Judge Marci B. McIvor

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Southern Division
211 W. Fort St., Suite 1850
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Courtroom 1875

Staff Information

Judicial Assistant:  Susan Maruszewski (313) 234-0010
Courtroom Deputy:  Patti O'Hara (313) 234-0014
Chambers Support Clerk:  Jennifer Mahar (313) 234-0013

Judge Tabs

Default Judgments
  1. Applications for default judgments will not be accepted absent the following:
    1. A description of the nature of the claim;
    2. An affidavit representing that this Court has subject matter jurisdiction over the action;
    3. An affidavit representing that this Court has personal jurisdiction over the defendant;
    4. An affidavit representing that the defendant is not (i) an infant; (ii) an incompetent; or (iii) in the military;
    5. An original certificate of default stating that the defendant was properly served and failed to answer/appear, signed and stamped by the Clerk of the Court;
    6. All required substantiating documentation. Generally, a copy of the complaint satisfies numbers 1 - 3.
  2. If the plaintiff seeks an award of damages in the motion for default judgment, the plaintiff must also include:
    1. A request for an amount equal to or less than the principal amount demanded in the complaint;
    2. Definitive information and documentation such that the amount provided for in the proposed judgment can be calculated. If this requirement cannot be satisfied, a default judgment may be granted as to liability, and damages will be determined at an evidentiary hearing.
    3. An affidavit representing that no part of the judgment sought has been paid, other than as indicated in the motion;
    4. A request for interest, if interest is sought, on the principal amount not to exceed the judgment rate under Michigan law or authority if a different rate is sought; and
    5. The calculations made in arriving at the proposed judgment amount.
  3. The application for default judgment must be accompanied by a proposed judgment pursuant to L.B.R. 7055-1.