a) Any civil case which has been pending for more than 12 months and in which no action has been taken for more than 6 months may be dismissed, on the court’s own initiative, without prejudice.
(b) Written notice of the entry of a dismissal pursuant to this rule must be given to each party who has appeared in the action, or to the attorney for that party. Placing a copy of the notice in the attorney’s folder maintained in the Office of the Clerk of the Court constitutes notice to that attorney.
(c) A case which has been dismissed pursuant to this rule will be reinstated at the written request of a party or the party’s attorney if the request is filed within 30 days of the date of service of written notice of the entry of the dismissal.
[Amended; effective January 17, 2012.]