In a district court action in which it appears on the face of the record that activity
by filing of pleadings, order of court, or otherwise has not occurred for a period
of 2 years and no stay has been issued or approved by the court, the court or, if
the court does not act, the clerk of court shall serve notice of lack of prosecution
to each party at the party's last-known address. If a pleading, order, or other activity does not occur within the 60-day period
following the service of the notice and if a stay is not issued or approved during
the 60-day period, the court shall, on its own motion and without further notice or
hearing, dismiss the action without prejudice.
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