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Jeffrey Huron Authors Article for The Recorder

Explains Differences Between Motions for Reconsideration and Renewal; Says Failure to Comply with Requirements is Sanctionable as Contempt

May 7, 2014

Jeffrey Huron, Los Angeles-based member of the Business Litigation Practice Group whose practice focuses on litigating and arbitrating business, real estate and entertainment disputes,  authored an article—“Moving for Reconsideration v. Moving for Renewal”—that appeared in the May 1, 2014 issue of The Recorder, an online and print publication that provides news and information relevant to the California legal community.

In the article, Huron discusses how—to preserve judicial resources—the California Legislature and courts have greatly limited reconsideration motions and, to a lesser degree, renewal motions. Huron explains how these two motions differ, what circumstances warrant their considered use and the timeframe by which each motion must be made to be considered valid.

Huron points out that judges “disfavor reconsideration and renewal motions.” He also notes that if the requirements of either motion are not fully complied with, the judge can sanction as contempt.