Friday, February 19, 2010

JCC To Review Transcript Costs

The California Supremes are referring claims of court reporter overcharging to the Judicial Council of California, reports Laura Ernde of the Daily Journal.

The issue arose in Gomez v. City of San Diego, S177774.  While the court denied the petition for review that Horvitz & Levy filed in that case, it agreed yesterday to "refer the concerns raised by petitioner and amicus curiae to the Judicial Council for consideration of a possible change to the California Rules of Court."  An amicus curiae was filed by the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, according to the DJ.

The DJ quotes H&L partner Lisa Perrochet (right) as saying "'I think we've accomplished our purpose by raising the profile of the issue and getting the Supreme Court's endorsement that the Judicial Council needs to take a close look at this.'"