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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

SRPE Rule 9 (Rules of Small Claims Procedure)

 

Rule 9. Default judgment.
Rule printed on August 15, 2022 at 4:35 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 11/1/2005

(a) If defendant fails to appear at the time set for trial, the court may grant plaintiff judgment in an amount not to exceed the amount requested in plaintiff's affidavit.

(b) If defendant has filed a counter affidavit and plaintiff fails to appear at the time set for trial, the court may grant defendant judgment in an amount not to exceed the amount requested in defendant's counter affidavit.

(c) The appearing party shall immediately serve the default judgment on the non-appearing party.

(d) In an interpleader action, if a defendant fails to appear, a default judgment may be entered against the non-appearing defendant.


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