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What happens if you do not file an answer to a civil suit filed against you?


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2017-11-07 20:39:38
2017-11-07 20:39:38

The plaintiff wins the case by default and a judgment is entered against the defendant. A civil lawsuit summons is not a court order per se and therefore the defendant is not obligated to appear. An order of appearance from the court, interrogatories, depositions, discovery motions and so forth are different matters and the person(s) named should always respond. Legal counsel is always advisable in such matters.

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