On January 27, 2023, Judge Bruce S. Jenkins issued his Findings of Fact and Order in Michaud v. United States of America, Case No. 2:21-cv-00722-BSJ, United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division. This is a tragic wrongful death claim against the United States where the government stipulated to liability. The amount of damages was the only disputed issue requiring trial. 

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Plaintiffs’ damage calculation at trial: $140,000,000.
Defendant’s damage calculation at trial: $3,500,000.

Judge Jenkins ordered the following:

Plaintiff Ludovic Michaud – $9,500,000.
Plaintiff Christine Namagembe – $700,000.
Plaintiff John Bosco Kateregga – $350,000

The Findings of Fact and Order are available here: 101 – Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
The Judgement is available here: 102 – Judgment of Approx $10 MM

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and 2023 is off to a great start! You will see several more blog posts over the next week while I catch up on a bit of a backlog. A recent bout of Covid along with whatever else my three and six-year-old can bring home had me on the ropes for several days. Please let me know of any trials you would like me to post about. 

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