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Request for Entry of Default Judgment

A Request for Entry of Default Judgment may be filed by a plaintiff who wishes the Court to enter a Default Judgment.  Default Judgments may be entered by the Clerk or a Judge if certain criteria has been met.  The plaintiff must e-file a Request for Entry of Default previous to e-filing a Request for Entry of Default Judgment.  It is not necessary to wait for the Court to enter an Entry of Default before filing the Request for Entry of Default Judgment (the Request for Entry of Default and Request for Entry of Default Judgment may be e-filed one after the other).

 

The following documents are required to be associated and attached to this docket entry and should be saved AS SEPARATE FILES in PDF format:  (1) Request for Entry of Default Judgment; (2) Certificate of Service; (3) Proposed Judgment by Default (download this form in: Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format)

 

The following document is required to be e-mailed to the Court and should additionally be prepared in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format:  Proposed Judgment by Default (see e-mailing instructions below).

 


PREPARING THE PROPOSED ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT:

 

The plaintiff shall prepare a proposed Judgment by Default using the form on the Court's website (download this form in: Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format).


E-FILING THE REQUEST FOR ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT:

These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).


E-MAILING THE PROPOSED ENTRY OF DEFAULT TO THE COURT:

 

After e-filing the Request, send an e-mail attaching the one-page proposed Judgment by Default in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format to DEBDefault_Judgment@deb.uscourts.gov The subject line of the e-mail should include the case # of the lead bankruptcy casePlease DO NOT send the file in PDF format.  Please DO NOT send any additional documentation, only the one page proposed Judgment by Default.

 

NOTE:  A proposed Entry of Default, may be sent in the same e-mail, but as a separate attachment.  It is not necessary to wait for the Court to enter an Entry of Default before filing the Request for Entry of Default Judgment (the Request for Entry of Default and Request for Entry of Default Judgment may be e-filed one after the other).

If the Clerk’s Office determines that the documents are in good order and a default can be entered, the proposed Entry of Default will be approved and docketed by the Court.

Updated:  January 13, 2004