Renewing a motion in California is the topic of this blog post.
Renewing a motion in California is authorized under Code of Civil Procedure section 1008(b) and renewing a motion has one very distinct advantage over motions for reconsideration as they are not subject to the 10 day statutory time limitation imposed on motions for reconsideration.
The main disadvantage of renewing a motion in California is the fact that it can only by brought by the party who filed the original motion unlike a motion for reconsideration which can be brought by any party affected by an order.
Renewed motions in California are governed by Code of Civil Procedure § 1008(b) which states in pertinent part that “A party who originally made an application for an order which was refused in whole or part, or granted conditionally or on terms, may make a subsequent application for the same order upon new or different facts, circumstances, or law, in which case it shall be shown by affidavit what application was made before, when and to what judge, what order or decisions were made, and what new or different facts, circumstances, or law are claimed to be shown.”
However the party seeking to renew the motion is required to make a showing of new or different facts, circumstances or law since the date of the original order that the moving party was not aware of and could not have discovered with reasonable diligence. If the moving party fails to make a sufficient showing of compliance with the statutory provisions that may result in denial of the renewed motion.
Several decisions of the California Courts of Appeal have stated that a decision on a motion is not res judicata, and a trial court has jurisdiction to consider a renewal of a prior motion.
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