Rule 4-103. Civil calendar management.

Intent:

To establish a procedure which allows the trial courts to manage civil case processing.

To reduce the time between case filing and disposition.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the District Court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) If a default judgment has not been entered by the plaintiff within 60 days of the availability of default, the clerk shall mail written notification to the plaintiff stating that absent a showing of good cause by a date specified in the notification, the court shall dismiss the case without prejudice for lack of prosecution.

(2) If a certificate of readiness for trial has not been served and filed within 330 days of the first answer, the clerk shall mail written notification to the parties stating that absent a showing of good cause by a date specified in the notification, the court shall dismiss the case without prejudice for lack of prosecution.

(3) Any party may, pursuant to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, move to vacate a dismissal entered under this rule.