You’ve got to notify your defendant about what’s going on!

No, you can’t just let him sit around waiting for what’s happening. You must tell him if he’s expected in court, or expected to answer something you filed.

There’s no such thing as a stealth lawsuit.

And this is sort of another statute of limitations warning. Sort of…from the New York Law Journal:

Default Judgment Canceled by Lack of Notice

Andrew Keshner, New York Law Journal    |

Defendants who appear in a case but then default in the course of litigation are entitled to at least a five-day notice of the time and place of a motion to enter a default judgment, a Brooklyn appellate court has ruled.

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