546.28 Assessment of damages without answer.
A defendant, without answering, may appear in the action and demand in writing an assessment of the amount which the plaintiff is entitled to recover; and thereupon the court, upon application of either party, shall direct the manner of such assessment. When the amount is thus ascertained, the court administrator shall enter judgment therefor as in other cases.
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