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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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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.
Jackson is successful in setting aside the default judgement all orders will be invalidated.
Union Bank had obtained a default judgement in excess of $330,000 against a subsidiary company in 1994.
ELTP) Thursday announced that a $3 million default judgement was rendered in June, 1996 against the company, its bankrupt subsidiary (HOH International Inc.