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Yes. A member may request the court to reopen a matter and setaside a default judgment (meaning a judgment that was entered against a member, because they could not appear at a hearing or respond to a lawsuit) if the judgment was entered against the member during the member’s active duty period, or within 60 days after the member’s release from active military duty. The member must timely request such relief (i.e., within 90 days from release from active duty), show the active service materially affected the member’s ability to defend against the action, and show that he or she has a good defense.
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