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County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc.

(California Court of Appeal) – In a bail bond forfeiture case, the trial court’s denial of the motion by bail bond company defendant to vacate forfeiture and exonerate bond, and grant of summary judgment to the County, are reversed where the trial court lost jurisdiction over the bail bond pursuant to the terms of Penal Code section 1305(b) when a bail forfeiture was declared in open court and set aside on the same day, and when the court clerk failed to mail notice of the forfeiture to the surety and bond agent.

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