A default judgment is
|“||[a] judgment made against a defendant, because the defendant has failed to appear in court or to properly respond to a complaint. A default judgment typically awards the plaintiff the relief sought in the complaint.||”|
If proof of damages is required, the court may schedule another hearing on that issue.
A defendant can have a default judgment vacated, or set aside, by filing a motion, after the judgment is entered, by showing a proper excuse for its failure to appear.