Michael Worsham v. Travel Options, Inc.
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for costs [1000009284-2]; denying Motion to compel [1000009281-2] Originating case number: 1:14-cv-02749-JKB. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Michael Craig Worsham. [16-2133]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
MICHAEL C. WORSHAM,
Plaintiff – Appellant,
TRAVEL OPTIONS, INC.; CLIFFORD SHANNON,
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of
Maryland, at Baltimore.
James K. Bredar, District Judge.
February 23, 2017
March 3, 2017
Before WILKINSON, WYNN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Michael C. Worsham, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Michael Craig Worsham appeals the district court’s order
entering default judgment in his favor on some of his claims,
while denying judgment on other claims.
Pursuant to Fed. R.
Civ. P. 55(a), when a party against whom judgment is sought has
failed to plead, the clerk must enter the party’s default.
court may then enter a default judgment upon the motion of a
Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(b)(2).
well-pleaded allegations of fact.”
Ryan v. Homecomings Fin.
Network, 253 F.3d 778, 780 (4th Cir. 2001) (internal quotation
“The court must, therefore, determine whether
the well-pleaded allegations in the  complaint support the
relief sought in [the] action.”
“‘[A] defendant’s default
There must be a sufficient basis in the pleadings for
the judgment entered.’”
DIRECTV, Inc. v. Pernites, 200 F. App’x
Constr. Co. v. Houston Nat’l Bank, 515 F.2d 1200, 1206 (5th Cir.
“Further, a ‘defendant is not held to admit facts that
are not well-pleaded or to admit conclusions of law.’”
200 F. App’x at 258 (citing Nishimatsu, 515 F.2d at 1206)).
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judgment in his favor on his remaining claims.
Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s order and deny
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately
presented in the materials before this court and argument would
not aid the decisional process.
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