Change of Venue: Failure to Pay Transfer Fees Results in Dismissal

  The clerk’s mailing of a minute order to the parties is sufficient notice of the granting of a motion to transfer due to improper venue to start the 30-day clock running for payment of transfer fees. (Code of Civil Procedure section 399(a).) If transfer fees are not timely paid, dismissal is required.  (Southwestern Law School v. Benson (2019) BV032895, Appellate Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.)


Proper Venue Selection Provision Enforceable in Contract

  A basic well-known rule of civil procedure is that you cannot confer jurisdiction by consent. Nearly 75 years ago the California Supreme Court held that the rule applied to venue as well. How does the rule apply to venue selection provisions in contract? Continue reading