An Arizona court this week entered a $3 million default judgment against Saudi Arabia's defense minister and an Islamic leader for failing to pay a consultant hired to furnish a royal palace.

Pima County Superior Court Commissioner Gordon Kipps entered the judgment Aug. 16 after three months without a response to the suit.Minnie P. Girvin, a Tucson businesswoman, said she was forced into bankruptcy because of a breach of contract by Prince Sultan Din Abdul Azziz Al Saud, Saudi minister of defense, and his father-in-law, Dr Abdullah Mohammed Isaac Al Sheikh, who heads the Arab nation's Islamic faith.