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The Soothsayer Rules

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For the avoidance of doubt, the Soothsayer Rules (as amended) are now the rules governing court procedure. Those rules are:

[b:37cuh1ek]Rule 1 - Initiating notecard[/b:37cuh1ek]

A case is be initiated by submitting a notecard containing (1) name of the Complainant, (2) name of the Respondent(s), and (3) a short and simple statement of the facts of the case. The notecard shall be dropped into the inventory of the Chair of the Judiciary Commission, who shall within 24 hours send the notecard and IM notice of the submission of the notecard to each defendant(s), and the Chair shall maintain a record of having done so.

[b:37cuh1ek]Rule 2 - Reply notecard[/b:37cuh1ek]

A Respondent shall reply to the initiating notecard within ten days by submitting a reply notecard containing a short and simple statement of the facts of the case. The reply notecard shall be dropped into the inventory of the Chair of the Judiciary Commission, who shall within 24 hours send the notecard and IM notice of the submission of the notecard to the Complainant, and the Chair shall maintain a record of having done so.

[b:37cuh1ek]Rule 3 - Pretrial hearing[/b:37cuh1ek]

Within ten days of service of the Rule 2 notecard on the Complainant(s), the court shall convene a meeting of the parties (either at the same time in world, via IM, or via email) to discuss any procedures required for handling the case. The parties may agree on a pretrial order setting forth the procedures and timetable by which the case will be handled, including any trial procedures. In the event that no agreement is reached, the court may issue a pretrial order.

[b:37cuh1ek]Rule 4 - No costs, attorneys fees or other expenses[/b:37cuh1ek]

There shall be no court costs or attorneys fees assessed against any party, and all parties shall bear their own expenses, unless a contract between the parties or an Act passed by the RA provides otherwise.

[b:37cuh1ek]Rule 5 - Judgments[/b:37cuh1ek]

The court may enter judgment following trial, or upon motion by a party as long as all parties have been given an opportunity to be heard on the motion. The court may enter judgment by default if a party fails to participate at any stage, so long as the party is given notice via notecard providing for at least ten days to show cause why default judgment should not be entered.
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Post by Publius Crabgrass »

I understand that the SC ratified these amended rules as constitutional at its meeting on December 11, 2006, so they are now in full force.

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