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November 15, 2013

In a November 1 story headlined “Additional funds are helping the courts move foreclosure cases” — in which State Courts Administrator Lisa Goodner provided the Legislature with a status report on the foreclosure backlog — the following exchange between Goodner and Rep. Dave Kerner should have read:

The only question came from Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Palm Springs: How many dismissals have occurred as a result of “plaintiffs’ lack of prosecution?”

Goodner said she did not have that number: “But I can provide you with the number of cases that have been dismissed.”

The August 2013 status report for the current fiscal year shows 17,483 cases were dismissed — either before or after hearings — of the total 41,547 cases disposed of during those first two months of FY 2013-14.

[Revised: 03-13-2014]