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Rule 510.7. Trial (2016)
(a) Trial. An eviction case will be docketed and tried as other cases. No eviction trial may be held less than 6 days after service under Rule 510.4 has been obtained.
(b) Jury Trial Demanded. Any party may file a written demand for trial by jury by making a request to the court at least 3 days before the trial date. The demand must be accompanied by payment of a jury fee or by filing a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs. If a jury is demanded by either party, the jury will be impaneled and sworn as in other cases; and after hearing the evidence it will return its verdict in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant. If no jury is timely demanded by either party, the judge will try the case.
(c) Limit on Postponement. Trial in an eviction case must not be postponed for more than 7 days total unless both parties agree in writing.
Amended by order of Aug. 31, 2016, eff. Sept. 1, 2016.