PINCKNEY v. ESSEX PROBATION CHILD SUPPORT UNIT
LETTER-ORDER denying 23 Motion for Default Judgment ; denying 24 Motion for Default Judgment. Signed by Judge Esther Salas on 10/18/17. (DD, ) N/M
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
MARTIN LUTHER KING
50 WALNUT ST.
NEWARK, NJ 07101
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
October 18, 2017
Pinckney v. Essex Probation Child Support Unit, et al.
Civil Action No. 17-3794 (ES) (MAH)
On October 16, 2017, Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer granted Defendants’
motions to vacate the Clerk of Court’s entry of default against each Defendant. (See D.E. No.
26). As such, entry of default against the Defendants in this matter has been vacated. (See D.E.
Nos. 14 & 17).
Accordingly, the Court must DENY Plaintiff’s pending motions for default judgment
against these Defendants (see D.E. Nos. 23 & 24) at this time. See Stackhouse v. Boyd, No. 075502, 2009 WL 1874175, at *1 (D.N.J. June 30, 2009) (“[E]ntry of default judgment is a twopart process; default judgment may be entered only upon the entry of default by the Clerk of the
Court.”) (citation omitted); see also Paris v. Pennsauken Sch. Dist., No. 12-7355, 2013 WL
4047638, at *5 (D.N.J. Aug. 9, 2013) (“Given that the Court has already determined that good
cause exists to grant the . . . Defendants’ Motion to Vacate Clerk’s Entry of Default, the Court
will deny Plaintiffs’ request for a default judgment to be entered against these Defendants.”).
The Clerk of Court shall terminate Docket Entry Nos. 23 and 24.
Esther Salas, U.S.D.J.
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