September 14, 2012
Notice of Local Rule Change and Public Comment Period
On August 21, 2012, the Franklin County Common Pleas Court adopted emergency amendments to Local Rule 55 (“Default Judgments”). The Court will accept comments on these amendments, and potentially make additional changes. Comments will be received until Friday October 26, 2012, directed to Atiba Jones, Court Administrator, 345 South High Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.
Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Atiba_Jones@fccourts.org.
The text of Local Rule 55 as amended on August 21 is as follows:
LOCAL RULE 55 – DEFAULT JUDGMENTS
55.01. A party that enters a written request for foreclosure mediation or other alternative dispute resolution process shall be deemed to have “appeared” as provided by Civil Rule 55.
55.02. A party entitled to judgment by default shall promptly apply for it following the date on which the defaulting party should have plead or otherwise defended. Motions for default judgment must be served by e-filing or ordinary mail upon all parties that have appeared or otherwise defended no less than ten (10) business days before counsel tenders a default judgment entry by e-filing to the court.
55.03. The time frames and non-oral hearing procedure in Loc. R. 21.01 do not apply to default judgment motions.