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2020.11.05 Motion to Compel Production of Docs 315
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.11.05
Excerpt: ...ested voicemails either never existed, or to the extent they existed they were deleted “consistent with the ordinary course and regular practice of deleting voicemails following their receipt and review”, provides an explanation for the inability to comply, regardless of the fact that it provides two alternative reasons. However, Defendants' statement that the requested voicemails, to the extent they existed, were deleted “consistent with t...
2020.11.03 Motion to Require Posting of Undertaking 351
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.11.03
Excerpt: ...d (2) “there is a reasonable possibility that the moving defendant will obtain judgment in the action”. Plaintiff (CTRG) concedes that it is a foreign corporation; however, Defendants have failed to demonstrate a “reasonable possibility” of prevailing on the core claims that form the gravamen of Plaintiff's complaint: that Defendants have breached the Operating Agreement for CAC by failing to pay CTRG “fixed annual” Class B Membership...
2020.10.30 Motion for Summary Judgment 024
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.30
Excerpt: ...has met that burden, the burden shifts to the cross‐defendant to show that a triable issue of one or more material facts exists as to the cause of action or a defense thereto. There is a triable issue of material fact if, and only if, the evidence would allow a reasonable trier of fact to find the underlying fact in favor of the party opposing the motion in accordance with the applicable standard of proof…If there is a single such issue, the ...
2020.10.22 Motion for Summary Adjudication 787
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.22
Excerpt: ...ted and diverted the natural flow of water, and controlled the design of the drainage system at issue. Procedural challenge A motion for summary adjudication must show that the material facts are undisputed. The pleadings serve as the “outer measure of materiality” on a motion for summary adjudication, and the motion may not be granted or denied on issues not raised by the pleadings. Weil and Brown, California Procedure Before Trial, TRG, §1...
2020.10.20 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint 383
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.20
Excerpt: ...to enforce an independent right or to impose greater liability upon the defendant. In such cases, the amended complaint does not relate back to the filing of the original”. (CA Practice Guide (Weil & Brown 2020) Civil Procedure Before Trial § 6:755) Because the policy is to liberally permit amendments and to resolve all disputed matters between the parties in the same lawsuit, the motion for leave to file a SAC is granted. ...
2020.10.16 Motion for Writ of Attachment 267
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.16
Excerpt: ... the court must consider the relative merits of the positions of the respective parties and make a determination of the probable outcome of the litigation. (Loeb & Loeb v. Beverly Glen Music (1985) 166 Cal.App.3d 1110, 1120.) Except where matters are specifically permitted to be shown upon information and belief, each affidavit or declaration must show that the affiant or declarant, if sworn as a witness, can testify competently to the facts stat...
2020.10.13 Motion to Compel Arbitration 756
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.13
Excerpt: ...ned an acknowledgment of receipt of employee handbook on 12/29/17 in which he acknowledged and agreed that the arbitration agreement is a term and condition of his employment with Scudder and that by his continued employment, he agreed to arbitration.” (Ex. A to Dec. P. Scudder filed 10/5/20) Also, unlike Esparza v. Sand & Sea, Inc. (2016) 2 Cal.App.5th 781, 787, Plaintiff states that he agrees to abide by the arbitration agreement within the h...
2020.10.08 Petition to Coordinate 364
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.08
Excerpt: ...civil actions sharing a common issue of fact or law is appropriate under CCP §404.1 where it will “promote the ends of justice”, considering: LAW AND MOTION TENTATIVE RULINGS DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2020 TIME: 8:30 A.M. 2 • Whether the common issue of fact or law is predominating and significant to the litigation of each included action; • The convenience of the parties, witnesses and counsel; • The relative development of the actions and the...
2020.10.05 Motion to Quash Service of Summons and Complaint 287
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.10.05
Excerpt: ...ota Chapter on 3/12/19 dissolved the Chapter, making it a nonentity incapable of suing or being sued. (Defendants' Motion p.5:23, 6:26) However, Holt was decided prior to the enactment of Cal Corp Code § 18410 (effective 1/1/2006). That section provides: An unincorporated association may be dissolved by any of the following methods: (a) If the association's governing documents provide a method for dissolution, by that method. (b) If the associat...
2020.09.28 Motion to Bifurcate or Sever Trial 969
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.28
Excerpt: ...ourt in its discretion shall regulate the order of proof]. However, Plaintiff has failed to meet his burden of demonstrating that bifurcation of the equitable causes of action for quiet title and accounting would result in judicial economy, promote justice, be more convenient to witnesses, or avoid prejudice. Plaintiff's quiet title claim is based in part on the same set of facts, and on the same legal theory (a violation of §2943 by the failure...
2020.09.28 Demurrer 055
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.28
Excerpt: ...the Second Lien DOT; and these claims are time barred. Plaintiff's 4th, 5th and 6th causes of action for fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent concealment are based on the general allegation that “Defendants” misrepresented that the 2011 Loan Modification included all loans associated with the subject property. Plaintiff does not plead a specific misrepresentation by SPS; the Modification Agreement states in all caps on pa...
2020.09.25 Motion for Entry of Judgment 356
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.25
Excerpt: ...y or the payment of money, whether consisting of a special fund or not, and whether payable by the appellant or another party to the action. The Court in Dowling v. Zimmerman (2001) 85 Cal.App.4th 1400 stated, “[W]e interpret section CCP § 917.1(d) as requiring an appeal bond or undertaking to stay enforcement of a judgment for reasonable attorney fees and costs awarded to a prevailing SLAPP defendant under subdivision (c) of section 425.16. I...
2020.09.22 Motion for Summary Adjudication 727
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Connolly, Rebecca Dept 4
Hearing Date: 2020.09.22
Excerpt: ...ea for more than two years after he became a tenant. He began to clear a garden area in the backyard around the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016. Plaintiff's wife did not go into the back yard area because it was not “inviting”. Forbes‐Roberts Decl., ¶ 14, Exhibit C [N.GeorgeDepo.31:11‐16; 112:20‐24.] ForbesRoberts Decl., ¶. 5, Exhibit D [F.George Depo. 33:15‐34:01; 40:5‐41 :20] Forbes‐Roberts Decl., ¶13, Exhibit B (M. Day Depo...
2020.09.21 Motion to Seal Court Records 526
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.21
Excerpt: ...es the motion of defendants Rushmyfile, Inc., FMC Lending, Inc., and Andrew Dioli to seal court records. Background: On May 17, 2019, a jury returned a verdict in this case, finding in favor of plaintiffs Merle Taylor and Marilyn Taylor and against defendants Robert Houston and Linda Lukas on claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and abuse of an elder. The jury awarded economic damages of $455,827 and non-economic damages of $100,000. As to...
2020.09.21 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 347
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.21
Excerpt: ...ights and duties. (Pacific Gas & E. Co. v. G. W. Thomas Drayage etc. Co. (1968) 69 Cal.2d 33, 38) However a court "is required to give 'great weight' to the conduct of the parties in interpreting the instrument before any controversy arose". (Kennecott Corp. v. Union Oil Co. (1987) 196 Cal.App.3d 1179, 1189‐1190)) A reasonable trier of fact could find that the all of the Defendants committed to make the payments to Plaintiffs called for in the ...
2020.09.21 Demurrer 640
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.21
Excerpt: ...tract) and third (quiet title) causes of action in cross-complainant Gisela Neumann's second amended cross-complaint with leave to amend. The court overrules the demurrer to the second (elder abuse) cause of action. This ruling does permit amendment of the second cause of action in a manner consistent with this ruling. Background: This is an action to partition by sale real property located at 6175 Manzanillo Drive in Goleta. Plaintiff Andre Neum...
2020.09.18 Motion for Reconsideration or for New Trial 312
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.18
Excerpt: ...blishes new law on the issue of tiering. However, Save Berkeley's Neighborhoods merely summarizes existing law under Pub. Resources Code §§21094 and 21166 on when an agency may tier the environmental review of a later project from the program EIR, and when a change in the original project requires a subsequent or supplemental EIR. It relies on long established case law for its analysis of the issue. See, Sierra Club v. County of Sonoma (1992) 6...
2020.09.17 Demurrer 832
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.17
Excerpt: ...allege create a duty on the part of BRP to protect Plaintiffs' property from the illegal improvements and encroachments by neighboring BRP members. Defendants have not contested this authority; and Plaintiffs have therefore stated a cause of action. The dispute between the parties as to the operable bylaws does not render the FAC uncertain, as Defendant asserts that the FAC clearly relies on the By ‐ Laws recorded in 1950, based on their own Re...
2020.09.15 Motion to Strike Punitive Damage Claim 194
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Volkmann, Timothy Dept 5
Hearing Date: 2020.09.15
Excerpt: ...conscious disregard of the probable dangerous consequences.” The court concluded that “[O]ne who willfully consumes alcoholic beverages to the point of intoxication, knowing that he thereafter must operate a motor vehicle, thereby combining sharply impaired physical and mental faculties with a vehicle capable of great force and speed, reasonably may be held to exhibit a LAW AND MOTION TENTATIVE RULINGS DATE: September 15 , 2020 TIME: 8:30 A.M...
2020.09.15 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 791
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Connolly, Rebecca Dept 4
Hearing Date: 2020.09.15
Excerpt: ...redit card. By accepting and using the credit card Defendant agreed to the terms and conditions detailed in the Customer Agreement and Disclosure Statement. Plaintiff activated the card and made payments on the subject account. UMF 1, 2, 3. Plaintiff's declaration ¶¶ 6,7,8,9,12; Exhibits A, B and C. 2. Plaintiff kept an account of the debts and credits on the subject account and sent monthly statements to Defendant at the address he provided, w...
2020.09.14 Motion for Summary Judgment 778
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.14
Excerpt: ... material facts exists as to the cause of action or a defense thereto. The plaintiff shall not rely upon the allegations or denials of its pleadings to show that a triable issue of material fact exists but, instead, shall set forth the specific facts showing that a triable issue of material fact exists as to the cause of action or a defense thereto. In a declaratory relief action, the defendant's burden is to establish the plaintiff is not entitl...
2020.09.11 Motion to Compel Further Responses 250
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Volkmann, Timothy Dept 5
Hearing Date: 2020.09.11
Excerpt: ...sues on these motions, including sanctions. The Parties are to file a joint statement five court days before the hearing in the format set forth in CRC rule 3.1345(c) as to any remaining issues, including sanctions. One of the points to be addressed in the joint statement (if the issue cannot be resolved between the Parties) is Defendants' offer to produce their personal phones for digital imaging provided that suitable controls such as limited s...
2020.09.10 Demurrer 253
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Volkmann, Timothy Dept 5
Hearing Date: 2020.09.10
Excerpt: ...d the bar of the two year statute of limitations for breach of an oral agreement, on 2/19/20 Plaintiffs filed the FAC alleging Defendant breached a written contract on 2/21/16. Where a party files an amended complaint and seeks to avoid the defects of a prior complaint either by omitting the facts that rendered the complaint defective or by pleading facts inconsistent with the allegations of prior pleadings, in these circumstances, the policy aga...
2020.09.09 Motion for Attorneys' Fees 599
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.09.09
Excerpt: ...iled in defeating Plaintiff's attempt to obtain rescission and damages, this was not a collection action for failure to pay the Note when due. The contractual fee provision therefore does not apply. ...
2020.08.27 Motion to Enforce Settlement 053
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.27
Excerpt: ...by extending an existing woodpile. This paragraph provides that Defendants have the right to maintain and landscape a certain portion of the 40 ft right of way in front of their house , as long as it does not interfere with or impede the convenient use of the right of way; and that certain landscaping, including fences, is prohibited “with the exception of the area currently occupied by the ‘concrete fence' and ‘concrete footing for fence',...

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