Croft v. ALD, LLC et al

Filing 32

ORDER Adopting 31 Report and Recommendation re 25 Motion for Default Judgment filed by Renee Croft. Signed by District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. (MLan)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION RENEE CROFT, Case No. 15-10077 Plaintiff, SENIOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ARTHUR J. TARNOW v. ALD, LLC, ET AL., U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. GRAND Defendants. / ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [31]; GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT [25] Plaintiff Renee Croft filed a Complaint [Dkt. 1] against Defendants ALD, LLC, Davis, and Foley1 on January 9, 2015, alleging violations of 15 U.S.C. § 1692, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), M.C.L. § 339.901, the Michigan Occupational Code (“MOC”), and M.C.L. § 445.251, the Michigan Collection Practices Act (“MCPA”). Because Defendants failed to properly appear in this action, the Clerk of Court entered defaults against them. [Dkt. 14, 22, 23]. Plaintiff filed a Motion for Default Judgment [25] on September 21, 2016. The Court granted Plaintiff’s motion and referred it to the Magistrate Judge for a hearing and determination of damages. [26, 27]. 1 Davis and Foley are both believed to be employees and/or agents of ALD. 1 After a hearing on the Motion on January 10, 2017, the Magistrate Judge took the motion under advisement. The Report and Recommendation [31] was issued on January 23, 2017. Neither party filed objections to the Report & Recommendation. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). The Court having reviewed the record, the Report and Recommendation [31] is hereby ADOPTED and entered as the findings and conclusions of the Court. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that default judgment be entered in the amount of $41,000; IT IS FURTHERED ORDERED that if Plaintiff wishes to recover for costs and fees, she will submit an attorney fee/cost petition, properly supported by affidavits, billing records, and any other appropriate documentation, within 14 days of the entry of this Order. SO ORDERED. Dated: February 27, 2017 s/Arthur J. Tarnow Arthur J. Tarnow Senior United States District Judge 2

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