Q. I have a question about judgments.
What is a default judgment? How do I vacate a judgment? How do I enforce a judgment?
The attached bibliography and links to CourtHelp describe Public Access Law Library Resources.
Definitions from the CourtHelp Glossary.
judgment: 1. The final decision of the Judge saying which party has won the case and the terms of the decision. 2. The order of a court that decides a dispute. 3. The official written outcome or finding of a Judge or administrative agency hearing officer about the rights and claims of someone in an action. See disposition and verdict.
default judgment: A court decision in favor of one side when the other side does not answer or go to court on the court date. In Housing Court it can allow the eviction of the respondent.
enforce: To take legal steps to make sure someone obeys a judgment.
vacating a default judgment: Removing a judgment that was based on a person not coming to court or answering a case. See default judgment.