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December 17, 2010

Andrew Bergh: When one trial party is a no-show, who pays?

Special to the Journal

It's no fun being stood up, whether at a restaurant, the altar or anyplace else.

If you're stood up at the courthouse, it can also be expensive. Why? Because all your costly preparation goes down the drain. According to a Florida appeals court, this expense should be borne by the party who diligently appeared for trial, and not by the party who pulled the no-show.

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