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2022.12.05 Motion to Transfer Water Rights 934
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.12.05
Excerpt: ...einafter the “1959 Judgment”), the California Department of Transportation (hereinafter, “CA DOT”) established ownership of property in Shasta County referred to in the Judgment as parcels A, B, and C. The 1959 Judgment also set forth conditions and obligations with respect to water rights in Little Boulder Creek and Campbell Creek, among CA DOT and additional parties including Bonville and Funk, and their successors in interest. Obligati...
2022.12.05 Motion to Strike, Demurrer 399
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.12.05
Excerpt: ...vides sufficient evidence of meet and confer efforts. Request for Judicial Notice. Defendant's request for judicial notice is granted. Merits. The court may, upon a motion made pursuant to Section 435, or at any time in its discretion, and upon terms it deems proper: (a) Strike out any irrelevant, false, or improper matter inserted in any pleading. (b) Strike out all or any part of any pleading not drawn or filed in conformity with the laws of th...
2022.12.05 Motion for Default Judgment 202
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.12.05
Excerpt: ... be used to facilitate particular provisions of the Health and Safety Code are subject to seizure and forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health and Safety Code §§ 11488.4 and 11488.5. For a judicial forfeiture the District Attorney's Office (or other agency) is required to file a Petition for Forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11488.4(a). The Petit...
2022.11.21 Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, for Attorney Fees 819
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.11.21
Excerpt: ...ntical terms. Merits of Motion: The law favors the settlement of lawsuits, particularly in complex litigation, where they save time and resources. Neary v. Regents of the University of California (1992) 3 Cal. 4th 273, 277‐281 (superseded by statute on other grounds). A trial court must approve a class 2 action settlement agreement and may do so only after determining it is fair, adequate, and reasonable. It is vested with broad discretion in m...
2022.11.21 Motion for Attorney Fees 126
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.11.21
Excerpt: ...nderson Fire Protection District (“Petitioners”) move now for attorney's fees and costs. Mark Adams of the California Receivership Group (“Receiver”) seeks discharge, exoneration of surety and compensation for fees and expenses. 2 Tentative Ruling on Motion for Attorney's Fees: Pursuant to the Court's September 10, 2021 Order Appointing a Receiver, Petitioners are the prevailing party in this matter, entitled to attorney's fees and costs ...
2022.11.14 Motion to Compel Arbitration 765
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.11.14
Excerpt: ...tion. Defendant alleges the parties are bound by a valid and enforceable arbitration agreement, signed by Plaintiff on his first day of work, December 12, 2018 (the “Arbitration Agreement”). Plaintiff argues he did not sign the Arbitration Agreement, and even if he had, it would be unenforceable. “[T]he Legislature has expressed a strong public policy in favor of arbitration as a speedy and relatively inexpensive means of dispute resolution...
2022.11.07 Motion for Default Judgment 984
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.11.07
Excerpt: ...both pursuant to Evid. Code § 452(d). Asset Forfeiture Default Judgment. Currency that is “furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for a controlled substance” or used or intended to be used to facilitate particular provisions of the Health and Safety Code are subject to seizure and forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health a...
2022.11.07 Motion for Attorney Fees 835
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.11.07
Excerpt: ...eadowview Drive, #500 in Redding, CA. Provision 26 of the Lease provides that in any action…the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable attorney fees, expert witness fees, and costs. Following a two day trial on February 23‐24, 2022, this Court ruled the lease was legally terminated, effective June 1, 2020 following proper service of a 24 month notice of termination on Defendant per the terms of the Lease. The Court further declared P...
2022.11.07 Motion for Attorney Fees 617
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.11.07
Excerpt: ...ther the costs are appropriate. 2 The Song‐Beverly Act contains a cost‐shifting provision that specifically allows prevailing buyers to recover their costs, including attorney's fees. Civ. C. § 1794(d). The Consumers Legal Remedies Act also contains a mandatory fee provision for a prevailing plaintiff. Civ. C. § 1780(e). An attorney's fee award is limited to the amount the court determines was reasonably incurred by the buyer in commencing ...
2022.10.31 Motion for Default Judgment 984
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.10.31
Excerpt: ...both pursuant to Evid. Code § 452(d). Asset Forfeiture Default Judgment. Currency that is “furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for a controlled substance” or used or intended to be used to facilitate particular provisions of the Health and Safety Code are subject to seizure and forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health a...
2022.10.31 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 019
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.31
Excerpt: ...f California (1992) 3 Cal. 4th 273, 277‐281 (superseded by statute on other grounds). However, courts cannot automatically and instantly approve a proposed settlement or dismiss a class action suit, even if the representative plaintiff and defendant have agreed on the terms of such settlement or dismissal. In a class action, the trial court has a duty to adequately protect the members of the class. Bingham v. Obledo (1983) 147 Cal. App. 3d 401,...
2022.10.31 Motion for Summary Adjudication 165
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.31
Excerpt: ...ext day. (UMF 6, 8.) At the time of the loss, the total limits of coverage under the Policy were $685,372.50. (UMF 7.) Pursuant to Plaintiff's claim and subsequent mediation, Defendant has now paid all amounts possibly due under the Policy. (UMF 44‐46.) Plaintiff contends that Mid‐Century incorrectly estimated the dwelling limit, and as a result Plaintiff was substantially underinsured. (Plaintiff's Additional Material Facts “AMF” 41.) 6 ...
2022.10.31 Motion to Quash Subpoena for Business Records 731
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.31
Excerpt: ...ive demands, including unreasonable violations of the right of privacy. Id. A party may obtain discovery related to any matter, if the matter itself is admissible or reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. CCP § 2017.010. However; privileged information is not discoverable. CCP § 2017.010. The subpoena challenged by this motion was issued by Plaintiffs to Defendants' insurance company CSAA. CSAA is providing a def...
2022.10.24 Motion for Default Judgment 822
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.10.24
Excerpt: ... Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health and Safety Code §§ 11488.4 and 11488.5. For a judicial forfeiture the District Attorney's Office (or other agency) is required to file a Petition for Forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11488.4(a). The Petition for Forfeiture must be served on the individuals from whom the property was seized. Health and Safety Code § 11488.5(c)...
2022.10.24 Motion for Default Judgment 203
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.24
Excerpt: ...eizure and forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health and Safety Code §§ 11488.4 and 11488.5. For a judicial forfeiture the District Attorney's Office (or other agency) is required to file a Petition for Forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11488.4(a). The Petition for Forfeiture must be served on the individuals from whom the property was seized. 4 H...
2022.10.10 Motion to Terminate or Discharge Receiver and Exoneration of Surety 126
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.10.10
Excerpt: ...hip Group (“Receiver”) was appointed to remediate the dangerous conditions on a temporary basis. The Receivership was made permanent on September 27, 2021. Respondents move for termination or discharge of receiver on the grounds that the conditions which gave rise to the Receivership have been abated, and that Respondents intend to sell the property and the Receiver unreasonably interfered with the sale. Respondents also seek surcharge of Rec...
2022.10.10 Motion to Compel Compliance with Discovery Order 596
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.10.10
Excerpt: ...quest is granted as to each of the nine exhibits per Evid. Code § 452(d) presented with the moving papers. Plaintiff's Request for Judicial Notice as to the estimated over one thousand (1,000) pages of documents presented with their Reply as Exhibit 1 is denied and the Court did not consider these documents. Meet and Confer. Prior to filing a motion seeking discovery, a party is required to meet and confer with the opposing party Plaintiffs have...
2022.10.10 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 131
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.10
Excerpt: ...ff has alleged a common count causes of action to collect on a debt. “The only essential allegations of a common count are ‘(1) the statement of indebtedness in a certain sum, (2) the consideration, i.e., goods sold, work done, etc., and (3) nonpayment.'” Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Zerin (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 445, 460. The complaint contains a statement of the indebtedness, that money was loaned, that the there is an open book or account stat...
2022.10.10 Demurrer 283
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.10
Excerpt: ...o “state facts sufficient to constitute a valid cause of action.” CCP § 430.10(e). A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 Cal. 3d 311, 318. The court “treat[s] the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, but not contentions, deductions or conclusions of fact or law.” Hood v. Hacienda La Puente...
2022.10.10 Demurrer 224
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.10.10
Excerpt: ...constitute a cause of action as required by CCP § 430.10(e), and that the action is barred by the statute of limitations pursuant to Govt. Code § 945.6(a)(1). Judicial Notice: Pursuant to Evid. Code § 452 the Court grants Defendant's request for judicial notice of the following as records of the Court: the Complaint filed November 20, 2020, the Amended Complaint filed September 29, 2021, the Claim filed by Marvin Baker, received by City of Sha...
2022.10.03 Motion to Strike 031
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.03
Excerpt: ...P § 436(a). The Court can also strike any part of a pleading that is not drawn or filed in conformity with California law. CCP § 436(b). Here, Defendant moves to strike Plaintiff's claim for attorney's fees. California generally follows the American Rule related to attorney's fees, which provides that each party ordinarily pays his or her own attorney's fees. Varney Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Avon Plastics, Inc. (2021) 61 Cal.App.5th 222, 229...
2022.10.03 Motion for Summary Adjudication 493
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.03
Excerpt: ...n an action, one or more affirmative defenses, one or more claims for damages, or one or more issues 4 of duty, if the party contends that the cause of action has no merit, that there is no affirmative defense to the cause of action, that there is no merit to an affirmative defense as to any cause of action, that there is no merit to a claim for damages, as specified in Section 3294 of the Civil Code, or that one or more defendants either owed or...
2022.10.03 Demurrer 935
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.10.03
Excerpt: ...e facts sufficient to constitute a valid cause of action.” CCP § 430.10(e). A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 Cal. 3d 311, 318. The court “treat[s] the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, but not contentions, deductions or conclusions of fact or law.” Hood v. Hacienda La Puente Unified ...
2022.09.26 Motion for Attorney Fees 331
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.26
Excerpt: ... Plaintiff also seeks $24,145.80 in costs and expenses against Lithia and GM jointly and severally. This matter settled and the Plaintiff was deemed to be the prevailing party entitled to attorney's fees upon motion. The issues are whether the attorney's fees are reasonable, and whether they should be apportioned between Defendants Lithia and General Motors. The Song‐Beverly Act contains a cost‐shifting provision that specifically allows prev...
2022.09.26 Motion for Final Approval of Class Action and PAGA Settlement 251
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.26
Excerpt: ..., Inc. et al was filed on January 9, 2020. The Wade matter was filed under the Private Attorney Generals Act of 2004 (“PAGA”). The proposed settlement is $1,000,000. The breakdown of payments, costs, and fees from the proposed settlements are as follows: Total Settlement Amount $1,000,000 Proposed Attorneys' Fees (35%) ‐$350,000 Litigation Costs and Expenses ‐$25,004.46 Settlement Administration Costs ‐$18,000 PAGA Claim Settlement Allo...
2022.09.26 Motion to Bifurcate 731
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.26
Excerpt: ...t pursuant to CCP §§ 598 and 1048(b). Merits of Motion: Pursuant to CCP § 1048(b) the Court may order a separate trial on any cause of action or issue in furtherance of convenience or to avoid prejudice or when separate trial will be conducive to expedition and economy. CCP § 598 also provides for bifurcation for the convenience of witnesses, the ends of justice or for the economy of efficient handling of the litigation. The objective of bifu...
2022.09.12 Motion to Augment Administrative Record 748
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ...ive Record is the scope of the Project's certified administrative record (Record), which was certified and lodged with the Court on June 12, 2022, and supplemented on August 26, 2022. Petitioners seek to augment the Record with documents that fall into two categories: 1) secondary reference materials, and 2) previously approved Timber Harvest Plans from the Battle Creek Watershed, where the Project is located. Petitioners contend the Record shoul...
2022.09.12 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 623
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ...ts 1 and 9 of the First Amended Complaint. Counts 2‐8 are specifically directed to BLC, while Counts 1 and 9 do not specify which party they are direct to. Only Count 9 includes any allegation against SPI. SPI's briefing and Separate Statement of Undisputed Material Facts only address Counts 1 and 9. Therefore, the Court hereby considers summary adjudication of Counts 1 and 9 only. Evidentiary Objections: Defendant SPI's objects to Plaintiff's ...
2022.09.12 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 111
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: .... Plaintiff is a BoardCertified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Plaintiff applied for the positon of Director of Physical Therapy at Defendant's Baas Clinic in or around April 2019. He applied through a recruiting agency, Delta Physician Placement. Delta typically charges $18,000 for a placement in addition to other costs (including loss of production, travel, lodging and relocation expenses). The total cost for placement to D...
2022.09.12 Demurrer 623
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ... on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 Cal. 3d 311, 318. The court “treat[s] the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, but not contentions, deductions or conclusions of fact or law.” Hood v. Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (1998) 65 Cal.App.4th 435, 438. No matter how unlikely, a plaintiff's allegations must be accepted as true for the pur...
2022.09.12 Application for Writ of Possession 144
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.12
Excerpt: ...uded in this proof of service are the Notice, Application, and Declaration. CCP § 1005(a)(2) and (b) require that the moving papers be served at least sixteen court days in advance of the hearing and five days are added for mailing. Thus, a mailing date of August 10, 2022 provides timely notice for a hearing on September 12, 2022. CCP §512.060 provides that in order to obtain a claim and delivery writ of possession, Plaintiff must: 1) demonstra...
2022.09.07 Motion to Deny Judicial Confirmation of Good Faith Settlement 149
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.07
Excerpt: ... a motion requesting the court deny the application. On June 5, 2022, Defendant River Knolls filed an Application for Determination of Good Faith Settlement. It sought approval of a $100,000 settlement payable by River Knolls to Plaintiff. Defendant City of Redding filed the present motion requesting the Court deny the Application on July 27, 2022. A good faith determination bars any other joint tortfeasors or co‐obligors from any further claim...
2022.09.07 Motion to Consolidate 338
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.07
Excerpt: ...Doe 5's father. Tentative Ruling on Motion to Consolidate: Plaintiffs in Shasta County Case No. 197338, John Does 1‐4, and Plaintiff in Shasta County Case No. 197803, John Doe 5, move to consolidate the two matters for all purposes pursuant to CCP § 1048(a). Defendants Anderson Union High School District and Greg Grandell oppose the Motion. Plaintiffs have complied with the procedural requirements listed in CRC 3.350. (a) When actions involvin...
2022.09.07 Motion for Leave to File Complaint 372
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.07
Excerpt: ...urt for leave to amend his pleading, or to file a cross‐complaint, to assert such cause at any time during the course of the action. The court, after notice to the adverse party, shall grant, upon such terms as may be just to the parties, leave to amend the pleading, or to file the cross‐complaint, to assert such cause if the party who failed to plead the cause acted in good faith. This subdivision shall be liberally construed to avoid forfei...
2022.09.07 Demurrer 973
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.09.07
Excerpt: ... filed documents is GRANTED. The Court notes that such judicial notice is limited to “the existence of each document in a court file, including the truth of results reached” . . . “but not judicial notice of the truth of hearsay statements in decisions and court files. Courts may not take judicial notice of allegations in affidavits, declarations and probation reports in court records because such matters are reasonably subject to dispute a...
2022.09.06 Motion to Compel Arbitration 897
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.09.06
Excerpt: ...c, Inc. pursuant to a Solar Loan Agreement. Plaintiff electronically signed the Solar Loan Agreement which contained an arbitration clause. Per the arbitration terms, Plaintiff is required to arbitrate all “Claims” defined as any claim, dispute or controversy which arises out of or relates to the Loan Agreement. The Arbitration Agreement also provides that it is binding on successors in interest. The Arbitration Agreement expressly provides i...
2022.08.29 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 371
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.08.29
Excerpt: ...perty, and 2) certified copy of record of survey for Plaintiffs' property. Defendants request judicial notice of the First Amended Complaint and the Answer to the First Amended Complaint. The Court grants the requests for judicial notice pursuant to Evid. Code §§ 452(c), (d) and 453, and notes that although the existence of a document may be judicially noticeable, the truth of statements contained in the document and its proper interpretation a...
2022.08.29 Motion to Compel Discovery Responses 057
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.08.29
Excerpt: ...y. This is not an appropriate objection to specific evidence. It is simply argument. Thus, the objection is overruled. Request for Judicial Notice: Pursuant to Evid. Code § 452(d) the Court will grant Defendants' request for judicial notice of the Court's records in this matter. Merits: CCP § 2030.290 provides that a party propounding interrogatories may move for an order compelling responses if a party to whom interrogatories are directed fail...
2022.08.22 Motion to Continue Trial 882
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.08.22
Excerpt: .... “Although continuances of trials are disfavored, each request for a continuance must be considered on its own merits. The court may grant a continuance only on an affirmative showing of good cause requiring the continuance.” CRC 3.1332(c). “The unavailability of trial counsel because of death, illness, or other excusable circumstances” is listed as a circumstance that may constitute good cause. CRC 3.1332(c)(3). In this matter, counsel ...
2022.08.15 Motion to be Relieved as Counsel 578
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.08.15
Excerpt: ...‐051) and Supporting Declaration (MC‐052). Both forms and the proposed Order (MC‐053) must be served on the client and all parties who have appeared in the case at either the current address or the last known address that has been confirmed within thirty days. CRC 3.1362(d). CRC 3.1362(c) requires the supporting declaration to provide an explanation as to why the motion is necessary in place of filing a consent to substitution under CCP § ...
2022.08.15 Motion for Summary Judgment 047
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.08.15
Excerpt: ... 12 CFR 202.12 pursuant to Evidence Code §452 is granted. 3 Plaintiff's motion is supported by a separate statement setting forth plainly and concisely all material facts that Plaintiff contends are undisputed, with references to attached supporting evidence as required by CCP § 437c(b). A 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 the moving part...
2022.08.08 Motion to Compel Deposition and Production of Docs, for Sanctions 764
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.08.08
Excerpt: ...el deposition of Defendant General Motors, LLC (“GM”) person most qualified (“PMQ”) with production of documents pursuant to CCP §§ 2025.230 and 2025.450. Plaintiff also moves for an order imposing monetary sanctions against GM pursuant to CCP § 2025.48(j). On January 12, 2022, Plaintiff served his Notice of Deposition for GM's PMQ. On February 3, 2022, GM served Objections to the Notice. On February 4, 2022 Plaintiff attempted to meet...
2022.08.08 Demurrers, Motion to Strike 624
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.08.08
Excerpt: ...oppose the Motion. Meet and Confer. CCP § 435.5 requires that the moving party meet and confer with opposing counsel prior to filing a motion to strike. The declaration of David M. Benton provides sufficient evidence of meet and confer efforts. Merits. The court may, upon a motion made pursuant to Section 435, or at any time in its discretion, and upon terms it deems proper: (a) Strike out any irrelevant, false, or improper matter inserted in an...
2022.08.01 Petition for Writ of Mandate 491
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.08.01
Excerpt: ...ified” employees. Certificated employees are required by their positions to hold certifications issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Generally, certificated employees acquire certain tenure rights that classified employees do not acquire. Petitioner contends she acquired permanent status with the SCOE as a certificated employee in 2015, yet the Respondent terminated her position without affording her the rights and benefits of her...
2022.08.01 Motion to Reset Hearing 323
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.08.01
Excerpt: ...led time of 9:00 a.m. Petitioner and its Counsel were present. Respondents and their counsel did not appear. The Court noted that there was no written opposition to the Petition and took the matter under submission on the extensive pleadings and evidence previously filed by Petitioner. The hearing concluded at 9:07 a.m. The Judge hearing the matter left the bench and the Petitioner and Petitioner's counsel left the courtroom. Sometime thereafter,...
2022.07.15 Motion to Vacate Dismissal and Enter Judgment 462
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.07.15
Excerpt: ...on August 16, 2021. The contents are not subject to judicial notice, however, counsel has laid the proper foundation for Exhibit A and judicial notice is not necessary for the Court to consider the Stipulation Agreement. Merits. CCP § 664.6 provides the Court with authority, upon motion, to enter judgment pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement entered into in writing, or orally before the Court. If requested by the parties, the Court al...
2022.07.15 Motion to Strike, Demurrer 125
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.07.15
Excerpt: ...ught to strike terms that are “irrelevant, false or improper.” CCP § 436(a). It can also be brought on the grounds that the pleading was not “drawn or filed in conformity with the laws of this state, a court rule, or an order of the court.” CCP § 436(b). Defendants seek to strike the entire VA 2 alleging that it is “irrelevant, false or improper” or that it was not drawn in conformity with California law. The crux of Defendants argu...
2022.07.15 Motion to Compel Responses 509
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.07.15
Excerpt: ...l further responses, a motion to compel responses when no responses have been provided does not require the propounding party to demonstrate good cause or that it satisfied a meetand‐confer requirement. Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc. v. Pacific Healthcare Consultants (2007) 148 Cal. App. 4th 390. Thus, no meet and confer efforts were required. Merits. Different types of discovery are governed by different sections of the Code of Civil Proc...
2022.07.15 Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement 317
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.07.15
Excerpt: ...7‐281 (superseded by statute on other grounds). However, courts cannot automatically and instantly approve a proposed settlement or dismiss a class action suit, even if the representative plaintiff and defendant have agreed on the terms of such settlement or dismissal. In a class action, the trial court has a duty to adequately protect the members of the class. Bingham v. Obledo (1983) 147 Cal. App. 3d 401, 406. To grant final approval of a cla...
2022.07.15 Demurrer 136
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.07.15
Excerpt: ...rous documents including transcripts from People v. Joshua James Siipola (Shasta County Case No. 21‐02358). No objections have been raised. The requests are granted. Merits of Motion: A general demurrer should be sustained if the complaint fails to “state facts sufficient to constitute a valid cause of action.” CCP § 430.10(e). Demurrers are used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subj...
2022.07.05 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 571
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.07.05
Excerpt: ... of a document may be judicially noticeable, the truth of statements contained in the document and its proper interpretation are not subject to judicial notice if those matters are reasonably in dispute.” UnruhHaxton v. Regents of University of California (2008) 162 Cal. App. 4th 343, 364 (internal citations omitted). As this Court noted in its May 23, 2022 ruling denying Plaintiff's Demurrer and Motion to Strike, the Second Amended Complaint s...
2022.06.20 Special Motion to Strike 973
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ...0 Cal. App. 4th 1255, 1261. CCP § 425.16 provides a procedural remedy to dispose of SLAPP suits. Rusheen v. Cohen (2006) 37 Cal. 4th 1048, 1055‐56. A litigant may seek to strike a cause of action arising from any act in furtherance of the right to petition. CCP § 425.16(e)(2). CCP § 425.16 (b)(1), provides that “A cause of action against a person arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person's right of petition or free s...
2022.06.20 Motion for Attorney Fees 417
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ... this community. The rates will be reduced as described below. Defendant argues that all time incurred after an initial 998 Offer should be stricken. However, Plaintiff establishes that the initial 998 Offer was appropriately objected to on multiple grounds with no response or amendment by Defendant, requiring litigation to continue. The total number of hours will not be reduced. Costs will be awarded. Defendant's Evidentiary Objections: Defendan...
2022.06.20 Anti-SLAPP Special Motion to Strike 136
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ...cise its discretion and consider the motion on the merits. Plaintiff opposes the consideration of the untimely motion but does not claim that he will be prejudiced in any manner. The motion was filed at an early stage of the litigation and without substantial delay. Without any prejudice to Plaintiff, the Court will exercise its discretion and consider the late filed motion. The request is GRANTED. A proposed order was lodged with the Court and w...
2022.06.20 Motion to Set Aside Default, Judgment 330
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ...P § 473(b) “[t]he court may, upon any terms as may be just, relieve a party or his or her legal representative from a judgment, dismissal, order, or other proceeding taken against him or her through his or her mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect.” A party seeking relief under section 473 on the grounds of excusable neglect bears the burden of demonstrating that the neglect was excusable in order to secure relief. Cochran v....
2022.06.20 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 195
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ...ase No. RG08414643 (JN‐2), 3) Smiley v. Citibank (1996) 517 U.S. 735 (JN‐3), 4) 12 US Code § 85 (JN‐4), 5) Beneficial Nat. Bank v. Anderson (2003) 538 U.S. 1 (JN‐5), 12 Code of Federal Regulations § 7.4001 (JN‐6). Judicial notice is of the above‐listed items is proper. However, with respect to Item 1, the Court notes that rulings of another Superior Court are not binding authority. With respect to Item 2, the Court will take judicia...
2022.06.20 Motion to Enforce Arbitrator's Order 895
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ... A” are ordered to sign that “Agreement to Share Maintenance Expenses” and to have that signed document recorded on all properties identified in that document. Should any party not comply with the above any party can petition the court to enforce the order. The undersigned recommends to the Court that attorney's fees be awarded to any party that is required to petition the Court to enforce this order. Second Arbitration Decision dated Febru...
2022.06.20 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 301
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.20
Excerpt: ... has alleged a common count causes of action to collect on a debt. “The only essential allegations of a common count are ‘(1) the statement of indebtedness in a certain sum, (2) the consideration, i.e., goods sold, work done, etc., and (3) nonpayment.'” Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Zerin (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 445, 460. The complaint contains a statement of the indebtedness, that money was loaned, that the there is an open book or account stated...
2022.06.13 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 322
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.06.13
Excerpt: ...briefing. The proposed class is defined “As all non‐exempt hourly employees of Frozen Gourmet, Inc. who performed work in California at any time during the period of October 6, 2017 through October 1, 2021. The PAGA period is September 23, 2020, through the date of settlement approval or judgment. The proposed class members are approximately 25 former and current employees of Defendant. The proposed settlement is: Total Settlement Amount $180...
2022.06.13 Motion for Attorney Fees 989
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.13
Excerpt: ...costs, including attorney's fees. Civil Code § 1794(d). The attorney's fee award is limited to the amount the court determines was reasonably incurred by the buyer in commencing and prosecuting the action, based on actual time expended. The prevailing buyer has the burden of proving the fees were both reasonably necessary to conduct the litigation and reasonable in amount. Civil Code § 1794(d); Robertson v. Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Californ...
2022.06.13 Motion for Protective Order 252
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.13
Excerpt: ... arises from whether the protective order should include a “sharing” provision that would permit Plaintiffs' counsel to keep the documents in perpetuity and disclose them to attorneys with similar claims. Merits of Motion: Defendants seek a protective order pursuant to CCP §§ 2017.20 and 2019.030. The parties agree that discovery will require Defendants to produce proprietary and confidential information. The parties also agree that a prote...
2022.06.13 Motion for Stay or Consolidation 354
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.13
Excerpt: ...“Long”) opposes the motion requests the Court order Simonis to file an undertaking. The parties to these actions were involved in a long term on again, off again, romantic non‐ marital relationship which ended sometime before Simonis filed the Declaratory Relief action against Long in October of 2021. Thereafter, Long filed the UD action against Simonis. Both actions relate to the parties' rights and obligations pertaining to certain real p...
2022.06.13 Motions to Compel Responses 578
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.06.13
Excerpt: ...efendant Team RV Management, LLC to Serve Responses Request for Production of Documents, Set One. Defendant Team RV Management, LLC filed a joint Opposition in which all three motions were addressed. The Reply also addresses all three motions. Due to the manner of the briefing, the Court is issuing one tentative ruling that will address all three motions. Request for Continuance. In the Opposition, Defendant requested that the three motions to co...
2022.06.06 Motion to Enforce Arbitrator's Order 895
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.06
Excerpt: ... A” are ordered to sign that “Agreement to Share Maintenance Expenses” and to have that signed document recorded on all properties identified in that document. Should any party not comply with the above any party can petition the court to enforce the order. The undersigned recommends to the Court that attorney's fees be awarded to any party that is required to petition the Court to enforce this order. Second Arbitration Decision dated Febru...
2022.06.06 Demurrer 181
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.06
Excerpt: ...k; or from matters outside the pleading that are judicially noticeable. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 C3d 311, 318. “Face of the complaint” includes matters shown in exhibits attached to the complaint and incorporated by reference; or in a superseded complaint in the same action. Frantz v. Blackwell (1987) 189 CA3d 91, 94; Barnett v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. (2001) 90 CA4th 500, 505—“we rely on and accept as true the contents of the exhibits a...
2022.06.06 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 619
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.06.06
Excerpt: ...be granted when there is no triable issue of fact. CCP § 437c. A motion for summary adjudication may be made by itself or as an alternative to a motion for summary judgment and shall proceed in all procedural respects as a motion for summary judgment. CCP § 437c(f)(2). Either type of motion shall be granted if all the papers submitted show that there is no triable issue of material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a mat...
2022.05.31 Petition for Injunction, Motion for Attorney Fees 250
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.31
Excerpt: ...'s fees in the amount of $11,094.75 and costs of $1,690.90 pursuant to Civil Code § 798.85. Merits of Motion: The Mobilehome Residency Law provides procedures and remedies related to mobilehome parks. See Civil Code § 798 et seq. Section 798.88 of the Mobilehome Residency Law permits a mobilehome park to seek an injunction to stop violations of a reasonable rule of regulation. The Court shall issue the injunction if it finds the existence of a ...
2022.05.31 Petition for Injunction, for Attorney Fees 241
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.31
Excerpt: ...s fees in the amount of $11,182.50 and costs of $1,868.90 pursuant to Civil Code § 798.85. Merits of Motion: The Mobilehome Residency Law provides procedures and remedies related to mobilehome parks. See Civil Code § 798 et seq. Section 798.88 of the Mobilehome Residency Law permits a mobilehome park to seek an injunction to stop violations of a reasonable rule or regulation. The Court shall issue the injunction if it finds the existence of a c...
2022.05.31 Motion to Set Aside Default 788
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.05.31
Excerpt: ... 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 judgment has been entered. (b) A notice of m...
2022.05.23 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 322
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.05.23
Excerpt: ...ormed work in California at any time during the period of October 6, 2017 through October 1, 2021. The PAGA period is September 23, 2020, through the date of settlement approval or judgment. The proposed class members are approximately 25 former and current employees of Defendant. The proposed settlement is: Total Settlement Amount $180,000.00 Proposed Attorneys' Fees (up to 35%) ‐$63,000.00 Litigation Costs and Expenses (up to) ‐$12,000.00 S...
2022.05.23 Motion for Default Judgment 822
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.05.23
Excerpt: ...Safety Code § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health and Safety Code §§ 11488.4 and 11488.5. For a judicial forfeiture the District Attorney's Office (or other agency) is required to file a Petition for Forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11488.4(a). The Petition for Forfeiture must be served on the individuals from whom the property was seized. Health and Safety Code § 11488.5(c)....
2022.05.16 Petition to Compel Arbitration and Stay Proceedings 907
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.16
Excerpt: ...re fiduciaries and owe a duty of support in the family law context, but these duties do not create a power to contractually bind each other in the agency context. Flores v. Evergreen at San Diego, LLC (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 581, 589. Decedent executed a Springing Durable Power of Attorney designating Barbara Towne, to become effective “only on the incapacity of the undersigned principal …when the Attorney‐In‐ Fact receives a written and 3...
2022.05.09 Motion for Attorney Fees 763
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.09
Excerpt: ...(d). The attorney's fee award is limited to the amount the court determines was reasonably incurred by the buyer in commencing and prosecuting the action, based on actual time expended. The prevailing buyer has the burden of proving the fees were both reasonably necessary to conduct the litigation and reasonable in amount. Civil Code § 1794(d); Robertson v. Fleetwood Travel Trailers of California, Inc., (2006) 144 Cal. App. 4th 785. The lodestar...
2022.05.09 Demurrer 125
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.09
Excerpt: ...can also be brought on the grounds that the pleading is “uncertain.” CCP § 430.10(f). A complaint, or causes of action therein, are subject to demurrer for uncertainty if it is so uncertain that a defendant cannot reasonably respond. Khoury v. Maly's of Calif., Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616. A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank...
2022.05.09 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 075
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.09
Excerpt: ...nt. Merits of Motion: Plaintiff has alleged a common count causes of action to collect on a debt. “The only essential allegations of a common count are ‘(1) the statement of indebtedness in a certain sum, (2) the consideration, i.e., goods sold, work done, etc., and (3) nonpayment.'” Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Zerin (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 445, 460. The complaint contains a statement of the indebtedness, that money was loaned, that the there is...
2022.05.09 Motion to Compel Further Responses 596
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.05.09
Excerpt: ...ays prior to the hearing as required by CCP § 1005(b). Plaintiffs filed a substantive Reply on April 6, 2022. The Court continued the hearing due to insufficient time for the Court to review the Opposition and Reply, but did not make any findings regarding the late filing. After reviewing both the Opposition and Reply, the Court should consider finding that the Opposition was filed late due to excusable neglect and inadvertent mistake and that P...
2022.05.02 Motion to Compel Further Responses 596
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.05.02
Excerpt: ...ays prior to the hearing as required by CCP § 1005(b). Plaintiffs filed a substantive Reply on April 6, 2022. The Court continued the hearing due to insufficient time for the Court to review the Opposition and Reply, but did not make any findings regarding the late filing. After reviewing both the Opposition and Reply, the Court should consider finding that the Opposition was filed late due to excusable neglect and inadvertent mistake and that P...
2022.05.02 Demurrer 803
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.05.02
Excerpt: ...o constitute a valid cause of action.” CCP § 430.10(e). A demurrer can also be brought on the grounds that the pleading is “uncertain.” CCP § 430.10(f). A complaint, or causes of action therein, are subject to demurrer for uncertainty if it is so uncertain that a defendant cannot reasonably respond. Khoury v. Maly's of Calif., Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616. A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the c...
2022.04.25 Demurrer 973
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.04.25
Excerpt: ...0(e). A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 Cal. 3d 311, 318. The court “treat[s] the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, but not contentions, deductions or conclusions of fact or law.” Hood v. Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (1998) 65 Cal.App.4th 435, 438. No matter how unlikely, a...
2022.04.13 Motion to Approve Settlement Agreement Pursuant to PAGA 881
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.04.13
Excerpt: ... The settlement amount is $112,500. PAGA Settlements: The Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) is codified in Lab. Code §§ 2698, et seq. In bringing a PAGA action, an aggrieved employee acts as the proxy or agent of state labor law enforcement agencies, representing the same legal right and interest as those agencies, in a proceeding that is designed to protect the public, not to benefit private parties. Villacres v. ABM Industrie...
2022.04.11 Motion to Set Aside Default 713
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.04.11
Excerpt: ...of ordinary care. Jackson v. Bank of America (1983) 141 Cal.App.3d 55, 58. “[T]he acts which brought about the default must have been the acts of a reasonably prudent person under the same circumstances.” Id. The moving party has the burden of proof to establish one of these conditions by a preponderance of the evidence. Luz v. Lopes (1960) 55 Cal.2d 54, 62. The moving party must submit affidavits or testimony demonstrating a reasonable cause...
2022.04.11 Motion to Compel Arbitration and Stay Action 715
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.04.11
Excerpt: ...tion Provision)” (hereinafter “Sale Contract”). The Sale Contract included an Arbitration Provision which provides, in pertinent part, as follows: “Any claim or dispute, whether in contract, tort, statute, or otherwise (including the interpretation and scope of this Arbitration Provision, and the arbitrability of the claim or dispute), between you and us or our employees, agents, successors or assigns, which arises out of or relates to yo...
2022.04.11 Motion for Leave to Amend 371
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.04.11
Excerpt: ... Santa Monica (1972) 6 Cal. 3d 920, 939. “If the motion to amend is timely made and the granting of the motion will not prejudice the opposing party, it is error to refuse permission to amend and where the refusal also results in a party being deprived of the right to assert a meritorious cause of action or a meritorious defense, it is not only error but an abuse of discretion.” Morgan v. Sup.Ct. (1959) 172 Cal.App.2d 527, 530. Defendants arg...
2022.03.28 Special Motion to Strike 731
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.03.28
Excerpt: ... action against a person arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person's right of petition or free speech under the United States or California Constitution in connection with a public issue shall be subject to a special motion to strike, unless the [C]ourt determines that the plaintiff has established that there is a probability that the plaintiff will prevail on the claim.” A special motion to strike is thus a procedural re...
2022.03.28 Motion for Summary Judgment 965
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.03.28
Excerpt: ...mary judgment shall be granted if all the papers submitted show that there is no triable issue of material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. “A defendant…has met his or her burden of showing that a cause of action has no merit if the party has shown that one or more elements of the cause of action, even if not separately pleaded, cannot be established, or 3 that there is a complete defense to the cause...
2022.03.07 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action and PAGA Settlement 251
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.03.07
Excerpt: ...c. et al was filed on January 9, 2020. The Wade matter was filed under the Private Attorney Generals Act of 2004 (“PAGA”). The proposed settlement is $1,000,000. The breakdown of payments, costs, and fees from the proposed settlements are as follows: Total Settlement Amount $1,000,000 Proposed Attorneys' Fees (35%) ‐$350,000 Litigation Costs and Expenses ‐$35,000 Estimated Settlement Administration Costs ‐$18,000 PAGA Claim Settlement A...
2022.03.07 Motion for Issuance of Preliminary Injunction 731
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.03.07
Excerpt: ... a preliminary injunction is set forth in CCP § 525 et seq. To obtain a preliminary injunction, plaintiffs must establish that defendant should be restrained from the challenged activity pending trial. See CCP § 526(a); see also Trader Joe's Co. v. Progressive Campaigns (1999) 73 Cal.App.4th 425, 429. The moving party has the burden of providing sufficient admissible evidence to establish all elements necessary to support issuance of the prelim...
2022.02.22 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 803
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.02.22
Excerpt: ... the grounds that the pleading is “uncertain.” CCP § 430.10(f). A complaint, or causes of action therein, are subject to demurrer for uncertainty if it is so uncertain that a defendant cannot reasonably respond. Khoury v. Maly's of Calif., Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616. A demurrer can be used to challenge defects that appear on the face of the complaint or from matters that may be subject to judicial notice. Blank v. Kirwan (1985) 39 C...
2022.02.22 Motion to Strike 338
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.22
Excerpt: ...efforts. Merits. The court may, upon a motion made pursuant to Section 435, or at any time in its discretion, and upon terms it deems proper: 2 (a) Strike out any irrelevant, false, or improper matter inserted in any pleading. (b) Strike out all or any part of any pleading not drawn or filed in conformity with the laws of this state, a court rule, or an order of the court. CCP § 436 A motion to strike can be used to attack the entire pleading, o...
2022.02.22 Motion for Attorney Fees 372
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.22
Excerpt: ... seven causes of action. The anti‐SLAPP was originally scheduled to be heard on August 30, 2021, however the hearing was continued at the request of Plaintiff and the anti‐SLAPP was eventually heard on October 4, 2021. The Court took the matter under submission and granted the anti‐SLAPP on November 22, 2021 in all aspects except one cause of action as to Defendant Mark Lucas. In the ruling on the anti‐SLAPP, the Court determined that Def...
2022.02.14 OSC Re Sanctions 534
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.14
Excerpt: ...ttlement check has not been cashed due to a need for a signature from the Guardian Ad Litem. No response to the OSC was received, nor was a response received for the prior OSC issued in the amount of $250.00 on October 19, 2021. Although an attorney hired by the Guardian Ad Litem has the primary responsibility for pursuing the minor's claim, hiring the attorney does not relieve the guardian of all responsibility for pursuing the claim. Brandon G....
2022.02.14 Motion to Strike 697
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.02.14
Excerpt: ...e can be used to attack the entire pleading, or any part thereof, including single words or phrases. Stearns Ranchos v. Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (1981) 19 Cal.App.3d 24. It is proper for the Court to strike any irrelevant, false or improper matter. CCP § 436(a). The Court can also strike any part of a pleading that is not drawn or filed in conformity with California law. CCP § 436(b). Damages for emotional distress and general damages...
2022.02.14 Motion to Compel Further Responses 533
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.02.14
Excerpt: ...evance should generally be resolved in favor of permitting discovery. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co. v. Sup. Ct. (1982) 31 Cal.3d 785, 790. Boilerplate objections are not proper objections and cannot be used indiscriminately to evade discovery obligations. Korea Data Sys. Co. v. Sup. Ct. (1997) 51 Cal.Ap.4th 1513, 1516. 2 This is an action brought under the Song‐Beverly Act. Civil Code § 1790 et seq. To succeed on a claim, a plaintiff bears the...
2022.02.14 Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement 974
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.14
Excerpt: ...Civil Procedure] section 877.6 require that a number of factors be taken into account” when evaluating whether a settlement between a plaintiff and joint tortfeasor is in good faith, including (1) a rough approximation of plaintiffs' total recovery and the settlor's 3 proportionate liability; (2) the settlement amount, (3) allocation of the settlement proceeds among multiple plaintiffs, if applicable; (4) recognition that a settlor should pay l...
2022.02.14 Motion for Default Judgment 990
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.14
Excerpt: ...e § 11470. The judicial and/or administrative procedure for forfeiture is laid out generally in Health and Safety Code §§ 11488.4 and 11488.5. For a judicial forfeiture the District Attorney's Office (or other agency) is required to file a Petition for Forfeiture. Health and Safety Code § 11488.4(a). The Petition for Forfeiture must be served on the individuals from whom the property was seized. Health and Safety Code § 11488.5(c). This serv...
2022.02.07 Motion to Enter Judgment 141
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.02.07
Excerpt: ...Court. If requested by the parties, the Court also retains jurisdiction over the parties to enforce the settlement until performance in full of the terms of the settlement. Id. The parties signed a Stipulation for Settlement that was filed with the Court on March 10, 2021. After the matter was dismissed, the parties signed an Amended Stipulation for Settlement that was not filed with the Court, but attached as Exhibit 1 to the Declaration of Coun...
2022.02.07 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 960
Location: Shasta
Judge: Wood, Tamara L
Hearing Date: 2022.02.07
Excerpt: ...claration of Tristan P. Espinosa provides sufficient evidence of Plaintiff's meet and confer efforts. Request for Judicial Notice. Plaintiff requests the Court take judicial notice of the Answer filed by Defendants, Plaintiff's Motion to Deem Admissions, and the Court's ruling and Order granting Plaintiff's Motion to Deem Admissions. Plaintiff provided a copy of each. Pursuant to Evid. Code §§ 452(d) and 453, the Court grants the request. Merit...
2022.02.07 Motion for Direction in Arbitration 895
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.02.07
Excerpt: ...n the same date, the Court issued an Order Granting Stipulation for Binding Arbitration and Stay of Action. The Stipulation includes an agreement to submit the entire Action to the arbitrator (¶ 1) and that the parties would split the costs of arbitration equally (¶ 5). The parties went to arbitration on August 31 and September 1, 2021. On October 25, 2021, the 4 arbitrator rendered an Arbitration Decision. The Arbitration Decision resolved all...
2022.01.31 Special Motion to Strike 323
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.01.31
Excerpt: ...attorney's fees pursuant to CCP § 425.16(c) if they prevail on the motion. Merits of Motion: Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, subdivision (b)(1), provides that “A cause of action against a person arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person's right of petition or free speech under the United States or California Constitution in connection with a public issue shall be subject to a special motion to strike, unless the ...
2022.01.31 Motion for Terminating Sanctions 375
Location: Shasta
Judge: Baker, Stephen H
Hearing Date: 2022.01.31
Excerpt: ...ower of the court to apply the ultimate sanction of default against a litigant who persists in an outright refusal to comply with his discovery obligations.” Deyo v. Kilbourne (1978) 84 Cal.App.3d 771, 787. On December 15, 2021, the Court issued an order granting Defendant's motion to compel further responses. To date, the further responses have not been provided. Court awarded sanctions have also not been paid. The Court order did not provide ...

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