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219.8.30 Petition for Writ of Mandate 098
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 219.8.30
Excerpt: ...City of Auburn's answer to the petition filed December 13, 2018, is deemed the answer to the petition as verified June 15, 2019. The court sustains petitioner's objections to Exhibit A of the request for judicial notice, and the declaration of Jon R. Di Cristina. Respondent City of Auburn's request for judicial notice is denied as to Exhibit A, and granted as to Exhibit B. Petitioner Z Brothers Investment, LLC petitions for a writ of administrati...
2020.07.02 Motion for Summary Judgment 978
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.07.02
Excerpt: ...ty of perjury in compliance with Code of Civil Procedure section 2015.5. Ruling on Motion The motion is granted. The trial court shall grant a motion for summary judgment if “all the papers submitted show that there is no triable issue as to any material fact and the moving party is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.” (Code of Civil Procedure section 437c(c).) The moving party bears the initial burden of establishing every element of ...
2020.06.26 Petition to Compel Arbitration 851
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 2020.06.26
Excerpt: ...el arbitration is whether there exists an agreement to arbitrate. Cruise v. Kroger Co. (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 390, 396. It is the moving party that carries this initial burden by proving, by a preponderance of the evidence, the existence of a valid arbitration agreement. Engalla v. Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (1997) 15 Cal.4th 951, 972. Petitioners meet their burden here. The court disagrees with plaintiff's contention that her claim for speci...
2020.06.26 Motion to Dissolve or Modify Preliminary Injunction 499
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 2020.06.26
Excerpt: ...ion 533, an injunction may be modified or dissolved upon a showing that there has been a material change in the facts upon which the injunction was granted, that the law has changed, or that the ends of justice would be served by modification or dissolution. An injunction may be granted when it appears that the plaintiff is entitled to the demanded relief, and that plaintiff would suffer irreparable injury if the enjoined action 4 were allowed to...
2020.06.26 Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict or for New Trial 740
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 2020.06.26
Excerpt: ... Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a. Ruling on Motion In the current motion, defendants seek judgment notwithstanding the jury's verdict in favor of plaintiff. They also seek the alternative relief of a new trial. The court will address each request separately. Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV) The authority to review a JNOV motion is proscribed by statute. “The court, before the expiration of its power to rule on a motion for new tr...
2020.06.19 Motion to Set Aside and Vacate Judgment 099
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.19
Excerpt: ... LLC's (“SNP's”) prior motion to enforce, as well as a proposed judgment thereon. The court's ruling did not provide further 3 direction on the contents of the proposed judgment. Subsequent to this action, on March 16, 2020, the court entered a modified ruling on submitted matter and judgment thereon. SNP now moves to vacate the March 16, 2020 judgment (“the Judgment”) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 663. In its reply brief, S...
2020.06.19 Motion for Summary Judgment 389
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.19
Excerpt: ...McNally”) moves for summary judgment as to plaintiffs' cause of action for negligent misrepresentation. The party seeking summary judgment bears the burden of showing there is no triable issue of material fact and that the party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield Co. (2001) 25 Cal.4th 826, 850. If the moving party carries its initial burden of production to make a prima facie showing that there are no tria...
2020.06.18 Motion for Leave to File Complaint 316
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.18
Excerpt: ... CIVIL LAW AND MOTION DEPARTMENT 42 THE HONORABLE CHARLES D. WACHOB TENTATIVE RULINGS FOR JUNE 18, 2020 AT 8:30 A.M. NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES WHO REQUEST ORAL ARGUMENT: UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ORAL ARGUMENT WILL BE HEARD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 AT 8:30 A.M. stay of proceedings due to defendant filing a bankruptcy action in the Eastern District Federal Bankruptcy Court. Pursuant to 11 U.S.C., §362(a)(1), federal bankruptcy law imposes an automati...
2020.06.18 Motion for Contempt 482
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.18
Excerpt: ...equest for contempt. Contempt is a quasi‐criminal proceeding where the alleged contemnor is afforded the same rights as a criminal defendant. (In re M.R. (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 49, 57.) Initiation of such proceedings requires the submission of an affidavit that sufficiently alleges the grounds for contempt. (Code of Civil Procedure section 1212.) The affidavit is essentially a charging document, framing the issues to be tried. (Reliable Enterpr...
2020.06.18 Demurrer 946
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.18
Excerpt: ...ned with leave to amend. A party may demur to a complaint where the pleading does not state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. (Code of Civil Procedure section 430.10(e).) A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of the pleadings, not the truth of the plaintiff's allegations or accuracy of the described conduct. (Bader v. Anderson (2009) 179 Cal.App.4th 775, 787.) The allegations in the pleadings are deemed to be true no matter how P...
2020.06.12 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 819
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 2020.06.12
Excerpt: ...ruled. Ruling on Motion Plaintiff Barbara Farinha moves for preliminary approval of class action settlement. The court has broad discretion in determining whether (1) a settlement is fair and reasonable, (2) the class notice is adequate, and (3) certification of the class is proper. In re Cellphone Fee Termination Cases (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 1380, 1389; Wershba v. Apple Computer, Inc. (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 224, 234‐235. 8 “[The] preliminary ...
2020.06.12 Motion to Compel Responses 251
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.12
Excerpt: ...031.300(c). However, repeated conduct of failing to comply with discovery obligations may lead the court to find an abuse of the discovery process and award sanctions on that basis. Laguna Auto Body v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (1991) 231 Cal.App.3d 481, overruled on other grounds in Garcia v. McCutchen (1997) 16 Cal.4th 469, 478, fn. 4. Farmers Insurance Exchange's Motion to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories Farmers Insurance Exchange's mo...
2020.06.12 Motion to Disqualify Counsel 799
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.12
Excerpt: ...ddresses a conflict between a party's right to choose its counsel and the overall needs of the judicial system to maintain ethical standards of professional responsibility for attorneys. Comden v. Superior Court (1978) 20 Cal.3d 906, 915; People ex rel. Dept. of Corrections v. SpeeDee Oil Change Systems, Inc. (1999) 20 Cal.4th 1135, 1145 (SpeeDee Oil). “The paramount concern must be to preserve public trust in the scrupulous administration of j...
2020.06.12 Motion to Reopen Discovery 095
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.12
Excerpt: ... discovery motion, and the reasons that the discovery was not completed or that the discovery motion was not heard earlier; (3) the likelihood that permitting the discovery or hearing the discovery motion will prevent the case from going to trial on the date set, or otherwise interfere with the trial calendar, or result in prejudice to any other party; and (4) the length of time elapsed between the date previously set, and the date presently set,...
2020.06.11 OSC Re Preliminary Injunction 812
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.11
Excerpt: ...unction preserves the status quo until a final determination on the merits of the pending action. (Casmalia Resources, Ltd. v. County of Santa Barbara (1987) 195 Cal.App.3d 827, 832.) Preliminary injunctions, however, are not causes of action; a cause of action must exist before such injunctive relief may be granted. (Shell Oil Co. v. Richter (1942) 52 Cal.app.2d 164, 168.) The trial court must review two factors prior to issuing a preliminary in...
2020.06.11 Motion to Compel Arbitration 664
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.11
Excerpt: ...d in a limited civil case, which include title to personal property with an amount that does not exceed $25,000; when equity is pleaded as a defensive matter [pleaded in an answer, counter claim, or cross‐complaint]; and (3) cases to vacate a judgment or order obtained in a limited civil case. (Code of Procedure sections 85, 86(b)(1)‐(3); Strachan v. American Ins. Co. (1968) 260 Cal.App.2d 113, 117.) All other equitable claims are unlimited c...
2020.06.11 Demurrer 684
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.11
Excerpt: ...m. (Del E. Webb Corp. v. Structural Materials Co. (1981) 123 Cal.App.3d 593, 604.) The court reviews the claims keeping these principles in mind. Looking to the first and second causes of action as to defendant Stephanie Gard, the allegations within the complaint are insufficient to support either breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty against Mrs. Gard. There are no allegations that Mrs. Gard was a partner. To the contrary, the complaint...
2020.06.05 Motion to Compel Further Responses 011
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.06.05
Excerpt: ...'s motion to compel is granted in part, and denied in part, as follows: 9 Defendant's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories Nos. 6.4, 6.5 and 6.7 is granted. Responses to interrogatories must be “as complete and straightforward as the information reasonably available to the responding party permits. If an interrogatory cannot be answered completely, it shall be answered to the extent possible.” Code Civ. Proc. § 2030.220...
2020.06.05 Motion for New Trial 173
Location: Placer
Judge: Jones, Michael W
Hearing Date: 2020.06.05
Excerpt: ...”), but also determined that BBC's breaches did not cause damage to plaintiff Campus Oaks Apartments 1, LLC (“COA”). COA contends that a new trial should be granted because (1) the jury's verdict is unsupported by the evidence; and (2) the damages awarded are inadequate. The trial court's authority over a new trial motion is proscribed by statute. Code of Civil Procedure 657 provides, in part: “A new trial shall not be granted upon the gr...
2020.06.04 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 976
Location: Placer
Judge: Wachob, Charles D
Hearing Date: 2020.06.04
Excerpt: ...aining, and/or supervision. The scope of the current motion is limited in light of this dismissal and is denied as moot as to the fourth cause of action, fifth cause of action, and as to individual claims of plaintiffs Ekaterina Polupan and Demitry Mediucho. Evidentiary Rulings Preliminarily, declarations in support of the motion are required to follow fundamental requirements. While declarations in civil law and motion practice are routine, such...
2020.05.29 Motion for Summary Judgment 539
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.05.29
Excerpt: ... to the opposing party to make a prima facie showing of the existence of a triable issue of material fact. Id. Plaintiff submits evidence establishing an agreement to provide legal services to defendant Paul Nau. (Pltf. SSUMF 1.) During the course of that representation, plaintiff sent defendant monthly billing statements which detailed the services provided, the time expended, the costs incurred, and the balance due. (Pltf. SSUMF 4.) Defendant m...
2020.05.29 Motion for Summary Adjudication 799
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.05.29
Excerpt: ...g objections are overruled. Plaintiffs' objections to the declaration of William Flournoy are ruled on as follows: Objection Nos. 3, 7 and 8 are sustained. The remaining objections are overruled. Plaintiffs' objections to the declaration of Frieda Fisher‐Dubois are ruled on as follows: Objection No. 2 is sustained. The remaining objections are overruled. Plaintiffs' objections to other evidence submitted by defendants are ruled on as follows: O...
2020.05.29 Motion for Summary Adjudication 653
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.05.29
Excerpt: ...ed the “supplemental opposition” filed by plaintiff on May 8, 2020. The court notes that plaintiff first filed opposition to defendant's motion on August 30, 2019. After the court granted a continuance pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 473c(h), plaintiff filed a subsequent opposition on March 6, 2020. The supplemental opposition would be the third responding memoranda to plaintiff's motion, and considering the supplemental oppositio...
2020.05.29 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 929
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.05.29
Excerpt: ... may be made on the grounds that a cause of action does not state facts sufficient to constitute a valid cause of action. Code Civ. Proc. § 438. Defendant's motion seeks judgment on the complaint on the grounds that the complaint is not verified. As a preliminary matter, a motion for judgment on the pleadings does not appear to be the proper vehicle to challenge the complaint due to the lack of verification. The proper objection where a party fa...
2020.05.22 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 527
Location: Placer
Judge: Holley, Glenn M
Hearing Date: 2020.05.22
Excerpt: ...expired. Code Civ. Proc. § 438. The same rules governing demurrers apply. Cloud v. Northrop Grumman Corp. (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 995, 999. 5 Tort liability against a public entity requires an authorizing statute or enactment. Gov. Code § 815(a); Searcy v. Hemet Unified School Dist. (1986) 177 Cal.App.3d 792, 802. Plaintiff points to no statutory authority to assert a claim against a public entity for general negligence, or for premises liability...

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