The opinion of the court was delivered by: John D. Bates United States District Judge
Upon consideration of the evidence presented to the Court and the entire record herein, and based on the Revised Findings and Conclusions set forth in the Memorandum Opinion issued on this date, it is this 14th day of December, 2005, hereby
ORDERED that the Judgment Order issued by this Court on September 8, 2003, is VACATED; and it is further
ORDERED that a judgment by default is ENTERED against defendants, jointly and severally, and in favor of plaintiffs the Estate of Robert Ames, by Yvonne Ames, Administrator; Rayford Byers; Anne Dammarell; Robert Essington; Charles Light; Mary Lee McIntyre; the Estate of William McIntyre, by Mary Lee McIntyre, Executrix; the Estate of Robert McMaugh, by Earl McMaugh and Annie Mullins, Co-Administrators; Dorothy Pech; Daniel Pellegrino; the Estate of Janet Lee Stevens, by Jo Ann Stevens, Administrator; Jo Ann Stevens; Hazen H. Stevens; Scott C. Stevens; and the Estate of Hazen Stevens, by Scott Stevens, Administrator; in the amount of $126,061,657, divided as follows:
Estate of Robert Ames, by Yvonne Ames, Administrator$38,249,000
Mary Lee McIntyre$2,000,000
Estate of William McIntyre, by Mary Lee McIntyre, Executrix$28,101,000
Estate of Robert McMaugh, by Earl McMaugh and Annie Mullins, Co-Administrators$17,403,000
Estate of Janet Lee Stevens, by Jo Ann Stevens, Administrator$1,949,000
Jo Ann Stevens$3,000,000
Hazen H. Stevens$2,500,000
Scott C. Stevens$2,500,000
Estate of Hazen Stevens, by Scott Stevens, Administrator$3,500,000
All awards to estates shall be allocated to appropriate beneficiaries by the estate's legal representative in a manner consistent with the Court's Memorandum Opinion issued on this date and in accordance with applicable law. All awards are based on cash value as of March 1, 2003, and any post-judgment interest thereon shall accrue from that date. It is further
ORDERED that, based on the prior consent of plaintiffs, this matter is referred to Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who will sit as a Special Master in this case with respect to the claims of the remaining plaintiffs. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(2) (permitting designation of a Magistrate Judge as a Special Master without regard to the provisions of Rule 53(b) where the parties have consented); see also L. Civ. R. 72.1(b)(5). Magistrate Judge Facciola will receive evidence and prepare proposed findings and recommendations for the disposition of those claims.
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