When you file a document, or group of documents, in one single submission through your EFSP, the Court considers this a “transaction."
Los Angeles Civil Court has established a requirement for filers that only one lead document may be submitted per transaction. For example, you will not be able to submit two motions or submit a cross-complaint and an answer in one transaction.
Instead, file the first lead document along with any supporting documents and complete that transaction. Then begin a new filing for the next lead document and include supporting documents accordingly.
Examples of “lead documents” include:
- Ex Parte Application
Per CA Code of Civil Procedure Section 428.50(a), you must file any cross-complaint against any of the parties who filed a complaint against you before, or at the same time as, filing an answer to the opposing party’s complaint. Filing cross-complaints with an answer will create an error in the system and your documents may be rejected.
Instead, you’ll place two separate transactions, first one for the cross-complaint and then one for the answer.