Kalin Sokell

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Blige received Bitcoin transfers from Terry and had taken compromising photos of him during a romantic relationship. Blige failed to appear for the damages hearing and the district court proceeded to amend the complaint and default judgment already including conversion, unjust enrichment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress to include extortion as well. However, a party cannot impliedly consent to be tried on claims not included in their original pleadings and thus cannot be tried for the tort of extortion, but is eligible to default on the other claims.