Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, June 29, 2009


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Court Plans Master Calendar for Limited Jurisdiction Cases


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Beginning Wednesday, limited jurisdiction cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Central District will be managed through a master calendar system, court officials said.

The order by Presiding Judge Charles W. McCoy Jr. designated Department 77 as the master calendar department for limited jurisdiction and assigned Judge Mary Thornton House—who will become assistant supervising judge of the court’s civil departments that same day—to preside.

It further designated courts 10, 12, 73, 75, 80, and 81 as limited jurisdiction courts, and provided that the limited jurisdiction unlawful detainer department and small claims department could become part of the limited jurisdiction master calendar system upon order of the supervising judge of the civil departments, Elihu M. Berle.

Berle also issued an order assigning all civil cases previously assigned to House in Department 17 to Judge Richard E. Rico and assigning Rico as the individual calendar judge for that department.


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