Rule 55. Default and Judgment (a) Entry of Default. In the event the Defendant does not appear within one half hour of the time set for trial, the Plaintiff may move for entry of default and a default judgment pursuant to CRLJ 55. A motion and affidavit for default judgment for failure to appear, plead, or otherwise defend as provided by this Rule shall be in substantially the same format hereinafter set forth. (b) Entry of Default Judgment. (1) Assigned Claims. A default judgment will not be entered on an assigned claim unless the original written assignment is filed with the Court. (2) Interest. No judgment for interest shall be allowed unless proof of the factors necessary for computation of interest including applicable dates, rate of interest, and amount subject to interest, in addition to the final amount of interest claimed, is submitted in writing. (3) Notice. The prevailing party shall notify the Defendant of the entry of default judgment by mailing a copy of the judgment to the defendant at his last known address within 5 days after entry of judgment. (4) Attorney Fees. Where authorized by written instrument or statute, excluding those cases governed by the provisions of RCW 12.20.060, the Court may award reasonable attorney fees in cases where default judgment is entered in the amount of $200.00, unless at the time of judgment is entered, the prevailing party presents competent evidence to the Court that a larger sum should be awarded.
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