Can a Plaintiiff appear by phone on a trial?

Asked about 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

His attorney motions for him to appear by phone , since he is evading process server on a restraining order hearing. How legal is that?

The Plaintiff is supposed to appear in person for his pre trial conference and trial, isn't ?

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  1. Christopher Daniel Leroi

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    Answered . No. If someone files a lawsuit, they are expected to appear and testify at trial. Both parties need to appear before the Court, as a lot of what the judge considers are the personal mannerisms of the litigants in addition to their testimony.

  2. Kevin Samuel Sullivan

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    Answered . no.

  3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . No, a plaintiff cannot normally appear for a trial via telephone.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more

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