Valentin v. Castillo Paint & Collision Shop, Inc.

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-00967

ORDER adopting {{28}} --REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS; granting {{22}} --motion for entry of final default judgment; directing the clerk to ENTER A DEFAULT JUDGMENT for Elliot E. Valentin and against Castillo Paint & Collision Shop, Inc. for $19,507.48 plus post-judgment interest and to CLOSE the case. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 11/18/2016. (BK)

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PageID 140 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION ELLIOT E. VALENTIN, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO. 8:16-cv-967-T-23TGW CASTILLO PAINT & COLLISION SHOP, INC., Defendant. ____________________________________/ ORDER Plaintiff Elliot Valentin sues (Doc. 2) Castillo Paint & Collision under the Fair Labor Standards Act for failing to pay overtime and under Florida common law for failing to pay wages. On July 5, 2016, the clerk entered a default against Castillo. An August 5, 2016 order (Doc. 23) refers to Magistrate Judge Wilson the plaintiff's motion (Doc. 22) for entry of a default judgment. Magistrate Judge Wilson recommends (Doc. 28) entry of a default judgment. Because the report and recommendation appears sound and because Castillo fails to object, the report and recommendation (Doc. 28) is ADOPTED. The plaintiff's motion (Doc. 22) for entry of a default judgment is GRANTED. PageID 141 The clerk is directed (1) to enter a default judgment for Elliot E. Valentin and against Castillo Paint & Collision Shop, Inc., in the amount of $19,507.48 plus post-judgment interest and (2) to close the case. ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on November 18, 2016. -2-