excusable neglect

Definition of "excusable neglect"
  1. A justifiable reason for not taking a required legal action within a set timeframe, which may lead to setting aside a default judgment for failing to respond as required
How to use "excusable neglect" in a sentence
  1. The court accepted the client's car accident as excusable neglect for not responding to the lawsuit in time.
  2. His ill health was considered excusable neglect, leading to an extension in the deadline.
  3. Due to excusable neglect, her failure to file the case in time was overlooked.

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