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BLR 7041-1. Dismissal for Want of Prosecution.

(a) Dismissal Authorized. The Bankruptcy Court may, with or without notice to the parties, dismiss an adversary proceeding or contested matter for want of prosecution if:

(1)   A plaintiff or movant willfully fails or refuses to make an adversary proceeding or contested matter ready for placement on the trial calendar;

(2)   A plaintiff or movant, after notice, fails or refuses to appear at the time and place fixed for pretrial or other hearing or trial or fails or refuses to obey a lawful order of the Bankruptcy Court;

(3)   An adversary proceeding or contested matter has been pending in the Bankruptcy Court for more than six months without any substantial proceedings of record having been taken, as shown by the record docket; or

(4)   A complaint or motion scheduled for trial or hearing is removed from the Bankruptcy Court’s calendar at the request of the plaintiff or movant upon the representation that the matter has been resolved, and the plaintiff or movant does not submit a consent order, file a dismissal of the complaint or motion, or otherwise file appropriate papers to effect the resolution of the matter within thirty days of the date the trial or hearing was scheduled.

(b) Adjudication on the Merits. In accordance with the provisions of Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a dismissal for want of prosecution operates as an adjudication upon the merits of the action, unless the Bankruptcy Court specifies otherwise in its order of dismissal.