What does it means when a case dismissed with "did not waived court costs"?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Francisco, CA

The cross complaint against was dismissed without prejudice and checked the box with "did not waived court costs"? What does that mean.

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  1. James Carl Eschen III

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Under certain circumstances, the court waives filing fees for indigent litigants. That box states whether the court did so in your case. It has to do with the court's ability to recover those costs on behalf of a prevailing party for whom it waived them.

  2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Typically, that box will be checked. Otherwise, if the court DID waive court fees, the declaration on second page of CIV110 (Request for Dismissal) must be filled out.

    Basically, the court has a statutory lien on settlements over $10,000 if the court fees were initially waived. The court can refuse to enter the dismissal until the lien has been satisfied. (Government Code section 68637).

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

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