California Code of Civil Procedure 630.01 to .08 allows for expedited one day civil trials, where each side gets three hours to present their case. There are serious waivers, such as motions for directed verdict, motions to set aside the verdict or any judgment rendered by the jury, or motions for a new trial on the basis of inadequate or excessive damages. CA CCP 630.08.
That being said, it could truly help “small” cases with very basic fact patterns.
Below please find a video podcast discussing California Expedited Trials, complete with insight from insurance defense attorneys who each won a trial recently.
Josh Gilliland is a California attorney who focuses his practice on eDiscovery. Josh is the co-creator of The Legal Geeks, which has made the ABA Journal Top Blawg 100 Blawg from 2013 to 2016, the Web 100 from 2017 to 2018, and was nominated for Best Podcast for the 2015 Geekie Awards. Josh has presented at legal conferences and comic book conventions across the United States. He also ties a mean bow tie.