LA Court Budget Cuts Will Stall Suits, Hurt Biz, Officials Say

Law360, Los Angeles (May 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT) -- As California grapples with a $16 billion budget shortfall, steep cuts to the Los Angeles County court system could hinder litigators' ability to resolve civil litigation in a timely manner and prevent businesses locked in outstanding disputes from securing investments, court officials said Monday.

Judge Daniel Buckley, who addressed media members on the court's finances, said it is not yet known what effect Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget would have on the Los Angeles Superior Court. California's Judicial Council held an emergency meeting Thursday to review...
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