USA v. Williams, et al
ORDER AND JUDGMENT ON DEFAULT as to separate defendant Phillip J Williams in rem only as prayed for within the Amended Complaint. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on August 6, 2015. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CASE NO. 4:02-cv-4025
PHILLIP J. WILLIAMS; LaSHAWNDA CLARK,
f/k/a LaSHAWNDA WILLIAMS, and
ARKANSAS STATE LAND COMMISSIONER
ORDER AND JUDGMENT OF DEFAULT
On this day comes before the Court the Motion for Default Judgment (ECF No. 39) filed
by the Plaintiff United States of America as to Phillip J. Williams, and from the statements
contained in said Motion as well as a review of the record, from all of which, the Court finds:
The Amended Complaint in this action was filed on October 24, 2014, naming
Phillip J. Williams and Willie Clark as Defendants, among others.
On April 1, 2015, the United States of America filed its Motion for Service by
Publication setting forth its inability to obtain service upon Phillip J. Williams and Willie Clark
despite its diligent efforts as set forth therein. (ECF No. 35). On April 3, 2015, this Court entered
its Order directing service upon Phillip J. Williams and Willie Clark by publication, and
providing that Phillip J. Williams and Willie Clark shall appear or plead in this case on or before
June 5, 2015. (ECF No. 36).
As directed by the Court, the United States caused said Order to be published in a
newspaper having a general circulation in Hempstead County, Arkansas, once weekly for six
consecutive weeks. (ECF No. 37).
Separate Defendant, Phillip J. Williams, has failed to appear, plead or otherwise
appear as ordered by this Court, and is in default.
Given that the time within which to appear, plead or otherwise appear has
expired, pursuant to Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the United States is entitled
to a Default Judgment for the relief as prayed for in the Complaint against the Separate
Defendant, Phillip J. Williams, in rem only.
For good cause shown, the Court finds the Motion for Default Judgment should
IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED, default judgment is hereby granted in favor of the
Plaintiff United States of America against the Separate Defendant, Phillip J. Williams, in rem
only as prayed for within the Amended Complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 6th day of August, 2015.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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