National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA v. Griffis
ORDER adopting 25 Report and Recommendation; granting 20 Plaintiff's Motion for Final Default Judgment; directing the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment in accordance with this Order and close the file. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 9/9/2020. (JW)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA,
as assignee and subrogee of
Florida Education Association,
Case No. 3:20-cv-11-J-34MCR
MILDRED K. GRIFFIS,
a/k/a Kelly Griffis,
THIS CAUSE is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 25;
Report) entered by the Honorable Monte C. Richardson, United States Magistrate Judge,
on July 30, 2020. In the Report, Judge Richardson recommends that Plaintiff’s Motion for
Final Default Judgment (Dkt. No. 20; Motion) be granted and that default judgment be
entered in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of $220,800.18. See Report at 1, 13. To date,
no objections to the Report have been filed, and the time for doing so has passed.
The Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or
recommendations made by the magistrate judge.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). If no specific
objections to findings of facts are filed, the district court is not required to conduct a de
novo review of those findings. See Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9 (11th Cir.
1993); see also 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). However, the district court must review legal
conclusions de novo. See Cooper-Houston v. S. Ry. Co., 37 F.3d 603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994);
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United States v. Rice, No. 2:07-mc-8-FtM-29SPC, 2007 WL 1428615, at * 1 (M.D. Fla. May
Upon independent review of the file and for the reasons stated in the Magistrate
Judge’s Report, the Court will accept and adopt the legal and factual conclusions
recommended by the Magistrate Judge. Accordingly, it is hereby
1. The Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 25) is ADOPTED as the opinion of
2. Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Default Judgment (Dkt. No. 20) is GRANTED.
3. The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to enter judgment in favor of Plaintiff,
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, as assignee and
subrogee of the Florida Education Association, and against Defendant, Mildred
K. Griffis, a/k/a Kelly Griffis, for treble damages in the amount of $220,800.18.
4. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to terminate any pending motions and
close the file.
DONE AND ORDERED at Jacksonville, Florida, this 9th day of September, 2020.
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Counsel of Record
Mildred K. Griffis
5240 Mallard Road
Middleburg, FL 32068
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