USA v. Williams, et al
ORDER AND JUDGMENT ON DEFAULT as to separate defendant Stephanie Williams, in rem only as prayed for within the Second Amended Complaint. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on October 25, 2016. (mfr)
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; WILLIE CLARK,
HUSBAND OF LaSHAWNDA CLARK,
WALKER RENTAL PROPERTY, INC.,
STATE OFARKANSAS, DEPT. of FINANCE
and ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE of CHILD
SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT, STEPHANIE
WILLIAMS, CONTREATA ROBINSON, and
ARKANSAS STATE LAND COMMISSIONER
ORDER AND JUDGMENT OF DEFAULT
On this day comes before the Court the Motion for Default Judgment (ECF No. 59) filed
by the Plaintiff United States of America as to Stephanie 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 Second Amended Complaint in this action was filed on January 27, 2016,
naming Phillip J. Williams and Stephanie Williams as Defendants, among others.
On May 25, 2016, the United States of America filed its Motion for Service by
Publication setting forth its inability to obtain service upon Stephanie Williams despite its
diligent efforts as set forth therein. (ECF No. 56). On July 15, 2016, this Court entered its Order
directing service upon Stephanie Williams by publication, and providing that Stephanie Williams
shall appear or plead in this case on or before September 16, 2016. (ECF No. 57).
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. 58).
Separate Defendant, Stephanie 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, Stephanie 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, Stephanie Williams, in rem
only as prayed for within the Second Amended Complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 25th day of October, 2016.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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