La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.
City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property.
City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.
But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous.