Current Circuits United LLC v. Loadman et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 4/12/2013. (AHI)
2013 Apr-12 AM 08:44
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CURRENT CIRCUITS UNITED,
ERIC J. LOADMAN and
JAMES R. SIMS,
) Civil Action No. 11-S-2702
This case is before the court for review of two reports and recommendations
filed by the magistrate judge, to which no objections have been filed. In the first, the
magistrate judge recommended that the claims against defendant Loadman be severed
and dismissed without prejudice, as the defendant has filed for bankruptcy protection.
(Doc. 13). In the latter report and recommendation (doc. 28), the magistrate judge
recommended that the motion for summary judgment filed by the plaintiff against
defendant Sims be granted and judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff against
Having now carefully reviewed and considered de novo the reports and
recommendations and all court materials relevant to them, the court finds that the
reports are due to be, and they hereby are, ADOPTED, and the recommendations
ACCEPTED. As to defendant Loadman, it is clear that he has filed for personal
bankruptcy and is entitled to the automatic stay in bankruptcy. By separate Order, the
court will severe and dismiss the claims against him without prejudice to the right of
the plaintiff to re-institute any claims after the completion of bankruptcy proceedings
to the extent that any such claims are not discharged or otherwise survive the
As to the claims against defendant Sims, the magistrate judge recommended
granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff and entering a final judgment
against Sims in the amount of $372,356.89, plus interest accruing each day at the rate
of $32.13 for each day after March 30, 2013, until the judgment is entered. Having
reviewed the materials in support of the motion for summary, which was not opposed,
it is undisputed that Sims guaranteed the note of Loadman calling for payments to
plaintiff totaling $300,000 plus interest. That note was defaulted by Loadman and
Sims was called on to fulfill his guaranty. It has remained unpaid, and interest
continues to accrued against the outstanding balance of the note at the rate of $32.13
per day. The magistrate judge’s calculation of interest accruing against the debt and
of the attorneys’ fees claimed by plaintiff appears to be correct and the fees
reasonable. Therefore, by separate order, the court will grant summary judgment to
plaintiff, Current Circuits United LLC, and against defendant James R. Sims in the
amount of $372,774.58,1 plus interest and costs.
A separate judgment will be entered.
DONE this 12th day of April, 2013.
United States District Judge
This is the sum recommended by the magistrate judge plus 13 additional days of interest
from March 31 through entry of the judgment on April 12 ($417.69).
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