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Second opinion] In a California Civil Case, how long after the dismissal without prejudice, can I and how long do I have to ask for a new trial? I paid for unlimited questions.
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The statutes governing new trials in California are found in Code of Civil Procedure sections 656 through 663.2. Section 656 of the Code of Civil Procedure states that “A new trial is a re-examination of an issue of fact in the same court after a trial and decision by a jury, court, or referee.”

A motion for a new trial in California may be made in an unlawful detainer (eviction) case on the same grounds as for any other civil case pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1178.

Code of Civil Procedure section 657 lists seven (7) separate causes for requesting a new trial including irregularity in the proceedings, accident or surprise and newly discovered evidence that is material and which could not with reasonable diligence have been discovered and produced at the trial. Note that all of the causes must have materially affected the substantial rights of the party moving for a new trial.

When the application for a new trial is made for a cause mentioned in the first, second, third and fourth subdivisions of Section 657, it must be made upon affidavits; otherwise it must be made on the minutes of the court. See Code of Civil Procedure § 658.

However, there are strict deadlines that must be met. The first thing any party who wants to request a new trial should do is file a notice of their intention to move for a new trial and specify all of the seven grounds listed in section 657. This MUST be done in a timely manner or their motion will be denied.

Code of Civil Procedure § 659 states that, “(a) The party intending to move for a new trial shall file with the clerk and serve upon each adverse party a notice of his or her intention to move for a new trial, designating the grounds upon which the motion will be made and whether the same will be made upon affidavits or the minutes of the court, or both, either:

(1) After the decision is rendered and before the entry of judgment.

(2) Within 15 days of the date of mailing notice of entry of judgment by the clerk of the court pursuant to Section 664.5, or service upon him or her by any party of written notice of entry of judgment, or within 180 days after the entry of judgment, whichever is earliest; provided, that upon the filing of the first notice of intention to move for a new trial by a party, each other party shall have 15 days after the service of that notice upon him or her to file and serve a notice of intention to move for a new trial.

(b) That notice of intention to move for a new trial shall be deemed to be a motion for a new trial on all the grounds stated in the notice. The times specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) shall not be extended by order or stipulation or by those provisions of Section 1013 that extend the time for exercising a right or doing an act where service is by mail.”

Within 10 calendar days after filing the notice of intention to move for new trial the party must file and serve any supporting affidavits unless a stipulation or court order has been obtained extending the time period. See Code of Civil Procedure § 659a.

While a memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority is not technically required it is strongly recommended and should be filed and served at the same time as the supporting affidavits.

Note that the power of the court to rule on a motion for a new trial shall expire 60 days from and after the mailing of notice of entry of judgment by the clerk of the court pursuant to Section 664.5 or 60 days from and after service on the moving party by any party of written notice of the entry of the judgment, whichever is earlier, or if such notice has not theretofore been given, then 60 days after filing of the first notice of intention to move for a new trial. If such motion is not determined within said period of 60 days, or within said period as thus extended, the effect shall be a denial of the motion without further order of the court. See Code of Civil Procedure § 660 for more details.

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Personal Injury Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 27 days ago

Whole article here, read the Maroney case, California motion for new trial is way to complicated, make sure you file notice asap.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks

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