- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Keeping in mind that every state has differant court rules....Vadalia could be right.
But in most of the states I've read up on....
A judgement is the order from the judge awarding damages to the plaintiff. A summons is an order to appear in court. These two terms don't work together. Usually you will be issued a "complaint and summons".
You may be getting this confused with a "judgement debtor summons". This is where the judge orders you to appear in court with evidence of you income, bank accounts, property, and employment. This information is turned over to the plantiff to aid in recovering the judgement awarded him.
Failure to appear in court for this could result in a bench warrent to be issued.
- kickinupfunfLv 61 decade ago
Failure to appear is the legal term for the failure of a defendant or respondent to appear within the stated time before a tribunal as directed in a summons. Where the conduct alleged in the summons or complaint is an infraction or summary offence, failure to appear is a crime for which a bench-warrant can be issued if the defendant promised to appear. If the conduct alleged is a tort or other cause for civil action, failure to appear generally results in a default judgement by the court in favor of the plaintiff/petitioner.
Judgement summons was most likely lodge against you or someone for the above reasons.
- VadaliaLv 41 decade ago
Typically this happens when someone you owe debt to is taking you to court to get a civil judgement against you. Contact the people you owe money to and see if you can work something out with them.