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Lori Loughlin’s next court date is this week. Here’s why she (probably) won’t be there

Lori Loughlin’s team will return to court this week.

Bella Loughlin, from left, Lori Loughlin, and Olivia Loughlin arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Bella Giannulli, left, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles.
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It’s a potentially significant week for Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.

What’s going on: The next court date for Loughlin and Giannulli is scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 2:15 p.m. ET.

The appearance will be for a status conference.

“Defendant is not required to attend,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Loughlin’s defense team will be required to attend the status conference. Defendants aren’t required to attend these conferences, which are pre-trial meetings between attorneys and a judge. Usually, these meetings allow the attorneys to lay out progress on their case and set a timeline for what’s going on.

Flashback: In June, Loughlin’s team had to attend the same type of conference at the District of Massachusetts, according to Deseret News.

Could it matter?: This could be a potentially big deal, though. After all, this will be Loughlin’s team’s first appearance since Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison as a result of the college admissions scandal and since Devin Sloane was sentenced, too. Speculation has risen about what the sentences could mean for Loughlin. Rumors suggested she might rethink her own strategy.

The Deseret News’ request for comment from Latham & Watkins LLP, which represents Loughlin, were not returned.