Motion for Default Judgment
A Motion for Default Judgment is necessary if a plaintiff wishes to request additional monies (i.e. interest or expenses) above a sum certain (the amount asked for in the complaint plus the $150.00 costs). If such additional monies are not requested, a Request for Entry of Default Judgment should be filed instead. Previous to filing such Motion or Request, the plaintiff must file a Request for Entry of Default, and the Court must enter an Entry of Default. Be sure to follow the assigned judge's procedures for following through with motions, which are available on the Court's website.
These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).
Enter Case # and click [Next]
Select [Default Judgment - Motion]
Verify case name & number is correct
The Select the Party screen displays
If the name of the party you are searching for is listed, click on the name, then click [Next] to continue
If the name of the party you are searching for is not listed, click Add/Create New Party
Click [Browse] to associate the PDF of the motion, then click the "Yes" button
Add the attachment(s):
For example, click [Browse] and select the certificate of service. In the Description field type "Certificate of Service". Click [Add to List].
Enter the "Objection due date"
The Final Docket Text screen displays.
Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen. If the docket text is correct, click [Next] to submit.
If any part of the docket text is incorrect, click the browser [Back] button to return to the screen you need to correct. Then process the screens again with the respective [Next] or [Submit] buttons.
NOTE: To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until the final docket text screen, click the Bankruptcy or Adversary hyperlink on the Menu Bar.
The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays.
Print a copy of this notice by clicking the browser [Print] button.
NOTE: You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.
Updated: April 18, 2003