Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company v Ramirez et al

Filing 43

ORDER referring 42 Plaintiff's MOTION for Default Judgment against Robin S Ramirez & Kenneth Ramrirez to the Clerk of the Court for consideration of entry of a Clerk's default. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 4/3/2012. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVSION TENNESSEE FARMERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. PLAINTIFF 3:11-CV-00057 BRW TIM W. SMITH PROPERTIES, LLC, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Pending is Plaintiff Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company’s (“Tennessee Farmers”) Motion for Default Judgment (Doc. No. 42) against Defendants Kenneth D. Ramirez, Robin S. Ramirez, and General Casualty Company of Wisconsin. Plaintiff’s earlier motion for default judgment was denied without prejudice until the case was decided on the merits as to the non-defaulting defendants.1 All non-defaulting parties have settled,2 and Plaintiff again seeks default judgment against the defaulting parties. Under Rule 55(a), the party seeking default judgment must have the Clerk of the Court enter the default by showing that the opposing party has failed to plead or otherwise defend. After default has been entered by the Clerk, the moving party may, under Rule 55(b), seek entry of judgment on the default. Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment is referred to the Clerk of the Court for consideration of entry of a Clerk’s default. IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of April, 2012. /s/ Billy Roy Wilson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 1 Doc. No. 40. 2 Doc. No. 41; March 26, 2012 email to the Court. 1

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