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2019.4.26 Motion to Compel Arbitration, Stay Proceedings 841
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.26
Excerpt: ...licies favor of arbitration and, courts are to “indulge every intendment to give effect to such proceedings.” Moncharsh v. Heily & Blase (1992) 3 Cal.4th 1, 9. Defendants have established the existence of an arbitration agreement, and there is no basis to deny enforcement of the agreement under CCP § 1281.2. Plaintiffs contend Defendants' motion should be denied because (1) Defendants failed to present competent evidence showing the existenc...
2019.4.26 Motion to Compel Arbitration, Stay Action 996
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.26
Excerpt: ... to “indulge every intendment to give effect to such proceedings.” Moncharsh v. Heily & Blase (1992) 3 Cal.4th 1, 9. Defendants have established the existence of an arbitration agreement, and there is no basis to deny enforcement of the agreement under CCP § 1281.2. Plaintiffs contend Defendants' motion should be denied because (1) Defendants failed to present competent evidence showing the existence of valid arbitration agreements, and (2) ...
2019.4.25 Motion to Quash Service of Summons 181
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.25
Excerpt: ...gations that have been voluntarily assumed.” Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz, 471 U.S. 462, 474 (1985). Cross‐Defendant Salamakhin has purposefully availed himself of the benefits of the laws of the state of California and created sufficient minimum contacts with the state of California to support personal jurisdiction of this Court by sending a debt collection letter to Cross‐ Complainant which is the subject of the allegations in the First...
2019.4.25 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 490
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.25
Excerpt: ...nts have submitted 19 exhibits, consuming approximately 400 pages. Plaintiffs have submitted 13 exhibits across more than 200 pages. Both parties failed to comply with the Rules of Court that require exhibits to be tabbed. (CRC Rule 3.1110(f)(3). Rules of Court have the force of law to the extent that they are not inconsistent with legislative enactments and constitutional provisions. (In re Richard S. (1991) 54 Cal. 3d 857, 863.) By failing to c...
2019.4.24 Motion to Quash or for Protective Order 325
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.24
Excerpt: ...Car, Inc. (“Defendant”) on non‐party Hertz Corporation (“Hertz”). Plaintiff argues that Defendant failed to obtain a commission to conduct an out‐of‐state deposition. Specifically, Plaintiff contends that Hertz is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Florida, and thus a commission is required to depose Hertz. Plaintiff has not provided any evidence in support of this contention though. Moreover, Defendant...
2019.4.24 Motion to Compel Further Responses 376
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.24
Excerpt: ...entry of the order. Interrogatory No. 19 asks Defendant/Cross‐ Complainant Dellanini to identify each instance in which he solicited work for himself or on behalf of TCS while he was employed by Preferred. The request appears to be directed at a core issue in this case – whether Dellanini improperly competed with Preferred for commercial cleaning jobs. Although Dellanini asserted a number of boilerplate objections to the request, the primary ...
2019.4.23 Motion to Compel Depositions 321
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ...to the credentialing of Scott Chang, MD is GRANTED and the deponent shall appear for deposition within 15 days of the date of the service of notice of ruling. Plaintiff's motion to compel production of documents is DENIED without prejudice. CCP § 2025.410 provides, in pertinent part, as follows: (a) Any party served with a deposition notice that does not comply with Article 2 (commencing with Section 2025.210) waives any error or irregularity un...
2019.4.23 Motion for Costs 372
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ...he offer. (See Meissner v. Paulson (1989) 212 Cal.App.3d 785, 791.) Defendants' offer does not identify which Plaintiff to whom it is made. To the extent Defendants intended the offer to be made to Plaintiffs UHI and Lavine jointly, it is ineffective. Either Plaintiff's or both Plaintiffs' failure to accept the offer does not support a motion for post‐offer costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998. If the tentative ruling is uncontested,...
2019.4.23 Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement 503
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ...udgment in the amount of $10,000, less any amounts which BRUCE TASSI has paid (Defendants TASSI, INC. and BRUCE TASSI assert that $6,000 was paid on March 27, 2019, but provide no evidence of that fact and admit that the payment was late). Plaintiff is also entitled to $1,500 in attorneys' fees, $60 in costs for the cost of the motion, and pre‐judgment interest. Even though Plaintiff has not submitted facts, such as his counsel's hourly rate or...
2019.4.23 Motion to Award Fees 372
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ... unless it finds that an objection to the request was sustained, the admission was of no substantial importance, the responding party had reasonable ground to believe that the party would prevail on the matter, or there was a good reason for the failure to admit. (Id. sect. 2033.420, subd. (b).) The moving party is only entitled to the reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees “incurred in making the proof, i.e., proving the matters denied...
2019.4.23 Demurrer 773
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ...elements of a breach of contract claim are: (1) the existence of the contract; (2) plaintiff's performance or excuse for failing to perform; (3) the defendant's breach; and (4) plaintiff's damages. (Amelco Electric v. City of Thousand Oaks (2002) 27 Cal.4th 228, 243.) This claim alleges that Plaintiff and Defendant Palermo entered into an oral and written contract. (Complaint ¶ 52.) Plaintiff fails to allege sufficient facts to support either an...
2019.4.23 Motion to Strike 773
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.23
Excerpt: ...ning unusual maintenance and consultant's fees, and the prayer for professional and technical fees, is GRANTED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. Plaintiff fails to oppose the motion as to these fees, and thus has not established she will be able to amend to allege facts to support she may recover these fees. The Motion to Strike paragraph 50 and the prayer for exemplary and punitive damages is GRANTED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND. As pled, Plaintiff fails to allege...
2019.4.22 Motion to Seal 441
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.22
Excerpt: ...means to protect the privacy interest. Absent sealing, the private information would be publicly available. If the tentative ruling is uncontested, it shall become the order of the Court. Thereafter, counsel for petitioner County of San Mateo shall prepare a written order consistent with the Court's ruling for the Court's signature, pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312, and provide written notice of the ruling to all parties who hav...
2019.4.22 Motion to Dismiss or Strike Complaint 352
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.22
Excerpt: ...ought, the Memorandum of Points & Authorities argues that the Court may dismiss or strike the Complaint when it fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action against a particular defendant, or where there is a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, citing Code Civ. Proc. §§ 437c – 439. These are the Code sections pertaining to motions for summary judgment and motions for judgment on the pleadings. As the moving papers do not inclu...
2019.4.22 Demurrer 506
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.22
Excerpt: ...ot required when the claim arises from an allegation that the foreclosing defendant failed to comply with the requirement of contacting the borrower before recording Notice of Default. (Mabry v. Superior Court (2010) 185 Cal. App. 4th 208, 225–26.) The basis of Plaintiff's claim is the allegation that Defendants did not contact him before initiating foreclosure proceedings. (Complaint para. 16.) Since the complaint is based on the allegation of...
2019.4.19 Petition to Compel Arbitration 093
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.19
Excerpt: ...rt finds the New Hampshire forum selection clause in the parties' arbitration agreement is unconscionable, and thus unenforceable. The remainder of the parties' arbitration agreement, however, is valid and unenforceable. As set forth in Defendant's moving papers and not disputed by Plaintiff, California, New Hampshire, and federal law all favor the enforceability of arbitration agreements. See, e.g., California Arbitration Act (“CAA”), codifi...
2019.4.19 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 163
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.19
Excerpt: ... as a matter of law. Code Civ. Proc. § 437c(c). Specifically, Defendant is unable to establish the assumption of risk doctrine as a complete defense to Plaintiff's First cause of action for negligence. Defendant contends that her admitted conduct of cutting across the jumping lanes in the warm‐up arena, approaching Plaintiff from behind without warning, and bringing her horse into close proximity with Plaintiff's horse was within the range of ...
2019.4.18 Motion to Dismiss 721
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.18
Excerpt: ....2 in that the Motion alleges the existence of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy and that a party to the agreement refuses to arbitrate that controversy. The Court therefore will treat the Motion as a petition to compel arbitration and motion to stay the action pending arbitration. The Court finds that an agreement to arbitrate exists based on the parties' agreement that the credit agreement underling this action contains an arbitrat...
2019.4.18 Motion for Summary Judgment 545
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Fineman, Nancy L
Hearing Date: 2019.4.18
Excerpt: ...ummary adjudication. A summary judgment may be granted where it is shown that either the action has no merit, or that there is no defense to the action or proceeding. (Code of Civ. Proc. § 437c(a).) The court must determine from the evidence presented that there is no triable issue as to any material fact, and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. (Code of Civ. Proc. § 437c(c).) Thus, if one single material fact is d...
2018.8.13 Motion to Compel Further Responses 377
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.13
Excerpt: ... parties have agreed that the court's rulings on lines 4 and 6 of today's calendar shall act as exemplars for this matter and the parties will use the exemplar rulings in resolving this matter between themselves. 2. MOTION FOR AN ORDER COMPELLING FURTHER RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF CONSUMER ADVOCACY GROUP, INC.'S REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION, SET ONE, FROM DEFENDANT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY OF TEXAS, INC. AND REQUEST FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $...
2018.8.10 Demurrer 456
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.10
Excerpt: ...oint venturers, and shareholders owe fiduciary duties, as do corporate officers/directors, to shareholders. See, generally, CACI 4100. The Complaint here alleges, in a conclusory manner, that Micha and Dalit Lewis owed fiduciary duties to Plaintiff as “majority and controlling shareholders, business partners, principals, joint venturers, or corporate officers or directors.” This conclusory allegation, however, does not appear supported by the...
2018.8.10 Demurrer 956
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.10
Excerpt: ...g whether an agreement could be reached to resolve the objections to be raised in the demurrer. Consequently, the hearing on the demurrer is continued to September 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Law and Motion Department so that the parties may meet and confer. The demurring party is required to file, no later than 7 days prior to the new hearing date, a code‐compliant declaration stating either (1) the parties have met and conferred and (a) the ...
2018.8.10 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 469
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.10
Excerpt: ...imeliness (Code Civ. Proc. § 438(e)) and failure to meet and confer (Code Civ. Proc. § 439(a)). The motion fails on its merits. The Court finds that Defendant / Cross‐ Complainant TORA HOLDINGS, INC.'s First Cause of Action for Breach of NDA and Second Cause of Action for Breach of Settlement Agreement and Release are sufficiently pled. With respect to the First cause of action for breach of the NDA, Plaintiff asserts that it was relieved of ...
2018.8.10 Motion to Strike and Release Wrongful Lien 487
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.10
Excerpt: ...Cause as to why the Mechanic's Lien filed by Respondent Bakirman Development Group (“Respondent”) should not be stricken and released. Instead of issuing the Order to Show Cause at that time though, the court issued an Order for a hearing on noticed motion. (See court's July 10, 2018 order.) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 765.010, “[a] person or entity whose property is subject to a lien or encumbrance in violation of this sect...
2018.8.6 Motion to Quash Deposition Subpoena 657
Location: San Mateo
Judge: Dubois, Richard H
Hearing Date: 2018.8.6
Excerpt: ...bjected to production of any and all documents from Feldman based on attorney‐ client privilege and/or work product. Feldman also stated that all documents in his possession are protected by the attorneyclient privilege. (See Feldman Decl. ¶ 10.) Thus, the court continued this motion for Feldman to provide Defendant with a privilege log with respect to these documents. (See court's June 25, 2018 Minute Order.) The court further ordered the par...

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