A non-suit judgment occurs when a plaintiff, after proper notice, fails to appear at the designated trial date and time.
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 time:
- 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.