Polselli v. Aulgur

In Polselli v. Aulgur, 328 Ark. 111, 942 S.W.2d 832 (1997), the Arkansas Supreme Court stated the following about the rights of a defendant in default: When disputing the amount of damages, the defendant has the right to cross-examine the plaintiff's witnesses, to introduce evidence in mitigation of damages, and to question on appeal the sufficiency of the evidence to support the amount of damages awarded. Clark v. Michael Motor Co., 322 Ark. 570, 910 S.W.2d 697 (1995). The defaulting defendant may not, however, introduce evidence to defeat the plaintiff's cause of action. (328 Ark. at 114, 942 S.W.2d at 833.)