IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 29, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MARGUERITE E. HOLSAPPLE, AND ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-CARE AND FAMILY SERVICES, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is the Government's Motion for Entry of Default Judgment (Doc. 12). The Court, however, notes that Plaintiff's motion for default judgment does not sufficiently comply with the notice requirements of LOCAL RULES 55.1(a) & (b).*fn1 Specifically, the Court notes that the Government has failed to provide notice of its motions for entry of default (Doc. 10) and default judgment (Doc. 12) as well as failed to certify to the Court that proper notice was provided as to the entry of default (Doc. 11). Further, the Government does not state whether notice was submitted to either of Defendants' attorneys or whether the identity of such an attorney is known. Therefore, in regards to the Government's motion for entry of default judgment (Doc. 12), the Court ORDERS the Government to submit a supplement to its motion informing the Court as to whether it has provided the required notice to the defaulted parties at their last known address and the date upon which that notice was sent out. The Court DEFERS ruling on the Government's motion until such time as it submits the proper notice. The Government will have up to and including August 12, 2010 in which to file its Supplement.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court