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2021.02.23 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 069
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2021.02.23
Excerpt: ...s attempted application of Lowry v. Port San Luis Harbor District (2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 211 to the instant case. The Lowry opinion does not discuss whether a new cause of action added to an existing complaint after the rejection of a government claim is barred by the Government Claims Act, and the Court does not understand that issue to have been one raised by the facts of Lowry. In the instant case, Plaintiff amended his complaint to add the FPB...
2021.01.26 Demurrer 950
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2021.01.26
Excerpt: ...prior to the hearing date and should not be construed as a tentative ruling: On or around January 11, 2021, the Court received from Plaintiff, proceeding in pro per, a paper titled “Motion to Dismiss without Prejudice,” which reflected her request to “dismiss all causes of action in the complaint without prejudice.” Plaintiff appears to have intended to cite section 581 of the Code of Civil Procedure in support of her “motion.” This r...
2020.12.08 Motion to Vacate Default Judgment, Application for Renewal of Default Judgment 920
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.12.08
Excerpt: ...papers prior to the hearing date and should not be construed as a tentative ruling: The Court intends to deny the motion on the basis of inadequate evidence of improper service of the summons and complaint. The parties are not expected to notify the Court or each other of an intention to appear on December 8, 2020. ...
2020.10.06 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 658
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.10.06
Excerpt: ...xcluding Plaintiff from Claiming Mental Distress Damages Moving party: Defendant Big Oak Flat‐Groveland Unified School District Motion filed: September 25 and 28, 2020 Tentative ruling: Reportedly due to various errors on the part of a service the District hired to file its moving papers, the moving papers were not filed on September 8, 2020, when the District intended, and instead were filed on September 25, 2020 (memorandum of points and auth...
2020.10.06 Motion for Approval of PAGA Settlement 231
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.10.06
Excerpt: ... a final compliance review hearing for January 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7. If a sufficient declaration showing full compliance with the terms of the settlement is filed prior to the hearing, it will go off calendar. The court reviews the motion and Settlement Agreement for support that the settlement is fundamentally fair, reasonable, and adequate with reference to the public policies underlying PAGA. (O'Connor v. Uber Technols., Inc. (...
2020.10.06 Demurrer 914
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.10.06
Excerpt: ...action for fraud in his verified first amended cross-complaint The court's file for this action indicates that proper notice of this motion was given to all parties. There has been no response to this motion. This is an action for financial elder abuse and rescission/restitution brought by plaintiff and cross- defendant Daniel Flores. Defendant and cross-complainant Shane Headrick pleads causes of action for breach of contract and fraud. The subj...
2020.09.22 Motion to Allow Use of Depositions 658
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.09.22
Excerpt: ... be used at trial in the instant case “if the deponents are unable to be served (outside the state) and/or found for trial subpoenas and/or their use in trial for past recollection recorded and/or impeachment [sic].” (Memorandum of points and authorities [MPA] at 3:21‐23.) Plaintiffs list 14 deponents in their moving papers. (Id. at 5:16‐18.) Plaintiffs cite Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.620, subdivision (g) (hereafter section 2025...
2020.09.22 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint 940
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.09.22
Excerpt: ...at, at the time of its review of the file on September 21, 2020, there was no proof that a copy of the September 1, 2020, minute order had been served on Plaintiff.) The September 1, 2020, minute order also reflects the Court's intention to dismiss the case if the complaint is not served by the review hearing set for November 3, 2020. On June 23, 2020, Plaintiff filed what he titled a “Motion to Dismiss Action without Prejudice.” That “moti...
2020.08.11 Motion to Strike Disclosure of Expert Witness Information, for Additional Sanctions 695
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.08.11
Excerpt: ...rties: Defendants WinnCompanies, LLC; Roxanne Cowee; and Erin Daniels (hereafter Winn Defendants) Joinder filed: July 23, 2020 Tentative ruling: The hearing will be CONTINUED to August 18, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., as set forth below. Analysis On July 20, 2020, while their motion for summary judgment was pending, Seller Defendants filed the instant motion. The instant motion requests an order striking Plaintiffs' expert disclosure pursuant to Code of C...
2020.03.24 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 881
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.03.24
Excerpt: ...ivision (p)(2) by citing what it asserts are “factually devoid” responses to discovery requests (Union Bank v. Superior Court (1995) 31 Cal.App.4th 573, 590; Krantz v. BT Visual Images, L.L.C. (2001) 89 Cal.App.4th 164, 170‐ 172), the instant motion is denied as to each cause of action in CSAA's complaint, as well as to the cross‐complaint of Gilroy Auto Outlet, Inc., dba Modesto Subaru (hereafter Modesto Subaru), because there are triabl...
2020.03.10 Motion to Compel Further Responses, for Monetary Sanctions 285
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.03.10
Excerpt: ... this motion. Plaintiff is awarded $2,000 as a monetary sanction (reduced from the $6,172.50 sought) against Ross and its counsel. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2033.290, subd. (d).) The monetary sanction shall be paid within 20 days of service on Ross and its counsel of a copy of the order on this motion. Analysis On January 3, 2020, Plaintiffs requested an informal discovery conference regarding responses from Defendant Ross Dress for Less, Inc. (hereaf...
2020.03.03 Motion to Consolidate Cases 358
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.03.03
Excerpt: ... the Delores M. Delaney Living Trust. The complaint alleges causes of action for breach of contract, unjust enrichment/quantum meruit, constructive trust, injunctive relief, and declaratory relief. Delores Delaney filed an answer on May 28, 2019, in her individual capacity and in her capacity as trustee. Shea Garrett filed an answer on June 17, 2019, in his capacity as trustee of the same trust. Plaintiff filed a petition pursuant to Probate Code...
2020.01.07 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 069
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2020.01.07
Excerpt: ...e to the exhibit, title, page, and line numbers.” Defendant failed to include the exhibit number of the evidence cited in support of most of its 157 undisputed material facts. Where exhibit numbers were included, Defendant failed to include the title (or description) of the evidence and, where applicable, page numbers for multiple‐page exhibits. One of the reasons for this rule is to facilitate the Court's efficient location of the evidence c...
2019.7.30 Motions to Compel Further Responses, that Truth of Matters be Deemed Admitted, for Sanctions 695
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.7.30
Excerpt: ...ors, L.L.C. Motions filed: March 26, 2019 (hearings continued from May 10, 2019) Motion #3: Motion that Truth of Matters Be Deemed Admitted and for Payment of Sanctions Moving parties: Defendants 80 Oak Hills Apartments, L.P.; 80 Columbia Village Townhomes, L.P.; and 60 Forest View Senior Housing, L.P. Motion filed: March 26, 2019 (hearing continued from May 10, 2019) Tentative rulings: No tentative rulings are available regarding the above three...
2019.7.23 Motion to Compel Arbitration 561
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.7.23
Excerpt: ...eement containing the arbitration provision was entered into in the context of severance of employment. It was not an agreement for employment. Labor Code section 925 has no application in this context. Comment According to the caption thereof, Attorney Charles Stoner filed the opposition to the instant motion on behalf of Bryan Gerdau, Jennifer Gerdau, Jeffery Wagner, Charles “Stern,” and Kristin “Stern.” However, at the time of the Cour...
2019.7.10 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 733
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.7.10
Excerpt: ...s Plaintiff appears to have understood the instant motion to target the first amended complaint (FAC) filed on March 15, 2019, the Court has analyzed the motion as applied to the FAC. The motion targets all four causes of action in the FAC for failure to state a cause of action. As a general matter, the Court has disregarded all purported statements of fact that appear in Defendant's moving and reply papers that go beyond or are different from th...
2019.7.2 Motion to Set Aside Default, for New Trial 940
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.7.2
Excerpt: ...y 13, 2016. (Motion at 7:11‐12.) However, it asserts that service was “ineffective” because Defendant Leslie Allen, who is the sole owner of RPM LLC (4/24/19 Allen decl. ¶ 2), “never received the summons/complaint from this action from Mr. Willis.” (Motion at 7:13‐16.) For this proposition, RPM LLC cites National Equipment Rental, Limited v. Szukhent (1964) 375 Tentative Rulings: Department 4 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Civil Law and Motio...
2019.6.28 Demurrer 231
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.6.28
Excerpt: ...laint alleges a single cause of action, described as “civil debt for administrative penalties.” It arises out of administrative penalties imposed by a “Final Abatement Order and Demand for Payment” dated July 17, 2018, that was issued by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors for illegal cultivation of cannabis and related violations of the Tuolumne County Ordinance Code. (Complaint at exhibit F.) Defendants are alleged to owe a debt of...
2019.5.10 Motion to Compel Responses 695
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.5.10
Excerpt: ...bruary 4, 2019 Tentative rulings: The motion to compel regarding form interrogatories is GRANTED. Sanctions in the amount of $945 are awarded as requested. The motion to compel regarding special interrogatories is GRANTED. Sanctions are awarded in the amount of $1,200. The motion to compel regarding production of documents is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART, as set forth below. Analysis On March 19, 2019, the Court granted WinnCompanies relief...
2019.4.26 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 207
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.4.26
Excerpt: ...ive ruling: The Court intends to DENY the motion for summary judgment for two reasons. First, Defendants failed to file evidence supporting their argument and separate statement of undisputed material facts that Plaintiff did not file his complaint within the applicable limitations period; the version of exhibit 4 to the Lewis declaration that was filed on January 25, 2019, stops at page 003. Second, Defendants presented no argument regarding Pla...
2019.4.26 Motion for Deemed Admissions, for Monetary Sanction, to Compel 992
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.4.26
Excerpt: ...iled to comply with California Rules of Court, rule 3.1110, subdivision (f)(3), governing the format of exhibits. Its counsel—Mark D. Lonergan, Mary Kate Sullivan, and Laszlo Ladi of Severson & Werson— have been warned twice previously about the Court's expectation of compliance with this rule. (See the tentative rulings for the May 4, 2018, hearing regarding Wells Fargo's demurrer to the first amended complaint and the January 4, 2019, heari...
2019.3.15 Demurrers, Motion to Strike Punitive Damages 232
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.3.15
Excerpt: ...tive rulings: The demurrers are SUSTAINED in part and OVERRULED in part, as set forth below. To the extent they are sustained, Plaintiff is granted 20 days' leave to amend. The motion to strike is DENIED as moot given the ruling on the demurrers. Analysis Defendants demur to all twenty‐ two causes of action in Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint (hereafter SAC), which was filed on September 4, 2018. The first cause of action alleges breach of ...
2019.3.8 Motion for Attorney Fees 535
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.3.8
Excerpt: ...e collection matter. Plaintiff's case was essentially uncontested. The Court finds that the amount of time spent on the motion for summary judgment was not justified and the hourly rate of $425 exceeds the hourly rate customarily charged in this county. In addition, the fees requested are not in line with the fee schedule in local rule 3.09.1 that the Court is to consider in exercising its discretion in determining the reasonableness of the fees ...
2019.3.8 Demurrer 881
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.3.8
Excerpt: ...vision (a). Accordingly, the hearing on the demurrer will be CONTINUED to the next available civil law and motion date of March 8, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in order to allow additional time for the parties to meet and confer as required by statute. If resolution of the issues raised in the demurrer is achieved Tentative Rulings: Department 4 Friday, March 8, 2019 Civil Law and Motion Calendar 8:30 a.m. If you wish to appear for oral argument, you must ...
2019.3.1 Motion to Deem Admitted Matters Specified in Request for Admissions 870
Location: Tuolumne
Judge: Seibert, Kevin
Hearing Date: 2019.3.1
Excerpt: ...tion without prejudice due to failure to comply with local rule 2.04.1 requiring a request for an informal discovery conference prior to filing the instant motion. The parties are not expected to notify the Court or each other of an intention to appear on March 1, 2019. The Court acknowledges Plaintiff's notice of its intention to submit the matter without appearance pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1304, subdivision (c). ...

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