Maverick v. Parallel the Zone, LLC et al
ORDER granting 61 Motion to Set Aside 56 Clerks Entry of Default. Signed by District Judge Sean F. Cox. (JHer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Robert D. Maverick,
Case No. 10-15087
Paralell The Zone, LLC, et al.,
Honorable Sean F. Cox
DEFENDANT BOYD’S MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT
A Clerk’s Entry of Default was entered as to Defendant Britanny Boyd on August 3,
2011. This matter is currently before the Court on Defendant Boyd’s Motion to Set Aside
Default. (Docket Entry No. 61). The Court finds that the issues have been adequately presented
in the parties’ briefs and that oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.
See Local Rule 7.1(f)(2), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. The Court therefore
orders that the motion will be decided upon the briefs. For the reasons that follow, the Court
shall GRANT the motion.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 55(c), a district court may set aside an entry
of default for good cause. The criteria used to determine whether good cause has been shown
are whether: 1) the default was willful; 2) setting aside the default would prejudice the plaintiff;
and 3) the alleged defense is meritorious. O.J. Distributing, Inc. v. Hornell Brewing Co., 340
F.3d 345, 353 (6th Cir. 2003). A district court abuses its discretion in denying a motion to set
aside an entry of default when the defendant has demonstrated it has a meritorious defense and
no prejudice would result from setting aside the default.
After considering the above criteria, the Court shall grant the motion and set aside the
default entered as to Defendant Boyd. Defendant Boyd has asserted a meritorious defense, in
that she denies the allegations made against her. In addition, Plaintiff has not established that he
will be prejudiced if the default is set aside.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Defendant Boyd’s Motion to Set Aside Default
(Docket Entry No. 61) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
S/Sean F. Cox
Sean F. Cox
United States District Judge
Dated: August 30, 2011
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record on
August 30, 2011, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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