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Supreme Court limits procedure to prevent eviction

May 3, 2021

In Stancil v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court today cuts back on a method tenants have used to obtain what the court calls “a potential reprieve” from the expedited eviction procedure.  The court holds that a tenant may contest an unlawful detainer proceeding with a motion to quash service of summons only in “rare and limited circumstances.”  Usually, an answer to the complaint is the right way to go.