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2022.10.07 Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment 741
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.07
Excerpt: ... it never intended...When a default judgment has been obtained, equitable relief may be given only in exceptional circumstances. ..." To set aside a judgment based upon extrinsic mistake one must satisfy three elements. First, the defaulted party must demonstrate that it has a meritorious case. Second, the party seeking to set aside the default must articulate a satisfactory excuse for not presenting a defense to the original action. Last, the mo...
2022.10.06 Motion to Compel Further Answers to Discovery 342
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.06
Excerpt: ...incident. Plaintiff's initial response to both interrogatories was “unknown”. His amended response stated “not relevant or likely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence because Plaintiff is not seeking past medical expenses as a component of his damages”. Defendant argues that since Plaintiff has not abandoned any claim for the costs of future care and medications, the amount he incurred in the past is probative of the amount he ...
2022.10.06 Motion for Sanctions 004
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.06
Excerpt: ...t 5, and waiting beyond the 21 day safe harbor period to file the motion, on August 29, 2022. The Court further finds that Mr. Lindow's Motion for Return of Property violated §128.7(b)(1)‐(3), in that the allegations and factual contentions therein were without evidentiary support, and were in fact demonstrably false based on the April 17, 2017 transcript of the hearing before Judge Almquist in the Tabatabai's divorce proceedings; the legal co...
2022.10.06 Motion for Leave to File FAC 844
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.06
Excerpt: ...that an additional change Plaintiff seeks to make is the addition of “Breach of Contract” as to the CSAA and CEA Defendants under the Second Cause of Action heading. Plaintiff states she seeks to add an intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, based on facts already pleaded.” (Plaintiff's P&A's at p.3.) Plaintiff's counsel states “[a]fter reviewing Defendants' most recent motion for summary judgment and critically re‐analyzi...
2022.10.04 Motions for Reconsideration, Renewed Motions, and Motions for Relief from Default 585
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.04
Excerpt: ... only on the following conditions: (1) motion must be based on new or different facts, circumstances or law; and (2) the motion must be supported by a declaration showing ...what new or different facts or circumstances or law are claimed to exist.” Weil & Brown Civil Procedure Before Trial (the Rutter Group 2021) at §9:337; Code of Civil Procedure section 1008(b). In a personal injury or wrongful death case, the Code of Civil Procedure section...
2022.10.04 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 713
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.04
Excerpt: ...tends are disputed. Each material fact contended by the opposing party to be disputed shall be followed by a reference to the supporting evidence. Failure to comply with this requirement of a separate statement may constitute a sufficient ground, in the court's discretion, for granting the motion. (c) The motion for summary judgment shall be granted if all the papers submitted show that there is no triable issue as to any material fact and that t...
2022.10.04 Demurrer 107
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.10.04
Excerpt: ...e has done. It is improper to plead the evidence by which he plans to prove the ultimate facts, as Defendants seem to argue; and had Plaintiff done so that evidentiary matter would be subject to a motion to strike as “surplusage”. Weil & Brown, California Procedure Before Trial §6:127. The Demurrer itself does not comply with CRC 3.1320 (a), which requires that a demurrer state whether the ground asserted is to the entire pleading or to some...
2022.09.30 Petition for Writ of Mandate 022
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.30
Excerpt: ... and issuing the Notice of Determination. These combined actions are referred to herein as the “SHW Approvals”. The challenged SHW Approvals followed this Court's issuance of a writ in East Meadow Action Committee v Regents (19CV01312‐‐EMAC) directing the University to set aside its 2019 approvals of the SHW Project based on a finding that violations of CEQA had occurred in the 2019 approval process. Specifically, this Court found that th...
2022.09.30 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 060
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.30
Excerpt: ...from a combination of Defendants' failures to provide decedent with adequate services to meet his basic medical needs, resulting in pain, suffering, a COVID‐19 infection, and ultimately death. (Complaint ¶10, 17‐19, 23‐27, 32‐33, 46‐52, 56.) The PREP Act immunizes "Covered Persons," "Program Planners," and "Qualified Persons" who affirmatively administer a covered countermeasure. Here, Plaintiffs' Complaint alleges that it was, in fact...
2022.09.30 Demurrer 567
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.30
Excerpt: ...at SIBANNIC had “applied for federal registrations for the mark” but SIBANNIC can't ignore the remainder of QLORA'S allegations in order to win at demurrer. The FACC and Ex. B clearly establish that QLORA entered into the agreement with an understanding that SIBANNIC could actually deliver a registered mark to them for exclusive use in California, yet SIBANNIC failed to have such a mark. (FACC ¶¶ 7‐67) SIBANNIC also argues that there was ...
2022.09.29 Special Motion to Strike FAC 970
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.29
Excerpt: ...h in connection with a public issue.” Where a cause of action is “mixed,” and is based on both protected and non‐ protected activity, the entire cause of action may be stricken under §425.16 if the principal thrust or gravamen of the claim is protected activity. If the court determines that the defendant has made this threshold showing, the burden shifts to plaintiff to demonstrate a probability of prevailing on the claim, by showing tha...
2022.09.28 Motion to Quash Deposition Subpoena and for Protective Order 025
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.28
Excerpt: ...on 216 of the Public Utilities Code, shall not be valid or effective unless it includes a consent to release, signed by the consumer whose records are requested, as required by Section 2891 of the Public Utilities Code. Cal Pub Util Code § 216 “Public utility” (a) (1) “Public utility” includes every ... telephone corporation... Cal Pub Util Code § 2891 Telephone and telegraph customer privacy; Consent to release of information a) No tel...
2022.09.26 Motion to Vacate Judgment of Dismissal 022
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.26
Excerpt: ...ths, after the judgment, dismissal, order, or proceeding was taken... Notwithstanding any other requirements of this section, the court shall, whenever an application for relief is made no more than six months after entry of judgment, is in proper form, and is accompanied by an attorney's sworn affidavit attesting to his or her mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or neglect, vacate any (2) resulting default judgment or dismissal entered against his ...
2022.09.21 Motion for Cost of Proof Sanctions, for Prejudgment Interest 138
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.21
Excerpt: ... of that matter, the party requesting the admission may move the court for an order requiring the party to whom the request was directed to pay the reasonable expenses incurred in making that proof, including reasonable attorney's fees. (b) The court shall make this order unless it finds any of the following: (1) An objection to the request was sustained or a response to it was waived under Section 2033.290. (2) The admission sought was of no sub...
2022.09.20 Motion for Leave to Withdraw or Amend Admissions 278
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.20
Excerpt: ... admission to be withdrawn or amended. Weil & Brown Civil Procedure Before Trial (the Rutter Group, 2021) citing Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.300(b). “Relief under Code of Civil Procedure Section 2033.300 is available for all admissions, and thus permits withdrawal or amendment of admissions deemed admitted for failure to respond as well as of admissions contained in an actual response.” 3 California Deposition and Discovery Practice ...
2022.09.15 Motion to Allow Filing of Supplemental Complaint, Application for Right to Attach, Writs of Attachment 964
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.15
Excerpt: ...n for order allowing filing of supplemental complaint filed 5/16/22 and Walter Dec. filed 5/16/22, Ex. 1 ¶ 20) Cal Code Civ Proc § 464 Supplemental complaint and answer (a) The plaintiff and defendant, respectively, may be allowed, on motion, to make a supplemental complaint or answer, alleging facts material to the case occurring after the former complaint or answer. “As a general rule, the right to file a supplemental complaint can be exerc...
2022.09.14 Demurrer to SAC 290
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.14
Excerpt: ... grievance form. • While Garcia was giving a “group chat” to employees by telephone, another employee texted a slur about Garcia (“shut up gay ass bitch”); Garcia then called Plaintiff, showed disinterest in talking to the person who actually sent the text, and “basically told him he was fired”. Plaintiff told Garcia that he was going to file a grievance, but was fired before he could do so. • Garcia “hated” Plaintiff because ...
2022.09.13 Motion to Continue Trial, Compel Responses, Compel Deposition 603
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.13
Excerpt: ...te, but no new fact discovery may be propounded. Any fact discovery already propounded but not complete (such as PMQ depositions) can proceed up to and including 30 days prior to the new trial date. Motions to compel related to discovery responses propounded on 9/6/22 shall be filed no later than 45 days from the verification date. MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL WRITTEN DISCOVERY Plaintiffs' motion to compel is moot based on Defendant...
2022.09.13 Motion for Reconsideration 275
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.13
Excerpt: ...ny notice of contesting the 6/6/22 tentative ruling; (3) Even if Defendant knew of the 6/23/22 hearing, it would not have appeared because Plaintiff failed to provide any notice of contesting the tentative ruling; and (4) Plaintiff's underlying motion failed to contain any new facts or law. The legislative intent behind CCP § 1008 was to restrict motions for reconsideration to circumstances where a party offers the court some fact or circumstanc...
2022.09.13 Motion for Contempt 165
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.13
Excerpt: ...mmediate view and presence of the court, or of the judge at chambers, an affidavit shall be presented to the court or judge of the facts constituting the contempt, or a statement of the facts by the referees or arbitrators, or other judicial officers. A valid order and judgment of indirect contempt must cover the following elements: the issuance of an order, the contemnor's knowledge of the order, the contemnor's ability to obey it, LAW AND MOTIO...
2022.09.12 Petition to Compel Arbitration 531
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ...ial court decides whether there is an agreement to arbitrate between the parties, and whether the agreement covered the dispute at issue. Omar v. Ralphs Grocery Co. (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 955, 960. If Defendants meet their burden of proving the existence of a valid arbitration agreement by a preponderance of the evidence, the burden then shifts to Plaintiff: “a party opposing the petition bears the burden of proving by a preponderance of the ev...
2022.09.12 Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement 406
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ...tain, a disproportionately low settlement figure is often reasonable in the case of a relatively insolvent, and uninsured, or underinsured, joint tortfeasor. The intent and policies underlying section 877.6 require that a number of factors be taken into account including a rough approximation of plaintiffs' total recovery and the settlor's proportionate liability, the amount paid in settlement, the allocation of settlement proceeds among plaintif...
2022.09.06 Motion for Leave to Withdraw or Amend Admissions, for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 278
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.09.06
Excerpt: ...allowing the admission to be withdrawn or amended. Weil & Brown Civil Procedure Before Trial (the Rutter Group, 2021) citing Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.300(b). “Relief under Code of Civil Procedure Section 2033.300 is available for all admissions, and thus permits withdrawal or amendment of admissions deemed admitted for failure to respond as well as of admissions contained in an actual response.” 3 California Deposition and Discove...
2022.08.31 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 152
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.08.31
Excerpt: ...M. 2 Regents to file a formal disqualification motion. The City did so, and Judge Marigonda agreed to recuse himself pursuant to CCP §§170.3(c)(3) and 170.1(6)(A)(iii). The Regents have moved to set aside the tentative ruling issued by Judge Marigonda. That motion is granted. This Court has undertaken an independent review of the entire file, including the supplemental briefing filed by the parties pursuant to stipulation. However, based upon i...
2022.08.29 Motions for Summary Judgment 301
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2022.08.29
Excerpt: ...tory traffic controls, and design immunity. Design immunity, if established at summary judgment, is a complete bar to liability. Here, City cannot establish design immunity's second element. Triable issue as to design immunity: To establish design immunity, City must show (1) the plaintiff's injuries were caused by a feature in the plan or design, (2) that the design was approved before construction by the appropriate legislative body or entity/p...

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