Information on Tentative Rulings

Tentative Ruling Information (CV\E-190)

Presiding Judge's Calendar

All parties appearing on the law and motion calendar in the Presiding Judge’s department shall utilize the tentative ruling system. On the afternoon two days prior to the scheduled court day, the Presiding Judge will publish a tentative ruling for each matter on calendar. The tentative rulings will be available after 2:00 p.m. two days prior to the matter being heard by accessing the Court's public access site or by telephoning 916-874-5487.

The tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the court, unless a party desiring to be heard so advises the department clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on the court day preceding the hearing, and further advises the clerk at 916-874-5487 that such party has notified the other side of its intention to appear. Where appearance has been requested by counsel or invited by the court, limited argument will be entertained.

All noticed motions in the Presiding Judge's department shall include the following information in the notice:

Pursuant to Local Rule 1.06 (A), the court will make a tentative ruling on the merits of this matter by 2:00 p.m., the court day before the hearing. The complete text of the tentative rulings for the department may be downloaded from the Court's public access site. If you do not have online access, you may call the dedicated phone number for the department as referenced in the local telephone directory, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the court day before the hearing and listen to the tentative ruling. If the party does not call the court and the opposing party by 4:00 p.m. the court day before the hearing, no hearing will be held.