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Rule 8. Dismissal.


(a) Except in interpleader cases, if plaintiff fails toappear at the time set for trial, plaintiff's claim will bedismissed.


(b) If defendant has filed a counteraffidavit and fails to appear at the time set for trial, defendant's claimwill be dismissed.


(c) A party may move to dismiss its claim at any time beforetrial.


(d) Dismissal is without prejudice unless the judgeotherwise orders. The appearing party shall serve the order of dismissal on thenon-appearing party.


Effective May 1, 2004