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default judgment


Definitions of default judgment

a final decision of a judge or of a court in favour of the claimant because the defendant did not attend the hearing

Unfortunately Mr Mullen's claim wasn't picked up as it should have been and as a result he obtained a default judgment against us.

a judgment entered as a penalty against a party who does not comply with a court order

The judge in the case has already issued a default judgment for the couple, barring Chrysler from offering a defence, after the company refused to produce documents under a court order.