judgement by default

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Noun1.judgement by default - 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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'We place reliance on the provision of Section 1608(e) of the FSIA which states that: No judgement by default (default judgement) shall be entered by a court of the United States or of a State against a foreign state, a political subdivision thereof, or an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state, unless the claimant establishes his claim or right to relief by evidence satisfactory to the court.'
The summons document, which also alludes to the 21day deadline, notes that if the Prime Minster fails to answer the attached complaint, "Judgement by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint," adding that Mr.
The above listed Defendant, DEVIN HIGHFILL, is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint of the Plaintiff, SHELTER INSURANCE COMPANIES or upon failure of Defendant to do so, the Complaint filed herein will he deemed to be admitted and the Defendant will face entry of judgement by default or be otherwise barred from asserting his interest.