How long does the defendant have to respond? And what if I don't know where to serve? Can I email it?
(See Disclaimers Above): The response question will depend on how the stipulation was worded. Some stipulations require the plaintiff to give notice (e.g. fax) to the defendant and wait certain length of time (e.g. 3 days) before being able to seek judgment, others don't. Some stipulations allow plaintiff to go in ex parte, others don't. Service of the papers must be by mail, unless the stipulation provides otherwise. Service is to the last known address of defendant, unless a different address has been provided.
The stipulation allows for exparte, but don't you need irreparable harm? Or since the stipulation allows for ex parte, then that is enough? Wouldn't just filing the stipulation be easier and cost less in court fees?