Nagim et al v. Irving et al

Filing 31

ORDER denying without prejudice 29 Plaintiffs Motion for Default Judgment. By Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 08/30/2010.(sah, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 10-cv-01925-REB-KLM RONALD NAGIM, and JANET NAGIM, Plaintiffs, v. STEPHEN IRVING, JOSEPH E. ABRAHAM, JR., SANDRA ABRAHAM, JOSEPH E. ABRAHAM, III, ALICIA PELLERGRIN, and LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Defendants. _____________________________________________________________________ ORDER _____________________________________________________________________ ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE KRISTEN L. MIX This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs' Motion for Default Judgment [Docket No. 29; Filed August 30, 2010] (the "Motion"). IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion is DENIED without prejudice. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(a), default judgment is not an appropriate remedy unless Plaintiffs have first moved for and obtained entry of default from the Clerk of Court. See Nagim v. Napolitano, No. 10-cv-00329, 2010 WL 2163646, at *1 (D. Colo. May 27, 2010) (unpublished decision) (noting that "[f]ailure to successfully complete the first step of obtaining an entry of default necessarily precludes the granting of default judgment at step two"). Dated: August 30, 2010 BY THE COURT: /s/ Kristen L. Mix U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix

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