This decision affirms dismissal of a case under the 5 year statute.  It holds that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in not tolling the 5 year statute during the 16 month period in which the court was not holding jury trials due to COVID-19 because during that period plaintiff was not ready to go to trial anyway, not having completed his own or his experts’ depositions.  Similarly a shorter between the date plaintiff requested as a trial date before the 5 year statute ran and the post-deadline date on which trial was actually set due to the unavailability of courts before then didn’t toll the 5 year deadline since plaintiff simply accepted the tentative ruling setting the post-deadline date and didn’t make any effort to secure an earlier date.