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Rule 117.Default Hearings

Rule 117.01Scheduling Hearings

Default hearings are scheduled as motions, and a date and time for default hearings shall be obtained from the court administrator or a designated motion assignment deputy. None of the provisions of Rule 115 apply to default hearings.

(Amended effective January 1, 1993.)

Rule 117.02Proof of Claim

A party entitled to judgment by default shall move the court for judgment in that party's favor, setting forth by affidavit the facts which entitle that party to relief. Either the party or the party's lawyer may make the affidavit, which may include reliable hearsay. This affidavit is not required in cases governed by Minn. R. Civ. P. 55.01(a).

(Amended effective January 1, 1993.)

Cross Reference: Minn. R. Civ. P. 54.03, 55.01.

Advisory Committee Comment - 1992 Amendment

The procedure for scheduling a hearing on a default is the same as that under Rule 115.02 for scheduling motion hearings. This practice related only to the setting of a date for resolution. The other requirements of Rule 115.02 do not apply to default hearings and no additional service requirements are imposed beyond what is required by the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure. This rule has been amended explicitly to exempt defaults from all other requirements for motions contained in Rule 115.

Minn. R. Civ. P. 55.01(a) permits entry of judgment by the administrator in limited situations. In those cases, however, Rule 55.01 requires only an affidavit of the amount due, and not the more extensive affidavit required by Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 117.02.