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default judgment

[difôlt′]
Etymology: L, defallere, to lack, judicare, to decide
(in law) a judgment rendered against a defendant as a result of the defendant's failure to appear in court or to answer the plaintiff's claim within the proper time.
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We held this conference call to clarify the many misconceptions that have recently surfaced as they relate to the default judgement and to answer questions about issues and proprietaries," stated Mr.
I'm pleased that the arrest warrant has been lifted, and I intend to continue to vigorously contest the default judgement that was entered against me," commented Mr.
Brian Oxman a default judgement was entered years ago back in 1993 for $1.
The Court also granted the plaintiffs' motion for a default judgement against Frank M.