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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.703. Writ proceedings

(a) Application of general rules for writ proceedings

Except as otherwise provided by the rules in this chapter, rules 8.485-8.493-relating to writs of mandate, certiorari, and prohibition in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal-apply to writ proceedings under this chapter.

(b) Petition

(1)Time for filing petition

A petition for a writ challenging a superior court judgment or order governed by the rules in this chapter must be served and filed on or before the earliest of:

(A)Thirty days after the superior court clerk serves on the party filing the petition a document entitled "Notice of Entry" of judgment or order, or a file-stamped copy of the judgment or order, showing the date either was served; or

(B)Thirty days after the party filing the petition serves or is served by a party with a document entitled "Notice of Entry" of judgment or order, or a file-stamped copy of the judgment or order, accompanied by proof of service.

(2)Contents of petition

In addition to any other applicable requirements, the petition must:

(A)State that the superior court judgment or order being challenged is governed by the rules in this chapter;

(B)Indicate whether the judgment or order pertains to the Sacramento arena project or a leadership project; and

(C)If the judgment or order pertains to a leadership project, provide notice that the person or entity that applied for certification of the project as a leadership project must make the payments required by 8.705.

Rule 8.703 adopted effective July 1, 2014.

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