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Civil tentative rulings
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Prior to the scheduled hearing of a Law and Motion, Complex Civil Litigation, or a Discovery matter, the Court may issue a tentative ruling.

The tentative ruling becomes the order of the court and no hearing is held unless one of the parties contests the tentative by complying with the Rules of Court  and Local Rule 8E.

Tentative rulings for certain departments are available this website, on the pages linked below. Click on the Judge's name below for more details. Note: the following departments are the only ones posting tentative rulings at this time.

Tentative rulings will be accessible on the Department pages linked below, after 2:00 p.m. on the court day preceding the scheduled hearing.

Department Judge Rulings Scheduled Hearings
Dept. 1 Sunil R. Kulkarni Complex Civil Litigation Thursdays
Dept. 2 Drew Takaichi Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 3 Patricia M. Lucas Complex Civil Litigation Wednesdays
Dept. 7 Christopher G. Rudy Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 19
Peter H. Kirwan Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 20
Socrates P. Manoukian Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays

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