Eastern Property Development LLC et al v. Gill

Filing 138

ORDER granting in part, deferring ruling in part on 122 Motion to Stay/Motion for Remittitur; finding as moot 131 Motion to Stay; finding as moot 132 Motion to Quash; finding as moot 133 Application for Writ of Garnishment; finding as moot 134 Motion to Quash. Ordered by Judge Clay D. Land on 11/26/2012. (CGC)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA COLUMBUS DIVISION EASTERN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LLC and SOUTH EAST ENTERPRISE GROUP LLC, * * Plaintiffs, * CASE NO. 4:11-CV-62 (CDL) vs. * LOREN C. GILL, * Defendant. * O R D E R The jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant in the amount of $285,335.98, consisting of $35,335.98 in compensatory damages and $250,000.00 in punitive damages. damages Defendant award, (ECF No. 122). the judgment filed arguing that a motion it is to reduce the constitutionally punitive excessive Defendant also seeks a stay of the collection of until Defendant’s counterclaim against Plaintiff now pending in another civil action in this Court is resolved. Id. The Court has the motion for reduction of the judgment under consideration and will issue an order in due course. Court finds that the collection of this judgment should The be stayed until the Court rules on Defendant’s motion to reduce the judgment. See F.R.C.P. 62(b). Therefore, Defendant’s motion (ECF No. 122) is granted to this extent. The Court further finds that, in light of Defendant’s counterclaim, additional security or bond shall not be required during the pendency of the stay. judgment Accordingly, Plaintiff shall cease collection of the until the stay motions are now moot: of Judgment (ECF No. is lifted. The following pending Emergency Request of Defendant for Stay 131), Non-Party James-Bates-Brannan- Groover-LLP’s Objection to Plaintiffs’ Subpoena (ECF Nos. 132 and 134), and Plaintiff’s Application for Writ of Garnishment (ECF No. 133). IT IS SO ORDERED, this 26th day of November, 2012. S/Clay D. Land CLAY D. LAND UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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