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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 13.03C

Default of appearance of a party

             (1)  If a party to a proceeding is absent from a hearing (including a first court date), the Court or a Registrar may do 1 or more of the following:

                     (a)  adjourn the hearing to a specific date or generally;

                     (b)  order that there is not to be any hearing, unless:

                              (i)  the proceeding is again set down for hearing; or

                             (ii)  any other steps that the Court or the Registrar directs are taken;

                     (c)  if the absent party is an applicant--dismiss the application;

                     (d)  if the absent party is a party who has made an interlocutory application or a cross-claim--dismiss the interlocutory application or cross-claim;

                     (e)  proceed with the hearing generally or in relation to any claim for relief in the proceeding.

             (2)  If a party to a proceeding is absent from a hearing, the Court or a Registrar may also make an order of the kind mentioned in subrule 13.03B(1), (2) or (4), or any other order, or may give any directions, and specify any consequences for non-compliance with the order, that the Court or the Registrar thinks just.



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