No one likes surprises when they are getting ready to go to trial, but an order strike notice can be just that. If you receive an order strike notice for trial, it usually means that the scheduled trial has been canceled and sometimes postponed for a later date. This can happen when one of the parties in the court case files a motion to delay or re-schedule the trail date. You won’t always get a reason or an explanation, which can be frustrating.
If you are not already represented by legal counsel, it’s a good idea to find an attorney who is experienced in your area of the law. A lawyer can explain and respond to an order strike notice, and you’ll be absolutely certain about what the next steps need to be.
It’s not always a plaintiff or a defendant involved in the legal action who initiates the order strike notice. It can also be a judge who issues this notice without request or provocation. If the judge thinks the case is not completely ready to go to trial, the date can be put off. This is common when something happens after the discovery phase and before the actual court trial. When new evidence is presented, an order strike notice for trial is almost certain.
Talk to your attorney when you receive an order strike notice for a trial. If you don’t have an attorney, consider getting one, or talk to the clerk of the court. The timing of your case will be impacted and you’ll want to know how to plan the rest of your case.
Stephen K. Hachey, a Florida real estate attorney, can help your wade through this process and determine a positive solution. Contact him at 866-200-4646.