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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 8. OF THE TRIAL AND JUDGMENT IN CIVIL ACTIONS [577 - 674]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1.5. Dismissal for Delay in Prosecution [583.110 - 583.430]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Definitions and General Provisions [583.110 - 583.161]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5. )

  
583.110.  

As used in this chapter, unless the provision or context otherwise requires:

(a) “Action” includes an action commenced by cross-complaint or other pleading that asserts a cause of action or claim for relief.

(b) “Complaint” includes a cross-complaint or other initial pleading.

(c) “Court” means the court in which the action is pending.

(d) “Defendant” includes a cross-defendant or other person against whom an action is commenced.

(e) “Plaintiff” includes a cross-complainant or other person by whom an action is commenced.

(f) “Service” includes return of summons.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5.)