and Recommendation again recommend granting in part and denying in part Plaintiff's motion. The parties were given fourteen (14) days to file objections to the Amended Findings and Recommendation. No party has filed an objection or response of any kind to the Amended Findings and Recommendation.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636 (b), this Court has conducted a review of the case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the Court concludes that the Magistrate Judge's Amended Findings and Recommendation (Doc. No. 129) is supported by the record and by proper analysis.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Amended Findings and Recommendations issued January 9, 2012 (Doc. No. 129), is ADOPTED IN FULL;
2. Plaintiff's motion for default judgment (Doc. Nos. 113, 114) is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as follows:
a. Plaintiff's request for damages is GRANTED in the amount of $3,273,938.13;
b. Defendants Samuel Abraham, Steven Duce, Alicia Duce, Bella Robles Corporation, Inc., Lance Slayton, and Landmark, Ltd. shall be held jointly and severally liable in the amount of $3,273,938.13;
c. Defendant Roger Fontaine shall be held joint and severally liable with the other defendants for $600,000 of the total judgment amount of $3,273,938.13;
d. Plaintiff's request for punitive damages is DENIED;
e. Plaintiff's request for attorney's fees and costs is GRANTED in the amount of $46,549.32.; and
3. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to enter final judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants consistent with this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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