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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 710. Sanctions for Failure to Comply with Pre-trial Orders.

A. Failure to comply with scheduling and pre-trial orders.  If a party or party's attorney fails to obey a scheduling or pre-trial order, or if no appearance is made on behalf of a party at a scheduling or pre-trial conference, or if a party or party's attorney is substantially unprepared to participate in the   conference, or if a party or party's attorney fails to participate  in good faith, the judge, upon motion or his own initiative, may make such orders with regard thereto as are just, and among others any of the orders provided in Rule 444.B.2, 3 and 4.  In lieu of or in addition to any other sanction, the judge shall require the party or the attorney representing him or both to pay the reasonable expenses incurred because of any noncompliance with this rule, including attorney's fees, unless the judge finds that the noncompliance was substantially justified or that other circumstances make an award of expenses unjust.


(Adopted April 2, 2014, effective for early adopters July 1, 2014, effective statewide July 1, 2015.)

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