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2022.05.19 Demurrer 530
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.19
Excerpt: ...ff and KYLE BAKA subsequently granted their interests in that Property to KAREN BAKA. KAREN BAKA filed a probate petition in case FPR051416 on March 30, 2022 implicating the same deeds. The dispute between the parties concerns, among other issues, whether or not the Property is properly an asset of a trust created by Mark Duvall prior to his death. Court's Probate Jurisdiction. “Jurisdiction” refers in the truest sense to a court's authority ...
2022.05.18 Motion to Strike Punitive Damages Allegations 491
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.18
Excerpt: ...course and scope of employment with COMCAST, caused an automobile collision with Plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges that ALCANTARA was driving in a dangerous condition due to being severely tired, and that he drove in such a condition with COMCAST's approval. Plaintiff requests punitive damages against COMCAST for its acts causing and/or approving ALCANTARA's alleged dangerous driving. Legal Standard. Code of Civil Procedure section 436, subdivision (a...
2022.05.13 Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement 544
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.05.13
Excerpt: ...ent amount to be fair and reasonable, and not the result of collusion, preferential treatment or conflicts of interest. The proposed PAGA payment and settlement administration costs also appear reasonable. The Motion is GRANTED subject to the following: 4) Based on the information currently before the Court, the requested attorney fees appear to be excessive. Locally, the range of 25% of gross settlement for attorney fees is the norm, absent extr...
2022.05.13 Motion for Approval of PAGA Settlement 263
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.05.13
Excerpt: ... conflicts of interest. The proposed PAGA payment and settlement administration costs also appear reasonable. The court also preliminarily finds that class certification is appropriate here based on the numerosity of the estimated eighty‐four class members and their well‐defined community of interest in their shared wage and hour claims. The named plaintiff shares the same claims as the class at large and is able to adequately represent the c...
2022.05.12 Demurrer 621
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.12
Excerpt: ...ased on the same alleged defects existing or developing within one year of purchase. The Song‐Beverly Consumer Warranty Act imposes specified duties on manufacturers of consumer goods sold in California for which an express warrant is given. (Civ. Code § 1793.2(a).) A consumer good is specially defined as “any new product or part thereof that is used, bought, or leased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes”. (Civ. C...
2022.05.11 Motion to Compel Further Responses 956
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.11
Excerpt: ....040.) The meet and confer declaration submitted by Plaintiff simply concludes that counsel “met and conferred extensively” without any supporting facts describing what actions were taken in an effort to meet and confer or the scope of discussions between counsel. (Decl. of Ramsdell, ¶ 9.) At best, Plaintiff's counsel establishes that he sent one meet and confer letter, which has not been provided to the court, and received a response to tha...
2022.05.06 Application for Writ of Possession 540
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.05.06
Excerpt: ...o present the court with facts sufficient to show that the information about the property is credible and reliable. (Legis. Com. Comment to Code Civ. Proc. § 512.010.) “No writ directing the levying officer to enter a private place to take possession of any property shall be issued unless the plaintiff has established that there is probable cause to believe the property is located there.” (Code Civ. Proc. § 512.060(b).) The declaration atta...
2022.05.05 Motion to Compel Production of Physical Exam Report, for Protective Order, to Compel Audio of IME 321
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.05
Excerpt: ...Plaintiff to produce the audio recording of her physical examination before Defendant must produce the report of that examination. Plaintiff fails to present a valid reason for withholding the recording and preventing the examiner from preparing a potentially more accurate report. Defendant shall deliver a copy of the report of the examination to Plaintiff within 30 days of service of, or access to, Plaintiff's audio recording of the examination....
2022.05.04 Demurrer 466
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.05.04
Excerpt: ... of action to which the demurrer was sustained”. (Cmty. Water Coalition v. Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Comm'n (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 1317, 1329.) “The plaintiff may not amend the complaint to add a new cause of action without having obtained permission to do so”. (Ibid.; Harris v. Wachovia Mortgage (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1018, 1023.) Additionally, Plaintiff has not cured the defects previously identified in the court's ruling o...
2022.05.03 Demurrer 516
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.05.03
Excerpt: ...posit Account Agreement” governing Plaintiff's account with Defendant Chase. Although he did not mention the agreement by name, Plaintiff incorporated the “Deposit Account Agreement” by reference in his complaint by alleging that he is a “depositor” of Defendant Chase. “The relationship of a bank and depositor is founded on contract, [citation] which is ordinarily memorialized by a signature card that the depositor signs upon opening ...
2022.04.28 Motion for Summary Judgment 701
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.04.28
Excerpt: ... to an unreasonable risk of injury. (Rowland v. Christian (1968) 69 Cal.2d 108, 119; Barnes v. Black (1999) 71 Cal.App.4th 1473, 1478; Medina v. Hillshore Partners (1995) 40 Cal.App.4th 477, 481; Seaber v. Hotel Del Coronado (1991) 1 Cal.App.4th 481, 488.) Page 2 of 2 Plaintiff has been deemed to have admitted that the premises “was maintained safely at the time” of her alleged injury and that Defendant Parkview “is not liable to [Plaintiff...
2022.04.27 Motion for Summary Adjudication 773
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.04.27
Excerpt: ...rally operates prospectively to declare future rights, rather than to redress past wrongs.” (Jolley v. Chase Home Fin., LLC (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 872, 909; Babb v. Superior Court (1971) 3 Cal.3d 841, 848.) There is no basis for declaratory relief if only past wrongs are involved. (Osseous Tech. of Am., Inc. v. DicoveryOrtho Partners, LLC (2010) 191 Cal.App.4th 357, 366; County of San Diego v. State of Cal. (2008) 164 Cal.App.4th 580, 607‐608...
2022.04.26 Motion to Compel Answers 134
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.04.26
Excerpt: ... ¶¶ 14, 16.) A notice that fails to specify when it is to be heard is fatally defective. (Bohn v. Bohn (1913) 164 Cal. 532, 536‐537; Galleria Plus, Inc. v. Hanmi Bank (2009) 179 Cal.App.4th 535, 538.) If a party does not serve a notice that complies with the requirements of Code of Civil Procedure section 1010 within 60 days of the completion of the record of the deposition, the motion is untimely. (Weinstein v. Blumberg (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th...
2022.04.26 Demurrer 309
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.04.26
Excerpt: ...w, or some other determinable legal standard. (Edwards v. Arthur Andersen, LLP (2008) 44 Cal.4th 937, 944; Korea Supply Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.(2003) 29 Cal.4th 1134, 1153‐1154; Della Penna v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (1995) 11 Cal.4th 376, 392‐393.) “The tort of intentional interference with prospective economic advantage is not intended to punish individuals or commercial entities for their choice of commercial relationships or the...
2022.04.21 Demurrer 842
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.04.21
Excerpt: ...that employer, such as a contractor doing business with that employer. McVeigh v. Recology San Francisco (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 443, 471. In general, a demurrer must knock out an entire cause of action, or it should be overruled. Edmon & Karnow (Weil & Brown), Civil Procedure Before Trial, §§7:42.2 and 7:42.4, p. 7(I)‐21, and 7:156, pp. 7(I)‐72 and 7(I)‐73. Thus, as long as JOHN P. WHITNEY (“WHITNEY”) has in the amended petition/compl...
2022.04.01 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 518
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.04.01
Excerpt: ...ause of action for conversion, Plaintiffs assert that it is undisputed that Defendant caused at least $84,000 in damages caused by Defendant's conversion of their proprietary data. (Plaintiffs' UMF 3.) This statement of “fact” is supported only by a generalized and simplistic estimate of damages based on a specified number of employees working an “approximate” amount of days for “up to” 12 hours a day, as well as speculative lost reve...
2022.03.23 Demurrer 520
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.03.23
Excerpt: ...ons (the “Property”). (Evid. Code, § 452, subd. (d); Fontenot v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 256, 264‐265 [judicial notice of recorded documents], disapproved on other grounds in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp. (2016) 62 Cal.4th 919, 939 at fn. 13.) Sufficiency of Pleading. “The function of a demurrer is to test the sufficiency of the complaint as a matter of law.” (Holiday Matinee, Inc. v. Rambus, Inc. (2004) 1...
2022.03.17 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 113
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.03.17
Excerpt: ...nd agreement requirements of the CITY OF BENICIA (“CITY”), by successfully obtaining an encroachment permit and entering into an encroachment agreement with CITY [UMFs 1‐18 and evidence cited in support thereof]. Defendant also failed under Benicia Municipal Code §1.10.040 to timely file an administrative challenge of either of the administrative citations issued against him [UMFs 58 and 64, and evidence cited in support thereof]. Summary ...
2022.03.11 Demurrer to SAP 426
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.03.11
Excerpt: ... instant petition) was filed February 1, 2021, 193 days after July 23, 2020, when DAYTON was mailed the challenged final administrative decisions on two parking citations. Review under Code of Civil Procedure section 1094.5 is not available for parking citations. Those are handled entirely under Vehicle Code section 40200 et seq., which states that parking tickets “shall be governed by the civil administrative procedures set forth in this artic...
2022.03.11 Demurrer to SAC 042
Location: Solano
Judge: Gizzi, Stephen
Hearing Date: 2022.03.11
Excerpt: ... the San Diego County summons in this case and the 2AC as records of a court of the United States under Evidence Code section 452, subdivision (d). The court declines to take judicial notice of the proffered purported copy of the deed of trust because it does not appear to be a recorded document; the space marked for recorder's use is blank. Plaintiff's Identity. A trust, not being a legal “person,” cannot maintain an action except through it...
2022.03.10 Motion for Summary Judgment 031
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.03.10
Excerpt: ...ity discrimination, (5) retaliation, (6) retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) and California Family Rights Act (the “CFRA”), and (7) wrongful termination. Defendant alternatively and in addition moves for summary adjudication on the issue of its liability for punitive damages. Legal Standard. A defendant may move for summary judgment on the basis that the plaintiff cannot establish an element of his cause of act...
2022.03.09 Demurrer 301
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.03.09
Excerpt: ...t reasonably determine what issues must be admitted or denied, or what counts or claims are directed against him or her. [Khoury v. Maly's of Calif., Inc. (1993) 14 CA4th 612, 616, 17 CR2d 708, 710 (citing text); A.J. Fistes Corp. v. GDL Best Contractors, Inc. (2019) 38 CA5th 677, 695, 251 CR3d 423, 439] Comment: Otherwise, judges usually make short shrift of demurrers for uncertainty. They expect counsel to clear up any ambiguities through disco...
2022.02.25 Motions to Quash Service of Summons 800
Location: Solano
Judge: Getty, Wendy G
Hearing Date: 2022.02.25
Excerpt: ...uest for Judicial Notice. The court takes judicial notice of four plea agreements entered in federal cases between the United States government and Jeffrey Carpoff, Paulette Carpoff, Ronald Roach, and Alan Hansen. (Evid. Code, §452(d).) Specific Jurisdiction. California courts may exercise personal jurisdiction “on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 410.10.) The exerc...
2022.02.24 Demurrers 154
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.02.24
Excerpt: ...ENTIC FAIRFIELD LLC TENTATIVE RULING A preliminary question posed by the filing of these demurrers is whether a party named as a “real party in interest”, but not a “respondent” or “defendant”, and against whom no causes of action are clearly identified, and no charging allegations of wrongdoing made specific to that party, is one who can challenge the causes of action in the pleading by way of demurrer. The term “real party in inte...
2022.02.23 Motion to Compel Handwritten Notes, for Sanctions 876
Location: Solano
Judge: Carringer, Christine
Hearing Date: 2022.02.23
Excerpt: ...ing is so produced, the testimony of the witness concerning such matter shall be stricken.” Here, a colossal series of delays occurred. First, the deposition, which was being taken remotely via Zoom, did not start at the appointed time although defense counsel and court reporter were ready and waiting. Thirteen minutes after the deposition was to begin, Hawkins and his attorney appeared on Zoom. Hawkins was unprepared to review documents remote...

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