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2021.09.29 Motion Remove Mechanic's Lien 684
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.29
Excerpt: ...Rule 3.1110(b)(1). All of the reply papers fail to comply with CRC Rule 3.1110(b)(1) and (3)‐(4). Factual Background This lawsuit arises out of a September 2020 contract whereby FTP agreed to construct a pool for defendants, who in turn agreed to pay for the pool. The parties agreed to a first addendum to the contract in early November 2020 and a second addendum in January 2021, with the latter calling for a final payment of roughly $12,500 fro...
2021.09.29 Demurrer 388
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.29
Excerpt: ... correct address for Dept. 53/54. Moving counsel is directed to contact opposing counsel and advise him/her of Local Rule 1.06 and the Court's tentative ruling procedure and the manner to request a hearing, along with the correct address for Dept. 53/54. If moving counsel is unable to contact opposing counsel prior to hearing, moving counsel is ordered to appear at the hearing by Zoom or by telephone. Factual Background According to the 2AC, plai...
2021.09.29 Demurrer 219
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.29
Excerpt: ...nsider these motions separately. Defendants' request for judicial notice is granted. In taking judicial notice of these documents, the court accepts the fact of their existence, not the truth of their contents. (See Professional Engineers v. Dept. of Transp. (1997) 15 Cal.4th 543, 590 (judicial notice of findings of fact does not mean that those findings of fact are true); Steed v. Dept. of Consumer Affairs (2012) 204 Cal.App.4th 112, 120‐121 (...
2021.09.29 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 316
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.29
Excerpt: ... paid, laid out, and expended to or for Defendant at Defendant's special instance and request. Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted. The request for judicial notice shows that Plaintiff's request for admissions to Defendant were deemed admitted on February 28, 2020. When the moving party is the plaintiff, there is only one ground for a motion for judgment on the pleadings: “the complaint states facts sufficient to constitute a cau...
2021.09.28 Motion to Strike (SLAPP) 464
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...ll as business entities At Home Electric and Heath v. Fulkerson LLC and files this their Complaint against Albert & Mackenzie, Jeremiah Brasher, and The Hartford, and in support thereof would show the following to wit: That the Plaintiff, Heath V. Fulkerson, is an adult resident citizen of Lassen County, California, and that said Plaintiff is licensed to do business and is doing business in the State of California. That the Defendant, Albert & Ma...
2021.09.28 Motion to Compel Further Responses 926
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...s exiting the mini mart he was distracted by large bright colored marketing posters placed at or near the gas pumps. Plaintiff took two steps off the curb and tripped on an unpainted wheel stop parking block. On May 17, 2021, Plaintiff served his Request for Production of Documents, Set One on Defendant. On July 16, 2021, Defendant served its responses. Thereafter, the parties exchanged meet and confer correspondence but were unable to resolve th...
2021.09.28 Motion to Compel Further Responses 839
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...cal Rule 1.06. Moving counsel is directed to contact opposing counsel and advise counsel of Local Rule 1.06 and the Court's tentative ruling procedure and the manner to request a hearing. If moving counsel is unable to contact opposing counsel prior to the hearing, moving counsel is ordered to appear at the hearing via Zoom or by telephone. Background Plaintiff filed the underlying Complaint against Defendant and others on July 15, 2020 (ROA 1.) ...
2021.09.28 Motion to Compel Depositions of Disclosed Experts 905
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...o move for an order that the parties are bound by the expert disclosures they have served. The motion is DENIED as follows. Trial was originally set in this case for April 14, 2020 and was continued to April 19, 2021. (Finelli Decl., ¶ 2.) At that point, the discovery cutoff date was March 22, 2021. On March 1, 2021, Defendants disclosed experts Andre Jardini, Gerald Murphy, and Patrick DeLangis. (Ibid., Exh. 1.) Two days later, on March 3, 2021...
2021.09.28 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 733
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...ounsel and advise counsel of Local Rule 1.06 and the Court's tentative ruling procedure and the manner to request a hearing. If moving counsel is unable to contact opposing counsel prior to the hearing, moving counsel is ordered to appear at the hearing via Zoom or by telephone. Background Plaintiff Arletha Mae Johnson (“Mrs. Johnson”), by and through her attorney‐in‐fact David Johnson, Jr., commenced an action in this Court by filing a c...
2021.09.28 Demurrers 472
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.28
Excerpt: ...ubject property from January 11, 2014 until June 28, 2018. (FAC ¶ 12.) After Plaintiffs moved in, Plaintiffs noticed the following defective conditions: (1) non‐functioning electrical outlets; (2) sewer problems; (3) construction dust; (4) faulty air‐conditioning unit; (4) termite damage; (5) biological contaminants due to water intrusion; and (6) insufficient weatherproofing. (FAC ¶¶19‐32.) Plaintiffs allege they were not aware of the d...
2021.09.23 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 523
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ourt has jurisdiction to rule on the motion given the dismissal without prejudice. Defendant Sebright filed their supplemental brief and plaintiff's brief was due September 17, 2021. This motion was continued for several months to July 27, 2021 pursuant to CCP 437c (h). The court then continued the matter to August 31, 2021 for an update on the status of this case since no opposition to the motion was filed for the July 27 hearing date. Plaintiff...
2021.09.23 Demurrer 099
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...to Plaintiff Monrell D. Murphy within 48 hours. The litigation coordinator is directed to have Plaintiff Monrell D. Murphy available at oral argument on September 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Appearance will be by ZOOM. Department 53 Zoom ID is: 841 204 6267. To appear on Zoom by phone, call (888) 475‐4499 or (877) 853‐5257 (toll‐free) and enter the Zoom ID referenced above for oral argument on September 22, 2021. Appearance is required. The demurr...
2021.09.23 Demurrer 938
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ollows. Defendants' request for judicial notice of the Church's Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State is granted. Plaintiff filed action on July 17, 2020. On April 22, 2021, the Court sustained Defendants' demurrer to the Complaint on all grounds, but granted Plaintiff leave to amend. Plaintiff filed her FAC on April 30, 2021. (ROA 24.) The FAC continues to assert a single cause of action for breach of trust pursuant to Corp...
2021.09.23 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 677
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ction 226.7 (unpaid rest premiums); (4) violation of Labor Code sections 1194 and 1197 (unpaid minimum wages); (5) violation of Labor Code sections 201 and 202 (final wages not timely paid); (6) violation of Labor Code section 226(a) (non‐compliant wage statements); (7) violation of Labor Code sections 2800 and 2802 (unreimbursed business expenses); and (8) violation of Business and Professions Code sections 17200, et seq. (Unfair Competition L...
2021.09.23 Motion for Property Closure, to Enforce Permanent Injunction 867
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...fety Code section 11570. The case arose out of conditions at premises located at 1319 30th Street, Sacramento, California, then known as the "Econo Lodge." LEG Investments is the owner of the property that it leased to tenant 2002 Investors to operate the hotel business. The City's Complaint sought a permanent injunction against defendants to enjoin illegal drug activities and prostitution under the Uniform Controlled Substances Abatement Act, He...
2021.09.23 Motion to Strike (SLAPP) 098
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ainst after an investigator hired to investigate allegations of sex harassment found that he had committed sexual battery. The investigator, Ms.Lindgren, was an independent contractor hired to do the investigation District fired plaintiff over the findings of the investigation. Plaintiff alleges other facts concerning national origin harassment by a coworker but the motion does not address the claims arising from the harassment by the co‐worker...
2021.09.23 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 584
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ises from an alleged assault and battery that took place in the street in front of property owned and rented out by Moving Defendants. Plaintiff contends Moving Defendants were negligent in that they rented the property to a dangerous tenant. Moving Defendants seek summary judgment or adjudication on the ground that they did not owe any duty to Plaintiff for an assault that occurred in a public street between Defendants' tenant (defendant Bryan H...
2021.09.23 Motion to Compel Responses 552
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ..., alleging a number of claims under FEHA, including: (1) sexual orientation discrimination; (2) sexual harassment; (3) race discrimination; (4) disability discrimination; and (5) wrongful termination. Plaintiff alleges she suffered severe emotional distress, humiliation, and mental anguish and seeks punitive damages. Defendant's counsel sent a meet and confer letter on July 7, 2021, regarding the issue, but did not follow‐up and never received ...
2021.09.23 Motion to Enforce Settlement 264
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...oon”) joinder is denied. Greenspoon proffers no legal authority that a joinder is appropriate here, especially given that Greenspoon was dismissed from this action on May 29, 2018. (ROA 30.) The notice of hearing does not provide notice of the Court's tentative ruling system, as required by Local Rule 1.06, and does not provide the correct time or department for the hearing on this matter. Moving counsel is directed to contact Plaintiffs' couns...
2021.09.23 Motion to Strike 622
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...led her Complaint on December 14, 2020. Defendant filed a demurrer, which was granted on May 20, 2021. (ROA 19.) Plaintiff filed her FAC on June 1, 2021. The FAC alleges that Defendant discriminated and retaliated against her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”). Plaintiff alleges that she developed drug induced Dermatomyositis and drug induced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (FAC ¶ 2.) Plaintiff alleges she was employed...
2021.09.23 Motion to Strike 778
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Krueger, Christopher E
Hearing Date: 2021.09.23
Excerpt: ...ion and disability discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and whistleblower retaliation in violation of the Labor Code and Health and Safety Code. (ROA 49.) Plaintiff alleged she was retaliated and discriminated against based upon her uterine fibrosis and that she was fired because she reported a patient safety event. On July 29, 2021, the Court granted Defendant's motion for summary judgment. (ROA 203.) D...
2021.09.22 Petition to Compel Arbitration and Stay Action 473
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.22
Excerpt: ...Code and more. Plaintiff was formerly employed by AAA NCNU as a Sales and Service Associate and Trent was her former manager. In connection with her employment, Plaintiff signed an Arbitration Agreement in June 2011. (Radu Decl. ¶ 12, Exh. C) The Arbitration Agreement states that: “…Employee and NCNU agree that any and all disputes, claims, or causes of action, in law or equity, arising from or relating to Employee's employment… shall be r...
2021.09.22 Motion to Strike, Demurrer 771
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.22
Excerpt: ...all or any party of any pleading not drawn or filed in conformity with the law. (See Code Civ. Pro. § 436 (a)‐(c).) A motion to strike challenges portions of a cause of action that are substantively defective on the face of the complaint. (PH II, Inc. v. Superior Court (1995) 33 Cal.App.4th 1680, 1682‐83; see also Code of Civ. Proc. § 437.) More specifically, a motion to strike should be granted to remove "any irrelevant, false, or improper...
2021.09.22 Motion to Strike (SLAPP) 533
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.22
Excerpt: ...rtified documents from the Secretary of State reflecting the reinstatement no later than September 15, 2021. Plaintiff failed to file the documents. As the Court stated on the August 19, 2021, Plaintiff's suspension prevents it from prosecuting or otherwise participating in the instant lawsuit. (ROA 24) In reality, the motion to strike is therefore unopposed. Though, as seen below, even if the Court considered the opposition, it provides no basis...
2021.09.22 Motion to Quash Subpoena 823
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Mesiwala, Shama H
Hearing Date: 2021.09.22
Excerpt: ...he course and scope of his employment with Defendant Reliance Intermodal, Inc. at the time of the incident. In his response to Defendants' form interrogatory 6.2 which asked Plaintiff to identify any injuries attributed to the incident, Plaintiff indicated that he suffered injuries to his mid and lower back “with radicular symptoms in his left buttock and left leg; decreased lumbar range of motion in all directions, associated with paid; decrea...

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