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PEOPLE v. AMWEST SUR. INS. CO., B166906

A trial court's failure to declare a bail bond forfeited in open court divests it of jurisdiction over the bond, and the trial court's later entry of summary judgment on the bond is void, not merely voidable, and is subject to collateral attack at any time.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/30/2004
  • Published 12/30/2004

Judges

  • BOLAND, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Nunez & Bernstein and E. Alan Nunez for Defendant and Appellant., Gary N. Miller, Assistant County Counsel and Elizabeth D. Miller, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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