i filed a small claims case in San Diego, but settled with the insurance company.
Is there any legal penelty for me, if I do not show up for the court date?
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4 Answers from Attorneys
You need to file a requiest for dismissal. There is a judicial council form to make it easy.
Yes, there may be a penalty. The court might issue an order to show cause why you shouldn't be fined for wasting a court date. You should file a dismissal as Mr. Selik suggests.
Yes, you lose the case by default.