Karlstad, MN asked in Collections for Minnesota

Q: I had a conference call today with the courts for a cilvil matter. The plaintiff did not show up for the call.

I am curious as to what happens now.

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: It depends. First, this was not a conference call. A conference call is between clients and vendors, partners, etc. This was a court hearing of some kind. It may have been a motion hearing, a status conference, a case management conference, a final hearing, etc. (details matter)

Second, you received a notice, either directly from the Court or from the plaintiff informing you of the date and time of the call, and what the topic was.

Third, it's possible (depending on who sent the notice), and if it was sent by the Court, that there were instructions and sanctions for non-appearance.

So you' have to read what was sent to you and that document might answer your question. But in general, if it was any kind of hearing in which there is a sanction for non-appearance, its good that you showed up. Not so much for the plaintiff...

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