Favor a Trial on the Merits Over a Judgment Based on Default

It is clear that the policy of the Courts in Delaware is to favor a trial on the merits over a judgment based on default. Battaglia v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Del. Supr., 379 A.2d 1132 (1977). It is also clear that doubts arising whether a judgment should be vacated should be resolved in favor of the defendants in making said determination. Cohen v. Brandywine Raceway Assoc., Del. Supr., 238 A.2d 320 (1968).