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488A.28 Eviction actions.

Subdivision 1. Procedure. The general laws applicable to eviction actions shall apply to this court, and the forms as prescribed in the general laws may be used with such appropriate modifications as may be necessary for this court.

Subd. 2. Return days. Return days for eviction actions may be fixed by rules promulgated by a majority of the judges.

Subd. 3. Default judgments. Whenever a duly verified complaint in an eviction action shows one of the causes of action as set forth by general statute, and on the return day of the summons the defendant does not appear, the judge, upon proof of the due service of the summons, shall enter an order adjudging the defendant to be in default, and thereafter the administrator shall enter judgment for the plaintiff without the introduction of evidence.

Subd. 4. Trials. Eviction actions, which are contested, shall be given precedence over all other civil matters in trial settings.

HIST: 1961 c 436 s 11; 1973 c 708 s 23,36; 2003 c 2 art 2 s 14