Effective May 16, an advanced timeline for Order to Show Cause hearings and case type limitations will streamline case handling and improve efficiency as the LASC has unveiled a number of changes to the personal injury (PI) hub court procedures.
The changes will impact Order to Show Cause hearings; limiting case types assigned to PI Hub Courts; elder abuse and claims against skilled nursing facilities; cases involving claims of childhood sexual abuse; habitability claims – e.g., mold, bedbugs, etc.; products liability; and medical and other professional malpractice claims.
The goal of these changes is to expedite the time to trial and to minimize the disruption caused by the late transfer of a matter. This disruption has sometimes occurred on the eve of an important hearing date once it was discovered that a case required more attention than a PI Hub court could afford to provide given these courts’ case inventories.
In view of these changes, cases will not be transferred from the PI Hub absent a showing of good cause.
Accordingly, the Motion/Opposition/Stipulation to Transfer Form (LASC form LACIV 238) is no longer available for use. In association with these changes, the PI Hub has updated and consolidated its Standing Order.
For full details, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/22-NTA-PI-HUB.pdf