Judge Mark A. Randon

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Southern Division
211 W. Fort St., Suite 1820
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Courtroom 1825

Staff Information

Courtroom Deputy: Leslie Binion (313) 234-0026
Court Services Specialist:  Letrice Calloway (313) 234-0024
Law Clerk: Krystal Player

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. The entry by the Clerk of Court of a default stating that the defendant was properly served and failed to answer/appear; and
    6. All required substantiating documentation.
  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 other applicable 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.