California Employment Law
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Well, there are four plaintiffs, and we were injured in a car accident where we were hit from behind in traffic at considerable force. The driver was an employee of a housing authority, and a police report was made. We tried negotiating for a couple months with the entity, but they suddenly stopped communicating after saying there were getting authority from the board to settle. We then filed complaint and summons, all proper and ina timely manner. Yes, one of the defendants is a public entity, and the other is their employee, so all notice of claim requirements were met pursuant to Government code requirements. The housing authority has NEVER responded to anything. It has been three months since the answer was due; no responsive pleading or appearance by either defendant. We served the statement of damages one month ago, and filed it.
We are now requesting default to be entered against both defendants, and a court judgment [doesn't qualify for clerk judgment] agains the housing authority for our general and special damages.
We were told that we needed to file the JUD-100 along with CIV 100 and MC-030 [declarations], to get a court judgment. I am confused, though, because CIV 100 looks like it needs to be completed by the court. My main question was whether each plaintiff needs to file a separate CIV 100, or can it be cumulative, given that the complaint named all four of us as plaintiffs?
The default process is a bit tricky, it seems.
Thanks for any help/guidance.
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