Winning Attorneys are Talking
“My firm tried to compile notes on judges for years – with no success. This is just what we need.”
“This site lets me research a judge in a way I never could before.”
Overview of Tentative Rulings
The Los Angeles County Superior Court invented tentative rulings in the 1960s. Originally, they made motion practice more efficient by allowing parties to avoid an appearance upon learning which way a court was leaning, assuming the indicated result was acceptable.
Attorneys could call the court and listen to a looped recording of the next day’s tentative rulings. Now, many departments post tentative rulings via their local court website.
- Bubilian BTBB Korean Style Canvans Student Backpack with Keyring
- EwaskyOnline Kids Flannel Blanket Elementary School Theme Student Supplies Globe Paints and Brushes Books Education Blanket on Bed Sofa Bedding 51 W x 60 L Multicolor
- RC Alloy Repair Work Station redating Stand for 1 10 1 8 RC HSP Redcat Car Model RC Accessories RC Car Parts Purple
- LEXON TOO MUCH MOUSE rechargeable cordless touch sensor pink LD89 (japan import)
- ASAPHIDA Trilobite Fossil Mgoldcco COLLECTABLE Specimen FC14 380myo Devonian Mgoldcco
- Dykem 253-26033 09 in. Black Dalo for Metals Plastic Glass Concrete Rubber
- Duelist card predector EX Master of HERO predector (70 sheets) one
- KingCamp Ultralight Compact Folding Camping Cot Bed 4.4 Pounds (bluee)
- Transformers Bot Shots 1 B018 MEGATRON
- Super Sonico Bondage Ver. 1 7 Scale PVC Figure
- Generic 1 87 Alloy Diecast Engineering Truck Model 966M Wheel Loader Car Model 1 87 Engineering Truck Construction Vehicles Collection
- Pebeo Meadow Discovery Set Modelling Clay, Clay, MultiColour, 9.60 x 9.60 x 8.20 cm
- Generic 1 8 FullScale Simulation Design Racing car Monster Truck Frame DIY Set
- Dino Toys 613089 Educational Game
- Baby 4 Pcs Bedding Set King Size, Digitally Composed Cow with Beautiful Captivating Eyes Livestock Theme All Season Duvet Cover Bed Set, Cinnamon Royal bluee Green
- Fandim Fly Llama King Size Bedding Set, Cute Llamas with Tribal Aztec Native American Style Primitive Kids Playroom Theme,Comforter Cover Sets for All Season, Multicolor
- Deportes Martinez Ultimo Guerrero Lycra Lucha Libre Luchador Wrestling Masks Adult Size
- LLIND Home Pure Cotton Blanket Full Cover air Conditioning Blanket Three Thick Cotton line MultiFunctional Thick Blanket (Size 90cm90cm)
The simplest of tentative rulings indicate nothing more than an intent to grant or deny. Thanks to hard-working judges, tentative rulings have evolved greatly over the past two decades.
Today, many tentative rulings go far beyond a simple ‘grant’ or ‘deny’ and are as thorough and well-written as published decisions from the California Court of Appeal or the California Supreme Court.
In fact, because the higher courts often focus on narrowly-framed issues, tentative rulings from trial court judges often provide a broader analysis.
Why Research Tentative Rulings?
Researching tentative rulings can:
- help you prepare a more thorough report to your client or carrier
- illustrate how a particular judge has handled specific issues in the past
- reveal which cases your judge finds most persuasive on a given topic
- address issues for which there is little or no appellate authority
- provide a quick overview of issues you’re not familiar with