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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 5.23

Orders on default

             (1)  If an applicant is in default, a respondent may apply to the Court for an order that:

                     (a)  a step in the proceeding be taken within a specified time; or

                     (b)  the proceeding be stayed or dismissed for the whole or any part of the relief claimed by the applicant:

                              (i)  immediately; or

                             (ii)  on conditions specified in the order.

             (2)  If a respondent is in default, an applicant may apply to the Court for:

                     (a)  an order that a step in the proceeding be taken within a specified time; or

                     (b)  if the claim against the respondent is for a debt or liquidated damages--an order giving judgment against the respondent for:

                              (i)  the debt or liquidated damages; and

                             (ii)  if appropriate, interest and costs in a sum fixed by the Court or to be taxed; or

                     (c)  if the proceeding was started by an originating application supported by a statement of claim, or if the Court has ordered that the proceeding continue on pleadings--an order giving judgment against the respondent for the relief claimed in the statement of claim to which the Court is satisfied that the applicant is entitled; or

                     (d)  an order giving judgment against the respondent for damages to be assessed, or any other order; or

                     (e)  an order mentioned in paragraph (b), (c) or (d) to take effect if the respondent does not take a step ordered by the Court in the proceeding in the time specified in the order.

Note 1:       The Court may make any order that the Court considers appropriate in the interests of justice--see rule 1.32.

Note 2:       An order or judgment under this Division may be set aside or varied.



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