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    Dismissal Procedures

    6-MONTH DISMISSAL:

    When a six-month Notice of Dismissal is sent, the case will be dismissed in 45 days unless one of the following occurs:

    • A letter is sent to the coordinator stating the reason the case should be removed from the Dismissal Docket;
    • A Motion to Retain is filed;
    • A Trial Setting letter is sent to the Court; or
    • A Final Judgment is submitted to the Court (generally a Default).

    12-MONTH DISMISSAL:

    When a 12-month Notice of Dismissal is sent, the case will be dismissed in 30 days unless one of the following occurs:

    • A Motion to Retain is filed;
    • A Trial Setting letter is filed;
    • A Final Judgment is submitted to the Court; or
    • A Motion for Summary Judgment is filed accompanied by a Motion to Retain.

    RETAINED CASE

    If a Motion to Retain or a letter removing a case from the dismissal docket is granted the Order will usually give a date upon which it will be dismissed if no action is taken to finalize the case or a trial setting date. No further notice is given of the intent to dismiss a case after it has been retained.

    REINSTATED CASE

    Cases which have been reinstated are generally subject to the same rules as a Retained Case. Some action must be taken to finalize the case within the time period set forth on the Order Reinstating.

    This page was last modified on June 15, 2015

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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