In 2011, an old landlord decided to attempt to sue me for $5645.00. I responded to the court with reasons why I was fighting the judgment. I never received anything else until over a year later, when my employer was served with orders to garnish my wages. The original amount was $5645.01, however apparently they were awarded a default judgment in the amount of $10.310.01. I have been fighting this ever since. Is this common for the court to award nearly double the amount originally requested? Is it legal? This is not attorney's fees or court costs--just the amount awarded. We live in Maryland. Any advice would be appreciated!! Thank you!