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2020.08.21 Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement 532
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.21
Excerpt: ...me the presumption, the motion for final approval of class action settlement, award of class representative payment, class counsel fees and costs, administration fees, and PAGA payment is granted, conditioned on Class Counsel filing prior to or at the hearing a further declaration attaching a copy of any agreement that has been entered into with respect to the payment of attorney's fees. (Cal Rules of Court, Rule 3.769(b)). With respect to the cy...
2020.08.20 Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandamus 897
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.20
Excerpt: ...Law (2019) 361 F. Supp.3d 956,973) As to finality of the interim suspension decision or order, the interim suspension was not a final administrative decision or order. Petitioner still may have been found to not be responsible for the underlying issue that led to the interim suspension during the process of the permanent suspension. (AR 025). Even if the interim suspension were a final administrative decision or order, the interim suspension proc...
2020.08.19 Motion to Tax Costs 153
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.19
Excerpt: ...ds as follows: 1. The filing fees on the Answer to the Gill complaint and on the motion for summary judgment are attributable to the Gill Plaintiffs. The motion to tax is denied as to these costs. 2. 50% of the deposition of Stephen Whitmire dealt with Mr. Whitmire's personal injuries, was not relevant to the defense of the Gill action, and is attributed to the Whitmire Plaintiffs. The remaining 50% of the Whitmire deposition was equally relevant...
2020.08.19 Motion for Summary Judgment 383
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.19
Excerpt: ...Brady to be named as an additional insured on all policies of liability insurance.(UMF's 34, 36, Hutchison Dec. Ex. B.) Virginia Surety (“Virginia”) issued insurance policies to Lee's. In those policies, Virginia agreed that who is an insured included as additional insureds the persons or organizations with respect to liability arising out of Lee's work or for property damage caused in whole or in part by Lee's acts or omissions. (see the ins...
2020.08.14 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 771
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.14
Excerpt: ...nt has met that burden, the burden shifts to the plaintiff or crosscomplainant to show that a triable issue of one or more material facts exists as to the cause of action or a defense thereto. (Cal Code Civ Proc § 437c(p)(2)) Cross‐complainants have failed to show that a triable issue of one or more material facts exists. As to UMF's 7,9, & 11, the references to the Newman declaration do not create triable issues of material fact. (There is a ...
2020.08.13 Motion to Continue Special Motion to Strike, to Compel Further Responses 376
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.13
Excerpt: ... that is protected by the anti‐SLAPP statute. (see Opposition fn. 1) If the court finds that such a showing has been made, it must then determine whether the plaintiff has demonstrated a probability of prevailing on the claim. (Navellier v. Sletten (2002) 29 Cal.4th 82, 88 .) Only a cause of action that lacks “even minimal merit” constitutes a SLAPP. (Overstock.com, Inc. v. Gradient Analytics, Inc. (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 688, 700) Regarding...
2020.08.13 Demurrer 650
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.13
Excerpt: ...(1997) 53 Cal. App. 4th 801. The one action rule is therefore not a bar to Plaintiff's action. Moreover, on February 14, 2020 Plaintiff and her daughters filed a consolidation of the actions filed by Plaintiff and by Ms. Hernandez, and are now proceeding to litigate their claims in a single action. The demurrer to the entire complaint based on the one action rule and misjoinder is overruled. Fraudulent/illegal marketing (5th c/a) Plaintiff has al...
2020.08.12 Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment 312
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.12
Excerpt: ...ered against him or her in the action, he or she may serve and file a notice of motion to set aside the default or default judgment and for leave to defend the action. The notice of motion shall be served and filed within a reasonable time, but in no event exceeding the earlier of: (i) two years after entry of a default judgment against him or her; or (ii) 180 days after service on him or her of a written notice that the default or default judgme...
2020.08.10 Motion to Enforce Settlement 053
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.10
Excerpt: ...4.5 ft. gap between the parties' respective properties. Defendants are ordered to remove the new fence and the addition to the wood pile that extends it further into the 40 ft right of way than the “Wood Pile” that existed at the time of the Settlement Agreement; to pay Plaintiffs $2000 in damages for the removal of the three holly trees; and to pay Plaintiffs their attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $11,933, pursuant to the attorneys...
2020.08.04 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 251
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.08.04
Excerpt: ...in the court's discretion constitute a sufficient ground for denying the motion. Cal Rules of Court, Rule 3.1350 Motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication: (d) Separate statement in support of motion (1) The Separate Statement of Undisputed Material Facts in support of a motion must separately identify: (A) Each cause of action, claim for damages, issue of duty, or affirmative defense that is the subject of the motion. Here, Defendant's...
2020.07.30 Petition for Writ of Mandate 673
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.30
Excerpt: ... and fence on their easement; (2) require Petitioners to either remove the gate and fence or apply for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP); and (3) impose civil penalties if Plaintiffs refuse to remove the gate and fence to allow public access to Twin Lakes State Beach. Petitioners seek a writ of mandate directing the County and the Coastal Commission to (1) withdraw demands for the retraction of their LAW AND MOTION TENTATIVE RULINGS DATE: July 3...
2020.07.30 Demurrer 208
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.30
Excerpt: ...ur large joint venture projects. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants misrepresented that the “reasonably possible additional costs” of these projects were at most $47 million for 2018; and that Defendants made additional misleading statements as to its “economic outlook in general”, its “exceptional management of risks”, and other expressions of corporate optimism. Plaintiffs further allege that Defendants failed to disclose that it had...
2020.07.29 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 398
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.29
Excerpt: ...s a result of the pandemic, it would not be appropriate to approve a settlement that includes performance of financial terms that are now impossible to perform as that settlement would not be reasonable. Defendant suggests that the court exercise equitable powers to impose a new financial term. The court declines to do so. The parties are directed to meet and confer regarding whether they wish to return to litigation or settlement negotiations. o...
2020.07.22 Demurrer 035
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.22
Excerpt: ...ise to a duty to act. Regents v Univ.of Calif. V Sup. Ct. (2018) 4 Cal. 5th 607, 669. The FAC alleges that Defendant participated in the plan for a Crossover Ceremony, which included rituals involving the provision of drugs and alcohol to Alex, who was under 21 years of age; that Alex was required to attend the ceremony; that Alex, who was already intoxicated and unable to drive was taken by Defendant and others to the location of the Ceremony, w...
2020.07.21 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 380
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.21
Excerpt: ...material fact which Plaintiff relied on to her detriment [UMFs 1‐30, 30‐60] The evidence in support of this material fact is as follows: Decl Leask, Decl Sue Rowley Decl Annamarie Nelson, Decl Craig Nelson Documentary evidence: Exhibit C. Reporter's Transcript of the Plaintiff's Deposition Vol. I, taken on February 3, 2016 Exhibit D. Reporter's Transcript of the Deposition of Plaintiff, Vol. II, taken on February 4, 2016. Exhibit E. Resumes o...
2020.07.17 Motion for Summary Judgment 477
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.17
Excerpt: ...ilure to comply with this requirement of a separate statement may in the court's discretion constitute a sufficient ground for denying the motion. Dubois asserts as UMF no. 20: “On October 05, 2016, DuBois was advised that its proposal was not accepted and Fifty‐Five was working on estimates from other roofing contractors.” (Dubois Separate Statement UMF 20) The reference to the supporting evidence is: Email Correspondence, Exhibit B4; DuBo...
2020.07.16 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 725
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.16
Excerpt: ...requests the court to compel the City to cease charging Plaintiffs the increased rates; cease charging other customers reduced and deflated rates; and refund all increased water charges paid by Plaintiffs since 2016, with prejudgment interest. The City demurs to the FAC on two bases: (1) Propositions 26 and 218 do not apply to Plaintiffs' claims, because Plaintiffs “voluntarily” use and pay for untreated water from the City, and therefore the...
2020.07.14 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 362
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.14
Excerpt: ...iled to return the final modification agreement within the required timeframe, therefore their eligibility for a modification expired. Plaintiffs have failed to state sufficient facts to constitute a cause of action. The motion for JOP to the Third Cause of action for Violation of Civil C. section 2923.7 , is denied. Defendant argues that the allegation of a lack of a single point of contact is belied by the fact that Plaintiffs were reviewed for...
2020.07.10 Demurrer, Motion for Reconsideration, to Compel Responses 004
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.07.10
Excerpt: ...he initial cross‐complaint was filed on January 23, 2019. This cause of action is therefore time barred. Interference with contractual relations/prospective economic advantage (2d & 3rd c/as) Breach of fiduciary duty (4th c/a)/Fraudulent transfer (5th c/a) The Family Law court has sole and exclusive jurisdiction over these causes of action, which involve businesses which are community asserts. In October 2017 the San Mateo Superior Court grante...
2020.06.25 Petition for Peremptory Writ of Administrative Mandamus 896
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Volkmann, Timothy Dept 5
Hearing Date: 2020.06.25
Excerpt: ...strative body will not be disturbed in mandamus proceedings unless an abuse of discretion is demonstrated… In considering whether an abuse occurred in the context of public employee discipline, an important consideration is the extent to which the employee's conduct resulted in, or if repeated is likely to result in, harm to the public. (Lowe v. Civil Serv. Com (1985) 164 Cal.App.3d 667, 677 ) LAW AND MOTION TENTATIVE RULINGS DATE: June 25, 202...
2020.06.25 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 650
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: Volkmann, Timothy Dept 5
Hearing Date: 2020.06.25
Excerpt: ...l distress is overruled. The motion to strike the allegations and prayer for attorney's fees is granted. Elder Abuse (2d c/a) The court finds that Plaintiff has failed to state a cause of action for elder abuse under a theory of either financial or physical elder abuse. W&I Code §15610.30 defines financial elder abuse as occurring when a person “takes, secretes, appropriates, obtains of retains real or personal property of an elder or dependen...
2020.06.05 Demurrer, Petition for Writ of Mandate 696
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.06.05
Excerpt: ...ect provides for the construction of oncampus housing for a number of students that exceeds the CSA's enrollment cap; and (2) that Defendants have breached §5.1 of the CSA by proceeding with the planning process for the 2020 LRDP, including the release of a Draft LRDP and a Final Proposed Land Use Map which locates all new student housing on campus, without first conducting a comprehensive analysis of potentially feasible alternative locations t...
2020.04.07 Motion for Reconsideration, Demurrer 882
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.04.07
Excerpt: ...tances, or law. DEMURRER The unopposed special demurrer for uncertainty and general demurer to the 2d, 3 rd, 4th and 5th causes of action asserted in the Second Amended Complaint is sustained, without leave to amend. On its own motion the court strikes the 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th causes of action as constituting improper matter. Discussion The court previously sustained a special demurrer to the First Amended Complaint for uncertainty, and also sus...
2020.04.01 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 267
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.04.01
Excerpt: ...tive damages from the prayer of the SAC is granted. The balance of the motion is moot in light of the sustaining of the demurrer to the Third cause of action ...
2020.04.01 Demurrer 077
Location: Santa Cruz
Judge: All Departments
Hearing Date: 2020.04.01
Excerpt: ...o defend their insureds does not make the parties." .Southern Cal. Edison Co, v, State Farm Mut. Auto, Ins. Co., (1969) 271 Cal. App. 2d 744 749. Plaintiff's cause of action is therefore not properly brought against Farmers. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend only to the extent that he can assert a negligence claim against Farmers which is not based solely on a contract of insurance with a defendant‐driver. MOTION TO STRIKE The motion to strik...

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