Terry v. Legal Asset Financial Group, LLC
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for default judgment is set for hearing on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 12N. Plaintiff shall be prepared at that time to present all evidence necessary t o prove the amount of damages and attorneys fees and costssought. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file, on or before January 3, 2014, a proposed Order of Default Judgment, which shall include all appropriate findings of fact and conclusions of law. Signed by District Judge John A. Ross on 12/18/13. (ARL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ANGELA D. TERRY,
LEGAL ASSET FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC,
Case No. 4:13-CV-1674-JAR
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Angela D. Terry’s Motion for Default Judgment
and Request for a Hearing on Damages. (Doc. No. 5) Plaintiff previously obtained a Clerk’s Entry
of Default under Rule 55(a) on December 3, 2013. (Doc. No. 6)
This is an action for actual damages in excess of $100,000, statutory damages, attorney’s fees
and costs brought by an individual consumer for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,
15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. (“the FDCPA”). Plaintiff is also seeking a remedy under Missouri state law
for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“When a default judgment is entered on a claim for an indefinite or uncertain amount of
damages, facts alleged in the complaint are taken as true, except facts relating to the amount of
damages, which must be proved in a supplemental hearing or proceeding.” Larson v. Everyday
Learning Centers, 242 F.3d 815, 818 (8th Cir. 2001) (citing Thomson v. Wooster, 114 U.S. 104, 111
(1885)). The Court finds it necessary to hold a hearing to determine the amount of damages. See
Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(b).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for default judgment is set for hearing
on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 12N. Plaintiff shall be prepared at that
time to present all evidence necessary to prove the amount of damages and attorneys’ fees and costs
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file, on or before January 3, 2014, a
proposed Order of Default Judgment, which shall include all appropriate findings of fact and
conclusions of law.
Dated this 18th day of December, 2013.
JOHN A. ROSS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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