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 Where a defendant has failed to appear or otherwise acknowledge the pendency of a lawsuit against her for some three months after being served, entry of default judgment may be appropriate. Indeed, Rule 55 itself provides for entry of default and default judgment where a defendant 'has failed to plead or otherwise defend as provided by these rules.' Rule 55(a), Fed.R.Civ.P. In a variety of contexts, courts have entered default judgments against defendants who have failed to defend the claims against them following proper service of process. See, e.g., In re Knight, 833 F.2d 1515, 1516 (11th Cir. 1987)('Where a party offers no good reason for the late filing of its answer, entry of default judgment against that party is appropriate.'); Matter of Dierschke, 975 F.2d 181, 184 (5th Cir. 1992)('when the court finds an intentional failure of responsive pleadings there need be no other finding' to justify default judgment); Kidd v. Andrews, 340 F. Supp.2d 333, 338 (W.D.N.Y. 2004)(entering default judgment against defendant who failed to answer or move against complaint for nearly three months); Viveros v. Nationwide Janitorial Ass'n, Inc., 200 F.R.D. 681, 684 (N.D. Ga. 2000)(entering default judgment against counterclaim defendant ...

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