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Discussion in 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' started by chris35, Jun 9, 2008.

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  1. chris35

    chris35 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I recently won a judgement in small claims court because the defendent didn't show. i have documentation from their local sheriff office that they were served. Now today I was notified that the defendent has appeal the judgement. I just want to know how does that work when they did not show for the orginal court date?
     
  2. JohnMacek

    JohnMacek New Member

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    What state are you in?
    Were they personally served, sub-served, served by publication, etc?
    Is it an appeal, or a motion to vacate?
    Did the court have proper jurisdiction?
     
  3. lwpat

    lwpat Moderator

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    Default judgments can be vacated for cause. You need to get the file and see what they are claiming and you will need to file an answer.
     

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