Boyd v. Donahoe et al

Filing 11

ORDER denying 8 Plaintiff's Application for Entry of Default. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 3/31/2014.(ALS)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Nkosazana U. Boyd, No. CV-13-01034-PHX-DGC Plaintiff, 10 11 v. 12 ORDER Patrick R. Donahoe, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 Plaintiff Nkosazana Boyd has filed an application for entry of default. Doc. 8. 16 Defendant Patrick R. Donahoe has filed an opposition. Doc. 9. Plaintiff has filed an 17 objection to Defendant’s opposition. Doc. 10. 18 Rule 4(i)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure sets forth the procedures for 19 serving the United States. A party must: (1) “deliver a copy of the summons and 20 complaint to the United States attorney for the district where the action is brought,” 21 (2) “send a copy of each by registered or certified mail to the Attorney General of the 22 United States,” and (3) “if the action challenges an order of a nonparty agency or officer 23 of the United States, send a copy of each by registered or certified mail to the agency or 24 officer.” 25 Patrick R. Donahoe “was served with the summons and complaint on 9-25-13 via process 26 server,” and has “failed to timely file a response to the lawsuit” (Doc. 8 at 1), Plaintiff has 27 not provided evidence showing that she complied with the requirements of Rule 4(i). 28 The Court will not enter default where proper service has not been shown. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i)(1)(A)-(C). Although Plaintiff alleges that Defendant 1 Additionally, Plaintiff should be aware that Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil 2 Procedure governs the entry of default judgment. Obtaining default judgment under 3 Rule 55 is a two-step process. First, the Clerk must enter the non-appearing party’s 4 default under Rule 55(a). Once the party’s default has been entered, either the Clerk or 5 the Court enters default judgment under Rule 55(b). See Eitel v. McCool, 782 F.2d 1470, 6 1471 (9th Cir. 1986) (discussing two-step process under Rule 55). 7 8 9 IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s application for entry of default (Doc. 8) is denied. Dated this 31st day of March, 2014. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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