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.
- Chamberart Neuschwanstein Castle Winter - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle [Pouch Included]
- WCS Solid wood household ladder multi-function folding ladder indoor ascend three-step herringbone ladder thickening dual-use ladder stool stair chair 42 × 55× 68cm,38 × 46× 50cm
- A WINNNGOO Drone Foldable Quadcopter 2.4GHz Full HD Camera WiFi FPV Live Video G-Sensor Nano Drone Intelligent Battery Headless Mode Voice Control RC Helicopter
- American Educational Eye Model Activity Set
- Generic Area RC Front diff Bracket for LOSI DBXL Black
- 1PC Plaid Plush Fabric Sofa Cover European Style Soft Slip Resistant Slipcover Seat Couch Cover Sofa Towel for Living Room Decor Grey 1pcs, 90x90cm 1pcs
- Simpson Diorama Figure Collection Series 2 - 1 Figure Set (7 Set)
- Geometic Spandex Sofa Cover Stretch Slipcover Elastic Sectional Couch Cover for Living Room canape Salon Sofa cubierta Predector color 14, 2-Seater 145-185cm
- Trademark Fine Art Crystal Vision I by Naomi McCavitt, 12x19
- gold Yellow Classic Personalised Evening Reception Invitations Invites & Envelopes
- Genuine Opal & Citrine White gold Plated 925 Sterling Silver Cluster Cocktail Ring Size 8
- Losi LOS03013T2 22S K&N SCT Brushless RTR AVC 1 10 2WD, orange White
- colorforms Play Set The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- CHARLES WYSOCKI's AMERICANA EZ GRASP PUZZLE Bear Train 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle MADE IN USA PUZZLE by WYSOCKI's AMERICANA ES GRASP PUZZLE
- Generic 1 32 Scale for TheBMW Z4 Coupe Cabriolet Diecast Collection Alloy Metal Sports Car Model Pull Back Toys Car Red
- Dollhouse Miniature Tin Roof Panel Green 12 X 16 1 Pk
- Multifunction Folding Ladder Solid Wood Ladder Stool, Portable Step Stool Indoor Three-Step Stool Step Ladder Foldable Stepladder,D
- HXZB 3d Wooden Puzzle, Modern Wooden Music Box Diy Wooden Mini Music Box Rabbit
- BloomerangDynam 3.6mm 90 Degree ERetract Landing Gear for P51D Mustang Spitfire at6 Texan
- Hasbro Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Action Figure Mace Windu
- Harrisville Designs Potholder Purse (Rainbow)
- ImpressArt Steel Stamping Block Small Size with Rubber Feet 1 Piece Steel
- 1 43rd Pit Showcase by RACING CHAMPIONS
- Penny Black Way Cool Clear Stamps Sheet, 5 x 6.5 by Penny Black
- Furby Boom Figure (Straight Stripes)
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