RAMADA WORLDWIDE INC. v. APM ENTERPRISES, LLC et al
ORDER denying Plaintiffs 7 Motion for Default Judgment. Ordered that the Clerks entry of default against Defendants is hereby VACATED. Defendants shall answer or file a motion within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order. Signed by Judge Claire C. Cecchi on 03/29/2016. (ek)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
RAMADA WORLDWIDE INC.,
Civil Action No.: 15-8435
APM ENTERPRISES, LLC, AVTAR GREWAL,
and PARAMJEET BRAR,
Before the Court is the motion of Plaintiff Ramada Worldwide, Inc. (“Plaintiff’) for Final
Judgment by Default. (ECF No. 7.) It appearing that:
1. Plaintiff filed the Complaint in this matter on December 3, 2015. (ECF No. 1.)
2. Plaintiff served the Complaint on January 24, 2016. (ECF No. 5.)
3. Defendants APM Enterprises, LLC, Avtar Grewal, and Paramjeet Brar (collectively,
“Defendants”) failed to file an Answer by the February 16, 2016 deadline. (See ECF
4. On February 19, 2016, Plaintiff requested entry of default and the Clerk entered default
as to Defendants for failure to plead or otherwise defend. (See ECF No. 6.)
5. On March 7, 2016, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Final Judgment by Default. (ECF No. 7.)
6. On March 28, 2016, Defendant Avtar Grewal submitted a letter to the Court on behalf
of all Defendants indicating that he had retained an attorney who contacted Plaintiffs
counsel but his attorney had become unreachable. (ECF No. 8.) Mr. Grewal requested
that the entry of default be vacated and that he be given time to find an attorney. (Id.)
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Judgment by Default is DENIED
WITHOUT PREJUDICE; and it is further
ORDERED the Clerk’s entry of default against Defendants is hereby VACATED; and it
ORDERED that within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, Defendants shall answer
or file a motion.
CLAIRE C. CECCHI, U.S.D.J.
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