No. G044216.

201 Cal.App.4th 267 (2011)

133 Cal. Rptr. 3d 774

GIL KIM, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. WESTMOORE PARTNERS, INC., et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

November 29, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, Aaron K. McClellan , James F. Monagle and Tanis J. Leuthold for Defendants and Appellants.

Law Offices of Timothy J. Donahue, Timothy J. Donahue ; and John Park Yasuda , for Plaintiff and Respondent.



We reluctantly return in this case to the question of default judgments with a cautionary tale—well, three actually. The first is a tale for plaintiff's attorneys, who may assume a defendant's default is an unalloyed gift: an opportunity to obtain a big judgment with no significant effort. It is not. Instead, when a defendant fails to timely respond to the complaint, the first thing plaintiff's...

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