McKiver et al v. Murphy-Brown, LLC

Filing 301

ORDER granting 278 Motion for Pre-Judgment and Post-Judgment Interest regarding 267 Jury Verdict. Signed by Senior Judge W. Earl Britt on 6/7/2018. (Edwards, S.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN DIVISION No. 7:14-CV-180-BR JOYCE MCKIVER, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) MURPHY-BROWN LLC d/b/a ) SMITHFIELD HOG PRODUCTION ) DIVISION, ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________) ORDER This matter is before the court on plaintiffs’ motion for pre- and post-judgment interest, (DE # 278), which defendant does not oppose, (DE # 289). The motion is ALLOWED. The award of compensatory damages shall bear interest at the rate set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 24-11 from the date of the filing of the complaint, 21 August 2014, until the entry of judgment, per annum and without compounding. The total money judgment (i.e. compensatory damages, punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, and costs, if any) shall bear interest at the legal rate at the rate set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1961(a) from the entry of judgment until paid, computed daily and compounded annually. This 7 June 2018. __________________________________ W. Earl Britt Senior U.S. District Judge 1 The current rate is 8%. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 24-1. At that rate, the parties agree the amount of pre-judgment interest per day is $164.38.

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