California Civil Law Time Limits

SERVICE OF PROCESS ■Serve Defendant after Complaint Filed – 60 days after filing.  [Source: CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT 3.110] ■Serve Defendant Added via Amended Complaint – 30 days after adding.  [Source: CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT 3.110(b)] ■Proof of Service of Summons and Complaint (proving to Court that you served Defendant) – 60 days after serving complaint.  [Source: CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE § 583.210] ■Defendant Time Limit to File Answer or Demurrer – 30 days from date complaint was served.  [Source:  CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 412.20] DISCOVERY ■Plaintiff may serve discovery questions – 10 days after service of [...]