California Case Summaries™ by Monty McIntyre

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CA lawyers who know the new cases in their practice areas get a competitive advantage to win more cases.
  
However, it's hard to know the new cases because California courts publish about 500 new civil cases each year and many of them significantly change the law!

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CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL
 

When an independent calendar judge sends a case to the "wheel" for trial, when must a peremptory challenge be filed re the new trial judge?

Code of Civil Procedure

Lorch v. Superior Court of San Diego County (2024) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2024 WL 2205292: The Court of Appeal granted a writ petition seeking to overturn the trial court’s order denying plaintiff’s Code of Civil Procedure section 170.6 peremptory challenge to Judge Timothy B. Taylor, the judge newly assigned to preside over the trial of her case. Judge Taylor ruled that the peremptory challenge was untimely under the master calendar rule, which requires a party to file a section 170.6 challenge to the judge supervising the master calendar not later than the time the cause is assigned for trial.” (§ 170.6(a)(2).) After denying the peremptory challenge and refusing to stay the trial, Judge Taylor immediately began a two-day jury trial, which resulted in a defense verdict and judgment in favor of defendant. Plaintiff then filed this petition within the statutory 10-day period. (§ 170.3(d).) The Court of Appeal held that plaintiff’s section 170.6 challenge was timely filed before the trial began, and rejected defendant’s laches argument claiming that plaintiff should have sought relief with the Court of Appeal before the trial started. The Court of Appeal also concluded that Superior Court of San Diego County, Local Rules, rule 2.1.3 (rule 2.1.3), which purports to provide any superior court judge with the power to act as a master calendar department for purposes of assigning cases for trial, was inconsistent with section 170.6 and case law interpreting the statute. The writ petition was granted with directions to vacate the void orders and judgment entered by Judge Taylor after denying the peremptory challenge. (C.A. 4th, May 16, 2024.)   

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About the Publisher
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.

  • CA Civil trial lawyer since 1980
  • ABOTA member since 1995. 
    Over 100 civil trials.
  • Mediator, Arbitrator & Referee at ADR Services. Case manager: Haward Cho, (619) 233-1323, 
    [email protected]
    . Matters handled: Business, Employment, Insurance, Probate, Real Property & Tort cases. 
  • Podcaster: Trial Alchemy. Interviews of outstanding ABOTA plaintiff and defense civil trial lawyers.
  • Master Lawyer Mentoring™: Trial training, associate training.
  • Past president: San Diego County Bar Assn.
  • Past president: SD ABOTA Chapter
  • Two Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Since 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rating: Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Phone: (619) 990-4312
    Email: [email protected]

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