judgment by default

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Noun1.judgment 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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Jr., unserved, is warned to appear and answer to the Complaint In Unlawful Detainer of the Plaintiff in this court within thirty (30) days from the date of this publication of this Warning Order or face entry of judgment by default or be otherwise barred from asserting his or her or its interest.
It ordered the defendants to be summoned to appear before the Court, and that upon their failure, 'they are to be brought to this Honorable Court to show cause, if any, why they should not be committed to the Common Jail or judgment by default will be rendered against ...
District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina entered an Order of Final Judgment by Default against Defendants Tracy Lee Thomas, formerly of Naples, Florida, and Marbury Advisors Inc., a Cayman Islands corporation.
Asking the PM to respond within the stipulated time, the summons states that if he fails to do so then " judgment by default will be entered against you ( Modi) for the relief demanded in the complaint."
Nevertheless, Justice Eady granted Mahfouz a judgment by default, awarding him hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees.
Nevertheless, before a judgment by default can be granted, the Court must be provided with sufficient facts to establish that the plaintiff possesses legally viable causes of action.
3215 (McKinney 2005) [hereinafter Siegel, Practice Commentaries] ("New York follows the rule that a judgment by default is entitled to the same res judicata (claim preclusion) effect as a judgment after a disputed trial.
A landlord may win a judgment by default if the tenant fails to appear in court.
The families could still win judgment by default, threatening the personal assets of the suspects.
Although one might be tempted to argue that the immediate adjudication of cases points to the high incidence of defaulting (since a judge could, and often did, issue a judgment by default after requiring the plaintiff's oath to the veracity of his or her claim), the records do not support this assertion.