default judgment

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Noun1.default judgment - a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Charges surfaced this week after the Board of Supervisors received a letter from a family support employee who said co-workers submitted 300 default judgment cases that were incomplete, resulting in a delay in custodial parents getting child-support payments.
The default judgment orders from both cases total approximately $1 million, after legal expenses.
On June 16, it received a default judgment against Lewis and his business entity AEPM Trust for $1.
Oxman said the Jackson family had no idea about the default judgment because when court papers were served at the home in 1996, the family had moved out for two years so home could undergo earthquake repairs.
A default judgment was signed in October by Judge Sandra Peuler (Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, State of Utah), awarding CirTran $288,000 for goods provided.
Lewis didn't bother to answer the lawsuit, resulting in the default judgment.
Horton filed a civil suit against Rostami to reclaim the house, and Raffee said she expects the widow to win a default judgment because Rostami has failed to appear in court.
The March 13, 2001 Default Judgment makes a factual and legal determination that each and every allegation of the Second Amended Third Party Complaint is true.
You might recall that Henderson obtained a default judgment on July 20 against May Construction in U.
In January, McCool asked the judge to sign a default judgment, which would force child support payments.
The Cosmetic Pharmacy presented no defense against the suit so a default judgment was entered by the court in DUSA's favor.
which you probably know as PFG Little Rock, received a default judgment against the 200-room hotel for $40,000.