January 13, 2014
SUPER LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT CORP., Plaintiff,
STEVE CHAN, et al., Defendants.
MATTHEW A. GLAZER, COZEN O'CONNOR CHRERY HILL, NJ, On behalf of plaintiff.
NOEL L. HILLMAN, District Judge.
This matter having come before the Court on Plaintiff's request for default, and for a Clerk's entry of default judgment for a sum certain, against defendant Steve Chan, pursuant to Federal Civil Procedure Rule 55(a) and 55(b)(1); and
Rule 55 providing that obtaining a default judgment is a two-step process-first, when a defendant has failed to plead or otherwise respond, a plaintiff may request the entry of default by the Clerk of the Court, Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(a), and second, after the Clerk has entered the party's default, a plaintiff may then obtain a judgment by default by either (1) asking the Clerk to enter judgment, if the judgment is a sum certain, or (2) applying to the Court, Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(b); and
Plaintiff appearing to have combined both steps into one filing (Docket No. 13); Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY on this 13th day of January, 2014
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court is directed to enter default against defendant Steve Chan, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(a); and it is further
ORDERED that in a separate docket entry, the Clerk of the Court is directed to enter the judgment of default, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(b)(1), in the amount of $240, 557.45.