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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.712. Application and exceptions

(a) General application

The rules in this chapter apply to all general civil cases filed in the trial courts except those specified in (b), (c), and (d) and except those specified types or categories of general civil cases that have been exempted from the case management rules under rule 3.720(b).

(Subd (a) amended effective February 26, 2013; previously amended effective January 1, 1994, July 1, 2002, January 1, 2007, and July 1, 2007.)

(b) Uninsured motorist cases

To allow for arbitration of the plaintiff's claim, the rules in this chapter do not apply to a case designated by the court as "uninsured motorist" until 180 days after the designation.

(Subd (b) amended and relettered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (c); previously amended effective July 1, 2002.)

(c) Coordinated cases

The rules in this chapter do not apply to any case included in a petition for coordination. If the petition is granted, the coordination trial judge may establish a case progression plan for the cases, which may be assigned for review under the case management rules in chapter 3 of this division or, after appropriate findings, for treatment as an exceptional case.

(Subd (c) amended and relettered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (d); previously amended effective July 1, 2002.)

(d) Collections cases

The rules in this chapter do not apply to a collections case, as defined in rule 3.740(a), unless a defendant files a responsive pleading.

(Subd (d) adopted effective July 1, 2007.)

Rule 3.712 amended effective February 26, 2013; adopted as rule 2103 effective July 1, 1991; previously amended and renumbered as rule 207 effective July 1, 2002, and amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 1994, and July 1, 2007.

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