What recourse does a plaitiff have if a defendant does not show up to court? How? 5 Answers as of June 10, 2015

If a defendant does not show up for civil court, after requesting that he be served properly while in civil court at an early date, and is served two days prior to the newly set civil court date, what recourse does the plaintiff and judge of civil court have?

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Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
See if the judge will enter a default judgment.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/10/2015
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You can retain an attorney, who knows what he is doing. That is your recourse.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/10/2015
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
A defendant who does not show up in court having been properly served and noticed generally will be defaulted, that is a judgment will be entered in the plaintiffs favor if all of the procedural aspects of the case have been properly undertaken.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/9/2015
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
You could get a default judgment.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/9/2015
Law Office of Russell A. Warren
Law Office of Russell A. Warren | Russell A. Warren
Usually there will be a "Default Judgement" issued against the Defendant in these circumstances if they fail to appear. Then you can move to levy on their property etc.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 6/9/2015
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