The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Date: N/A Time: N/A Dept: N/A
This matter came before the Honorable Judge Gregory G. Hollows on plaintiff United States' ex parte motion for default judgment. There was no appearance by or on behalf of any other person or entity claiming an interest in the above-captioned defendant articles of device (hereafter "the defendant devices") to oppose plaintiff's motion. Based on plaintiff's motion and the files and records of the court, THE COURT FINDS as follows:
1. This action arose out of a Verified Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem filed January 27, 2010.
2. Plaintiff United States of America has moved this Court, pursuant to Local Rule 540, Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and 21 U.S.C. § 334, for entry of default judgment of forfeiture against potential claimant Charles C. Ankeney.
3. Plaintiff has shown that a complaint for forfeiture was filed; that potential claimant Charles C. Ankeney received notice of the forfeiture action; that any and all other unknown potential claimants have been served by publication; that neither Charles C. Ankeney nor any other potential claimants responded to the complaint or contested the forfeiture; and that grounds exist for entry of a final judgment of forfeiture.
Therefore, IT IS RECOMMENDED as follows:
1. That Charles C. Ankeney be held in default;
2. That plaintiff's motion for default judgment and final judgment of forfeiture be granted;
3. That a judgment by default be entered against any right, title or interest of potential claimant Charles C. Ankeney;
4. That, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 334(a)(2)(D), the defendant devices be adjudged to be adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (hereafter "the Act"), 21 U.S.C. §§ 351(f)(1)(B) and 351(h), and misbranded under the Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 352(o), 352(f)(1), 352(t)(2), and 352(j), and should be condemned;
5. That a final judgment be entered, forfeiting all right, title and interest in the defendant devices to the United States of America, to be disposed of according to law.
6. That the Default Judgment and Final Judgment of Forfeiture lodged herein be signed by the Honorable William B. Shubb and filed by the Clerk of the Court.
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