P&MR of Hatteras, Inc.
DEFAULT JUDGMENT against Non-Appearing Parties and Non-Asserted Claims - Signed by District Judge James C. Dever III on 9/19/2022. (Sellers, N.)
-, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2:22-cv-13-D
In the Matter of:
P&MR OF HATTERAS, INC. d/b/a
HATTERAS BOAT RENTALS, Owner Pro
Hae Vice of a 1999 Carolina Skiff 21' +/-, HIN# )
EKHB1887D999, North Carolina Registration# )
For Exoneration from and/or Limitation of
JUDGMENT OF DEFAULTS
PARTIES AND NON-ASSERTED
THIS CAUSE having come before the undersigned Clerk of Court on Limitation Plaintiff,
P&MR of Hatteras, Inc., d/b/a Hatteras Boat Rentals ("Limitation Plaintiff'), as the owner Pro Hae
Vice of a 1999 Carolina Skiff 21' +/-,HIN# EKHB1887D999, North Carolina Registration# NC
7460 WG, her engine, tackle, apparel, appurtenances, fittings, etc., ("Vessel"), Motion for
Judgment of Defaults Against Non-Appearing Parties and Non-Asserted Claims and the Court having
reviewed the record herein, the Court finds pursuant to Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
On March 29, 2022, Limitation Plaintiff filed a Verified Complaint for Exoneration
from and/or Limitation of Liability (DE 1), pursuant to 46 U.S.C. §§ 30501 et seq. and
Supplemental Admiralty Rule (F), for any injuries, damages or losses of whatever description
arising out of the operation of the Vessel, during a voyage on September 6, 2021 and a September
6, 2021 incident which occurred in Pamlico Sound, a navigable body of water (the "Voyage"), the
·incident referred to in the Complaint.
Pursuant to Rule F of the Supplemental Rules of Certain Admiralty and Maritime
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Claims of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, on or about April 5, 2022, the Court duly issued
and entered an Order Directing Issuance of Notice, Restraining Prosecution of Claims (DE 6).
Further, on or about April 6, 2022, the Clerk of this Court duly issued a Notice to Claimants of
Complaint for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability (DE 7) which required all potential
claimants to file their claims with the Clerk of this Court, in the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of North Carolina, Northern Division, and serve on Limitation Plaintiffs
attorney, Stevenson L. Weeks, a copy therefore on or before June 27, 2022 or be defaulted. Id.
The Notice of said Order was duly given and published in The News and Observer
in Raleigh, North Carolina once a week for four (4) successive weeks ending on May 6, 2022, as
required by the Court, and a copy of the Notice was mailed to every person known to have made
any claim, whether or not a claim was anticipated, against the Vessel or Limitation Plaintiff arising
out of the Voyage on which the claims sought to be limited arose. Notice by Limitation Plaintiff
was, in all respects, proper.
The June 27, 2022 deadline for receipt of claims and answers has expired.
To date, Limitation Plaintiff has been notified of one claim, the claim of the Estate
of Brandi Ann Lash.
No other person or party has appeared, filed any claims or filed any pleadings in
An Order for Entry of Default Against Non-Appearing Parties was entered on
August 17, 2022 (DE 23).
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Judgment of Defaults is had as to
all non-asserted claims arising from the Voyage at issue in this limitation action and against all
non-appearing parties having an interest in this matter; that all persons in default are barred,
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enjoined and restrained from filing, commencing or prosecuting any claim, answer, suit, action or
other proceeding of any nature or description whatsoever for or in connection with or on account
of, incidental to, or resulting from the Voyage in this or any proceeding relating to the Voyage at
issue; that Limitation Plaintiff is exonerated from liability as to all persons in default; and that the
concursus of remaining claimants in this action consists only of the Estate of Brandi Ann Lash.
SO ORDERED. This the J Cf
day of September, 2022.
Jam'es C. Dever III
United States District Judge
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