Form 10I:01 Motion to Correct Clerical Error in the Judgment




{Party} asks the court to correct a clerical error in the judgment, as authorized by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(a).

A. Introduction

1. Plaintiff is {name}; defendant is {name}.

2. Plaintiff sued defendant for {state basis of suit}.

3. The court rendered judgment in favor of {party}, and the clerk entered judgment on {date}.


4. Although the case is on appeal, the {identify court of appeals in which appeal is pending} granted the district court leave to correct a clerical error in the judgment. The order of the appellate court is attached as Exhibit {letter}.

B. Argument

5. The court can correct a clerical error in the judgment so the judgment reflects the court’s actual intention and the necessary implication of the court’s decision. In re West Tex. Mktg. Corp., 12 F.3d 497, 504 (5th Cir. 1994).

6. The judgment signed by the court contains a clerical error. {Identify clerical error.}

7. The correction of this error will not affect the substantive rights of the parties. {Elaborate.}

8. {Party} asks this court to correct the judgment


(A) to correctly recite the judgment rendered by the court. American Fed’n of Grain Millers v. Cargill, Inc., 15 F.3d 726, 728 (7th Cir. 1994). {Elaborate.}

(B) to correct an inadvertent docketing error made by the clerk. See In re American Precision Vibrator Co., 863 F.2d 428, 431 (5th Cir. 1989). {Elaborate.}

(C) to correct a mathematical error in the judgment. See In re West Tex. Mktg., 12 F.3d at 504-05. {Elaborate.}

(D) to add stipulated damages. Dura-Wood Treating Co. v. Century Forest Indus., Inc., 694 F.2d 112, 114 (5th Cir. 1982). {Elaborate.}

(E) to add liquidated damages awarded by the court. Chavez v. Balesh, 704 F.2d 774, 776-77 (5th Cir. 1983). {Elaborate.}

(F) to include the date from which prejudgment interest is to run. See Kosnoski v. Howley, 33 F.3d 376, 380 (4th Cir. 1994). {Elaborate.}

(G) to revise a dismissal order that inadvertently included unintended {claims/persons}. See Jones & Guerrero Co. v. Sealift Pac., 650 F.2d 1072, 1074 (9th Cir. 1981). {Elaborate.}

(H) to add an inadvertently omitted part of the decision. See, e.g., Truskoski v. ESPN, Inc., 60 F.3d 74, 77 (2d Cir. 1995). {Elaborate.}

(I) to add an inadvertently omitted party from the judgment. See Local 1545, United Mine Workers v. Inland Steel Coal Co., 876 F.2d 1288, 1291 n.4 (7th Cir. 1989). {Elaborate.}

(J) to clarify the intent of the court’s judgment. See, e.g., Robi v. Five Platters, Inc., 918 F.2d 1439, 1445 (9th Cir. 1990). {Elaborate.}

K to include postjudgment interest. Paddington Partners v. Bouchard, 34 F.3d 1132, 1141-42 (2d Cir. 1994). {Elaborate.}

C. Conclusion

9. {Briefly summarize the motion.} For these reasons, {party} asks the court to correct the clerical error in the judgment.