Writ of Inquiry – to determine the amount of damages suffered by a plaintiff who has won a default judgment on an unliquidated claim

Writ of Inquiry:

“(17c.) Hist. A writ ordering the sheriff to empanel a jury & act as judge in a trial held to determine the amount of damages suffered by a plaintiff who has won a default judgment on an unliquidated claim.

References:

[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

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