Justice of the Peace Court Non-Suit Judgments
A non-suit judgment occurs when a plaintiff,
after proper notice, fails to appear at the designated trial date and
Vacating a Non-Suit Judgment
A plaintiff seeking to vacate a non-suit
judgment should explain why he or she failed to appear at the time scheduled.
A motion to vacate a non-suit judgment should be filed within the following
- Summary Possession (Landlord/Tenant) Actions - within 10
days of the entry of the non-suit judgment.
- Debt, Trespass and Replevin Actions - within 15 days of the
entry of the non-suit judgment, or if service was made by certified
mail, within 30 days.