On May 2, 2012, George R. Simpson filed a lawsuit against James Randi, James Randi Educational Foundation, and the Foundation President, D. J. Grothe [HERE].
Twenty days later, George R. Simpson filed an amended complaint for the lawsuit [HERE]. Defendants, James Randi etal were due to plead or otherwise defend the complaint by June 20, 2012, but they failed to do so.
In such an event, Plaintiff Simpson, in accordance with the Court rules [HERE] may file an motion for default. George R. Simpson filed that motion, [HERE]
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 55 [HERE] controls the conditions and consequences for filing a Motion for Default.