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STERN v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (GETZ, KRYCLER & JAKUBOVITS), B150315

A trial court should order jurisdictional reclassification based on the amount in controversy only after the parties have received notice and an opportunity to contest reclassification, and the court may only determine whether a matter shall be a class action after the parties have notice and an opportunity to present evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2002
  • Published 11/27/2002

Judges

  • KITCHING, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Harris & Kaufman, William E. Harris, Sherman Oaks, and Matthew A. Kaufman for Petitioners., Reback, McAndrews & Kjar, John M. Caron and Matthew A. Stein for Real Parties in Interest.

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