The tentative ruling is a ruling that shall become the ruling of the court unless the opposing side appears in court and presents an oral argument of their side.
Obtaining A Tentative Ruling
Civil tentative rulings will be posted to this Web site after 2:00 p.m. on the day before the hearing date. All rulings and notes will be deleted the following morning.
NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the documents placed on the Web site, but the court is not responsible for delays, errors or omissions in these web pages. The official court documents are those filed with the case record, and any questions should be directed to the department where the hearing is set.
The tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the court unless a party desiring to be heard so advises the judicial assistant of the department hearing the matter no later than 4:30 p.m. on the court day preceding the hearing, and further advises that such party has notified the other side of its intention to appear and argue.
You may notify the judicial assistant either by completing and submitting the Request for Oral Argument Form for the department hearing your case below or by contacting the judicial department assigned to your case by telephone. The phone number to the appropriate judicial assistant can be found in the tentative ruling document or on the civil setting guide page.
Request For Oral Argument Forms
Presenting Your Oral Argument
After notifying the judicial department as well as the other party as mentioned above you must present your argument at the scheduled hearing. This can be done in person in the courtroom at your scheduled hearing date or in some cases can be done by phone.
Solano County Superior Court offers you the option of appearing telephonically through CourtCall on certain civil matters pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.670. Fees are charged by CourtCall for this option. To make arrangements for telephonic appearances, you must contact CourtCall at (888) 882-6878 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the court day prior to the hearing. For more information about CourtCall, click here.