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Rule 1.10 - Filing Proof of Service of Process; Deadline for Default

(a) PROOF OF SERVICE. Within twenty-one days after service of a summons and complaint, a party must file proof of service.

(b) APPLICATION FOR A DEFAULT. Within twenty-eight days after a party's failure to plead or otherwise defend, a party entitled to a default must apply for the default.

(c) APPLICATION FOR A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. Within thirty-five days after entry of a default, the party entitled to a default judgment must apply for the default judgment or must file a paper identifying each unresolved issue — such as the liability of another defendant — necessary to entry of the default judgment.

(d) FAILURE TO ACT TIMELY. Failure to comply with a deadline in this rule can result in dismissal of the claim or action without notice and without prejudice.