Coughlin et al v. Vogel
MOTION by Plaintiffs Thomas J Coughlin, Thomas J. Coughlin Handmade European Furniture, LLC for judgment (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Plaintiff, # 2 Affidavit Plaintiff's Counsel, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Heilizer, Glenn)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Thomas J. Coughlin and Thomas J. Coughlin
Handmade European Furniture, LLC,
Andrew A. Vogel,
Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo
MOTION FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
Plaintiffs Thomas J. Coughlin and Thomas J. Coughlin Handmade
European Furniture, LLC, by their attorney, Glenn E. Heilizer, respectfully move for the
entry of judgment in the amount of $174,671.88 against defendant Andrew A. Vogel. In
support of their motion, plaintiffs state as follows.
This is an action for breach of contract, based on defendant's failure
to return certain rare and valuable collectible items that plaintiff tendered to defendant
an a consignment basis.
Defendant was served with the summons and complaint on
July 26, 2017. (Dkt. #6.) Defendant's response to the complaint therefore was due
August 16, 2016. (Id.)
Defendant has failed to respond to the complaint and has failed to
appear in the case. (Dkt. passim.) Consequently, the factual allegations of the complaint
other than allegations relating to damages, are deemed admitted. Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(b)(6).
On August 29, 2017, the Court entered an order of default, with a
prove-up date of October 3, 2017.
Plaintiff therefore submits this motion and accompanying affidavit,
in support of his request for damages in an amount certain.
As set forth in the attached affidavit, plaintiff has calculated the
value of each item defendant failed to return. The total retail value of the items retained
by defendant is $150,825.00. (Coughlin Aff. ¶ 4.)
Based on defendant's admission in August 2014 that he sold most of
the items but retained the proceeds for himself (Coughlin Aff. ¶ 5), plaintiff requests prejudgment interest of five percent per annum, pursuant to 815 ILCS 205/1 ("[t]he rate of
interest upon the loan or forbearance of any money, goods or thing in action, shall be
five dollars ($5) upon one hundred dollars ($100) for one year . . . .") From August 30,
2014 to the date of filing of this motion, that amount equals $23,846.88. (Heilizer
Aff. ¶ 3.)
Plaintiff therefore requests that judgment be entered against
defendant in the amount of $174,671.88, consisting of $150,825.00 for the retail value of
the items retained by defendant, plus pre-judgment interest in the amount of $23,846.88.
A proposed judgment order is attached to this motion.
Wherefore, Plaintiffs Thomas J. Coughlin and Thomas J. Coughlin
Handmade European Furniture, LLC request the entry of a judgment against
Defendant Andrew A. Vogel, in the amount of $174,671.88, together with costs of suit,
and such further relief as is just and proper.
THOMAS J. COUGHLIN AND THOMAS J.
COUGHLIN HANDMADE EUROPEAN
By: /s/ Glenn E. Heilizer
One of their attorneys
Glenn E. Heilizer
Heilizer Law Offices
Five North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
ARDC No. 6196412
Dated: September 25, 2017
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