Apr. 23, 2014
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Asbestos/CEQA Department

tentative rulings

Official tentative ruling phone line: (415) 551-4000

The phone line is the only official posting of tentative rulings. Tentative rulings may also be viewed online by following these steps:

  1. Go to www.sfsuperiorcourt.org
  2. Click on the "Online Services" tab
  3. Click on "Case Number Query"
  4. Type in the last 6 digits of the case number and click "Submit"
  5. At the top of the Register of Actions page click "Calendar"
  6. Find the relevant Court Date and the tentative ruling will be posted under "Matter(s)"

In both Asbestos and CEQA actions, any party who wishes to contest a tentative ruling must send an e-mail to contestasbestostr@sftc.org no later than 4:30 p.m. the court day before the hearing stating, without argument, their intention to contest. The e-mail must refer to the line number, case number, short case title and the party you represent. This notification to the court is in addition to rules dictating notice to all other parties. Failure to follow this procedure may result in the court adopting its tentative ruling or continuing the hearing. 

Please note that this e-mail address is strictly for contesting tentative rulings only. 

Specific information for asbestos actions

For much of the pertinent information regarding Asbestos actions filed in this court, see the Complex Asbestos Litigation Case Management Order.

Electronic Filing:
Pursuant to the Case Management Order, electronic filing is required in asbestos actions. 
 
Approved E-filing vendor: LexisNexis
LexisNexis Customer Service Line: (888) 529-7587
Court’s E-filing Support Line: (415) 551-3824 (leave a message)
 

Special instructions for electronic filing. 

Discovery:
Asbestos discovery motions are heard Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Prior to filing a discovery motion you must contact the court’s calendar clerk to make a reservation. To reserve a hearing date, please call (415) 551-3706. Provide proper notice.  Courtesy copies must be provided to the court prior to the hearing pursuant to Local Rule 2.6.
 
Law and Motion:
Asbestos law and motion matters and motions relating to trial dates are heard Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Parties may select their own hearing date. No reservation is needed. Provide proper notice. Courtesy copies must be provided to the court prior to the hearing pursuant to Local Rule 2.6.
 
Ex Parte Hearings:
Asbestos ex parte hearings are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. No reservation is needed. Provide proper notice and bring the following to the hearing: a courtesy copy of your filed application, two copies of the proposed order and the LexisNexis Transaction ID number. Please arrive early to sign in.
 

specific information for ceqa actions

Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco Local Rules of Court: Rule 6.10

Motions:
Motions in CEQA cases are normally heard on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., subject to change based on the court’s availability. A reservation is required. To schedule a hearing for a CEQA discovery or law and motion matter, please call the court’s calendar clerk at (415) 551-3706. Courtesy copies must be provided to the court pursuant to Local Rule 6.10.
 
Writ Hearings:
CEQA writ hearings are held on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and are calendared pursuant to the parties’ stipulated briefing schedule, which requires court approval. Courtesy copies must be provided to the court pursuant to Local Rule 6.10.
 
Ex Parte Hearings:
CEQA ex parte hearings are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in the CEQA Department. No reservation is needed. Parties must follow all ex parte requirements set forth in CRC 3.1200 through 3.1207. Please arrive early to sign in.


      Judge Teri L. Jackson

      Contact Information

      Judge Teri L. Jackson
      Asbestos and CEQA Judge
      400 McAllister St.
      Dept. 503
      San Francisco, CA 94102

      Settlement Manager:
      Pang V. Ly, Esq.
      400 McAllister St., Room 603
      San Francisco, CA 94102
      Telephone (415) 551-3791
      Email: ply@sftc.org

      Clerks
      Lead clerk: (415) 551-3716
      Calendar clerk: (415) 3706

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