Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Judicial Notice of Internet Evidence — Court May Take Judicial Notice of Online State Court Records and Its Own Records in Other Cases

Beltran v. Brazelton, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53243 (C.D. Cal. April 15, 2014):

1   The Court takes judicial notice of Internet records relating to this action in the state appellate courts (available at ("state court records"). See Smith v. Duncan, 297 F.3d 809, 815 (9th Cir. 2002) (federal courts may take judicial notice of related state court documents), overruled on other grounds as recognized in Cross v. Sisto, 676 F.3d 1172 (9th Cir. 2012).


3   That action was dismissed after Petitioner not only failed to file a first amended petition despite being granted an extension of time to do so, but he then made no contact with the Court for six months. (See CV 12-9529 DSF (AN), [11]); see also United States v. Wilson, 631 F.2d 118, 119 (9th Cir. 1980) (a federal court may take judicial notice of its own records in other cases).

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