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File #: 15-377    Version: 1
Type: Legislative Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2015 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 10/27/2015 Final action: 10/27/2015
Title: Small Claims: Extraordinary Writs under Code of Civil Procedure section 116.798 (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20151027itemA11
Title
Title
Small Claims: Extraordinary Writs under Code of Civil Procedure section 116.798 (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee and the Appellate Advisory Committee recommend new rules and forms to comply with a statutory mandate to develop procedural rules for certain writ proceedings on small claims rulings. The recommendation also provides clarifying amendments to current rules and forms that apply to writ proceedings in the appellate division, generally to the extent that those apply to small claims proceedings relating to postjudgment enforcement actions.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee (CSCAC) and the Appellate Advisory Committee (AAC) together recommend that the Judicial Council amend or adopt a set of proposed changes to the California Rules of Court designed to fulfill the statutory mandate to develop procedural rules for certain writ proceedings on small claims rulings, and revise or approve forms to help litigants participating in these proceedings. This recommendation has three main parts:
1. Adopt a new set of rules for writ proceedings relating to actions by small claims divisions other than postjudgment enforcement orders (Cal. Rules of Court, rules 8.970-8.977).
2. Approve two new forms for these writ proceedings:
a. A form for the petition-Petition for Writ (Small Claims) (form SC-300); and
b. An information sheet explaining these writ proceedings-Information on Writ Proceedings in Small Claims Cases (form SC-300-INFO).
3. Adopt changes to the existing rules and forms relating to writ proceedings in the superior court appellate division to reflect both the new procedures for writ proceedings relating to actions by small claims divisions other than postjudgment enforcement orders and to clarify jurisdiction in other small claims writ proceedings (Cal. Rules of Court, rules 8.930 and 8.950; Information on Writ Proceedings in...

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