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Rule 7.04 - Possessory, Petitory, and Partition Actions

(a) Establishing Dates for the Return of Process: In possessory actions filed pursuant to Supplemental Rule (D), the Court may order that process be returnable at a time shorter than that prescribed by Rule 12(a), Fed.R.Civ.P.

If the Court shortens the time, the Court shall specify the date upon which the answer must be filed, and may also set a hearing date to expedite the disposition of the possessory action. When possible, possessory actions shall be given preference on a judicial officer's calendar.

(b) Service of Notice: Notice of all possessory, petitory and/or partition actions pursuant to Supplemental Rule (D) shall be made in accordance with Local Admiralty Rule 7.01(g).