It appears a civil settlement conference has been set.
In addition, there will be a hearing on an Order to Show Cause Re Dismissal for Failure to Appear at Hearing.
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The online notations at the court's web site are cryptic at the best. My best guess is that CV indicates this is a Civil case, and that the court has place an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing regarding dismissal of the case for a failure to appear at a previous hearing. Basically, the Court is inclined to dismiss the case unless the plaintiff can show good cause why the case should not be dismissed. I suggest you go to the courthouse and ask to review the case file, or at least call the courtroom assistant and ask for help to decipher the notations you refer to.
All of this could be a very good thing or a very bad thing, depending whether the Order to Show Cause for non-appearance is addressed to you or the other party in the action. In regard to the response you received from Los Angeles litigation lawyer Mr. Mashal, I am not sure, but Los Angeles must be a lot more responsive than Santa Clara County (Sunnyvale, CA) where you reside. I don't believe you will be able to get a court room assistant to hand or walk you through this process. There are facilitator offices to assist individuals to fill out forms, but they do not advise them in any way on what to do or how to do it. You have such a huge agenda, you probably should contact the Santa Clara County Bar Association, pay the nominal fee to have them assist you in locating an attorney you can consult with in your area. Whoever is the party charged from the failure to previously appear at hearing, if they do not appear at the next hearing, in all probability, the Judge may just dismiss the case. If they do appear, unless they have spectacular arguments, the Judge will set the matter for settlement conference and trial, jury trial if requested. With the limited facts, attorney Frank Wei-Hong Chen did a heck of a job responding to your inquiry.
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