LOBSTER 207 LLC v. PETTEGROW et al
ORDER ON OBJECTIONS AND ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDED DECISION re: 493 REPORT AND RECOMMENDED DECISION re 450 MOTION for Relief 4 M.R.S. §§ 3120 ET SEQ. By JUDGE LANCE E. WALKER. (cjd)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
LOBSTER 207, LLC,
WARREN B. PETTEGROW, et al.,
ORDER ON OBJECTIONS AND
ORDER ADOPTING RECOMMENDED DECISION
On August 30, 2023, the United States Magistrate Judge entered his Order on
Motion to Supplement the Record, Order on Request to Hold and Answer, and
Recommended Decision After Disclosure Hearing (ECF No. 493). Defendant Warren B.
Pettegrow filed his Objection on September 25, 2023.
I have reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge’s Orders and Recommended
Decision, the associated record, and the parties’ briefing concerning the Objection. I
concur with the Magistrate Judge’s Orders because they are neither clearly erroneous nor
contrary to law, and I determine that no further proceedings are necessary. See Fed. R.
Civ. P. 72(a). Having reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge’s Recommended
Decision, I have made a de novo determination of all matters adjudicated by the
Recommended Decision and I concur with the Magistrate Judge’s conclusions as set forth
in his Recommended Decision. 1
Defendant’s objections are overruled, and the Magistrate Judge’s Orders are
The Magistrate Judge’s Recommended Decision is AFFIRMED and
Defendant Warren Pettegrow is HEREBY ORDERED to turn over the funds in the
following bank accounts (Defendant is permitted to retain $3,000 in deposit account funds
that are exempt under Maine law, 14 M.R.S. § 4422(17), and Defendant is permitted to
retain $500 in any other property, id. § 4422(15), which exemption he evidently chose to
apply toward his deposit accounts):
BHB&T health savings account containing approximately $45,000;
Fidelity brokerage account ending in 5245 containing approximately
Royal Alliance brokerage account ending in 2284 containing approximately
BHB&T certificate of deposit account ending in 5615 containing
I reject Pettegrow’s latest contention—not addressed in the Recommended Decision—that the Magistrate
Judge improperly recommends relief not requested by Lobster 207 in its Motion for Relief (ECF No. 450).
In its Motion for Relief, Lobster 207 requested an Order directing the judgment debtor to turn over “the
financial accounts described in Sections 1(B) & (C), Section 2 and Section 3 of Appendix A.” ECF No.
450 at 24. These Sections of Appendix A contained each account listed in the Recommended Decision.
See ECF No. 493 at 54 (listing accounts). Pettegrow’s remaining contentions are similarly flawed. The
judgment debtor requested an Order “[v]oiding Poseidon Charter’s transfer of the 37-foot Freeman
Boatworks catamaran described in Section 10 of Appendix A to Allie Cat, LLC and directing that the asset
be sold pursuant to 14 M.R.S. § 3131.” ECF No. 450 at 25. The judgment creditor further requested an
Order “[r]estraining the Judgment Debtor and any entities in which he has an interest in from transferring
or modifying any property pending the turn-over and sale of that property” and “[d]irecting the Judgment
Creditor to sell such property and account for its sale in accordance with 14 M.R.S. § 3131.” Id.
Collectively, these requests reflect what was ultimately covered by the Recommended Decision. See ECF
No. 493 at 53–54.
TD Bank checking account ending in 0536 containing approximately $650;
BHB&T account ending in 3434 containing $315, and
Bangor Savings Bank account ending in 7122 containing approximately
Defendant is further ORDERED to turn over for sale the following property
identified in the Recommended Decision:
Two pieces of real property (in Somerset and Wesley, Maine);
Three motor vehicles;
Ownership interests in five business entities (100% interest in Poseidon
Charters, Inc., 100% interest in Acadia Sea Farms, Inc, 10% interest in
Winter Harbor, Marine, Inc., 1% interest in Anchor Avenue, LLC, and 33%
interest in Pettegrow Properties, LLC), and
Five firearms and a gun safe.
Plaintiff’s request for prejudgment interest is DEFERRED.
Dated this 15th day of November, 2023.
/s/ Lance E. Walker
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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