Rule 20. Peremptory calendar


Periodically the assigned judge may cause to be delivered to the clerk of the court and published a list of pending civil actions in which the discovery period has expired or criminal cases upon reasonable notice requiring the parties (including the state) or their attorneys to announce whether the actions or cases appearing thereon are ready for trial and when trial should be scheduled. Failure to appear at the calendar sounding or otherwise to advise the judge or appropriate calendar clerk may result in the following disposition:


(A) In civil actions, the dismissal without prejudice of plaintiff's action or defendant's answer, counterclaim, or cross claim; and,


(B) In criminal cases, the acquitting of the accused defendant or the dead docketing of the case.