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Beverly Hills Courthouse to Stop Hearing Cases

Prone to handling high-profile celebrity cases that often lead to bottlenecks on Burton Way, the Beverly Hills Courthouse is one of 10 county courthouses that is scaling back operations due to budget cuts.

The likes of Lindsay Lohan will have to have their elsewhere with the news that the Beverly Hills Courthouse is one of 10 Los Angeles County courthouses that will no longer hear cases.

Budget cuts announced Wednesday are the cause of the scale back. Affected county courthouses in addition to the Beverly Hills location at 9355 Burton Way include those in Huntington Park, Whittier, Pomona North, Malibu, West Los Angeles, South Los Angeles (Kenyon Juvenile), San Pedro (the main courthouse and Beacon Street annex) and Catalina.

The courthouses will continue to handle some administrative matters like ticket payments, the Los Angeles Times reported. An unspecified number of layoffs will occur and the cuts will be carried out over the next six months, according to the newspaper.

"It's devastating to the court system and it's going to be a sea change in how we do our business," Lee Smalley Edmon, presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, told the Times. "Unfortunately, there are going to be longer lines in each of our courthouses and great delays throughout the system."

To read the Los Angeles Times report about the courthouse closings, click here.

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George Buzzetti November 16, 2012 at 07:31 PM
This is bad news. All they want to do and are doing is preventing citizens from having their day in court. We are rapidly wiping our our so called democracy. Today, if you look at it technically, we are really a fascist state run by corporations, after all, is that not the defination from the 20's in Italy under Mussolini? Stop fooling yourselves public. You had better start seeing the light and do what others around the world are doing and fight this for your and your childrens future.
Jacqueline Salisbury March 03, 2013 at 05:54 AM
It's very stupid now people will be force to drive long distance and expect to be there all day due to more layoffs its very sad to see the employees that want to work and are hard working employees when you have the one's that walk around and take extended breaks and lunch with supervisor's from another department that's not having respect for the other supervisor and those employees don't want to retire because its easy money coming to them for just walking around asking everyone what's for lunch or just doing nothing..but at the end of the day they get away from being who they are LAZY state employee's who are bad role model's to the new employee's
Diane Salisbury March 03, 2013 at 05:57 AM
It's very stupid now people will be force to drive long distance and expect to be there all day due to more layoffs its very sad to see the employees that want to work and are hard working employees when you have the one's that walk around and take extended breaks and lunch with supervisor's from another department that's not having respect for the other supervisor and those employees don't want to retire because its easy money coming to them for just walking around asking everyone what's for lunch or just doing nothing..but at the end of the day they get away from being who they are LAZY state employee's who are bad role model's to the new employee's

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