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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  Brian C. Walsh  Complex Civil Litigation  Fridays
Dept. 5  Thomas E. Kuhnle  Complex Civil Litigation  Fridays
Dept. 2  Mark H. Pierce  Law and Motion  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 8  Sunil R. Kulkarni  Law and Motion  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 9  Mary E. Arand  Law and Motion  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dept. 19
 Peter H. Kirwan  Law and Motion  Tuesdays & Thursdays

*Please note: The cases previously heard in Dept. 8 by Judge Folan will now be heard in Dept. 19 by Judge Kirwan.

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