RULE 18. Disposition of cases called for trial

If a cause is called for trial and the party prosecuting such cause fails to respond, either in person or by plaintiff's trial attorney, the Court may dismiss such action, after notice to plaintiff's trial attorney in accordance with Civil Rule 41(B)(1), or make such other disposition of the cause as the circumstances require. If the defendant fails to respond, either in person or by defendant's trial attorney, the Court may proceed as on default, provided the notice requirements of Civil Rule 55(A) are met. If neither plaintiff nor defendant responds in person or by their respective trial attorneys, the Court may make such disposition of the cause as it sees fit, after notice is given in accordance with the Civil Rules and these Rules.

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