Monday, March 22, 2010

Court Layoffs Will Result In Civil Court Delays

The headlines over the past two weeks have made it clear: LA Superior Court is laying off nearly 300 support staff workers. This will result in the closure of Court departments. As a result, civil matters will get sent to the back burner because criminal and family matters have priority. The days of civil lawsuits taking 3-5 years to complete are back again. So much for fast track legislation that required a civil matter to be resolved within one year, unless, it was deemed a complex matter. Construction defect, real estate, business, and personal injury lawsuits will take a lot longer for plaintiffs to resolve, as these are all civil matters.

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