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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.

NOTICE: Effective June 10, 2024, all matters previously assigned to Judge Manoukian (Department 20) for case management will be reassigned to Judge Shella Deen and heard in Department 18b.

Department Judge Rulings Scheduled Hearings
Dept. 3 William Monahan Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 6 Evette D. Pennypacker Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 7 Charles F. Adams Complex Civil Litigation Thursdays
Dept. 10 Frederick S. Chung Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 16
Amber Rosen Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 18b
Shella Deen Law and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 19 Theodore C. Zayner Complex Civil Litigation Wednesdays

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