UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PEORIA DIVISION
April 18, 2013
MID CENTRAL OPERATING ENGINEERS HEALTH AND WELFARE FUND, PLAINTIFF,
KELLEY AND MAY DIRTWORKS, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Joe Billy McDADE United States Senior District Judge
E-FILED Thursday, 18 April, 2013 01:53:45 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD
ORDER & OPINION
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff's Motion for Default (Doc. 4), in which Plaintiff asks the Court to enter Defendant's default for failure to appear in this action. Plaintiff's Motion was previously taken under advisement, and the Court ordered Plaintiff to file amended proof of service in compliance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (Doc. 6). Plaintiff subsequently filed an affidavit from the server, showing Defendant was personally served with the summons and complaint on November 27, 2012. (Doc. 7).
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a)(1)(A), Defendant had twenty-one days from the date of service to file an answer or other responsive pleading. It failed to do so.*fn1
Accordingly, Plaintiff's Motion for Default (Doc. 4) is GRANTED, and the Clerk is DIRECTED to ENTER DEFAULT against Defendant Kelley and May Dirtworks, Inc. Plaintiff SHALL make the appropriate request for entry of a default judgment pursuant to Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure within twenty-eight days of the entry of this Order of Default.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Joe B. McDade