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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.900. Submission of a cause in a trial court

(a) Submission

A cause is deemed submitted in a trial court when either of the following first occurs:

(1)  The date the court orders the matter submitted; or

(2)  The date the final paper is required to be filed or the date argument is heard, whichever is later.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Vacating submission

The court may vacate submission only by issuing an order served on the parties stating reasons constituting good cause and providing for resubmission.

(c) Pendency of a submitted cause

A submitted cause is pending and undetermined unless the court has announced its tentative decision or the cause is terminated. The time required to finalize a tentative decision is not time in which the cause is pending and undetermined. For purposes of this rule only, a motion that has the effect of vacating, reconsidering, or rehearing the cause will be considered a separate and new cause and will be deemed submitted as provided in (a).

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 2.900 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 825 effective January 1, 1989.

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