There is a rule for everything in California State Court civil litigation. A particular procedure may be governed by the Code of Civil Procedure (“C.C.P.”) or the California Rules of Court (“C.R.C.”), or, as is usually the case, both. There may also be required court forms. Failure to apply a code, a rule, or use a mandatory form can have serious consequences, among them, waiving the right to do whatever it was you were attempting to do. That’s why it is so important to use an up-to-date guide devoted solely to California civil litigation.
The C.R.C. dictate the required format of a particular document (the type of paper which must be used, where on the page certain information must appear); the contents of a particular document (good faith declaration, separate statement); time limitations within which to file and serve a document (discovery cut-off, motion cut-off, notice of motion deadlines); how … Read More