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If I make a motion for default judgement I must also serve it on the defendant?

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The defendant needs to be served with the motion for default judgement? He was personally served with the summons and complaint over 20 days ago?

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Yes. You must serve a motion as a motion is made when a notice of motion is served. CPLR 2211.

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Yes, but don't be surprised, if the court gives the defendant multiple opportunities to serve a late answer. Very few firms that I have come across even think of bringing a default judgment for 45 days.

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Golden rule: Serve all parties or their counsel with everything.