February 28, 2020
Notice: Law & Motion Tentative Rulings and Contesting Tentative Rulings

Law & Motion Tentative Rulings and Contesting Tentative Rulings

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that tentative rulings on Law & Motion matters will continue to be posted by 3:00 p.m. the prior court day, and notice of appearance to contest a tentative ruling will continue to be required by 4:00 p.m. the prior court day. (See Local Rule 3.10(c).) Tentative rulings are posted on the Court's website.

A party seeking to contest a tentative ruling now has the option of doing so - and is encouraged to do so - by email, rather than by telephone. A party intending to appear in order to contest the tentative rulings on a matter calendared for hearing in the Law & Motion Department must notify the Law & Motion Department by 4:00 p.m. on the prior court day by emailing LawAndMotion@sanmateocourt.org or by telephoning (650) 261-5019. (Local Rule 3.10(c)(1).)

Similarly, a party intending to appear in order to contest the tentative ruling on the Presiding Judge's Law & Motion calendar must do so by emailing PJLawAndMotion@sanmateocourt.org or telephoning (650) 261-5019 by 4:00 p.m. on the prior court day. A party intending to appear in order to contest the tentative ruling on the Writs and Receivers Calendar must do so by emailing WRLawAndMotion@sanmateocourt.org or telephoning (650) 261-5019 by 4:00 p.m. on the prior court day.

Any email to the Court must be contemporaneously copied to all parties or their counsel of record. (Local Rule 3.10(c).) All emails must include the name of the case, the case number, and the name of the party contesting the tentative ruling. (Local Rule 3.10(c).)

Law & Motion Requests to Withdraw, Continue or Advance

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, for matters set for hearing in the Civil Law & Motion Department, any request by a moving party to withdraw the motion and take it "off calendar", or a request by any party to continue or advance the existing hearing date on a motion, may be requested by email to LawAndMotion@sanmateocourt.org. Any request to withdraw a motion must be in writing by the moving party, and must be by

  • (i) filing and service of a Notice of Withdrawal of Motion, or
  • (ii) email correspondence. Any request to change the hearing date of a motion or other matter already set for hearing in the Law & Motion Department must be in writing, and must be by (i) stipulation and order, (ii) ex parte application and order, or
  • (iii) joint email.
(Local Rule 3.9(c) and (d).)

Any email to the Court must be contemporaneously copied to all parties or their counsel of record. (Local Rule 3.9(c) and (d)) All emails must include the name of the case, the case number, and the name of the party/parties making the request. (Local Rule 3.9(c) and (d).)

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