JP Wilson Family LLC et al vs Robert Shumake et al

Case No.: 19CV04877    

Nature of Proceedings: Motion to Vacate

Tentative Ruling: The court denies defendant Robert Shumake’s motion to vacate sister state judgment and grants the motion for stay of enforcement of the judgment entered herein on September 12, 2019. The stay is conditioned on Shumake’s filing of an undertaking in the amount of $750,000 on or before October 2, 2020. If the undertaking is not filed by 5:00 p.m. on that date, the stay shall be dissolved.

Background: On September 12, 2019, the court entered a Judgment on Sister-State Judgment in favor of judgment creditor JP Wilson Family, LLC (JPWF), against judgment debtor Robert Shumake in the amount of $760,213.13. The underlying default judgment was entered in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Michigan on February 27, 2019.

On October 17, 2019, Shumake filed a motion to vacate sister state judgment, alleging that the judgment had been served by certified mail and that there was an appeal of the........