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If I have issued a claim. 2 have defended, and one defendant

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If I have issued a claim. 2 have defended, and one defendant hasn't bothered to file anything at court. If I ask for automatic judgement of the defendant who hasn't filed anything. Does that make my claim stronger?

1. I regret to say that just because you succeed in getting a judgment in default of appearance against one Defendant, this does not make your claim against another two defendants any stronger. Essentially, a court will consider each Defendant in isolation and assess the evidence and see if your claim succeeds against that particular Defendant. Just because you are successful against one Defendant, this does not mean that you automatically succeed against any of the other Defendants. There are many reasons why a Defendant does not appear and defend a claim and a court does not draw an adverse inference against other Defendants sued, merely because a claim succeeds against one Defendant.

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