Wednesday, August 16, 2006
CCW Courthouse Will Remain Closed This Week
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Superior Courtís Central Civil West Courthouse, at 600 S. Commonwealth Ave., will remain closed this week due to ongoing repairs following a massive electrical failure last week, officials said yesterday.
Court spokesperson Allan Parachini told the MetNews that the courthouse shutdown, which began Aug. 4 and was tentatively scheduled to end today, will continue indefinitely while workers continue to repair its life safety system.
Despite the closure, a court-ordered auction of receivership assets in the case of People v. Physicians Inter-Indemnity Cooperative Corp., BC 145996, will still take place today on the sidewalk adjoining the front entrance of CCW, beginning at 1:45pm. Because of statutory notice requirements, the location of the auction cannot be changed once it has been published.
The auction will be conducted by Judge Carolyn Kuhl, who ordered the sale of the receivership assets in a dispute involving a medical malpractice indemnity agreement, Parachini said.
All judges and staff relocated from CCW will remain in the same temporary locations at Mosk this week, and operations will continue as they have been, with attorneys providing courtesy copies of documents to judges to compensate for court files being irretrievable from CCW, Parachini remarked, adding:
ďIf, for some reason, the building canít reopen next Monday, next week presents some real problems and there would be at least one judge displaced to another courthouse, because people are coming back,Ē Parachini commented, referring to the fact that court staff who had been taking summer vacations will be returning and reoccupying courtrooms that had been available last week.
Services normally available at CCW will continue on a limited basis at the Mosk Courthouse, according to the table below, and documents in pending Complex Litigation Unit cases should continue to be filed in Room 102, with fax filings being sent to (213) 625-3244, the court said.
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