Code Section Group

Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 3. OF THE PARTIES TO CIVIL ACTIONS [367 - 389.5]

  ( Title 3 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 4. Effect of Death [377.10 - 377.62]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 20. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [377.10 - 377.11]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 20. )

377.10.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, “beneficiary of the decedent’s estate” means:

(a) If the decedent died leaving a will, the sole beneficiary or all of the beneficiaries who succeed to a cause of action, or to a particular item of property that is the subject of a cause of action, under the decedent’s will.

(b) If the decedent died without leaving a will, the sole person or all of the persons who succeed to a cause of action, or to a particular item of property that is the subject of a cause of action, under Sections 6401 and 6402 of the Probate Code or, if the law of a sister state or foreign nation governs succession to the cause of action or particular item of property, under the law of the sister state or foreign nation.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 1993.)

377.11.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, “decedent’s successor in interest” means the beneficiary of the decedent’s estate or other successor in interest who succeeds to a cause of action or to a particular item of the property that is the subject of a cause of action.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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