The Los Angeles Superior Court is launching a gradual, phased transition of personal injury (PI) cases out of the PI Hub at the Spring Street Courthouse and back to local community-based Independent Calendar (IC) courts.
This significant change, effective October 10, will allow judges to proactively manage cases, provide litigants greater predictability in case disposition, bring about quicker dispute resolution and increase access to justice for litigants, attorneys, and witnesses.
New personal injury (PI) cases, except those originating in the Central District, “will be handled in IC courts in the courthouses located in the district where the accident occurred – for adjudication by the same judge from start to finish.”
According to the Court, “This model restores civil courts to the districts that closed departments because of severe budget cuts during the Great Recession and reestablishes a system that allows judges throughout the county to proactively manage this large inventory of cases to yield a more timely resolution.”
For full details, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/22-NR-PI-HUB-CHANGES.pdf