Case: The Entertainer, Inc. v. Duffy, 2012 Ark. 202, decided on May 10, 2012.
Under what circumstances may a defendant get a default judgment set aside when the default is allegedly the result of the defendant being abandoned by his attorney?
This case originated as a personal injury action brought by Cory Duffy, the patron of a drinking establishment operated by The Entertainer, Inc. (“TEI”) and Charles Wells. Duffy sought damages against TEI and Wells after he was shot twice while waiting outside the business for a taxi.
Duffy filed his suit on November 30, 2009. Over the next 13 months, both defendants ended up in default. Continue reading SCOA: Abandoned Client Must Show Diligence