Rothstein v. Superior Court

When cases are merely related—as opposed to consolidated—transfer of one of them to a new judge based on an effective 170.6 challenge does not require or allow transfer of the other related case in which no challenge is filed.  H sued W to dissolve their marriage.  Judge B was assigned to handle the case and…

Jones v. Superior Court of Nevada County

A superior court’s branch with only one sitting judge is still part of a larger court with more than one authorized judge, so the normal rules setting the time for filing a 170.6 challenge apply, not CCP 170.6(a)(2) which sets a special rule for courts authorized to have only one judge.  CCP 170.6(a)(2) provides that…