Order of Reference and Default Judgment is a legal document that was released by the New York Supreme Court - a government authority operating within New York.
Q: What is an order of reference?
A: An order of reference is a court order that refers a case to a referee, who is appointed to hear and make recommendations on certain issues in the case.
Q: When is an order of reference issued?
A: An order of reference is usually issued when complex issues or matters requiring expertise need to be determined, and the court wants to rely on the knowledge and skills of a referee rather than making the decisions itself.
Q: What is a default judgment?
A: A default judgment is a judgment that is obtained against a party who fails to appear or respond in court within the specified time period.
Q: When can a default judgment be entered?
A: A default judgment can be entered if the party fails to timely answer or otherwise respond to a legal complaint or fails to appear in court when required to do so.
Q: What is the effect of a default judgment?
A: A default judgment typically results in a judgment being entered in favor of the party who requested it, based on the allegations and claims made in the complaint.
Q: Can a default judgment be set aside?
A: In certain circumstances, a party may be able to seek to have a default judgment set aside, such as if they can show good cause for their failure to respond or appear in court.
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