This page describes in detail the case stayed phase of litigation in your case. Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional inquiries.
Timeline For Case Stayed
The case stayed phase can take as long as approximately 2-4 months.
Generally, within the first 30-60 days of filing a lawsuit, the court also sets an initial status conference where both parties by and through their lawyers attend an initial hearing with the court to discuss the case. Under normal circumstances, this hearing is generally scheduled by the court within 1 to 3 months after filing the case. However, due to COVID-19, many courts have scheduled the initial status conference 4-6 months after the filing of the case. It truly varies from court to court.
With class and PAGA actions (which are typically deemed to be “complex” cases that are heard in “complex court”), many complex courts in California have a “stay” on the case until the initial status conference. This means that the parties are not permitted to engage in discovery or any substantive law an motion until after the initial status conference with the court. Again, this varies court by court.
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