If a petitioner, without notice or cause satisfactory to the presiding officer, fails
to appear at the hearing or comply with any of the provisions of these rules or an
order issued by the presiding officer, the petitioner may be deemed to have abandoned
his or her petition and to have acquiesced in the allegations of the complaint. The presiding officer thereupon may find the petitioner to be in default and refer
the matter to the Judicial Officer for dismissal of the petition.
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