The Court will not normally rule on your claim at the time of the hearing. After a decision is reached by the Court, the Court Administrator will mail notice of the judgment to both you and the defendant.

After The Ruling

The judgment will not be effective until 23 days after the notice is mailed to give you or the defendant time to appeal.

Within that 23 days, the judgment can be set aside and a new hearing granted if a party who failed to appear can show good cause for not appearing. Before the Court grants a new hearing, the Court may require the party who did not appear to pay costs to the other party for inconvenience, but not to exceed $50.00.