(a) Court approval of dismissal A dismissal of an entire class action, or of any party or cause of action in a class action, requires court approval. The court may not grant a request to dismiss a class 23 action if the court has entered judgment following final approval of a settlement. Requests for dismissal must be accompanied by a declaration setting forth the facts on which the party relies. The declaration must clearly state whether consideration, direct or indirect, is being given for the
(a) Class actions The rules in this chapter apply to each class action brought under Civil Code section 1750 et seq. or Code of Civil Procedure section 382 until the court finds the action is not maintainable as a class action or revokes a prior class certification. (b) Relief from compliance with rules The court, on its own motion or on motion of any named party, may grant relief from compliance with the rules in this chapter in an appropriate case. Cal. R. Ct. 3.760 Rule 3.760 amended and renumbered
A party that requests dismissal of an action must serve on all parties and file notice of entry of the dismissal. Cal. R. Ct. 3.1390 Rule 3.1390 .amended and renumbered effective 1/1/2007; adopted as rule 383 effective 7/1/1999.