Who needs a Form CM-010?
Form CM-010 or the Civil Cover Sheet should be filed with the Superior Court of California by any of the parties to a particular suite claiming for recovery of not more than $25,000.
What is Form CM-010 for?
This Cover Sheet indicates the case type and whether the case is complex (large number of separately represented parties, witnesses, evidences, etc.) or not. This information will be used to compile statistics about the types and numbers of cases filed. The cover sheet must be filed only with the 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 of the California Rules of Court.
Is Form CM-010 accompanied by other forms?
This form is to be filed along with all the necessary documents needed for each particular case. Contact your attorney for more instructions on how to file the law suit with the Superior Court of California.
How do I fill out Form CM-010?
The following information must be provided in order to complete the form:
- Indication whether the amount demanded exceeds $25,000 or not;
- Information on designation status: whether the case is Counter or Joinder (filed with first appearance by defendant);
- Indication of the case type;
- Indication of whether the case is complex or not;
After completing the form, it should be signed by by a party or attorney for party.
Where do I send Form CM-010?
Once completed and signed, this form should be directed to the court’s address which is usually the address where the hearings on the particular case take place.