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2018.12.11 Motion to Strike 247
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.11
Excerpt: ...onfer with Plaintiff's counsel via e‐mail only. Defendant's counsel sent a single e‐mail to Plaintiff's counsel requesting Plaintiff to stipulate to removing the claim for punitive damages. Plaintiff's counsel promptly responded declining the request “for the reasons set forth in [the] opposition to [Defendant's] Motion to Strike.” The Court is unclear why Defendant's counsel did not comply with the Court's order and CCP § 435.5, which s...
2018.12.11 Motion to Quash Service of Summons 149
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.11
Excerpt: ...y objections are overruled. Defendants seek and order quashing the service of summons in this action for lack of personal jurisdiction pursuant to Section 418.10(a)(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure. Defendants contend that this Court does not have personal jurisdiction over defendants Roy Masters and Alan Masters because said defendants do not have minimum contacts with this state. This action involves a claim by Plaintiffs David Masters and The...
2018.12.11 Motion to Compel Further Responses, File Amended Complaint 633
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.11
Excerpt: ...tive PAGA action complaint against defendant Progressive Transportation Services, LLC (“Defendant”) on behalf of himself and Defendant's current and former truck drivers classified as independent contractors. Plaintiff asserted a single cause of action under PAGA, alleging a variety of Labor Code violations stemming from Defendant's alleged failure to properly classify these individuals as employees. Plaintiff has a concurrent motion for leav...
2018.12.11 Motion for Attorney Fees 365
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.11
Excerpt: ... an order granting preliminary approval of class action settlement, thereby preliminarily approving the terms of the settlement, certifying the class for purposes of settlement only, appointing Plaintiff as class representative, appointing Plaintiff's counsel as class counsel, and preliminarily approving ILYM Group, Inc. as the settlement administrator. By this motion, Plaintiff now seeks final approval of: (1) awarding class counsel's attorneys'...
2018.12.11 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 187
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.11
Excerpt: ...escission under her UCL claim and Plaintiff's conclusory claim for punitive damages in her prayer for relief. Under section 436, the court may “[s]trike out any irrelevant, false, or improper matter inserted in any pleading” as well as “all or part of any pleading not drawn or filed in conformity with the laws of this state.” (Code Civ. Proc, § 436, subds. (a) and (b).) Plaintiff's third cause of action for violation of the UCL reque...
2018.12.10 Demurrer 105
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...utside the pleading that are judicially noticeable. Blank v Kirwan (1985) Cal.3d 311, 318. Plaintiff, a Human Services Specialist who is African American, alleges the following causes of action against County arising out of an incident in which plaintiff found a flyer on her desk with the letters "KKK" written on the back: 1st cause of action Race Discrimination, 2nd cause of action Harassment, 3rd cause of action Failure to Prevent Haras...
2018.12.10 Motion to Set Aside Default 905
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...served by posting if upon affidavit it appears to the satisfaction of the court in which the action is pending that the party to be served cannot with reasonable diligence be served in any manner specified in this article other than publication and that: (1) A cause of action exists against the party upon whom service is to be made or he is a necessary or proper party to the action; or (2) The party to be served has or claims an interest in real ...
2018.12.10 Motion to Set Aside Default 724
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...e equitable powers of the court to remedy extrinsic fraud in service. Civil Code section 1788.61 provides: (a)(1) Notwithstanding Section 473.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, if service of a summons has not resulted in actual notice to a person in time to defend an action brought by a debt buyer and a default or default judgment has been entered against the person in the action, the person may serve and file a notice of motion and motion to set ...
2018.12.10 Motion for Summary Adjudication 293
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...ction was initiated on June 21, 2016 and alleges a date of injury of August 6, 2014 (Complaint, ¶ 5). Plaintiffs filed an action against Hyatt alleging they suffered personal injuries when one of the elevators fell several floors and became stuck between two floors. Hyatt seeks to adjudicate the 6th and 7th causes of action in its First Amended Cross‐complaint. Hyatt contends that the express indemnity clause in the parties' agreement requ...
2018.12.10 Demurrer 921
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...C and SAC. Defendant Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. ("SPS") is the loan servicer. On December 18, 2017, a Notice of Default ("NOD") was recorded. A balance of $117,579.25 is owed on the loan. Plaintiff alleges that earlier in 2017 moving party interfered with her efforts to get relief from the "Keep Your Home California" ("KYHC") principal forgiveness program with regard to her property located at 9980 Wyland Dri...
2018.12.10 Demurrer 185
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.12.10
Excerpt: ...f member. Plaintiff, who served as the Legislative Director for Mendoza, was told she was terminated from employment on September 22, 2017, along with Mendoza's chief of staff Eusevio Padilla and his scheduler, Stacy Brown. Plaintiff alleges that at this meeting she discussed the complaints of Mendoza's sexual harassment with Oropeza, the head of Senate Human Resources. After being handed the termination letter, she told Oropeza that :...
2018.11.30 Motion to File Amended Answer 221
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.30
Excerpt: ...sting oral argument. Defendant Derek Taggard, M.D.'s Motion for Leave to File an Amended Answer to the Complaint is granted. Plaintiff John William Rose, III filed the instant complaint against Defendant and others. Plaintiff alleges causes of action against Defendant for invasion of privacy, public disclosure of private facts, false light, and IIED. The causes of action against Defendant arise out of allegations that Defendant wrongfully acc...
2018.11.30 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action and PAGA Settlement 969
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.30
Excerpt: ...e of requesting oral argument. Plaintiff's Notice of Motion and Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement is unopposed and is granted, as set forth below. Plaintiff Takeese Williams ("Plaintiff") seeks preliminary approval of the Joint Stipulation of Class Action and PAGA Settlement and Release ("Settlement," "Agreement," or "Settlement Agreement") entered into by and between Plaintiff, individ...
2018.11.30 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 687
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.30
Excerpt: ...aring date chosen at the time of requesting oral argument. Defendant Raley's Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs Alysse Maryland and Sharona Voyles Broughton is sustained as follows: Plaintiffs filed their initial Class Action Complaint on April 9, 2015 seeking to represent a class of pregnant store employees beginning on April 9, 2011, four years prior to the date of filing. (Compl. ¶¶ 4, 42.) On July 18, 2018, Plaintiffs...
2018.11.30 Demurrer 361
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.30
Excerpt: ...te chosen at the time of requesting oral argument. Defendant Los Rios Community College District's Demurrer to the 1st Amended Complaint is ruled on as follows: Plaintiff filed this lawsuit on July 23, 2018. Plaintiff filed a First Amended Complaint ("FAC") on July 27, 2018 against the District, Hoyt Fong and the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers Union ("LRCFT Union"), alleging seven causes of action for: (1) Unruh Civil...
2018.11.30 Demurrer 347
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.30
Excerpt: ... time of requesting oral argument. Plaintiffs/cross‐defendants Demurrer to the Cross‐Complaint is overruled. Plaintiffs and defendants are neighbors. The Kirkwoods' property is behind the Adams property in Orangevale, CA. The Adams' access road provides an easement access for the Kirkwoods property. The Cross‐complaint alleges that the neighbors relationship went sour after the Kirkwoods started filing complaints with the building d...
2018.11.29 Motion to Disqualify Attorney, for Protective Order 257
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.29
Excerpt: ...tective order is denied. This action involves a dispute over unpaid attorneys' fees between Plaintiffs and Defendant. The Court notes that it granted Defendant's special motion to strike Plaintiffs' complaint on August 2, 2018. Defendant's cross‐complaint for conversion, fraud and money had and received remains pending. Plaintiffs move to disqualify Defendant's counsel on the basis that counsel has an irreconcilable conflict of interest after a...
2018.11.29 Motion to Compel Responses 255
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.29
Excerpt: ...ejects Defendant's argument that the motion be denied because it was served on October 29, 2018, by regular mail which only provided 16 Court days' and 4 calendar days' notice rather than the 16 Court day's and 5 calendar days' notice required by CCP § 1005(b). Indeed, as seen from the reply, the POS showed proof of service by overnight mail on 10/29. The fact that it was not received until 10/31 is not determinative. Indeed, service is complete...
2018.11.29 Motion for Summary Judgment 211
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.29
Excerpt: ...t Defendants who were in his supervisory chain of command created false probationary reports indicating that his termination was imminent, in retaliation for his raising concerns that he was given unnecessary work and being unnecessarily micromanaged and that taxpayer dollars were being wasted. Plaintiff also claims that he raised numerous litigation strategy questions and raised issues regarding unethical, improper and unlawful conduct. He alleg...
2018.11.29 Motion for Attorney Fees 257
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.29
Excerpt: ...after “2017 litigation”) in which Plaintiffs unsuccessfully alleged the same facts and also some of the very same causes of action. In fact, as the Court noted at the time, “[this] lawsuit is verbatim identical to the Complaint filed in the prior litigation. The primary difference between the two lawsuits is that here Plaintiffs sue Cornerstone Valuation as the sole named Defendant, while in the first action, they sued [Cornerstone's counse...
2018.11.29 Demurrer 505
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.29
Excerpt: ...ed as his treating nurse through Sacramento County Correctional Health Services and discriminated against him and denied him medical services. The Court would note that it previously overruled Defendant's demurrer to the first cause of action for negligence in the original complaint, sustained the demurrer without leave to amend as to the second cause of action for IIED and sustained the demurrer with leave to amend as to the third cause of actio...
2018.11.28 Motion to Compel Production of Docs 569
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.28
Excerpt: ...l Defendant to produce documents in response to Plaintiffs' Requests for Production Sets Four and Five. RFP Set Four RFP Nos. 96‐97 RFP No. 96 seeks “All DOCUMENTS sufficient to show the total RUG distribution of all patients in YOUR subacute unit during the period of January 1, 2012 ‐ December 31, 2014.” RFP No. 97 seeks “All DOCUMENTS sufficient to show the total RUG distribution of all patients in YOUR non‐subacute unit during the ...
2018.11.28 Motion to Dismiss Labor Commissioner Appeal 097
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.28
Excerpt: ...ssed Appellant's claim. (Weiland Decl. ¶ 7, Exh. B ¶¶ 1‐6.) A Berman hearing never took place. (Weiland Decl. ¶ 7, Exh. B ¶ 9.) On September 27, 2018, Appellant filed a Notice of Appeal of the Labor Commissioner's dismissal with this Court, which was filed 21 days after the Notice‐Investigation Completed indicating the dismissal was served. (Weiland Decl. ¶ 7, Exh. B ¶¶ 1‐6, Exh. C ¶ 8, Exh. D ¶ 10.) Parenthetically, the Californi...
2018.11.28 Motion for Preliminary Injunction 585
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.28
Excerpt: ...7, Plaintiff and defendants Vicki A. Pfingst and Angela Saldivia (collectively, “Defendants”) entered into a Commercial Property Purchase Agreement for the sale of commercial real property located at 3230 Broadway for $775,000. In order to finance the purchase, Plaintiff executed an Installment Note as well as a deed of trust in favor of Defendants covering the property to secure the Note. Pursuant to the terms of the Note, Plaintiff agreed t...
2018.11.5 Motion to Strike (SLAPP) 691
Location: Sacramento
Judge: Brown, David I
Hearing Date: 2018.11.5
Excerpt: ...intiff in reply, Defendant yet again failed to serve Plaintiff with the opposition papers and Plaintiff only obtained the opposition from the Court's on‐line case file. This Court has previously admonished Defendant for such tactics and directed Defendant to ensure Plaintiff is properly served with documents. Though Defendant has again failed to do so and while the proof of service on the opposition is yet again highly suspect, the Court re...

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