Saturday, 15 September 2012

Motion For Default Judgment

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  NO LAWYER CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS ESTABLISHED UNTIL I ACKNOWLEDGE IT IN WRITING AND HAVE RECEIVED THE AGREED UPON RETAINER!

After a complaint has been served (by process server), you may move for a default after 20 days (Add 5 days to allow for service by mail) by submitting the following.  However, a default is often not the same as a Final Executable Judgment, so I generally filed the following:


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:  05-2007-CA-0XXX-XXXX-XX
IRONCLAD INVESTMENTS, INC.

            Plaintiff,

vs.

ROLAND LASTNAME, SUSAN
SURNAME, and the BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
Defendants.
__________________________________/

MOTION FOR DEFAULT
            Plaintiff moves for entry of a default by the clerk in this action against the Defendants ROLAND LASTNAME and SUSAN SURNAME, for failure to serve any paper on the undersigned or file any paper as required by law.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
                I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished to Kristen Dorsey, Esq., Assistant County Attorney, Office of the Brevard County Attorney, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Suite 308, Viera, FL  32940, Roland LASTNAME, ADDRESS, Susan SURNAME, ADDRESS by U.S. mail this 4th day of February, 2008.



   By:   __________________________________________
                                                                        Michael B. Lesage
                                                            815 South Washington Ave
                                                                        Titusville, FL 32780
                                                                        321-269-6833                                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Florida Bar No.:  00XXXX
                                                                        Attorney for the Plaintiff



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:  05-2007-CA-0xxxx-XXXX-XX
IRONCLAD INVESTMENTS, INC.

            Plaintiff,

vs.

ROLAND LASTNAME, SUSAN
SURNAME, and the BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
Defendants.
__________________________________/

DEFAULT
            A default is entered in this action against Defendants ROLAND LASTNAME and SUSAN SURNAME, named in the foregoing motion, for failure to serve or file any paper as required by law.
            Dated on this _____ day of ____________________, 2008.
                                                                        CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)

                                                                        As Clerk of the Court

                                                                         By: _______________________________
                                                                         As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.:  05-2008-SC-00XXXX-XXXX-XX 

NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC.,

            Plaintiff,

-vs-

JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION, INC.,

            Defendant.
____________________________________/

MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT
                       
            COMES NOW the Plaintiff, NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC., and moves this Court for the entry of a Default Judgment on liability and damages, and would show:
1.         That the Clerk of the Circuit Court has entered a default against the Defendant, JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION, INC., on the issue of liability.
            2.         This is a contract action, and the Affidavit of Jack S. LASTNAME, Jr., President of NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC., has established the following damages:
            Principal:                                 $4,765.79
            Pre-Judgment Interest                   645.00
            Court Costs and Fees                   275.00
            Total:                                       $5,685.79

For a Total of $5,685.79.

            3.         Plaintiff requests that the judgment debtor complete under oath Florida Rule of Civil Procedure Form 1.977, including all required attachments, and serve it on the creditor’s attorney, within 45 days from the date of this final judgment, unless the final judgment is satisfied.
            4.         Plaintiff requests that this Court retain jurisdiction to enter further Orders that are proper to compel the Judgment debtor to complete form 1.977, including all required attachments, and serve it on the judgment creditor’s attorney,.
            WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for the entry of a Judgment against Defendant, and in favor of Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,685.79, plus statutory interest, and that this Court will retain jurisdiction of this action.



                                                                By:   _________________________________________
                                                                        Michael B. Lesage
                                                            815 South Washington Ave
                                                                        Titusville, FL 32780
                                                                        321-269-6833                                                                                                                                     
                                                                        Florida Bar No.:  00XXXX
                                                                        Attorney for the Plaintiff
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                                                                              IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.:  05-2008-SC-00XXXX-XXXX-XX 

NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC.,

            Plaintiff,

-vs-

JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION, INC.,

            Defendant.
____________________________________/
AFFIDAVIT OF INDEBTEDNESS
STATE OF FLORIDA  )
) SS.
COUNTY OF BREVARD     )
BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared Jack S. LASTNAME, Jr., as President of NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC., who, after being first duly sworn, deposes and says:
1.         That I am the President of NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC., and as such is authorized to make this Affidavit.
2.         That NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC. did provide Defendant with oil on credit, for which no payment has been received. 
3.         Pursuant to the agreement between the parties, Defendant accepted delivery of oil with the understanding that interest would accrue at the rate of 1.5 % monthly on all balances unpaid over 30 days.
4.         That this account has been under my supervision, and that I am familiar with the charges dues and payable thereunder, and with the financial records kept in connection with this account. 
5.         That there is now unpaid on the following principal amount:
Invoice Date     Amount                       
04/18/2007      $1,133.30
04/18/2007          162.18
05/01/2007        1,125.00
05/14/2007        1,156.30
05/29/2007        1,189.01

Total                $4765.79

            6.         The following interest has accrued on the unpaid principal amount

Invoice Date     Amount            Monthly            Interest Accrual            Total Interest               
Interest             Began                           Charge
04/18/2007      $1,133.30        17.00               05/18/2007                  170.00
04/18/2007           162.18          2.43               05/18/2007                    24.30
05/01/2007        1,125.00        16.87              06/01/2007                  151.83
05/14/2007        1,156.30        17.35              06/14/2007                  156.15
05/29/2007        1,189.01        17.84              06/29/2007                  142.72

Total Interest Charges:                                                              $645.00

            7.         That the following sums were expended in bringing this action:

County Court Filing Fee:           $255.00
Service of Process Fee:                20.00

Total:                                        $275.00

8.                  The total now due Plaintiff is the following:

Principal Amount Due:  $4765.79
Interest Charges:                           645.00
Court Fees:                                  275.00
Total:                                      $5685.79


7.         That the Plaintiff has performed all conditions precedent to the commencement of this action.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.
           
NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC.,
           
                                                                                    By:  _______________________________
                                                                                   
Name:  Jack S. LASTNAME, Jr.____________
                                                                                    Its:  President________________________
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BREVARD
           
            Sworn to and subscribed before me this _______ day of February, 2008, by Jack S. LASTNAME, Jr., as President of NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC., who is

q      personally known to me, or who
q      produced a current driver’s license, number ____________ as identification. 

{Notary Seal must be affixed}


Signature of Notary
Name of Notary (Typed, Printed or Stamped)
Commission Number (if not legible on seal):________________
My Commission Expires (if not legible on seal):  
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.:  05-2009-CA-0XXXX-XXXX-XX

NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC.,

            Plaintiff,

-vs-

JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION

            Defendant.
____________________________________/

FINAL JUDGMENT AGAINST JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION

THIS CAUSE having come before the Court on the Plaintiff’s Motion for entry of a Final Summary Judgment of Default and Damages, and after entry of Default against Defendant, and the Court, having considered the Motion, reviewed the file, Affidavits of the Parties, and otherwise being fully advised in the premises, it is thereupon
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:
1.         That Judgment shall be issued in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION, with Tax Id number:  1234, in the amount of $48,128.78, with interest accruing at the statutory rate, and Plaintiff shall recover that amount from Defendant. 
2.         The address of the Plaintiff is 1 Rue Ave, Titusville, FL 32780.
3.         It is further ordered and adjudged that the judgment debtor(s) shall complete under oath Florida Rule of Civil Procedure Form 1.977 (Fact Information Sheet), including all required attachments, and serve it on the judgment creditor's attorney, within 45 days from the date of this final judgment, unless the final judgment is satisfied.
4.         Jurisdiction of this case is retained to enter further orders that are proper for Execution and/or Garnishment, and to compel the Judgment debtor to complete form 1.977, including all required attachments, and serve it on the judgment creditor's attorney.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chamber at Viera, Florida this _____ day of __________________, 2009.  LET EXECUTION ISSUE

                                                            __________________________________
                                                            Honorable CHARLES A. JUDGE
                                                            Circuit Court Judge
Copies furnished to
MICHAEL B. LESAGE, 815 S. Washington Ave, Titusville, FL  32780.

 DEF name and address.

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Ltr to Judge - to move things along faster, not have to wait for a hearing date
   Letterhead

February 27, 2008

Honorable Judge Judginess
Circuit Court Judge
Titusville Historic Courthouse
506 S. Palm Avenue
Titusville, FL  32796

RE:       NONSTANDARD OIL COMPANY, INC. vs. JOHN DOE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
                        CASE NO.:  05-2008-SC-00XXXX-XXXX-XX 

Dear Judge Judginess,

     Please find enclosed my Motion for Default Judgment, an Affidavit establishing damages, and my Proposed Final Judgment.  Should the documents be incorrect or incomplete in any way, please inform me so that I may make any necessary changes.


Very Truly Yours



MICHAEL B. LESAGE, Esq.
                                                   815 S. Washington Avenue,
                                                   Titusville, FL  32780
                                                   321-269-6833

















  

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