Form CM-010 Civil Case Cover Sheet - California

Form CM-010 or the "Civil Case Cover Sheet" is a form issued by the California Superior Court.

The form was last revised in July 1, 2007 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date Form CM-010 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the California Superior Court Forms website.

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CM-010
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
FOR COURT USE ONLY
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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
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MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
CASE NAME:
CASE NUMBER:
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET
Complex Case Designation
Unlimited
Limited
Counter
Joinder
(Amount
(Amount
JUDGE:
demanded
demanded is
Filed with first appearance by defendant
exceeds $25,000)
$25,000 or less)
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.402)
DEPT:
Items 1–6 below must be completed (see instructions on page 2).
1. Check one box below for the case type that best describes this case:
Contract
Provisionally Complex Civil Litigation
Auto Tort
(Cal. Rules of Court, rules 3.400–3.403)
Breach of contract/warranty (06)
Auto (22)
Rule 3.740 collections (09)
Antitrust/Trade regulation (03)
Uninsured motorist (46)
Construction defect (10)
Other PI/PD/WD (Personal Injury/Property
Other collections (09)
Damage/Wrongful Death) Tort
Mass tort (40)
Insurance coverage (18)
Asbestos (04)
Securities litigation (28)
Other contract (37)
Product liability (24)
Real Property
Environmental/Toxic tort (30)
Medical malpractice (45)
Eminent domain/Inverse
Insurance coverage claims arising from the
condemnation (14)
above listed provisionally complex case
Other PI/PD/WD (23)
types (41)
Wrongful eviction (33)
Non-PI/PD/WD (Other) Tort
Enforcement of Judgment
Other real property (26)
Business tort/unfair business practice (07)
Enforcement of judgment (20)
Unlawful Detainer
Civil rights (08)
Commercial (31)
Defamation (13)
Miscellaneous Civil Complaint
Residential (32)
Fraud (16)
RICO (27)
Drugs (38)
Intellectual property (19)
Other complaint (not specified above) (42)
Judicial Review
Professional negligence (25)
Miscellaneous Civil Petition
Asset forfeiture (05)
Other non-PI/PD/WD tort (35)
Partnership and corporate governance (21)
Petition re: arbitration award (11)
Employment
Other petition (not specified above) (43)
Wrongful termination (36)
Writ of mandate (02)
Other employment (15)
Other judicial review (39)
2. This case
is
is not
complex under rule 3.400 of the California Rules of Court. If the case is complex, mark the
factors requiring exceptional judicial management:
a.
Large number of separately represented parties
d.
Large number of witnesses
b.
Extensive motion practice raising difficult or novel
e.
Coordination with related actions pending in one or more courts
issues that will be time-consuming to resolve
in other counties, states, or countries, or in a federal court
c.
Substantial amount of documentary evidence
f.
Substantial postjudgment judicial supervision
3. Remedies sought (check all that apply):
b.
c.
a.
monetary
nonmonetary; declaratory or injunctive relief
punitive
4. Number of causes of action (specify):
5. This case
is
is not
a class action suit.
6.
If there are any known related cases, file and serve a notice of related case. (You may use form CM-015.)
Date:
(SIGNATURE OF PARTY OR ATTORNEY FOR PARTY)
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
NOTICE
Plaintiff must file this cover sheet with the first paper filed in the action or proceeding (except small claims cases or cases filed
under the Probate Code, Family Code, or Welfare and Institutions Code). (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.220.) Failure to file may result
in sanctions.
File this cover sheet in addition to any cover sheet required by local court rule.
If this case is complex under rule 3.400 et seq. of the California Rules of Court, you must serve a copy of this cover sheet on all
other parties to the action or proceeding.
Unless this is a collections case under rule 3.740 or a complex case, this cover sheet will be used for statistical purposes only.
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Cal. Rules of Court, rules 2.30, 3.220, 3.400–3.403, 3.740;
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET
Judicial Council of California
Cal. Standards of Judicial Administration, std. 3.10
CM-010 [Rev. July 1, 2007]
www.courtinfo.ca.gov
CM-010
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
FOR COURT USE ONLY
To keep other people from
seeing what you entered on
your form, please press the
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO.:
Clear This Form button at the
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
end of the form when finished.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
CASE NAME:
CASE NUMBER:
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET
Complex Case Designation
Unlimited
Limited
Counter
Joinder
(Amount
(Amount
JUDGE:
demanded
demanded is
Filed with first appearance by defendant
exceeds $25,000)
$25,000 or less)
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.402)
DEPT:
Items 1–6 below must be completed (see instructions on page 2).
1. Check one box below for the case type that best describes this case:
Contract
Provisionally Complex Civil Litigation
Auto Tort
(Cal. Rules of Court, rules 3.400–3.403)
Breach of contract/warranty (06)
Auto (22)
Rule 3.740 collections (09)
Antitrust/Trade regulation (03)
Uninsured motorist (46)
Construction defect (10)
Other PI/PD/WD (Personal Injury/Property
Other collections (09)
Damage/Wrongful Death) Tort
Mass tort (40)
Insurance coverage (18)
Asbestos (04)
Securities litigation (28)
Other contract (37)
Product liability (24)
Real Property
Environmental/Toxic tort (30)
Medical malpractice (45)
Eminent domain/Inverse
Insurance coverage claims arising from the
condemnation (14)
above listed provisionally complex case
Other PI/PD/WD (23)
types (41)
Wrongful eviction (33)
Non-PI/PD/WD (Other) Tort
Enforcement of Judgment
Other real property (26)
Business tort/unfair business practice (07)
Enforcement of judgment (20)
Unlawful Detainer
Civil rights (08)
Commercial (31)
Defamation (13)
Miscellaneous Civil Complaint
Residential (32)
Fraud (16)
RICO (27)
Drugs (38)
Intellectual property (19)
Other complaint (not specified above) (42)
Judicial Review
Professional negligence (25)
Miscellaneous Civil Petition
Asset forfeiture (05)
Other non-PI/PD/WD tort (35)
Partnership and corporate governance (21)
Petition re: arbitration award (11)
Employment
Other petition (not specified above) (43)
Wrongful termination (36)
Writ of mandate (02)
Other employment (15)
Other judicial review (39)
2. This case
is
is not
complex under rule 3.400 of the California Rules of Court. If the case is complex, mark the
factors requiring exceptional judicial management:
a.
Large number of separately represented parties
d.
Large number of witnesses
b.
Extensive motion practice raising difficult or novel
e.
Coordination with related actions pending in one or more courts
issues that will be time-consuming to resolve
in other counties, states, or countries, or in a federal court
c.
Substantial amount of documentary evidence
f.
Substantial postjudgment judicial supervision
3. Remedies sought (check all that apply):
b.
c.
a.
monetary
nonmonetary; declaratory or injunctive relief
punitive
4. Number of causes of action (specify):
5. This case
is
is not
a class action suit.
6.
If there are any known related cases, file and serve a notice of related case. (You may use form CM-015.)
Date:
(SIGNATURE OF PARTY OR ATTORNEY FOR PARTY)
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
NOTICE
Plaintiff must file this cover sheet with the first paper filed in the action or proceeding (except small claims cases or cases filed
under the Probate Code, Family Code, or Welfare and Institutions Code). (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.220.) Failure to file may result
in sanctions.
File this cover sheet in addition to any cover sheet required by local court rule.
If this case is complex under rule 3.400 et seq. of the California Rules of Court, you must serve a copy of this cover sheet on all
other parties to the action or proceeding.
Unless this is a collections case under rule 3.740 or a complex case, this cover sheet will be used for statistical purposes only.
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Cal. Rules of Court, rules 2.30, 3.220, 3.400–3.403, 3.740;
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET
Judicial Council of California
Cal. Standards of Judicial Administration, std. 3.10
CM-010 [Rev. July 1, 2007]
www.courtinfo.ca.gov
CM-010
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE COVER SHEET
To Plaintiffs and Others Filing First Papers. If you are filing a first paper (for example, a complaint) in a civil case, you must
complete and file, along with your first paper, the Civil Case Cover Sheet contained on page 1. This information will be used to compile
statistics about the types and numbers of cases filed. You must complete items 1 through 6 on the sheet. In item 1, you must check
one box for the case type that best describes the case. If the case fits both a general and a more specific type of case listed in item 1,
check the more specific one. If the case has multiple causes of action, check the box that best indicates the primary cause of action.
To assist you in completing the sheet, examples of the cases that belong under each case type in item 1 are provided below. A cover
sheet must be filed only with your initial paper. Failure to file a cover sheet with the first paper filed in a civil case may subject a party,
its counsel, or both to sanctions under rules 2.30 and 3.220 of the California Rules of Court.
To Parties in Rule 3.740 Collections Cases. A "collections case" under rule 3.740 is defined as an action for recovery of money
owed in a sum stated to be certain that is not more than $25,000, exclusive of interest and attorney's fees, arising from a transaction in
which property, services, or money was acquired on credit. A collections case does not include an action seeking the following: (1) tort
damages, (2) punitive damages, (3) recovery of real property, (4) recovery of personal property, or (5) a prejudgment writ of
attachment. The identification of a case as a rule 3.740 collections case on this form means that it will be exempt from the general
time-for-service requirements and case management rules, unless a defendant files a responsive pleading. A rule 3.740 collections
case will be subject to the requirements for service and obtaining a judgment in rule 3.740.
.
To Parties in Complex Cases
In complex cases only, parties must also use the Civil Case Cover Sheet to designate whether the
case is complex. If a plaintiff believes the case is complex under rule 3.400 of the California Rules of Court, this must be indicated by
completing the appropriate boxes in items 1 and 2. If a plaintiff designates a case as complex, the cover sheet must be served with the
complaint on all parties to the action. A defendant may file and serve no later than the time of its first appearance a joinder in the
plaintiff's designation, a counter-designation that the case is not complex, or, if the plaintiff has made no designation, a designation that
the case is complex.
CASE TYPES AND EXAMPLES
Provisionally Complex Civil Litigation (Cal.
Contract
Auto Tort
Rules of Court Rules 3.400–3.403)
Auto (22)–Personal Injury/Property
Breach of Contract/Warranty (06)
Antitrust/Trade Regulation (03)
Breach of Rental/Lease
Damage/Wrongful Death
Construction Defect (10)
Contract (not unlawful detainer
Uninsured Motorist (46) (if the
Claims Involving Mass Tort (40)
or wrongful eviction)
case involves an uninsured
Contract/Warranty Breach–Seller
Securities Litigation (28)
motorist claim subject to
Environmental/Toxic Tort (30)
Plaintiff (not fraud or negligence)
arbitration, check this item
Negligent Breach of Contract/
Insurance Coverage Claims
instead of Auto)
(arising from provisionally complex
Warranty
Other PI/PD/WD (Personal Injury/
case type listed above) (41)
Other Breach of Contract/Warranty
Property Damage/Wrongful Death)
Enforcement of Judgment
Collections (e.g., money owed, open
Tort
Enforcement of Judgment (20)
book accounts) (09)
Asbestos (04)
Abstract of Judgment (Out of
Collection Case–Seller Plaintiff
Asbestos Property Damage
County)
Other Promissory Note/Collections
Asbestos Personal Injury/
Confession of Judgment (non-
Case
Wrongful Death
Insurance Coverage (not provisionally
domestic relations)
Product Liability (not asbestos or
complex) (18)
Sister State Judgment
toxic/environmental) (24)
Auto Subrogation
Administrative Agency Award
Medical Malpractice (45)
Other Coverage
(not unpaid taxes)
Medical Malpractice–
Petition/Certification of Entry of
Other Contract (37)
Physicians & Surgeons
Judgment on Unpaid Taxes
Contractual Fraud
Other Professional Health Care
Other Enforcement of Judgment
Malpractice
Other Contract Dispute
Case
Real Property
Other PI/PD/WD (23)
Miscellaneous Civil Complaint
Eminent Domain/Inverse
Premises Liability (e.g., slip
RICO (27)
Condemnation (14)
and fall)
Other Complaint (not specified
Wrongful Eviction (33)
Intentional Bodily Injury/PD/WD
above) (42)
(e.g., assault, vandalism)
Other Real Property (e.g., quiet title) (26)
Declaratory Relief Only
Intentional Infliction of
Writ of Possession of Real Property
Injunctive Relief Only (non-
Emotional Distress
Mortgage Foreclosure
harassment)
Negligent Infliction of
Quiet Title
Mechanics Lien
Emotional Distress
Other Real Property (not eminent
Other Commercial Complaint
Other PI/PD/WD
domain, landlord/tenant, or
Case (non-tort/non-complex)
foreclosure)
Non-PI/PD/WD (Other) Tort
Other Civil Complaint
Unlawful Detainer
Business Tort/Unfair Business
(non-tort/non-complex)
Commercial (31)
Practice (07)
Miscellaneous Civil Petition
Civil Rights (e.g., discrimination,
Residential (32)
Partnership and Corporate
false arrest) (not civil
Drugs (38) (if the case involves illegal
Governance (21)
harassment) (08)
drugs, check this item; otherwise,
Other Petition (not specified
Defamation (e.g., slander, libel)
report as Commercial or Residential)
above) (43)
(13)
Judicial Review
Civil Harassment
Fraud (16)
Asset Forfeiture (05)
Workplace Violence
Intellectual Property (19)
Petition Re: Arbitration Award (11)
Elder/Dependent Adult
Professional Negligence (25)
Writ of Mandate (02)
Abuse
Legal Malpractice
Writ–Administrative Mandamus
Election Contest
Other Professional Malpractice
Writ–Mandamus on Limited Court
Petition for Name Change
(not medical or legal)
Case Matter
Petition for Relief From Late
Other Non-PI/PD/WD Tort (35)
Writ–Other Limited Court Case
Claim
Employment
Review
Other Civil Petition
Wrongful Termination (36)
Other Judicial Review (39)
Other Employment (15)
Review of Health Officer Order
Notice of Appeal–Labor
Commissioner Appeals
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