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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 13.12

Dormant proceedings

             (1)  If a party has not taken a step in a proceeding for 6 months, the Court may, on its own initiative, order that the proceeding, or a part of the proceeding, be dismissed.

             (2)  The Court must not make an order under subrule (1) if:

                     (a)  there is a future listing for the proceeding or a part of the proceeding; or

                     (b)  an application in a case relating to the proceeding has not been determined; or

                     (c)  a party to the proceeding satisfies the Court that the proceeding, or part of the proceeding, should not be dismissed; or

                     (d)  the Court has not given the parties to the proceeding notice under subrule (3).

             (3)  The Court must, at least 14 days before making the order, give each party to the proceeding written notice of the date and time when it will consider whether to make the order.

             (4)  Notice under subrule (3) must be sent by post in an envelope marked with the Court's return address:

                     (a)  to each party's address for service; and

                     (b)  if a party has no address for service--to the party's last-known address.



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