Rule 4-103. Civil calendar management.

Intent:

To establish a procedure that 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 will mail written notification to the plaintiff stating that absent a showing of good cause by a date specified in the notification, the court will 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 will mail written notification to the parties stating that absent a showing of good cause by a date specified in the notification, the court will dismiss the case without prejudice for lack of prosecution.

(3) Pursuant to Rule 41 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, all orders of dismissal entered under this rule must contain the language “without prejudice.”

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

 

Effective November 1, 2017