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2014 California Rules of Court

Standard 8.1. Memorandum opinions

The Courts of Appeal should dispose of causes that raise no substantial issues of law or fact by memorandum or other abbreviated form of opinion. Such causes could include:

(1)An appeal that is determined by a controlling statute which is not challenged for unconstitutionality and does not present any substantial question of interpretation or application;

(2)An appeal that is determined by a controlling decision which does not require a reexamination or restatement of its principles or rules; or

(3)An appeal raising factual issues that are determined by the substantial evidence rule.

Standard 8.1 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as sec. 6 effective July 1, 1970.

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