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RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE -- DISTRICT DIVISION

CIVIL RULES

Rule 3.6. Appearance, general and special.

    
    A. The names of the attorneys or parties who conduct each case shall be entered upon the court record, and if the defendant shall neglect to enter an appearance within seven days after the return day of the writ, he shall be defaulted, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly; and no such default shall be stricken off, except by agreement, or by order of the court upon such terms as justice may require, upon motion and affidavit of defense, specifically setting forth the defense and the facts on which the defense is based.
    
    Special appearances shall be deemed general thirty days after the return day of the action, unless a special plea or motion to dismiss is filed within that time.

    B. MOTION FOR EARLY TRIAL. Any plaintiff or defendant may move for an early trial and such motion shall be a representation that the case is ready for trial.

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