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Thank you for your quick response. My only other record of this case was a previous letter from the plaintiff attorney including the Motion and Order for reinstatement. I should have included it in the original question:
"Based upon the attached Declaration of [attorney name], plaintiff moved the Court to reinstate the above case, which was dismissed October 24 2012, as to [my name], by the following order
__ UTCR 7.020 Judgement of Dismissal
__ORCP 54B(3) Judgement of Dismissal (including cases that were reported settled and cases dismissed for failure to appear at trial assignment pursuant to SLR 7.055(8)(A))
__Inactive status due to bankruptcy, independent arbitration, appeal or other
__Judgement of Dismissal for failure to comply with rules of arbitration (request under this provision must be presented to the Dispute resolution Department)
"DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION AND ORDER FOR REINSTATEMENT
"I am Plaintiff's attorney ... This matter was dismissed for failure to enter a default judgement within a timely manner. Due to technical difficulties experienced by our client, our office did not receive a Affidavit in Support of Judgement in a timely manner. This office has obtained the original Affidavit and upon reinstatement of this matter our office will file a default judgement."
With this information, would you assume that the Motion will be sustained?
Thank you for your help! This was exactly the advice I was hoping for. I have no idea what "filing an answer" would entail, but I am sure with 30 days I could come up with something.
Plaintiff's attorney struck the motion simply because I appeared. It remains dismissed. Though they may refile if we do not come to a settlement.
Thank you, Dave!!
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