Superior Court Statistical Reporting Manual
Injury to another person or damage to another's property that does not involve a contract.
Tort Motor Vehicle (TMV) - Suit involving damages, injury, or death resulting from an incident involving a motor vehicle. (This usually requires sending a driver's abstract to the DOL if damages are awarded.)
Monetary disputes where damages are not the issue.
Involves land and items attached to land.
Condemnation (CON) - (eminent domain) Governmental taking of private property with payment, but not necessarily with consent. Only one filing and resolution is reported for each condemnation action, no matter how many land parcels are involved.
Civil Harassment (HAR) - Petition for protection from civil harassment (RCW 10.14.020).
Domestic Violence Protection (DVP) - Petition for protection order against domestic violence (RCW 26.50.010).
This is a category for civil matters not included in the above categories. This miscellaneous category includes the following petitions for writs and injunctions.
Note: For a confidential change of name for a domestic violence victim, see the CHN cause of action under a protected case type (page 5-6).
Injunction (INJ) - Petition requiring a person to do or refrain from doing a particular thing. Record a petition for injunction as a cause code only if no other claim is made. (Example: If the petition for an injunction is filed with a tort, the filing should be recorded under the tort category.) Only the first injunction is counted as a filing, even if it is a temporary injunction. A later petition for a permanent injunction should not be counted as a separate filing.
Minor Settlement (MST) - Petition for a court decision that an award to a minor is appropriate when no letters of guardianship are required (e.g., net settlement value $25,000 or less; see SPR 98.16W). If letters are necessary, file the petition as a guardianship case.
Petition for Civil Commitment (Sexual Predator) (PCC) - Petition for the involuntary civil commitment of a person who (1) has been convicted of a sexually violent offense whose term of confinement is about to expire or has expired, (2) has been charged with a sexually violent offense and who has been determined to be incompetent to stand trial who is about to be released or has been released, or (3) has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of a sexually violent offense and who is about to be released or has been released, and it appears that the person may be a sexually violent predator.
Seizure of Property from the Commission of a Crime (SPC) - Seizure of personal property which was employed in aiding, abetting, or in the commission of a crime, from a defendant following criminal conviction.
Seizure of Property Resulting from a Crime (SPR) - Seizure of tangible or intangible property which is the direct or indirect result of a crime, from a defendant following criminal conviction (e.g., remuneration for, or contract interest in, a depiction or account of a crime).
Appeals from courts of limited jurisdiction to the superior court, including both RALJ and de novo appeals.
Includes matters that are handled primarily by the clerk, such as tax warrants or abstracts of judgment from another court. Each matter should first be filed as a civil case to establish jurisdiction, before filing the judgment on SCOMIS. A separate filing is reported for each matter filed. This type of matter is normally resolved and completed at the same time it is filed.
Abstract of Judgment (ABJ) - An abstract is a certified copy of entries in the judgment docket. The superior court files abstracts of judgment from other superior courts, the appellate courts, and the federal district courts.
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