LA Superior Court's Cuts Signal Major Case Delays

Law360, San Diego (March 6, 2012, 8:21 PM EST) -- Crunched by California’s budget cuts, the Los Angeles County Superior Court plans to lay off hundreds of employees and restructure dozens of courtrooms, court officials announced Monday, in a sweeping move lawyers say will grind the civil litigation process to a near halt.

Presiding Judge Lee Edmon of the biggest trial court in the U.S., along with the court’s top administrator Clerk John Clarke, issued a memo to judicial officers and court staff saying that in June, the court will eliminate 350 employees, including 50 clerks,...
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