Dexia Crediop SpA v Regione Piemonte

Judgment – Default judgment. The claimant bank had obtained judgment in default of acknowledgement of service against the Italian regional authority. The bank then issued separate proceedings claiming substantial sums allegedly due to it and applied for summary judgment. The bank was successful in its application. The Italian authority failed in its application to have the default judgment set aside. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, refused the Italian authority's application for permission to appeal against the refusal of its application to set aside and, in doing so, commented upon the applicability of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd and Denton v TH White Ltd; Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan; Utilise TDS Ltd v Davies to applications to set aside a default judgment.

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