If you are the plaintiff in a case and you receive a notice of dismissal hearing in the mail, could you loose the case if you do not go to the dismissal hearing?

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If you are the plaintiff in a case and you receive a notice of dismissal hearing in the mail, could you loose the case if you do not go to the dismissal hearing?

Asked on January 23, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The notice of the dismissal hearing that you are writing about where you are the plaintiff means that there is a good chance for whatever reason that the court will dismiss your case.

Since you are the plaintiff in the action that you are writing about, you need to attend the hearing and answer the judge's questions that he or she may have for you. In short, if you fail to attend the dismissal hearing that you are writing about, the court most likely will dismiss your complaint as the plaintiff. As a result, you will end up losing your case.


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