Entry of Default
LR 55.3 states: "Before the clerk is required
to enter a default, the party requesting such entry must file with
the clerk a written request for entry of default, submit a proposed
form of entry of default, and file any other materials required
by Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(a)."
With the request for clerk's entry of default, an
affidavit in support and a proposed clerk's entry of default should
All documents are forwarded to the docket clerk for
processing within 24 hours. The request for clerk's entry of default
and affidavit are entered on the docket. If proof of service is
on file and no responsive pleading has been filed by the defendant,
the docket clerk will sign and file stamp the clerk's entry of default
and enter it on the docket. If proof of service is not on file or
if a responsive pleading was filed, the docket clerk will not sign
or docket the clerk's entry of default.
NOTE: The clerk's entry of default indicates
only that the clerk's office has verified that proof of service
is on file and that no responsive pleading was filed. If the presiding
judge disagrees with the clerk's assessment, the judge may vacate
the clerk's entry of default.