default judgement

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Noun1.default judgement - 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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It is however noted, that the Clerk's entry of default is not a default judgement but a mere notice of an application for a default judgement.
Judge William Kuntz entered a default judgement against Warner after he failed to register an appearance in the case.
Land Tribunal president, Ms Boitumelo Kaisara has once again rescinded a default judgement against Molepolole businessman, Ephraim Kgosiemang for failing to make an appearance on set dates.
* Take-Two Interactive won a default judgement against the cheat creator.
806.02 that would let defendants file for default judgement when an opposing party fails to answer a counterclaim or cross claim.
In a tale of true perseverance and persistence, a Virginia attorney managed to successfully garnish a $60,000 default judgement plus interest after using social media to track the defendant down.<br />The default judgement was handed down in Virginia Beach Circuit Court after the defendant failed to appear to fight the lawsuit.<br />Virginia Beach attorney Jeffrey F.
A judge in New York has issued a default judgement ordering Iran to pay more than $6 billion to victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.