Filing 27

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

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CHAMBERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING COURTHOUSE 50 WALNUT ST. ROOM 5076 NEWARK, NJ 07101 973-297-4887 ESTHER SALAS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE October 18, 2017 LETTER ORDER Re: Pinckney v. Essex Probation Child Support Unit, et al. Civil Action No. 17-3794 (ES) (MAH) Dear Litigants: 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. SO ORDERED. s/Esther Salas Esther Salas, U.S.D.J.

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