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    (a) Generally.
        (1) Petition and Notice. A petition for appointment of a receiver may be filed in an underlying proceeding, as provided in RCW 7.60 or as a new action as otherwise provided by statute. Reasonable notice of the time and place of the hearing to determine the appointment of a receiver and the name of any proposed receiver recommended by the petitioner shall be served upon all parties. If the petition is filed as a new action, the initial hearing shall be noted in the Ex Parte and Probate Department, be presented directly by the parties, and an order to show cause shall be served on all parties. Contested proceedings may be referred by the commissioner to the assigned Judge.  Petitions filed in a pending action shall be heard by the assigned Judge, and do not require an Order to Show Cause if all parties have been served and appeared in the action. Upon the appointment of a receiver, the receiver shall notify all parties of the appointment.
        (2) Procedure. Court rules for motion practice will apply to applications for appointment of a receiver.
        (3) Status Conference. After the appointment of a receiver, any party may note a status conference before the assigned Judge for the purpose of determining the course of proceedings in the receivership, including amending the case schedule and such other matters as may be appropriate for the receivership.
        (4) Ancillary Proceedings. Any actions filed by or against a receiver shall be assigned to the Judge overseeing the receivership, unless otherwise ordered by that Judge.

[Amended effective September 1, 1997; September 1, 2008; January 1, 2009.]