California - Dismissal of Civil Case

In California, a Request for Dismissal is a formal legal document filed by the plaintiff (the party who initiated the lawsuit) to voluntarily terminate or dismiss a civil case. This document is typically filed with the court when the plaintiff decides to abandon their claim or no longer wishes to pursue the legal action against the defendant.
Once the court grants the Request for Dismissal, the case is closed, and the lawsuit is officially ended. It's essential to note that a dismissal can be with or without prejudice. A dismissal with prejudice means the plaintiff cannot refile the same claim, whereas a dismissal without prejudice allows the plaintiff to refile the case in the future if they choose to do so.
1. Download the Document
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2. Make Service Payment
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Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
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4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.