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TENTATIVE RULINGS

The Court has a tentative ruling procedure pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1308 and Alameda County Superior Court Local Rule 3.30.

WHAT IS A TENTATIVE RULING?

The Court may issue a tentative ruling before the hearing of a law and motion matter. The tentative ruling will become the order of the Court, and no hearing will be held, unless a party contests the tentative ruling.

HOW DO I FIND A TENTATIVE RULING?

Tentative rulings are available on the Internet and by telephone.  In some cases, such as recently filed unlawful detainer (eviction) cases, tentative rulings may only be available by telephone.   

TENTATIVE RULINGS ONLINE

To find a tentative ruling online, you can search by department number or by case number.  Go to DomainWeb and proceed through the following steps:  

To search by date and department number:

  • Click "Calendar Search."

  • Select the court location and hearing date.

  • Click the department in which your motion is set. 

  • Click the civil law and motion calendar for the date. 

To search by case number: 

  • Click "Case Number Search."

  • Enter the case number.

  • Click "Submit."

  • Click the "Tentative Rulings" tab in the left hand column.

  

TENTATIVE RULINGS BY PHONE

For Civil Direct Departments, please call 866-223-2244

For Department 511, please call 510-272-1200     


 

HOW DO I CONTEST A TENTATIVE RULING?

Notify the Court and all the other parties no later than 4:00 PM one court day before the scheduled hearing, and briefly identify the issues you wish to argue.  If you are leaving a telephone message, also give your name and telephone number, the case name and number, and date and time of the hearing.

CIVIL DIRECT DEPARTMENTS

To contest a tentative ruling in a civil direct department, follow the instructions in the Notice of Assignment. You can also get information about the department by going to the "Direct Calendar Dept" tab on DomainWeb.

 

DEPARTMENT 511

To contest a tentative ruling in Department 511, please call 510-272-1200.

 

 
       
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