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Under FL law, default judgment is considered the least favored judgment and the courts prefer judgment based on a trial on the merits. It is for this reason courts are liberal in vacating default judgments. The court is allowing for an evidentiary hearing for you to present proof they were properly served and if they were properly served, the "I don't remember" defense will not carry their motion and the court will refuse to vacate the judgment. If the court denies to vacate the judgment and you had not been at the maximum already, you could have asked for additional damages, but I am sorry to say that all small claims can award you is $5000 and not a penny more, so at this point you really have no legal options to get anything more from this matter other than winning the judgment in your favor because it is beyond the jurisdiction of the court to give you more. Since you filed the suit in small claims, you cannot even move it to the regular civil division to claim more money I am afraid because you made your choice of the limited small claims court.
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