No, the opposition to your motion for reconsideration of the granting of the motion to quash service of summons does not constitute a general appearance.
The following documents, if filed with the court, constitute a general appearance which prevents the entry of default against that defendant:
Motion to Strike
Motion to Quash Service of Summons (not a general appearance, but prevents default)
Motion To Dismiss or Stay for Forum Non Conveniens
In contrast, the following documents, if filed with the court, do not constitute a general appearance. As such, the plaintiff may seek file a Request for Entry of Default against that defendant:
Ex Parte Application For Provisional Remedy
Motion to Transfer
Motion to Reclassify
Notice of Related Case
Motion For Summary Judgment
See California Code of Civil Procedure sections 418.10-418.11, 430.10-430.90, 435-437, and 437c.
Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.