Or would the judge rule on the whole thing and either default all or none?
Default is against the defendant not plaintiff. The court can grant demurs or judgment on the pleadings to various causes.
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Generally a default would only be granted in connection with the entire claim, not to bits and pieces.
If there is a suit pending, and the other party did not adequately answer or defend certain causes of action, then the plaintiff could get summary judgment or judgment on the pleadings as to those claims.