San Diego, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: What does case not at issues, does need to be addressed mean

Yes I am in the middle of an unlawful detainer case as the plantiff we've filed they've responded but the defendants did everything to delay this case regardless we are at the stage of requesting for the case to go to trial but every time I submit the request it's rejected with that phrase

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In legal terms, when a case is described as "not at issue," it means that the case is not ready for trial. This status can occur for various reasons, such as outstanding motions that need to be resolved, discovery that is incomplete, or other procedural matters that prevent the case from moving forward to the trial phase. The phrase "does need to be addressed" typically refers to these outstanding issues that must be resolved before the case can proceed.

In the context of your unlawful detainer case as the plaintiff, the court's response suggests there are procedural or substantive matters that require attention before your request for trial can be granted. It could be related to the way the case has been managed, such as incomplete filings, unresolved motions, or perhaps the court requires more information or clarification on certain aspects of the case.

To address this, carefully review the court's rules and any specific instructions provided in the rejection notice. It may also be helpful to consult with a legal professional or a court clerk for guidance on how to resolve the outstanding issues. Ensuring that all procedural requirements are met and that any pending matters are addressed promptly can help move your case forward. Remember, effective communication with the court and adherence to its procedures are crucial in advancing your case to trial.

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