GRIFFITH v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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District Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 2, California.

GRIFFITH v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY et al.

Civ. 9979.

Decided: October 30, 1934

William Ellis Lady, of Los Angeles, for petitioner. Frank S. Hutton, of Los Angeles, for respondents.

This is a proceeding in certiorari, and in our view of the case no extended or detailed statement of facts or discussion of law is necessary.

In a pending action to foreclose a mortgage on real property, the superior court entered an order appointing an appraiser to appraise the property in question under the provisions of section 726 of the Code of Civil Procedure as amended in 1933 (St. 1933, p. 2118); such appraisement being usable as evidence thereafter at a trial of the case to mark the extreme limit of possible deficiency judgment therein.

A writ of review lies only when the inferior tribunal, board, or officer exercising judicial functions has exceeded the jurisdiction of such tribunal, board, or officer, and there is no appeal nor, in the judgment of the court, any plain, speedy, and adequate remedy. Code Civ. Proc. § 1068. The language of the section limits it to cases where the tribunal “has exceeded” its jurisdiction. It does not lie to determine the correctness, in point of law, of rulings or decisions made by such court upon questions arising in the course of the proceeding or cause preliminary to a final determination regarding the action which it is asked to take in the matter. Holabird v. Railroad Commission, 171 Cal. 691, 154 P. 831; People v. County Judge, 40 Cal. 479; Sayers v. Superior Court, 84 Cal. 642, 24 P. 296; Gumilla v. Industrial Accident Commission, 187 Cal. 638, 203 P. 397; Howe v. Superior Court, 96 Cal. App. 769, 274 P. 992.

The writ is denied.

WILLIS, Justice pro tem.

We concur: STEPHENS, P. J.; DESMOND, J.