California Code of Civil Procedure Section 37

CA Civ Pro Code § 37 (2017)  

(a) A civil action shall be entitled to preference, if the action is one in which the plaintiff is seeking damages which were alleged to have been caused by the defendant during the commission of a felony offense for which the defendant has been criminally convicted.

(b) The court shall endeavor to try the action within 120 days of the grant of preference.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 938, Sec. 1. Effective September 20, 1983.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018