Walker et al v. Detroit Public School District et al
ORDER Determining Amount of Default Judgment against defendants Devon Bell, Derryck Brantley and William Morton. Signed by District Judge Robert H. Cleland. (LWag)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
BRIDGET WALKER, et al.,
Case No. 10-12596
CARMEN EVANS, et al.,
ORDER DETERMINING AMOUNT OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT
In orders dated August 15, 2011 and August 25, 2011, the court granted Plaintiffs
Bridget Walker, Kejuana McCants, and Leon Merriweather default judgment against
Defendants Devon Bell, Derryck Brantley, and William Morton. At the request of the
court, Plaintiffs have filed two supplemental briefs collecting cases to support their
request for default judgment in the amount of $5,000,000 for Bridget Walker,
$1,000,000 for Kejuana McCants, and $1,000,000 for Leon Merriweather. Having been
satisfied that these proposed amounts are not outside the realm of reasonable awards
for the injuries sustained by Plaintiffs, the court will enter default judgment in the
amounts requested.1 Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to the court’s “Order Granting in Part Renewed
Motion for Default Judgment” [Dkt. # 42] and “Order Granting as to Plaintiff Leon
Merriweather . . . Plaintiffs’ Motion for Default Judgment” [Dkt. # 43], a default judgment
The awards to Plaintiffs are based solely on Plaintiffs’ request and not the
evidence heretofore presented in this case. Neither the fact of the default judgment nor
the amounts awarded to Plaintiffs may be used as evidence against the remaining
Defendants as this case proceeds.
will issue against Defendants Devon Bell, Derryck Brantley, and William Morton, jointly
and severally, in the amount of $5,000,000 for Bridget Walker, $1,000,000 for Kejuana
McCants, and $1,000,000 for Leon Merriweather.
s/Robert H. Cleland
ROBERT H. CLELAND
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: September 14, 2011
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of record
on this date, September 14, 2011, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
Case Manager and Deputy Clerk
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