Defendants did not answer and I got a judgement by default and a hearing for damages. When I showed up for the hearing I was informed that the defendant just hired a lawyer and was granted a continuance. I was not notified because because it was less than 24 hours between the grant for continuance and the time I arrived for the hearing. Now I don't know if this means they now have to submit an answer. What is the difference between a rescheduled hearing for damages and an actual small claim court appearance?