San Diego, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Q: Can a judge continuosly delay (over nine times in 7 months)a trial date, affecting the well being of an injured party

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Glen D. Duvel
Glen D. Duvel
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The scenario you present seems quite unusual. A judge has discretion in allowing continuances to trial dates, but typically they strive towards getting the case tried rather than continued. However, there are factors which would cause the judge to continue the matter, like complexity of discovery and depositions, expert issues that are not finalized, or stays (freezes) on cases if there is a defendant initiating bankruptcy proceedings. Regardless, the judge usually articulates the grounds upon which he/she grants any continuances.

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