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2021 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.403. Action by court

(a) Decision on complex designation

Except as provided in rule 3.402, if a Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010) that has been filed and served designates an action as a complex case or checks a case type described as provisionally complex civil litigation, the court must decide as soon as reasonably practicable, with or without a hearing, whether the action is a complex case.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective July 1, 2004.)

(b) Court's continuing power

With or without a hearing, the court may decide on its own motion, or on a noticed motion by any party, that a civil action is a complex case or that an action previously declared to be a complex case is not a complex case.

Rule 3.403 amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 1812 effective January 1, 2000; previously amended effective July 1, 2004; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007.

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