The California Rules of Court say that a plaintiff has 60 days to serve a defendant after a lawsuit is filed. What happens if the plaintiff doesn’t serve the defendant within 60 days?
As you know, in early 2012, if you could not serve within 60 days, the San Diego County Superior Court requested that a Certificate of Progress form be filed stating the reasons why service had not been effected on all parties and what was being done to effect service.
In the courtroom and generally, the listener determines the meaning of communications. Because thinking includes a visual component, imprecise words encourage jurors to conjure up their own images of the facts. Of course, such images are based on what they think they have heard. For all jurors to view the case in the same way as the lawyer does, and obtain a verdict, it is understood that a minimum of nine jurors must have the same mental image.